I have a 1993 Spartan MM chassis and the rear air springs are over due for replacement.
I called Spartan and got the Reyco/Granning
Part Number 12884-01. Spartan wants $262.72 each for these. Yikes! Turns out that's full retail.
A quick Google search and I find the same air spring at AnythingTruck.com
I also found the Firestone
equivilent at TruckSpring.com
Additional searching revealed the Goodyear
equivilent at Stengelbros.com
So now my question...
Is there really any difference between the three? Is there any benefit of going with the Reyco/Granning, the Firestone, or should I just buy the Goodyear because it's cheapest?
Just looking for a little feedback on the pros and cons.
Also, I plan to change these myself. It looks pretty straight forward. Hardest part seems to be supporting the coach while doing the work, but a couple of 12 ton jack stands should take care of that. Any gotcha's that a first timer should be aware of? I couldn't find anything online about Air Spring Replacement.
BTW.. for those of you concerned I am very mechanically inclined and rarely let other people work on my vehicles. Also, many, many years ago I did work as a construction company fleet mechanic. So I'm not totally un familiar with heavy equipment... it's just been a good long while.
All feedback is welcome.
P.S. I did do a search before posting this and found very limited information. Sorry if I missed another thread on this topic.