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Old 10-24-2021, 02:15 PM   #15
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Just to add on the above:

1, I second getting an Scangauge II (Search here on the importance of monitoring LF1 and LF2 on the 8.1L as it will not set check engine lights when it should for lean fuel conditions, this is possibly the number one killer of these engines).

2, Once loaded at travel weight get the coach weighed 4 corner weight is best, axle weight is ok, then adjust the tire pressure according to tire manufacturers load charts, just 5 psi off can make a big handling difference

3, Consider upgrading to Ultra RV Magnum Extreme spark plug wires they are pricey, but spark plug wires going bad is one of the key causes of engine lean condition on these coaches, along with O2 sensors and MAF Sensors going bad.
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DKO.... Good to see that you are still here helping people.....

As for upgrades.... staging things helps you figure out what makes the big differences...When we purchased our 2002 W22 Bounder 7 years ago, the first thing I added was the Ultra RV rear track bar. I had discussed this with OEMY before I did anything. This one change significantly helped with the wind-sway/push that comes from oncoming or passing 18-wheelers. I am getting to the point to where I need to get new shocks and will probably go with the Bilsteins....and (yes, I know I need to get it).... I haven't done the Saf-T-Steer dampner yet....

So the advice you are getting from many here is sound....

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Old 10-25-2021, 01:25 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Oemtech View Post
Most those addons cann be done by you with proper set of tools. Me I would go for:
1. Rear Trac bar
2. Koni shocks
3. Steer Safe
I agree with this except that I would see how you like it without the Koni shocks first before spending the $$. I have the cheaper Bilsteins on my W-22 and it rides just fine, and frankly the original factory shocks weren't too bad either. Keep in mind that a used coach will often have some of these upgrades already.

Also, the Roadmaster Reflex steering stabilizer would be my choice over the Steer Safe, though any of them will be a marked improvement.
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