[tcb] Re: GR2 vs. Gas-Adjust

Uh, no.
The only real place that I ever have a problem is on these back country
roads.
They have lots of bumps and such.
At some point I might try out some coilovers.  Less invasive than
cutting and rewelding the bump stops.


chuck blue wrote:
> Yes, this is Denis.
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> I don't know that you can adjust the front torsion springs, you just
> pull out the (in my case) tired and corroded springs and replace them
> with a clean set from a junkyard.
>
> Coilovers may make your suspension travel less in a bounce, but that
> means your ride is more harsh. Paul has coilovers. ( Paul has
> everything). Like the gas adjust, they won't raise or lower your bus,
> they just reduce the travel
>
> Airbags will solve your problems, be expensive, give a harsh ride, but
> they will solve the problem.
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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Eric Woodall" <eric@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, October 13, 2008 2:15 PM
> Subject: [tcb] Re: GR2 vs. Gas-Adjust
>
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>> I assume this is Denis and not Chuck?
>> Yeah, I remember your debacle.
>> How did you adjust your front torsion springs?  I always thought they
>> were fixed?
>> Coilovers might be a good change.
>>
>> chuck blue wrote:
>>> 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.
>>>>
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