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Old 11-08-2012, 09:04 PM   #1
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Improving ride with air bags on DP

I have a 1992 Damon Challenger. I use my rig weekly all over the Southeast and the back bedroom is extremely a rough ride. My 5.9/Allison Pusher is on an Oshgosh X Line Chassis with springs. Can someone point me in the direction of aftermarket airbags to help ease the rough ride? Has anyone added bags and would it even be worthwhile?
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Look for a Kelderman system. They usually replace the springs with softer ones and add air bags.
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yeah - ADDING bags just increases the spring rate and roughens the ride. If yo go with a lower rate though, the ride height will likely drop, and that means taking another look at alignment, bump steer, wheel clearance in bump, etc.

Shocks could be playing a big role in your ride, along with tires.
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If you give me the chassis year, I can check to see if we offer a kit for your application.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:48 AM   #5
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yeah - ADDING bags just increases the spring rate and roughens the ride. If yo go with a lower rate though, the ride height will likely drop, and that means taking another look at alignment, bump steer, wheel clearance in bump, etc.

Shocks could be playing a big role in your ride, along with tires.
As you add air to the airbags, it takes more of the load off the springs. I don't see why you think it adds to the spring rate.
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