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Old 04-23-2015, 06:18 PM   #21
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I really haven't made up my mind. The sway about 60mph was bothering me at first but after inflating to 70 front 80 rear, I can drive a lot easier but you can feel the rock hard tires!
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:14 AM   #22
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Follow up, I put the Roadmaster active suspension on, huge difference, feels totally acceptable now. I am still on the original shocks so I cant help to wonder how its gonna feel if I put new Konis on. only 20k on my van so not sure if the shocks get worn out just sitting. Thoughts? its definitely not a need anymore though, Roadmasters did the trick! Thanks for everyone's Knowledge.
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Old 05-21-2015, 02:09 PM   #23
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Follow-up here regarding higher pressures in front. I was already quite happy with the Roadmaster kit but I figured why not, try 65PSI in front. Well, the stability has gotten even better. Thanks for that tip! It feels like a Mercedes now ;) Seriously I am amazed from where it started to how great the van feels now. I find myself having to consciously slow down because nothing about the handling reminds me to do it.
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Old 05-21-2015, 11:26 PM   #24
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Wasaabi, next thing you should try is dynamat extreme under the hood and behind the 2 front doors. The engine transmitted so much noise inside we could not even hear each other or use the radio. It is now a significantly quieter and more relaxing drive.


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Old 05-21-2015, 11:33 PM   #25
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Just an update on the sumosprings. I got an email back saying the solos are sufficient for the westy. From the dimensions that i got, the fronts would work as the sumo springs would be preloaded as soon as the vehicle is lowered after install. Unless your rear leafs are flat, it wont work as there would still be a 1/2" gap between the bottom of the sumo and the axle. I guess it would come into play when the vehicle is fully loaded at the back or if you are exiting the driveway at an angle.

I got a good deal for the fronts with free shipping. I will give that a try this week and report back after a few weeks after ive driven it about 200 miles.


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Old 06-03-2015, 11:34 PM   #26
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Im happy to report that SumoSprings SSF 106-40~47 works very well for the Westy. I just completed a 700 mile drive. It tracks straighter now at 60lbs than without the Sumo at 70lbs. Drove through crosswinds and thunderstorms and it was a nice and easy drive. Thanks Old Crows


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Old 08-12-2015, 04:26 PM   #27
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Hi Discus

We are also about to do something about reducing sway of our Westy - especially in the Wyoming winds this makes sense!

As a first step we were thinking about the Sumos. Just to be sure about what you did could you please confirm two things:

1. You only installed the front Sumos
2. The Sumo model you used were the Solo #SSF-106-40 shown here http://shop.supersprings.com/p/sumos...olo-ssf-106-40
(wanted to confirm this as you also had a "46" in your description in your earlier post)

Cheers!
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:06 PM   #28
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Hi Discus

We are also about to do something about reducing sway of our Westy - especially in the Wyoming winds this makes sense!

As a first step we were thinking about the Sumos. Just to be sure about what you did could you please confirm two things:

1. You only installed the front Sumos
2. The Sumo model you used were the Solo #SSF-106-40 shown here http://shop.supersprings.com/p/sumos...olo-ssf-106-40
(wanted to confirm this as you also had a "46" in your description in your earlier post)

Cheers!
Check out - http://supersprings.com/sumosprings_...stallation.asp. Item #5 is SSF-106-40~47 as 40 and 47 are now the same item. Are you using oversize and wider tires like the LTX AT2? You may experience some fender rubbing if you encounter a dip on the road at high speeds. Otherwise, its been great.

I installed front and back since I already ordered them. The back still had 1/2" gap between the sumo spring and axle so they are useless until you load up the Westy I guess.

Check streetsideauto also for prices on the front sumo. SD will match and beat the price if you call. Good luck!

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Hi Discus

We are also about to do something about reducing sway of our Westy - especially in the Wyoming winds this makes sense!

As a first step we were thinking about the Sumos. Just to be sure about what you did could you please confirm two things:

1. You only installed the front Sumos
2. The Sumo model you used were the Solo #SSF-106-40 shown here http://shop.supersprings.com/p/sumos...olo-ssf-106-40
(wanted to confirm this as you also had a "46" in your description in your earlier post)

Cheers!
Suggest doing rear first.......might be all you need. Short drive will tell.
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:02 PM   #30
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Wasaabi, next thing you should try is dynamat extreme under the hood and behind the 2 front doors. The engine transmitted so much noise inside we could not even hear each other or use the radio. It is now a significantly quieter and more relaxing drive.


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The OEM hoodliner on my rig has been damaged by mice sometime in it's past, so I was looking for a replacement. A couple of questions.

1) Did you remove and discard the OEM hoodliner and apply the dynamat extreme across the entire underside of the hood structure or did you remove the OEM hoodliner, piece the dynamat on the underside of the sheetmetal forming the actual hood then replace the OEM hoodliner.

2) Did you consider using Dynamat's Hoodliner instead of the dynamat extreme ? http://www.dynamat.com/brands/hoodliner/

Along similar lines. I added a second set of weather stripping to the drivers and passenger side doors of my Westfalia. I did the same thing in my Sprinter View. Quiets the ride significantly and looks OEM. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o04_s00
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