Steer axle suspension bottoms out?

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  1. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Heavy Load Member

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    Seems my steer axle has been hitting the bumpers on the suspension.

    Week suspension, or am I just overload the front keeping it at 12,000-12,500 constantly?

    2016 pete 579
     
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  3. flood

    flood Road Train Member

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    Front Air ride needs adjusted....
    1/2" to high it feels like it's bottom out (bags to hard)
    1/2" to low and it will bottom out (to soft)
     
  4. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Heavy Load Member

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    I don't have any bags In the front
     
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  5. Goodysnap

    Goodysnap Road Train Member

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    Sounds like time for new set of springs.
     
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  6. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    If your bottoming out, its time for front springs
     
  7. Concorde

    Concorde Road Train Member

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    I’ve bottomed mine out a couple times, can see the rubber marks on my front leaf springs..2023 Pete 389.

    Some rough roads out there :)
     
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  8. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Heavy Load Member

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    Yeah, all these road fixing money seemed to vanish.
     
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