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Gjac

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Posted: 01/13/20 07:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check your ride height first before changing anything. Just measure the gap between the upper A arm and the stop right below it you should have about 1.5 ins or more. If the A Arm is resting on the bumper stop with no space in between I would replace them with new HD springs. If you have some space you may get away with just adding new air bags. How many miles are on the MH? The bags will only add another 500 Lbs capacity when fully inflated. As others have said new shocks won't increase the ride height.

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myface wrote:

I told the guy about the springs and he said that shocks will raise the front.
Find a different "guy" to give your money to. Anyone who says that shocks will raise your vehicle is lying or stupid. Your shocks may also be shot, but they will have no effect on ride height, only damping.


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I got "brave" and crawl under front to measure the distance from A to bumper. It is less that 1.5. I guess that my coils are weak. No I got another challenge - find repair shop that will not charge me arms and legs. I did order the air bags too. That guy from that shop never called me back -good.

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I do not want to drive 25mil to near scale. Can I just buy the 6.000lbs springs?. That what my sticker said or should I buy 3.000?.

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How much less than 1.5 ins are they? 1.25 in or.5 in? How many miles on the MH? I would either use the HD springs or the bags not both.

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1.25 and 58.000. I saw a springs for $360 pair with 6000lbs.

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That what I am planing to get

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myface wrote:

1.25 and 58.000. I saw a springs for $360 pair with 6000lbs.
Your MH is short probably lighter than many of us that installed the HD Henderson springs.You already ordered the air bags, they will increase your ride height. I would try them first seeing you already paid for them. You really need to know what your front axle weighs, a spring that is too stiff will put a lot more pressure on that upper A arm than it was designed to take, which is only stamped steel and over time can cause fatigue cracks in that arm. Also how are you checking how level your MH sits ?

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Visually is low and then when I hit a bump or dip in a road it rub my front tire. Going across a bridge is nightmare - bunch of bumps. After I put a bags in springs, I will take it to a scale. Right now is not good to drive.

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