rear shocks upgrade

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 00:19
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I have just had an extra leaf added to the rear springs and would appreciate advice on upgrading the current Nitro shocks. Run the airbags at 40psi also.

Cheers Mike.
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Reply By: Tassie Bushies - Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 07:46

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 07:46
Hi Mike,
If you get it to firm in the back end it puts extra preasure on your A Frame as there is no give when the van gets a jolt in a big hole, especially if you are heavy.

Keep an eye on your chine bars, if they break, there is a reason (could be to hard, to fast, to heavy, or all of them)

I only run 30psi in my air assist bags as I believe most of us do, & that's without extra leaves in the springs, it is plenty even fully loaded.
And at home empty with no van on 20psi, just so the bags don't get pinched.
Regards Peter.

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Follow Up By: Nevian - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at 01:18

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at 01:18
Thanks Peter, the rear end was sagging excessively when the van was hitched even with the weight distribution bars fitted. Leightons in Launceston did the work and said I should replace the shocks as well. Thinking about Bilsteins but can't find a supplier in Tassie, cheers Mike.
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