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Old 03-01-2024, 11:44 AM   #1
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Thoughts on suspension

My bus already has rear bags and I've been thinking, how much of an undertaking would it be to add bags to the front? I was thinking about adding controls to set my ride height anyways and began mulling that idea over. I don't expect it to be an easy task but has anyone tried this before?

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Old 03-01-2024, 12:17 PM   #2
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I want to add them to mine. I have been shopping for a salvage bus that has it already to take it all off. It should mostly bolt right on.


My alternative would be to replace my springs to something with more arch and add helper springs in the middle. I want to start using my bus first, but it's on my list of winter projects..


If I go that route, I would probably use dual leveling valves in the front, but a single in the back. I would also try to plumb it so I can manually override each bag to help the bus kneel itself into as level as it can.
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Old 03-01-2024, 12:34 PM   #3
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Take a look at what Hendrickson has available..

https://www.hendrickson-intl.com/sea...&ti=bus-rvda18
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Old 03-01-2024, 12:48 PM   #4
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Take a look at what Hendrickson has available..

https://www.hendrickson-intl.com/sea...&ti=bus-rvda18
I appreciate the link! looking at what they offer I may be out of luck, they have a system for a Thomas Saf-T Liner bus but I'm not so sure about my 92'. I'm for sure saving the link and will do more digging into what they offer, heck may even just call them one day and see what they can do.
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Old 03-01-2024, 12:51 PM   #5
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. I want to start using my bus first, but it's on my list of winter projects..
That's where I'm at, I'd love to have it but for now I need to build out my interior and whatnot and get some enjoyment from my bus first, but I would very much love to tweak my front suspension one day. For now adding an Air Ride seat will do.
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Post #17 of THIS THREAD shows pics of a bus with factory front air bags.
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