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Old 06-27-2011, 01:33 PM   #113
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Just did my fronts. Total time ~15 minutes. FYI: the nuts are 18mm and the bolt head is 15mm on my 2004 Sea Breeze.

I won't notice any difference at all as I only drove my Breeze home from the dealer. About 5 freeway miles and I wasn't paying attention to sway. Hey, 8 pages of happy campers was enough to convince me.

Some people like to post negative comments about everything to get their 15 minutes of fame. Read any review on any product, and you will always see that one guy that didn't like it, or it didn't work for him. Always.

Edit: Rears done. Another 15 minutes. Since I won't be jumping 37 motorcycles, I didn't bother to check clearance at full droop.



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Old 08-09-2011, 07:55 AM   #114
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I took the motorhome for it's first drive today after doing the stabilizer mod a few days ago. The cornering and side to side roll is much improved. So far I have only done the front.
I did the rear stabilizer and found on the last trip out it helped even more with the body roll. I'm very happy with the results.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:56 PM   #115
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Update: We had the most enjoyable of our 4 trips from Texas to Idaho with the the mod applied front & rear. The wife was even surprised at how much it better the ride & drivability was improved. In light wind conditions, was enjoyable to be able to feel comfortable just having one hand on the steering wheel. Try it, you will like it.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:37 PM   #116
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Good to hear. My Breeze has been sitting since I drove it home from the dealer in June. My travel season doesn't start till Oct, but I already went ahead and did the mod, front and rear.



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Old 08-11-2011, 06:50 PM   #117
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On my rears, the hole nearer to the axle is occupied by a bracket that goes from the drag link. Does this bracket just get flipped around?

EDIT: This won't work for me anyway. I have about 3" of spacers under my springs on the front axle. I don't know why but this rig was tilted down toward the front real bad. When I had the alignment done, we put in spacers to bring the front up and level the rig out. This created a longer distance for my links, so I guess I would need adjustable links to do this. When I switched the front and then jacked it up, my link ended up looking a lot different than the picture on page three.
This one really caught my eye. Typically blocks under the springs in the back are ok, but not the front. You will have catastrophic steering failure if something loosens up and your suspension spits out a block. Typically the only way to raise the front is to re-arch the springs, at least on trucks. I suppose you could do it with air bags too.
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This one really caught my eye. Typically blocks under the springs in the back are ok, but not the front. You will have catastrophic steering failure if something loosens up and your suspension spits out a block. Typically the only way to raise the front is to re-arch the springs, at least on trucks. I suppose you could do it with air bags too.
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I would not want to put my family in any vehicle with blocks under the front leaf springs
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I learned that back in 60s when I was in high school building hot rods.



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I think I'll give it a try - front first. If the Ford dealer seemed to think it was no problem, and others have said it helps a lot, its worth a shot.
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You can always change it back if it's too stiff.



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On our 08 Fleetwood Southwind 32', With the F 53 power platform chasses. It has three metal spacers totaling approx 3ins, under each front spring. This is how it came from the factory. The mod was done front & rear, also I had an extra leaf place in each rear spring. All works great for ride & handling. The only change planned is to install better shocks when the time comes. 18000 miles on the coach at present time. gpScotty
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I just did the mod today & haven't had a chance for a test drive. I have a question. Mine had the support brackets top & bottom and in the inner holes on the bottom there was no way to re-install those brackets. Is the bolt strong enough to take the extra torque without the bracket? Also, in the at rest position, the swaybar is 1/16" away from hitting the spring at the bend.
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Does anyone have pix before and after underneath? I have an F-53.
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Go through all info starting at 1. You should find some pics
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