Cab Air Ride for a 1986 KW900 with a. Sleeper

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  1. Roanokemassey

    Roanokemassey Bobtail Member

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    I am looking fixing up a 1986 W900 to be my daily driver.
    However, the cab and sleeper are both mounted directly to the frame.
    Did anyone make an after market subframe kit to mount the cab and sleeper to for a cab air ride conversion?
    Or if anyone has already done this did you make plans or copies?
    I just done want to reinvent the wheel.
    I hope some one has done it and would like to share.
     
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  3. Lexuslane

    Lexuslane Medium Load Member

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    I’ve always thought the air ride cabs were annoying with all the bouncing

    air ride drive axles though , that’s what makes the difference .

    I don’t know if anyone makes a kit
    But you will have to connect the cab and sleeper together with a subframe , add hinges the front
    And make sure the wires and air lines are re routed so they don’t chafe ,
     
  4. spsauerland

    spsauerland Road Train Member

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  5. Roanokemassey

    Roanokemassey Bobtail Member

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  6. Roanokemassey

    Roanokemassey Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for your input. It does habe air ride on the suspension.
    I just like the extra cushion of an air ride cab. Most cab air rides use a flex mount towards the front and air bags on the rear mounts.
    Thanks
     
  7. Roanokemassey

    Roanokemassey Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the link. I appreciate it.
     
  8. Cummins_444

    Cummins_444 Medium Load Member

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    I have a vin if you want to try and get kenworth factory setup. Its a 98 w900. The cab and sleeper have separate systems.
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