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Old 01-11-2016, 03:02 PM   #1
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Mor ryde upgrade

Have a 2015 39 MB with upgrade axles\ disc brakes and want to install Mor Ryde suspension and also replace plastic bushings with metal ones.
Can anyone tell me what system is best for the unit, based on performance and durability.
Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year, we are two months full timing now, and having a great time. Heading to Va in February for tax season, then will be heading west, would like to get these installed then.
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Old 01-11-2016, 03:28 PM   #2
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Depends on how much you want to spend. For me the only way to go is the Full Mor/ryde Independent System, no more bushings, each wheel is truely independent, and largest suspension travel. Price would run approx $2700 to $3200.
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Old 01-11-2016, 03:52 PM   #3
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I just priced the Independant Suspension (IS) - it was $3,000 for 7K suspension, $3,500 for 8K suspension using my existing Kodiak disk brake system. They can add disk brakes if you don't have them, but I don't know price. With the IS, you no longer have spring bushings to worry about.

If you have the 7K suspension, you can go with the SRE 4000 shear spring in lieu of the Trailair you have now, and that can be bought over the counter for $500 and then you would replace your bushing with bronze. The SRE is not compatible with the 8K suspension. Below is the SRE 4000.


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I have the upgrade 8K axles with disc brakes, as apparently you also have, can you tell me what you did to your suspension, as I am concerned with the plastic bushings everyone seems to be saying wears out quickly?
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Old 01-11-2016, 04:22 PM   #5
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Here is what Redwood is offering you from Christian's post a while back that contained a letter from the President (Andy Cripe): (I don't have it with me here)

A) You can take it in to the Dealer and have it inspected - if the bushings are shot, Redwood will cover the cost of bushings and labor to install bronze bushings. If they are not bad, you would have to pay for the labor for the inspection and it gets put back together as is.

B) If you decide to just proactively replace the bushings with bronze, you can order the parts from LCI at a reduced cost, which that information was also published. You would take care of your own labor or do it yourself.



Unless someone posts it first or finds the thread, I'll put it up here when I get back to my home computer.

I haven't done anthying to mine yet and I know one side is shot. It's in hibernation and I don't feel like getting it out. I'm investigating the IS or an improved suspension, but no decision yet. I also have some shorter shackles that Redwood sent me that is supposed to cure my issue with the 8K spring hitting the shackle, but I haven't done that either. I've got a few months to think about it.
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Old 01-11-2016, 05:37 PM   #6
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There's also the Center Point air suspension some have used, but I highly recommend the Mor Ryde heavy duty shackle & wet bolt kit if you don't go with the IS.
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I had the IS on my last fiver , and now have the SRE 4000 on this Redwood...
Is there a difference ? YES there is , is the difference worth the $2500.00 or so cost from the SRE400 to the IS .. ??? I don't think so , but that is only my opinion..
The SRE 4000 gives you 4" of suspension travel and the IS gives you 5-1/2"... So you have to decide if you NEED or WANT the extra 1-1/2" for the extra $2500.00..
I just added the HD shackle/wetbolt kit and the SRE 4000.. purchased both at - Makarios RV Parts and RV Accessories - Search Results for "sre4000"
Either way . you cant go wrong with either of the MorRyde products, and the folks at their shop are second to none to work with !
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In the FWIW department, I highly recommend Makarios. Great prices and great customer service.
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I had the IS on my last fiver , and now have the SRE 4000 on this Redwood...
Is there a difference ? YES there is , is the difference worth the $2500.00 or so cost from the SRE400 to the IS .. ??? I don't think so , but that is only my opinion..
The SRE 4000 gives you 4" of suspension travel and the IS gives you 5-1/2"... So you have to decide if you NEED or WANT the extra 1-1/2" for the extra $2500.00..
I just added the HD shackle/wetbolt kit and the SRE 4000.. purchased both at - Makarios RV Parts and RV Accessories - Search Results for "sre4000"
Either way . you cant go wrong with either of the MorRyde products, and the folks at their shop are second to none to work with !
Except......The SRE 4000 is not compatible with our 8K springs..

STEP 12 The SRE/4000 is designed for a 1 3/4" wide double eye (not slipper style) leaf spring and will NOT work with an 8k axle spring pack (i.e. 7 leafs in which the second leaf down from the top is the same length as the top leaf).
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Thanks Brad ,


I just saw hat they had the 8k upgrade......

YUP , get the IS , its a great addition ! :-)
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