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Old 10-06-2008, 10:38 AM   #1
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rough ride

i have a 1985 thomas 72 passenger bus that rides like a lumber wagon it has been converted to a rv & has one leaf removed from the rear end with new shocks added front &rear is there any way to improve the ride

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Old 10-06-2008, 04:47 PM   #2
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re-arch & re-temper

Find a spring shop that specializes in re-arching & re-tempering springs. They could safely rebuild your leaf springs to match your present vehicle requirements. Would probably require weighing the vehicle. I have no idea what that would cost these days, my brother is a 4X4 guy and has talked about a custom set up for his land cruiser. You could convert to air bag but your handing will suffer more than than with a re-arch.
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