Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-18-2009, 04:56 PM   #1
4 Rivet Member
 
blickcd's Avatar
 
1979 31' Sovereign
Milford , Ohio
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 478
Images: 1
Blog Entries: 29
Shocks don't fit with new axles

I just installed some new axles on my 31' 1979 International. These are the Henschens axles with the higher load rating and increased downward angle which raises the ground clearance by about 3 1/2 inches.

Trouble is that the new shocks I got won't fit. Given the position of the shock mounting stud on the frame and the one on the axle, the shock just isn't long enough. Even if it were long enough, given the increased downward angle of the torsion arm, the shock would be rubbing on it just a little.

I know people put these axles on all the time and figure there mush be a solution. Weld or bolt a new mounting stud on the frame? Some sort of adapter? Just return the shocks and live without them?

I bought the goods from Inland RV but thought I would see what answers I could come up with here before calling for tech support.

Christopher
__________________

__________________
blickcd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2009, 06:38 PM   #2
3 Rivet Member
 
1960 24' Tradewind
Riverside , California
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 189
Install the shocks on the axle shock brackets first and after it's on the ground install the shocks to the frame shock bracket last.
__________________

__________________
ZoomZoom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2009, 07:10 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Mikethefixit's Avatar
 
1977 27' Overlander
Trotwood , Ohio
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,153
Send a message via Yahoo to Mikethefixit
Chris
Ya shoulda brought em up here too the old man and let me install em fer ya. I didn't have a minutes problem wiff mine last fall, 3 hrs an I was done. I did them myself and Im really really OLD.
Like ZoomZOOM said axle end first and then let it down and the angle will change as U put weight on it.
Good Luck
__________________
Roger & MaryLou
___________________
F350 CREWCAB SW LONG BED
7.3 liter Power Stroke Diesel
1977 27ft OVERLANDER
KA8LMQ
AIR # 22336 TAC- OH-7
May your roads be straight and smooth and may you always have a tailwind!
Mikethefixit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 07:59 PM   #4
Silver Mist
 
LI Pets's Avatar
 
1977 31' Sovereign
Riverhead , New York
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,008
Images: 28
I had no problem with mine?
__________________
Bob
'77 Sovereign Intl 31' CB
WBCCI R2 Rep VAC 11411 Metro NY VP

LI Pets is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shocks or no shocks with new Dexter Axles? nick6930 Axles 5 04-13-2009 04:41 PM
Will 2004 Henschen Axles fit under 1971?? Pschoerrn Axles 15 09-05-2006 07:18 AM
My new axles don't fit DavidsonOverlander Axles 5 11-21-2005 02:13 PM
Bad roads damaging interior!! Axles? shocks? kooblekidz Axles 7 09-05-2005 10:29 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.