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TheRide
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Posted - 01/31/2014 :  09:05:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit TheRide's Homepage  Reply with Quote
does IC have a air ride height adjustment guage that can be used to measure for correct ride height? I know Mack has one that we used to adjust the height of our truck fleet and my previous job.

misterbill
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United States
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Posted - 02/07/2014 :  05:19:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've never seen a school bus with air ride. Do they make them? I always wondered about that.

As much as I cry about my 2013 IC, I must admit that it rides better than any bus that I have ever driven. We have these old Freightshakers, I had some girls scream once when I went over a bump leaving the high school. The town that I drive for voted down fixing the roads, and voted to build the kids a new track. I smile every time I go over a bump-because I'm happy that the school now has a track.

High School Friend-"Hey! How are you! Well, I guess you can't be doing too well, you're driving a school bus."
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1983ChevroletWayne
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Canada
165 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2014 :  08:07:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All our buses here have had air-ride since the early 2000's. I think the boys just measure the distance from the tires to the wheel wells for the correct ride height around here. Just use another bus of the same model.

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bus a groove
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Posted - 02/07/2014 :  2:48:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have read somewhere an actual spec of ride height. I believe it is measured from the rear diff to frame.
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1983ChevroletWayne
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Canada
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Posted - 02/08/2014 :  6:18:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bus a groove

I have read somewhere an actual spec of ride height. I believe it is measured from the rear diff to frame.



Yes, that is what the guys do at our shop as well (frame to diff). I had made a point in asking them after posting my previous response. Please disregard my previous "tires to wheel well" answer.

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Brad Barker
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USA
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Posted - 04/06/2014 :  3:29:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Brad Barker's Homepage  Click to see Brad Barker's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
060301 air suspension adjusting manual in ISIS

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