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Old 05-20-2015, 11:40 AM   #1
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Supersteer front springs

I am thinking about upgrading to a better quality front spring as my current springs and air bags leave the front low.

Any reccomednations of what to purchase or stay away from?

'94 Damon Intruder 35' p30 chassis

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We have springs for it but IT IS IMPORTANT that you go and have the rig weighed under a normal load. You need the front axle weight (NOT the GVW that's stamped on the tag).

you can go to http://catscale.com and enter in your zip code to find the nearest one to you. once you have that weight, we can get you the right spring for your motorhome.

We do have a Limited Lifetime Warranty on them as well.

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It is VERY important to know the ACTUAL loaded weight of the front axle in order to order the correct springs for your coach. Ideal would be to have the coach loaded as it would be to travel, including water, food and belongings as well as driver and passenger. We test every spring and can ensure the correct ride height for the weight carried. My personal tip is to have a half tank of fuel, that way you will always be within a half tank of the original scaled weight. As an alignment tech I recommend eliminating the airbags due to the alignment changes with varying ride heights due to "owner tweaking" or leaks.
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It is VERY important to know the ACTUAL loaded weight of the front axle in order to order the correct springs for your coach. Ideal would be to have the coach loaded as it would be to travel, including water, food and belongings as well as driver and passenger. We test every spring and can ensure the correct ride height for the weight carried. My personal tip is to have a half tank of fuel, that way you will always be within a half tank of the original scaled weight. As an alignment tech I recommend eliminating the airbags due to the alignment changes with varying ride heights due to "owner tweaking" or leaks.
If I could ask, what would it raise a 1994 Damon intruder 345b to?
I do not know the original ride height, but my front end rides about 5" lower than the rear using the top of wheel well fender.
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Fender wells are not a good indicator of ride height. Page 14 of this manual tells us how to check ride height & see if it is within specs:
http://users.sisna.com/cebula/P-Chas...entProcess.pdf

I just replaced all 4 of my oem shocks that were completely shot. I am getting my rig weighed this weekend and ordering SS/Henderson Springs to replace my leaky airbags. I'll be posting results in a couple of weeks, but from my research I already know it is going to be a big improvement.
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If I were going to go back through this again, I would get springs stiff enough to fully eliminate the need for airbags, which I feel were a completely inadequate patch supplied by GM and coach mfgrs. for springs that are/were mistakenly rated for use under the kind of weight they are carrying. All you need to do is see/drive one done correctly to make this apparent.

Further, I would not purchase replacement springs that would be expected to work well at their maximum capacity (nearly coil bound).

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I wish I could find where my original ride height specs are for my MH so I know how much difference I am experiencing compared to normal
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They were low when they were brand new. That's why they came up with the bright idea of adding air bags.
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The SuperSteer coils are tested to ensure proper ride height when matched to the actual front end weight. Ride height is measured at the lower bumpstop and the amount of "lift" gained by replacing springs would depend on the current ride height. The amount of clearance gained is greater at the fender than at the lower control arm bumpstop.
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