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Old 08-20-2012, 08:20 AM   #1
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R4R ride

I would like to know if any one has a smoth ride with a 4 air bag chassie and if any one knows if there is a good shop in eastern north carolina where you can purchase and or have the source engineering ride enhansment installed, thank you for your time.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:25 AM   #2
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We have the Sourde ride enhancement kit on out coach which is on the R4R chassis. It is a much soother ride than factory, and I can drive the coach with one hand now. However, it is prone to bottoming out easier on larger dips in the road. Before going to the expense of the REK, I would suggest trying new shocks and having your ride height checked first. These changes can make a considerable difference in handling from my experience with the R4R chassis.

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Old 08-20-2012, 07:27 PM   #3
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I have an 07 neptune which is on the rr4r chassis. I never had any problem with driving my coach but after reading on here about some complaining of a rough ride i figured i would look into it. I had the trailing arms replaced a couple of years ago. Earlier this year i installed new bilstein shocks and readjusted the ride heights. I then had new michelin tires installed since the goodyears aged out and had an alignment done. I also had dynabeads installed in the tires. After all this, i think my coach rides fairly well. I never had a problem with driving as i usually drive with only one hand. I can say my ride has significantly improved, but i am sure it is not as well as 8 bag chassis and higher dollar coaches. My last 2 coaches were gas chassis so imho it is much better than those. As far as the rek, i think tonys rv in columbia sc installs them as they did my trailing arms. But that may be too far drive for you as i am in central nc. Also, when i spoke with source about the rek that it is not difficult to install but time consuming. Eirher way hope this helps and if you have any other questions i would be glad to try and help.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:45 PM   #4
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I was informed to put Koni shocks on it, a steering stabilizer and maybe a anti sway bars on the rear. I have to much free play.
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Install "anti sway bars" on the front also. I have a ZO6 2002 show car. deSanford
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:10 PM   #6
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I had the Source trailing arms and the REK installed on my 04 HR Ambassador by Iron Horse in San Antonio. It made a significant difference in the ride and handling. The REK includes new shocks (Bilsteins), new and larger air bags, new and bigger air tubes for the air bags, and adjustments to ride height. It was expensive, but I feel safer and less stressed at the end of a day of driving. One improvement I notice; clothes do not fall from the closet rod in the back now.
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