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Old 02-09-2020, 10:47 AM   #1
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I've recently joined this forum to try and find reliable information for doing a 94' Pleasure Way suspension upgrade. It is a 94 Dodge B350 5.9L V8 that already has a newly rebuilt transmission and differential, so I'm thinking that I should go the distance and give the suspension a full rebuild. The vehicle has close to 250,000 miles and seems to be fairly stable, but the back end is slumping a little. Maybe that isn't really a big deal, but with the mileage and age of vehicle, I'm hoping that it will substantially improve stability, but I'm having difficulty determining what the best options are. I'm planning on either towing a trailer or mounting a small scooter on the back. Either way, though, I need the help and advice that only comes with experience. I also feel that the brakes are a little under classed for the weight of the vehicle, are there any options for beefing these up? I would appreciate any useful information, either first hand knowledge or just pointing me to a reliable resource. Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-09-2020, 05:34 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Bob!


As someone who owns a Chevy Express-based class b wiithout experience of upgrading a suspension, I can't offer advice. However, there are a lot of Dodge owners here.

Good luck.
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Bob,

You should join the Facebook group Older Model Pleasureways. There are a bunch of resources there for just your issues.
If you have a large rear overhang beyond the back axle, do not try to mount some sort of heavy bike carrier on the hitch. Go the trailer route. It’ll be much more safer and you won’t have the teeter totter effect of lifting your front steering wheels off the ground and losing steering control.
Sumo Springs, Bilstein or Munro’s heavy duty Shock’s are all possibilities but I’m not sure on exact models. There are some documents for help and advice over there that you will find helpful.
We also have dedicated Pleasure Way groups on Facebook and on groups.io for PW owners.
Good luck to you.
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New springs, new shocks, and install air bags for load adjustments (left/right, up/down) with air valve, or on board compressor.
Newer tires would also be good.
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Also make sure you have the right tires. Michelin’s are good, but make sure what you get are load range E to handle the load with stiff sidewalls for support.
PW provided Firestone Ride Rite helper springs which were an option on your year PW. I believe they are still available, but harder to locate nowadays.
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