Eric, I am surprised if you hadn't heard of my whole drama with the tires rubbing from the lowering. I worked hard for a long time to stop the tires from rubbing. I even changed out the torsion springs ( which actually helped. Mine were all stuck together and weren't really springing much). The thing I did that helped the most was adjusting my springplates higher. It's not too hard and it cost nothing. Murray does not sit as low as he did before, but it really did help. I can carry a passenger now and it rarely rubs.
Lower profile tires in the front help, too, but that's a whole other discussion.
If I was to make a new bus project I think I would still lower it at least some. The campers, like Fred's for instance, sits quite a bit lower than Chuck's Bluebus, which sits way high. I guess this is the result of all the weight the camper holds. So, if you wanted a passesger bus to be lower and stay stock, you have to carry some concrete bags or lead ballast bars.
I like the feel of a lowered bus.----- Original Message ----- From: "Eric Woodall" <eric@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Texas Coalition of Buses" <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, October 13, 2008 10:22 AM Subject: [tcb] GR2 vs. Gas-Adjust
Coming home from T@P Sunday morning I started wondering if I should switch out my GR2 shocks for Gas-Adjust. My bus is lowered via dropped spindles on the front and I am running the beefy Hankook RA08 tires. When I hit a bumpy country road both of the front tires slam into the tops of the front wheel wells giving off a hell of a sound. Anybody running Gas-Adjust shocks on the front? I have heard that I will hate it, but just wanted to get some opinions.