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enblethen

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Posted: 02/26/21 02:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would suggest contacting Henderson line up in Grants Pass, OR for their coil spring replacements.
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Make sure you get the rig weighed!


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enblethen

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Posted: 02/26/21 06:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Chevrolet and Workhorse chassis using the P-30 and P32 used coils with air bags. The springs from Henderson are variable rate springs based on your actual front end weights. Improves handling when done along with proper wheel alignment.

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Posted: 02/26/21 06:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

enblethen wrote:

Chevrolet and Workhorse chassis using the P-30 and P32 used coils with air bags. The springs from Henderson are variable rate springs based on your actual front end weights. Improves handling when done along with proper wheel alignment.


Yes, definitely look into the Henderson Super Steer springs. I replaced my original springs on my 2001 workhorse chassis and it was the best thing I ever did to it, No more air bags! You weigh the coach and the front axle and they will tell you what springs you need. Now it sets level and drives better! I installed them myself, it was not fun but I got it done, then had the front end aligned.


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Posted: 02/26/21 08:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

olfarmer - Great Info! Do you remember what you paid?

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Startuprob: I had a shop install Henderson Springs many years ago. The springs at that time were $225 and shop charger another $200 for install and alignment.
My ball joints were good, but need to check them when installing.

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I believe I paid around $360 like in the link that enblethen posted. It was well worth the cost to have it sit level and get rid of those blasted air bags! Click on the link he posted for you.

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olfarmer & enblethen: That is amazing. I am looking into getting this done asap! Thanks for all you help. Great information!

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Another note of interest.
After you install the Supersteer springs, have the coach aligned to the Supersteer spec.
It made my coach go from a complete white knuckle adventure to now cruising with one hand on the wheel.
Also have your drag link inspected. The OEM stuff doesn’t last that long.
Supersteer makes a replacement for that as well.

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Check your ride height first, how much space do you have between the upper a arm and lower stop? Now jack up the front end and fully inflate the bags. Lower the jacks and check ride height again, if you don't see 1.5 ins or more I would then replace with the HD springs. I had no more than 1/4 in so I went with the HD springs from Henderson also, and it fixed the ride height. I have seen several P-30 front end where they were just resting on the stops. Also resist the temptation to put in heavier springs than required thinking more is better, this could lead to more force on the upper A arms causing stress cracks.

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Posted: 02/27/21 08:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Glad we could help!

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