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Old 12-03-2015, 10:55 PM   #1
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Air Springs - Dbl or Tpl Convoluted to replace tapered sleeve on older RV?

I have a 1996 RV with a Dana 70 HD Rear. It has two tapered air springs in the rear - both of which blew out on my last drive. (w01-358-5412 - Firestone part number)

Would my best bet be to simply order the same parts - OR - is there really a benefit to the more modern double or triple convoluted styles. I am also having a hard time figuring out which convoluted model would work with my set up with minimal modification to the rear axle suspension components and mounts.

Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction to a proper convoluted option if it is worth the 'upgrade' (if it really is an upgrade).

Here is the exact spring I currently have with measurements -

Firestone Airide Replacement Air Spring - w01-358-5412 [w01-358-5412] | $158.61 | SD Truck Springs | Leaf Springs, Helper Springs and Suspension Parts

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I recommend you replace them with the same as original. They blew out from age and should be the easiest way to go.
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