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Old 04-09-2021, 02:13 PM   #1
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Suspension upgrades, anything I am missing?

I am doing the following to my 2021 Salem Hemisphere 290RL with Dexter leaf spring axles:

1. Trailair pinbox



2. Lippert lift kit



3. Road Armor shock absorbing equalizer with Dexter Heavy Duty Suspension Upgrade Kit (including wet bolts)



Is there anything else I should consider doing while the axles are off?

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Moryde IS instead .
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Moryde IS instead .
I want stuff I can install. This is my fun time.
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I really liked the FlexAir and wish I didnt let it go with my last rig.
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Old 04-10-2021, 05:40 AM   #5
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SHOCKS , wet bolt and bronze bushing in the springs , MorRyde CRE-4000 rather then the LCI , and adding bolt in cross members to brace the lift kit drop brackets. the frames are not very strong and any time you drop the brackets it add a lot of stress to the frame when you do sharp turns.



https://www.morryde.com/products/x-factor-crossmember/
https://www.morryde.com/products/hea...y-shackle-kit/


tps://www.morryde.com/products/sre4000-triple/
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Old 04-10-2021, 05:59 AM   #6
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Wet bolts, additional spring leaf for added capacity without sagging or underside body interference, 9/16" u-bolts instead of the (usually) 1/2". I also prrefer either the well proven MORryde or Dexter center shock gadget though have no experience with the LCI version.
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I went up a weight rating on my springs. I got an inch extra arch and an inch extra worth of leaves. I figured id do that before adding the 2" lift since i keep flattening leaf springs and im not even close to my axle weights. At this point i dont need the 2" lift, ive got plenty of clearance between my wheels and floors now.
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SHOCKS , wet bolt and bronze bushing in the springs , MorRyde CRE-4000 rather then the LCI , and adding bolt in cross members to brace the lift kit drop brackets. the frames are not very strong and any time you drop the brackets it add a lot of stress to the frame when you do sharp turns.



https://www.morryde.com/products/x-factor-crossmember/
https://www.morryde.com/products/hea...y-shackle-kit/


tps://www.morryde.com/products/sre4000-triple/
SHOCKS!!! Added to cart. Hadn't thought about those.

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I went up a weight rating on my springs. I got an inch extra arch and an inch extra worth of leaves. I figured id do that before adding the 2" lift since i keep flattening leaf springs and im not even close to my axle weights. At this point i dont need the 2" lift, ive got plenty of clearance between my wheels and floors now.
I like that idea a LOT. I have 4 leaf on 5,100 lbs axles. They are pretty flat just sitting there. I like the idea of getting lift just by upgrading the springs. Did you go to 6 leaf?

Here are my current springs:
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Replace the bronze bushings with NeverFail bushing. Much more durable.

Lippert Center Point Air-Ride Suspension is awesome.
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SHOCKS!!! Added to cart. Hadn't thought about those.



I like that idea a LOT. I have 4 leaf on 5,100 lbs axles. They are pretty flat just sitting there. I like the idea of getting lift just by upgrading the springs. Did you go to 6 leaf?

Here are my current springs:

You can uprate though not actually change the sticker GVWR by going to 6K springs (usually 5 leaves) and installing the 6K bearings in the brake hubs. While that rating wont change, it is added peace of mind knowing that you actually have more capacity then the mfr says. I bought new springs and 9/16" U bolts, added a 1" height block for ours plus did the wet bolt, disc brake upgrade. No more wallow over bridge approaches and departures
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Replace the bronze bushings with NeverFail bushing. Much more durable.

Lippert Center Point Air-Ride Suspension is awesome.
I ordered a full set of heavy duty shackles and wet bolts.

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You can uprate though not actually change the sticker GVWR by going to 6K springs (usually 5 leaves) and installing the 6K bearings in the brake hubs. While that rating wont change, it is added peace of mind knowing that you actually have more capacity then the mfr says. I bought new springs and 9/16" U bolts, added a 1" height block for ours plus did the wet bolt, disc brake upgrade. No more wallow over bridge approaches and departures
Just ordered a set of 6 leaf 6,000 lbs springs. Based on the pics on etrailer's web site from users, these should do the trick for raising the trailer and improving ride. I figure with the road armor equalizer, the new springs, shocks and trailair king pin, I should have a smooth ride.
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Just ordered a set of 6 leaf 6,000 lbs springs. Based on the pics on etrailer's web site from users, these should do the trick for raising the trailer and improving ride. I figure with the road armor equalizer, the new springs, shocks and trailair king pin, I should have a smooth ride.

I hope you ordered the correct length. The first set I installed were 26" eye to eye. Our 5er uses 25-1/4. They worked OK but put the tires a bit closer together then I liked especially since the tires on ours are ther85's instead of the OE 80 series and are an inch each larger in diameter. [Moderator Edit]
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Skip the LCI kit. It's weak. Way too much flex for me.
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Skip the LCI kit. It's weak. Way too much flex for me.
I ordered the Road Armor by Trailair based on reviews on etrailer and other places.

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