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Old 01-19-2017, 09:30 AM   #15
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I did the CHF on my coach myself. It took me about 1/2 hour for front and rear sway bars. Each sway bar end has 2 sets of holes, one on the end and the other further up. Mine were in the end holds which gives a softer ride but rocks more. I moved the connecting bolts to the inner holes which makes the ride stiffer and greatly reduced the rocking. Best of luck.
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Did my rear sway last night in the storage yard with an adjustable wrench, torque wrench w/18mm socket, and a small hammer in like 15 minutes. I have never done any suspension work myself before.
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Old 01-19-2017, 11:59 AM   #17
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Sounds good gents. I live in Michigan where the roads are horrendous, maybe a softer ride might be better.

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Old 01-19-2017, 02:53 PM   #18
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I called the Truck shop and spoke to the Service Manager. He was not aware of different settings on the rear sway bar but he said I can get under it with the tech who will perform the service and check it out. He said if the bushing look to need replacing they can get them in overnight. This is the same place that fitted The road master reflex for me. They are a decent shop.

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Bought my Monaco in September with 22,000 miles on it. Like yours it is 05 with 04 chassis. My rear sway bar bushings were completely gone. I got the pretty blue ones off eBay.
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Did you notice a difference after replacing the bushings?

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Old 01-19-2017, 03:07 PM   #20
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The stiffening of the suspension is marginal and you probably won't notice the difference but if you do easy enough to revert back to as built condition if you are dissatisfied.
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Yes, but like I said my bushings were completely gone, descentegrated. The brackets were empty. I drove it home about 150 miles when I bought it and it swayed quite a bit. I haven't done the CHF, I may do it one day, but I think it drives fine like it is.
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I am going in for a service On Monday so will get the bushings checked and see if the CHF should be performed.
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They checked the bushings and they need to be replaced. Have not spoken to them about the CHF.
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Got the bushings done, it has made a massive difference to the driving. It did cost 200$ in parts and labour (on top of 200$ for oil change and lube)
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Go ahead and have them do the CHF. It only will take a few minutes per corner to do. If you really don't like it, you can easily have them change it back for an hour or so labor, but you won't, as you will be impressed with the improvement. I've never driven an F53 chassis, but I know what stiffer anti-sway bars do, ever since I installed one on the back of my '70 Mustang (there was none before) and later installed one from a station wagon on the front of my '67 Falcon, which again, didn't have one at all.

In 2011 I bought a '04 Pontiac Vibe and the first thing I did was hustle off to the Toyota dealer and order a heavier front and rear Toyota Racing Development sway bars (the Vibe is a Toyota Matrix with different exterior sheetmetal). The front bar proved to be a bit to install, but the results were IMPRESSIVE.

I am a big believer in the heaviest anti-sway bars possible, within reason.

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Go ahead and have them do the CHF. It only will take a few minutes per corner to do. If you really don't like it, you can easily have them change it back for an hour or so labor, but you won't, as you will be impressed with the improvement. I've never driven an F53 chassis, but I know what stiffer anti-sway bars do, ever since I installed one on the back of my '70 Mustang (there was none before) and later installed one from a station wagon on the front of my '67 Falcon, which again, didn't have one at all.

In 2011 I bought a '04 Pontiac Vibe and the first thing I did was hustle off to the Toyota dealer and order a heavier front and rear Toyota Racing Development sway bars (the Vibe is a Toyota Matrix with different exterior sheetmetal). The front bar proved to be a bit to install, but the results were IMPRESSIVE.

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I am after getting the coach back already but next time will get them to do the CHF.
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I drove about 90 miles yesterday and the coach never handled so well before. I noticed a difference last year after getting a front end alignment done and also after getting a Road master Reflex steering stabilizer fitted.

I am very happy with the ride now, my wife noticed it also.

Also what's helped is our seats were a bit wobbly and fixing them helped also.
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