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Ford F550 Coast Guard People Carrier Air Ride Suspension

2012 Ford F550 people carrier/tow rig  for the Canadian Coast Guard. This truck is used to carry personnel and tow a rigid hull inflatable boat for training exercises on the northern tip of Vancouver Island. The complaint was it has a really rough ride on the roads up near Bamfield. The personnel being transported were getting sore and the equipment was really taking a beating.

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After a lengthy inspection we found that the rear carrier/box is solid mounted to the chassis and the truck is constantly riding on the overloads.

The solution is a complete rear Ultra Ride Air System from Link Systems.  This system changes from a traditional leaf spring suspension to full rear air ride. The quality of this kit is amazing.

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Today is tear down day, so stay tuned for the final results.

 

Installation is well under way today.                               Dang mechanics, always laying around.

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What a difference the Air Ride Suspension has made with this truck. The ride is much smoother.