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Old 03-19-2016, 10:37 AM   #11
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Gabriel 89432 will fit for front shocks. I set mine to max and it's nice.
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Old 03-19-2016, 12:38 PM   #12
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Thanks Don. I'm going to have to do that soon.

Have you ever taken the shocks off a car and then driven it? It's funny in a big parking lot but kind of dangerous in town.
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Best shocks I ever bought were Bilstiens, put them on my Class C & they were fantastic
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should you go with a lighter duty shock on the front of an re to make up for the lack of weight on the front axle, this thing beats you to death
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superdave; Are you getting that bucking action when driving on older roads? I have to let the air seat all the way down or it bounces me clear out of my seat. Ok, maybe that's a little dramatic.
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superdave; Are you getting that bucking action when driving on older roads? I have to let the air seat all the way down or it bounces me clear out of my seat. Ok, maybe that's a little dramatic.
You need to keep enough air in the seat to keep it suspended. If you don't, when you hit a bump it will go all the way down and hit the bottom with a jarring thud. It will also bounce back up and hit the limit with another jarring thud. It doesn't take very many of those kind of hits before your back is protesting.

You also do not want to put so much air in the seat there isn't any bounce.

You also want to check the shock absorber on the seat. Just like the ones on the bus they need replacing occasionally.
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Thanks Cowlitz, I never thought to look for a shock on the seat. I'd say that sounds exactly like the problem that's been bouncing me out of my seat occasionally. On county roads I've been lowering it all the way down while driving to avoid that back breaking slam as it bottoms out, then springs back so hard that my arse catches a little air. Honestly I was thinking about installing one of my older non-air seats until hearing this from you.
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i have no air seat just a couple pillows. did find this on the oil leak.
Viewing a thread - Oil leak on 8.3 Cummins
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So do you know where the leak is coming from now?
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