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Old 05-24-2018
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Default Newby - ride angle...

"New to me" '80 FC 35. This bus is a substantial slice of heaven. The rumble of the diesel gives me a smile I can't control. Everything is nominal except the left driverside airbag only inflates so that the bus is great if there is a marked camber in the road. Rain, shine, day , night, the airbag likes where it is. Here is the question: can I adjust the height of the ride? It's not much, just about 3 degrees off of level, but it's enough to make my palace on wheels look a bit off...
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Do a search on the top of the page,this is a common topic.
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Check out these threads RIDEWELL AIR BAGS, SHOCKS, HEIGHT CONTROL and ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURES if after adjusting the height control valves doesn't solve the problem then check out Front and Rear Suspension Panhard Rod Bolt Failure Warning And Repair
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Just adjusted mine. Be careful; it takes way less adjustment than you might think. And block the bus so you don't get squashed.
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Default Firestone airbags front & rear

I replaced all my bags a few years back & used the numbers for them I found on the forum. I didn't check the ride height at that time as I didn't change the levelers. I just finished changing the levelers in the rear & was checking the height. mine measures 10 5/8" plate to plate. They seem to be at the same height looking at the on them on the outside. I used the same setting length on the adjusting rods {new rods} The spec on the Firestone site for the springs is 6" to 15" plate to plate. Mine looks like it would be about half way between them. The ridewell spec in my book is 8.06" Which would you go by. I don't know why firestone has a 9" difference between the low & high settings. I was wandering what you all used on that same bag? W01-358-9105 rear & W01-358-9448 front. The front spec is 4.80" to 13.80" ridewells front is 6.75"in my manual. I don't mind the work I just hate the decision when I'm not sure Don
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