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Andy Coleman, 83' FC-35 Andy Coleman, 83' FC-35 is offline
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Wow, lots of great information. Thanks everyone - I should have asked this question years ago!

Jeff & Randy - I never thought about adding larger air bags... Has anybody ever done this to an FC? I agree that the air bags on the front of my FC-35 are very small for the weight they are carrying. If so, does anybody have a part # for the front or back?

Randy, what shock do you prefer over the Koni FSDs?

I'm riding new Chinese steer tires (engineered by Cooper) on front. Running Michelin M&S tires on the back with lots of tread, but they are 12 years old. I keep all my tires around 100 psi. They are 11R 22.5 tires.

Does the ride height effect how rough the ride is? How do I determine what the best ride height is for my coach? I've had it for 14 years and have no idea how to adjust the ride height.

Thanks again everyone!
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Hi Andy,

Since purchasing my bus, the most significant improvement I’ve made to ride quality has been setting the tire pressure to the recommended specs. On my bus, the Bluebird specs also corresponded to the tire manufacturers load and inflation tables. 105psi front, 75psi rear. The ride immediately became smoother and quieter, all at an extremely reasonable cost.

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12 year old tires should be replaced. I too am running Roadmaster tires, the RM234, they perform great. Trent's advice is right on, go with a combination of Blue Birds pressures and tire manufacturers pressure based on actual weight so get your bus weighed.
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I use the red adjustable Konis.
I have not gone to larger air bags on an FC,but if i had an FC i would do so.
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Default Has Anybody Tried Installing Larger Air Bags on an FC?

Thanks for the great info guys. I will try to find a truck scale and weigh my coach's GVW, and then the front and rear axle weights.

Has anybody tried installing larger air bags on an early 80s FC? Any luck finding the right size combination? Did the ride quality improve? I am interested in this - especially for the front bags which are very small.

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Andy, I'm 17 years with the same bus and happy with the ride. Tire pressure is a big deal, get that dialed in and see where you are at.
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I will look at my tire pressure Crit. Thank you.

When you asked me to weigh my bus, should I do so full (fuel, water, luggage) or empty? Or does it matter?
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Andy, When you travel do you have the bus fully loaded with fuel, water and provisions? That's how you need to weigh it.
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Last time I weighed mine it was fuel and water full and medium junk in the bus. Came in just under 19000# on the rear axle
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