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Old 06-23-2019, 05:12 AM   #21
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Dangerous Dan - what driving issues are you having?

The Cheap Handling Fix will tighten up the steering.

If you're getting pushed around when big trucks pass, I recommend a rear track bar.

Those two things solved my driving issues.
A total of $500 (installed trac bar myself) and it's mostly one hand driving now.

The only time I notice any movement now is if I get heavy cross winds, but I'm not sure there's really a fix for that.

Good Luck to you.
BandG, I have heard a lot about the CHF, even watched the videos on YouTube. Do you, or anyone else know the "engineering" of what the fix does. I'm willing to try it, I want to try it, but have this need to understand why. Thanks.
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:46 AM   #22
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BandG, I have heard a lot about the CHF, even watched the videos on YouTube. Do you, or anyone else know the "engineering" of what the fix does. I'm willing to try it, I want to try it, but have this need to understand why. Thanks.
In the simplistic of concept, you will be shortening the length of a lever in relation to the fulcrum used to twist the sway bar. The alternative would be to increase the sway barís resistance to twist by increasing the bar size.
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Old 06-25-2019, 10:29 PM   #23
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I dont think I would worry about water soaking the foam insulation at the dog house area (unless you plan on crossing a 4 foot deep river ).

The dog house is in middle of the coach and the engine/tranny would block most of the splashing water from nomal puddles.

I ever had any problem with my Axis and it was installed two years ago. I also did my entire fire wall and under the dash (from both installed from the engine bay). This cut out ALL of the heat and a ton of noise. Much better than stock.

Plus the engine heat should dry out any wet spots quickly.

For the most part went with the name brands (Dynomat and Fat Mat) and they held up great. Very sticky so they should last for years.

I also tired some cheaper brands but they were not as sticky and not as thick. So you might want to stick with the name brands (IMO).

I didnt save much buying the cheap stuff to justify it.
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Old 01-23-2020, 08:37 PM   #24
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2018 Windsport 31Z engine and road noise

Sorry I have been remiss in posting results of my "experiment/modification." I decided to work under the floorboard (under the driver and passenger seats). Being new the coach was clean. First I did clean then "paint" on a decking preservative. This is "Deck Over" and has been a God send for my deck so I put on two thick coatings. I then used the adhesive backed Dynamat, 3/4 inch thick. Then I put on a 1/4 inch foam with reflective foil on both sides. I glued that on using 3M High Strength "90" adhesive. The Dynamat was in sections leaving seams but the 1/4 inch was one piece. Adhesive was rolled on thick and once the 1/4 inch foam was attached, I rolled it all over to make sure every square inch was glued. In a test prior to doing anything, I had 73 db sound at passenger seat. After the modification described above, the reading was 51 db. Yes, same speed on same stretch of road etc. etc. No more heat (nor cold) from the floor. I now hear noise created by cabinets and doors inside the coach. I am working on that piecemeal.
For handling, Sumo springs were installed front and rear, steering stabilizer was installed and tire pressure lowered from 110 to 90 lbs. All of this made a world of difference, positive difference. I am now working on noise thru the walls as well as non related issues.
Thanks to all on the forum that provided information. Dan
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Old 01-29-2020, 01:09 PM   #25
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I thinking of doing the dynomat over the floor with carpet on top, sticking the carpet on top anybody tried this for the noise or the heat.
Front sumo
Safety Plus
Rear timbrens
Bilstien shocks.
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