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Old 08-23-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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coil over air shocks

Ive recently discovered that my 1996 safari trec i purchased last winter has coil over air shocks on the front. .does anyone else have these and if so what should i be running for air psi? 30.5" class a p30 chassis

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Old 08-24-2013, 11:48 AM   #2
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I had a 96 motor home on a 95 P30/32 chassis. The vehicle owners manual described how to set the pressure in the airbags. In case you don't have the manual this is what mine said: The owner’s manual gives the following ranges: 4,300 LB front suspensions = 10 psi to 50 psi 5,000 LB front suspensions = 40 psi to 50 psi 5,300 LB front suspensions = 50 psi to 80 psi 5,500 LB front suspensions = 60 psi to 100 psi For the proper adjustment it says to inflate the air bags to the maximum pressure for your vehicle, load the motor home, park on a level surface and then reduce the air pressure as needed to level the motor home but don’t reduce it below the minimum. I have seen other schemes for adjusting the pressure per ride quality, but the 1995 Chevrolet Forward Control Chassis owner’s manual said to do it as shown above. I don't know if it's accurate or not but other posts have said the pressure in the bags affects the alignment and you should have it checked when you get the pressure set. The manual did not mention that however.

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Old 08-24-2013, 12:09 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. .i was just kinda winging it but i was out working on my log truck and all i could think about was those air shocks so i went and sled underneath and checked the psi on them . .one was only at 26 psi and the otherside was at 35 psi so i went ahead and set them at 40 psi for now but ill do some checking to see exactly what suspention ratings and load lbs and use those figures you supplied for me. .thanks!
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