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Taming the ride MOR/ryde spring hangers

The 350 DRW is a great truck and can haul a boat load of stuff, not mention almost 22K of trailer. It does come at price though - ride quality, especially unloaded.

While at our Heartland rally in Elkhart last week we had a few seminars. One was given by MOR/ryde. I'm already familiar with most of their products as I have the MOR/ryde independent suspension, disc brakes and pin box on our trailer. But I sat in anyway.

The speaker just very briefly mentioned a new product that caught my attention - MOR/ryde type spring mounts for light duty truck springs.
"Gary" couldn't tell us if the product was out for 2011 trucks so we took a ride over to the shop.
Although the schedule was full we managed to get Ben, the guy in charge, to squeeze our trucks in. My buddy Dan's on Friday and mine first thing Monday.

This kit replaces the rear spring hanger and shackle with an assembly that includes a mini version of the MOR/ryde rubber shear spring.
This kit takes away the metal connection between spring and frame and puts rubber between it.

The ride unloaded is noticeably smoother. Best way I can describe it is a “disconnected” feeling. You feels jolts and jars in the front that you know you should be feeling in the rear but don’t. Concrete expansion joints are a great place to try this out.
Although I wouldn’t say the same difference was evident towing (18+K, 3K pin weight).

This link has an older but similar system
MOR/ryde - Products - Suspensions - Tow Vehicles

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MOR/ryde introduces the

The old spring hanger is riveted on and has to be removed. I kept my old parts as the kit comes with a money back guarantee. Doubt I will be returning it though.
A bit pricey at $695 for the kit, but you are paying for quality parts and engineering.
All the MOR/ryde stuff is top shelf.
 
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The hitch has to be "relieved" on the right side.
 
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Very interesting, Duane. Not sure how comfortable I'd be with my rear suspension being held together by thick bricks of rubber though.
 
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I used to drive a 73 Kenworth with rubber block suspension. Tough as nails. I also just traded in my fifth wheel that was manufactured in 2006 on a new one. It had Mor-ride suspension and I never had a problem with it. My new one has it as well. If anything happens to the rubber blocks they can be replaced individually and also come in different weight ratings.
 
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Besides... when was the last time you saw Gumby tore in half? I agree, these are pretty robust. Saw a set on a friend's rig. Be interested in knowing whether they are solid rubber or have other materials in them (like neoprene).
 
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This system is a small version of what is used in many city buses.
I do have a similar system in my trailer and have no reservations in it's application.
5 year guarantee on the shear springs.
 
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Dangit Porthole, You are going to cost me some more money. Something else I didn't know I needed until you pointed it out to me. Just like that bed step that is so wonderful for unhooking the fiver.
 
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Dangit Porthole, You are going to cost me some more money. Something else I didn't know I needed until you pointed it out to me. Just like that bed step that is so wonderful for unhooking the fiver.
Better not read my post then if and when I get some type of air ride
 
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Originally Posted by porthole View Post
Better not read my post then if and when I get some type of air ride
Did you get Air ride? Trying to find the post..
 
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Originally Posted by gi1gamesh View Post
Did you get Air ride? Trying to find the post..
Yes.

"if" it was still being made, I would not recommend it, at least for DRW's
Lot of work to install, little ride improvement and I have gone through 6 air bags so far. I now travel with the tools needed and a spare air bag in the truck.
But, it does do a good jib of keeping the truck level automatically.

Nothing that could not be done with air bags and height control valves.

Nothing like towing a 15-17K toy hauler with no rear suspension on crappy northeast highways.

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...uspension.html
 
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This is pretty interesting...
I think about the only thing I would be concerned with is slghtly less lateral stability when going around corners - particularly when towing a heavy load... Seems that it may get just a little "***-ie"...
 
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This is pretty interesting...
I think about the only thing I would be concerned with is slghtly less lateral stability when going around corners - particularly when towing a heavy load... Seems that it may get just a little "***-ie"...

Come on Randy, you got to wiggle it... just a little bit....
 
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I'm towing a 15-18K toy hauler - no issues.
 
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Did this Morryde system effect the ride height? loaded/unloaded
 
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Did this Morryde system effect the ride height? loaded/unloaded
Zero change to height.
 
 
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