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Re: 97 Crestline's Slow camper build

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:51 am
by 97 Crestline
Since I had new rear Springs installed... (4k lbs per pack) it's been sitting tail high. Especially with the extra 1" lift block on the drivers side to level out the lean from the extra weight. It started at about 5.5" rise over the 12' run of the box. They've been settling down since last July. They'd got down to 3ish" over 12' and I was happier with it. But before having the front ball joints done, I was wanting to get it better.

Enter Moog cc880s. They are rated at 3009 lbs per side and are progressive springs. With 3k ish lbs the top 3 coils almost touch. The are designed to do this to give a softer ride. Unloaded they're 17" long... With the weight of the truck they're currently sitting at 13.5".

Result, 1.5" over the 12' box run. Everything may settle a touch, but it's getting darn close to level & more inline with the rake in service ambulances have. I'm happy with the improved ride or handlling as well as the finished ride height.

Re: 97 Crestline's Slow camper build

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:12 am
by coachgeo
Didn't happen without pictures :geek: :? :D

Re: 97 Crestline's Slow camper build

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:08 pm
by 97 Crestline
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Re: 97 Crestline's Slow camper build

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:40 am
by coachgeo
Will be interesting to see how these end up settling out. She looks great

Re: 97 Crestline's Slow camper build

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:27 am
by 97 Crestline
They should be higher than the old ones... I'm hoping if they do settle, that the rears also settle a bit more. As I finish the rear, it'll likely sink a tad.

Thanks. I'm really happy with it. Just wish the interior was also done.