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Old 04-29-2007, 07:52 PM   #1
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I have read about MOR/Ryde and Kelderman Air Ride suspension system that will supposedly improve the F53 chassis ride. The MOR/Ryde parts are less than half the cost of the Air Ride parts. With the lousy roads in Calif, I really want to do something to improve the bone-jarring ride of the F53 chassis. I am considering changing the factory shocks form Bilstien to Koni in hopes to improve the ride. I don't mind spending the money on a new suspension system if I can be sure it will really improve the ride.

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I have read about MOR/Ryde and Kelderman Air Ride suspension system that will supposedly improve the F53 chassis ride. The MOR/Ryde parts are less than half the cost of the Air Ride parts. With the lousy roads in Calif, I really want to do something to improve the bone-jarring ride of the F53 chassis. I am considering changing the factory shocks form Bilstien to Koni in hopes to improve the ride. I don't mind spending the money on a new suspension system if I can be sure it will really improve the ride.

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Old 04-29-2007, 08:35 PM   #3
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I would suggest trying the Koni's first and see if that does it for you, there would be a lot less money involved.

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Old 04-30-2007, 02:23 AM   #4
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I went to the FireStone Air Ride. Had it installed by a local shop that specializes in springs, hitches , etc.

Out the door just under $1800.00.

realy changed the ride and handling ....

great investment as far as I am Concerned.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Retird2Golf:
I went to the FireStone Air Ride. Had it installed by a local shop that specializes in springs, hitches , etc.

Out the door just under $1800.00... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Jeez! I'm glad we bought our Firestone Ryde-Rite Air Springs from JC whitney and David installed it himself! Looks like we saved about $1550.00 by doing it ourselves. (And yes they are the same... I looked them up on their own internet site).
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<span class="ev_code_RED">WOW !!</span> Thats quite a saving,
Still I wouldn't trade the ride back. Wish I could do that stuff !
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Had mine installed at Camping World front and rear on sale for about $700. I didn't have an air compressor or the dash control installed however. That would have added another $600.
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Well that makes me feel better !!

I got the system with the compressor large tank and dual controls.
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We didn't get the compressor. We have two air compressors (David likes the air-powered nail guns and he has a few of them) the smaller of the two is capable of running 3 or 4 nail guns at a time. The bigger compressor will run most anything we have to hook up to it (eventually that means I get to use it for a spray rig to finsh furniute with). It took David about 6 hours all total to install both sides and run the air lines to the back of the RV.
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Lorna, sounds like david is a handy man to have around .... Now, if you want to move a mountain .... I can help ...LOL

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