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Old 08-14-2016, 10:54 AM   #43
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It was weird and yes now maxim is the only one they suggest ... But I swear at one point it showed the solo as well. I went for the solo because 1. Bang for the buck 2. Super easy diy install
That is partly why I want the Solo. The install is not such a big deal (my son is a master mechanic at the largest Ford dealer in the state, and has the knowledge and the tools), but I don't want to pay lots of money for something I don't need or want!
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Will these be better than new shocks?
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Will these be better than new shocks?
The way I understand it, they compliment the shocks.

My problem is less the sway, because I did measures to improve this, but the harsh diving when bad pavement is encountered. I think it is because the front end hits the bump stops, and those are made of pretty hard rubber.
I hope that the Sumo Solo springs will soften those hard hits and provide a more comfortable ride.
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You will be amazed at the ride quality once they are installed.
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You will be amazed at the ride quality once they are installed.
I'll give SuperSprings a call tomorrow, and hope that they are able to solve the riddle over Maxim and Solos for the F54.
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The way I understand it, they compliment the shocks.

My problem is less the sway, because I did measures to improve this, but the harsh diving when bad pavement is encountered. I think it is because the front end hits the bump stops, and those are made of pretty hard rubber.
I hope that the Sumo Solo springs will soften those hard hits and provide a more comfortable ride.
I also do not have sway issues since I did the CHF a long time ago. It is the bone jarring front end hitting on the pavement. At times I hold onto my dash hoping my GPS does not fall off.
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Just got some info from E-trailer, ad they recommended the Timberen system (https://www.etrailer.com/Vehicle-Sus.../TFFF53MH.html) as an alternative to the Sumo springs.
To me, the Timberen looks like a hybrid between the Sumo Maxim and the Sum Solo. price wise it is also between the two Sumo systems.
Has anybody heard any negative or positive experiences about the Timberen system?
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Haven't heard of this product.The price is close enough to
go with something that has proven it self, like the sumo's.
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I got an answer from SuperSprings on the availability of the Solo springs for the F53 front suspension. They don't have them anymore! The only ones that are available are the Maxim's.
Now comes the question, are these systems so good that it is worth the while to spend $ 474.26 (Amazon) or $589.95 (E-trailer) for systems that only need to reduce the harsh shocks on a bad road?
Here is answer from SuperSprings:




Good morning,
Iím sorry for your frustration. The reason that you donít see a Solo kit for your motorhome is that we donít have one for your application.
The only one we have for your coach is the Maxim kit SSF-184-40-1. This kit is specifically for the 16k-18k coaches.
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There you go they are now making the maxim in different rates for the different chassis.
In my opinion they are worth the money for the OVERALL ride quality.
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In my Bounder F53 22K they made a big difference and it was obvious why. I put the solos only in the front, essentially a much bigger bump stop with better material. At rest the Sumos came to about 3/4 inch off the springs. Driveway roll was much better because the "contact" with the spring was immediate and very comfortable On the road the bump/hole collisions meant the same thing...spring involvement was immediate and at a softer controlled rate. Now I have a better, costlier upgrade....diesel coach.
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Without question, the Sumo Maxims have been the best single suspension upgrade I've made on 2008 Sightseer 29R. I opted for the 22K front/rear package resulting in slightly higher load ability. Front suspension is hugely improved; no "jounce" coming into the steering. They really complement the larger sway bars and rear track bar previously installed and made a very noticeable improvement. Well worth the investment, about $1100, and I installed in about 3 hours. I'll never have another gaser without them.
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Without question, the Sumo Maxims have been the best single suspension upgrade I've made on 2008 Sightseer 29R. I opted for the 22K front/rear package resulting in slightly higher load ability. Front suspension is hugely improved; no "jounce" coming into the steering. They really complement the larger sway bars and rear track bar previously installed and made a very noticeable improvement. Well worth the investment, about $1100, and I installed in about 3 hours. I'll never have another gaser without them.
Glad to hear they're working for you.I had the same results.
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Without question, the Sumo Maxims have been the best single suspension upgrade I've made on 2008 Sightseer 29R. I opted for the 22K front/rear package resulting in slightly higher load ability. Front suspension is hugely improved; no "jounce" coming into the steering. They really complement the larger sway bars and rear track bar previously installed and made a very noticeable improvement. Well worth the investment, about $1100, and I installed in about 3 hours. I'll never have another gaser without them.
I have the rear track bar and the front Sumo Maxim's. Do you feel it is worse the while to invest in rear Maxim's, too? Or are the fronts, the track bar and the CHF good enough?
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