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Old 07-21-2016, 11:58 PM   #41
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Thank you and I spoke to John. I was going to have T and W do our alignment, is that not good? I'm printing off the Sumos springs information and meeting with him. Thanks for the confidence.

We use tulsa auto spring a lot thru the business I work for, large trucks. I don't have a preference about T&W personally, I am happy with the work I've dealt with TAS over the past 4 years.


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Old 07-22-2016, 07:44 AM   #42
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Thank you very much and my issue is I am relationship person with my dealership. It seems once you get out of the normal stuff with your motorhome it's difficult to know exactly where to go so I very much appreciate everyone's input. Again thanks for the site and all of you.
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:08 PM   #43
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Anyone know of someone in the Phoenix Arizona area that could add sumo springs? We get a lot of rocking left to right. Any other suggestions that could help with this? Thank you
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Old 07-23-2016, 09:13 AM   #44
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I've done about every steering & suspension mod you can think of on my 2015 GT 364: front and rear anti-sway bars, steering stabilizer, rear track bar, wheel alignment and finally Sumo Springs. The Sumos have probably done the most to reduce sway and improve the ride. If you have DIY skills, it's quite easy on the front - on each side you just undo one bolt to remove the old rubber stopper in the leaf spring, drill one hole in the frame and add two U-bolts. You'll probably save $200-$300.
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Old 12-29-2016, 04:53 PM   #45
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I recently had a chance to speak to a Ford engineer who works on the F53 platform. He told me that they have tested the front sway bar connected to the inner holes and that it doesn't pass their endurance testing in that configuration. The additional tension on the sway bar will eventually break the sway bar. If you are going to increase the tension on the sway bar you need a larger diameter sway bar. The inner holes are a left over from a previous design that connected to the frame in a different location. They have not redesigned the sway bar to remove the holes for cost reasons. He strongly advised me not to connect the sway bar using the inner holes.
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:37 PM   #46
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Cheap Handling Fix is moving the anti sway bars to the stiffer position. On the sway bars are two sets of holes for the link that connects to the frame. Moving he link to the rear hole stiffens the anti sway bars. This makes for a slightly stiffer ride, but really improved body sway issues including cross winds. Easy and free. Changed my 378 from a white knuckled ride to an enjoyable ride.
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:48 PM   #47
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When I spoke to Ford three or so years ago about changing the anti sway bars on the F550 motorhome super duty chassis, he told me that is what the extra hole was for, and when the chassis left the factory they were set in the less stiff position because the chassis is used for numerous applications. Surprised at the different answers from the factory.
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:11 PM   #48
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Well I'll keep the CHF on my rig. If the sway bar breaks THEN I'll go and buy a Roadmaster or Blue Ox. That's all i've done to the chassis and it drives just fine. I do check the bushing bolts once in a while and so far they are tight.
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:15 AM   #49
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Is there anyone with a 2017 329ds who has tried the CHF. I tried to do the front, I had interference with passenger side leaf springs. So I put back together. I looked at rear and it looked like my clearance on swaybar to rear end was going to be real close to hitting. I did have the coach on leveler which I believe someone said do chef on ground. A bit confusing if things interfere on levelers why would I proceed? Just wondering if any with this coach has done the modification
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