Hi @VerMonsterRV !Awesome progress! The fun is starting. Looks like your fire box had a more substantial subframe than ours had, maybe a good base for you to start with and would save time and money. One thing I see though is it looks like your rear leaf springs might be sagging. From the picture it looks like the helpers are resting on the stops (ours were not when it was a bare chassis, but once the habitat was installed they were). If/when you get to that point I know of a place in Germany that can supply some parabolic springs for your truck (both rear and front). I could never find anyplace in the USA that would build springs for our truck. We have the rears installed as our rear springs were sagging due to rust/age (I assume the truck was stored with a full water tank, so lots of weight). The fronts are now on order to try and get a softer ride over corrugated roads. I wish I would have changed ours out when at your stage as it is much easier/cheaper to do with less weight on the truck.
Also one thing I noticed, but not sure. It looks like maybe your front fenders do not stick out as far as the ones on our 1120, we have the standard single cab? I only mention this if you do decide to go with the SRW rims from Germany, just to check the amount they might protrude from the wheel well. The outside edge of the our front tire is right at the edge of the plastic fender.
And when you get a minute, I would love to see some pictures of your cab lift and attachment points. We really wish ours had come with one.
Id love to have your contacts for the parabolic spring kits you mentioned. Im thinking of changing these over this winter to improve ride and save some weight while I change wheels at the same time. Can you recommend some uprated shocks too?
Regarding the 3 vs 4 leafs, it appears 3 leaf parabolic springs where available from MB (Definitely don't have them)..
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