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Old 02-01-2021, 03:38 PM   #1
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Koni Shocks - did i get knock-offs?

Hello all, first time purchaser of Koni shocks here. Got the fronts for my 2013 Vista F53 chassis. Got the 8805-1018 models from LTB Auto Sports on eBay. The paint job is rough on these- lots of paint runs and the rubber bushings were partially sprayed as well (pic below of one of the runs and a bushing as example). The casings have stamped in them "Made by Koni - Holland" and otherwise look legitimate. Can anyone help me figure out if these are real or knock offs?
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Old 02-01-2021, 04:02 PM   #2
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That seller has generally pretty good reviews. Dunno. Can I ask if they were shipped from LTB themselves or did they have a vendor they do business with drop ship them to you? You might have to contact LTB to find out.
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Hello all, first time purchaser of Koni shocks here. Got the fronts for my 2013 Vista F53 chassis. Got the 8805-1018 models from LTB Auto Sports on eBay. The paint job is rough on these- lots of paint runs and the rubber bushings were partially sprayed as well (pic below of one of the runs and a bushing as example). The casings have stamped in them "Made by Koni - Holland" and otherwise look legitimate. Can anyone help me figure out if these are real or knock offs?
May be refurbished?
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That seller has generally pretty good reviews. Dunno. Can I ask if they were shipped from LTB themselves or did they have a vendor they do business with drop ship them to you? You might have to contact LTB to find out.
Good question- shipped from ltbauto, the seller.

Refurbished may be it. I cannot imagine these would make it through qc for a $170 shock. Also one of them appears to have been leaking oil, certainly not good.

I will reach out to the seller. Does anyone have recommendations on who to buy from if this one doesnt work out?
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Good question- shipped from ltbauto, the seller.

Refurbished may be it. I cannot imagine these would make it through qc for a $170 shock. Also one of them appears to have been leaking oil, certainly not good.

I will reach out to the seller. Does anyone have recommendations on who to buy from if this one doesnt work out?
I bought ours from Amazon, but etrailer sells them too...
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Old 02-02-2021, 10:21 AM   #6
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So it turns out the shocks are sold out on amazon except for ones sold by the same supplier ltb. I checked out etrailer and no koni shocks show up on their website. I have checked several other websites online and they appear to be sold out as well. Anyone have any other ideas? Appreciate in advance any help finding them!
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I got my Safe-T-Plus from Shockwarehouse. They appear to have Koni in stock.
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Here’s another place...

https://www.ultrarvproducts.com/Koni...Ford&filter=21
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Old 02-02-2021, 02:55 PM   #9
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Holy cow, they are awesome. Extremely knowledgeable, best prices around, had them in stock and were very honest about the pros and cons of different suspension upgrades, including ones they sell and don't sell! I am very impressed. Plan to get all of my upgrades for the Winnie from ultrarvproducts.com moving forward. Thank you Wyatt for the lead!
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I don't know what's up with Koni. I've been on multiple RV forums for years and, even long ago, folks would inquire about Konis and, they were ALWAYS out of stock! A few years later and folks would talk about them again and, OUT OF STOCK! And today, on this and other forums, OUT OF STOCK. Good thing I'm not looking for any.
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I bought mine from shock warehouse as well a few years ago. They were very harsh and the paint rusted in two years. Last year I replaced the fronts with HD Bilsteins.
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I just cannot tell if switching to Koni will give me any improvement. Wyatt swears by them, but others like jpspaz switched back. I need something to help with the really bad pavement and expansion joints in the road.
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I just cannot tell if switching to Koni will give me any improvement. Wyatt swears by them, but others like jpspaz switched back. I need something to help with the really bad pavement and expansion joints in the road.
The best and least expensive improvement in ride quality on poor blacktop I have gotten was airing down the tires.

The max cold psi rating from the tire manufacturer on my current set is 110 but according to the load inflation chart I can drop to 90 and still have a margin. I follow the info on the tire vs the placard on the door jamb. Winnebago has it listed at 65 psi but then again I'm not running with the original Michelins.
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Lots of counterfeit items being sold on and also by Amazon. Safer to buy from a known dealer as with etrail.com for such items. Unless it is being sold by the manufacturer on Amazon and fulfilled by the manufacturer I would avoid such purchases. There are also items like auto batteries that Amazon will not allow to be returned.
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I just cannot tell if switching to Koni will give me any improvement. Wyatt swears by them, but others like jpspaz switched back. I need something to help with the really bad pavement and expansion joints in the road.
Yep, and still do..
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That looks like a typical shock paintjob. My koni shocks have the same overspray on the bushings. Nothing surprising here.
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That looks like a typical shock paintjob. My koni shocks have the same overspray on the bushings. Nothing surprising here.
Unless, you got knock-offs too...😳
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Well, got koni fronts and backs on from ultimaterv.com and handling and control is much improved. The ride in some ways is barely stiffer but almost no porpoising, less body roll, better cornering and I feel more in control of the coach overall which I much prefer to the “floating boat” feeling I usually had with the stockers. I would do it again.
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Well, got koni fronts and backs on from ultimaterv.com and handling and control is much improved. The ride in some ways is barely stiffer but almost no porpoising, less body roll, better cornering and I feel more in control of the coach overall which I much prefer to the “floating boat” feeling I usually had with the stockers. I would do it again.
Cool. Glad you too are happy. I hate to recommend something to have the recipient be disappointed...
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