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Old 02-25-2016, 01:00 AM   #1
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Adding shocks to a redwood

I will be adding the Joy Rider bolt on shock kit to my rig. I have mad two trips with my rig since I took delivery and both times it bounced all over the road. it doesn't handle well on the back roads when it goes through the dips in the road. it seems to travel hi in the upward motion and comes down hard and sends a ripple affect to the truck It just so happens there was a DOT behind me and she stopped me and we went through the paper work. she made sure I was legal with weights and cut me loose but first she showed me the dash cam video boy did it raise my eyebrows. I told her I was on my way to Portland org. to have repairs and would have them take a look at the suspension. No real answers at the dealer but I have found the answer from a friend that had the same problem he add a shock kit and it solved the problem. If anyone has any feed back on this it will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-25-2016, 01:13 AM   #2
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For sure on my upgrade list.
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Old 02-25-2016, 01:17 AM   #3
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Check out the recent March 2016 issue of Trailer Life magazine. They just had a huge article featuring the installation of the Liberty Rider and Joy Rider II suspension system. Really good article and might give you some pointers on install.
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Old 02-25-2016, 03:59 AM   #4
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I put the center point air bags and the Joy rider shocks on last year man what a difference
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I put the center point air bags and the Joy rider shocks on last year man what a difference
Where did you get your shock setup from that is one of my next investments
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Old 02-25-2016, 04:39 AM   #6
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Got it from Sonny he's the guy that designed it but he don't sell them direct to customers I got them when he first made them up I'll give him a call
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I put the center point air bags and the Joy rider shocks on last year man what a difference

Jim that sure is a nice looking set up!
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:27 AM   #8
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That looks awesome
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Old 02-25-2016, 02:51 PM   #9
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Has anyone thought of lowering their rig by moving the axles from there current position under the leaf springs to being on top of the springs it would lower the rig 4 to five inches?
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Old 02-25-2016, 03:11 PM   #10
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Man, I would think you would have trouble scraping the tail if you lowered it 4 inches.
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