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Old 03-26-2006, 07:11 AM   #1
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Hey Gang,
We Have a 96 pace arrow and sometimes it is the squirreliest thing I have ever driven.
What has been your experience and how did you correst the problem ie;
bigger wheels & tires
sway bars (fr, & rear)
different shocks
any help is appreciated
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Old 03-26-2006, 07:11 AM   #2
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Hey Gang,
We Have a 96 pace arrow and sometimes it is the squirreliest thing I have ever driven.
What has been your experience and how did you correst the problem ie;
bigger wheels & tires
sway bars (fr, & rear)
different shocks
any help is appreciated
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Old 03-26-2006, 08:45 AM   #3
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We have a 98 PA, I put Monroe Magun RV gas shocks and am making a rear trac bar for it. Shocks help quite a bit, it also has steering stabilizer..
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Old 03-27-2006, 09:00 AM   #4
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Hey bris48 For any real help you will have to give us more info. Such as, what brand chasssis is your PA on what suspension mods may already be done what kind of "squirrely" and when it happens etc. First off tho, if it still has the original shocks, they are bound to need replacement. Give us more to work with and I am sure we can help you out.

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No doubt you are due for shocks, regardless of chassis make.

If its a Chevy P30/P32 chassis, check the front air bags for correct inflation (or maybe any inflation at all!). And the Chevy's also need a quality replacement steering bell crank. The Supersteer Bell Crank from Henderson's is the best. Then get her lined up by a top notch shop and see how it goes before spending any more money.

If its a Ford chassis (front leaf springs), it will benefit greatly from a front track bar (Davis TruTrac). Might like a rear one as well, but try the front only first. Replace the steering damper too. I would use a standard Ford damper (which is a Bilstein part). Some folks like the fancy Safe-T-Plus type, but at $300+ I think it is far too expensive for what little extra it contributes.

If these don't do the job, consider adding a heavier rear antisway bar from IPD, whether Ford or Chevy chassis.
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Old 03-28-2006, 04:08 PM   #6
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Hey Gang,
Thanks Houndog, Glenn & Kathy, & RV Roamer for all of your respounces;
It is a ford chassis, and yes original shocks, going to get that done first------------which are the best to put on (gas /hydralic---Monroe Magnum / Bilstien / Motor craft),
Steering damper also needs replacing--
would you suggest a rear stabilizer (Super Steer Rear Stabilizer)
Again thank for all of your input
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Bring it up to factory specs with the shocks and steering damper first. The Ford chassis usually handles well without added stuff. I would recommend going with the Bilstein shocks. You might also check the rear springs, they do have a tendancy to sag.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">would you suggest a rear stabilizer (Super Steer Rear Stabilizer) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Without driving yur rig myself, I would suggest doing the front stabilizer (Davis TruTrac) first. It usually does a fine job of locking up the F53.

If the handling is what is called "fidgety" or "fidget steering" (constant small corrections), the front bar (Davis) is usually the best solution. If you have "yaw" (broad side-to-side movement), then the rear bar (Henderson) may be a better choice for the first attempt. Only in rare sitations are you likely to need both.
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