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Old 11-30-2010, 09:24 PM   #111
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The dual valves were not provided by ACE. The International dealer supplied the valves, air line, etc as needed. They also fabricated the necessary brackets for mounting, etc. Nothing real high-tech and I was told the valves are the same ones they use on heavy trucks.

I was a little surprised ACE shipped with a single valve setup after reading other recent comments.

I sure can't complain about the ride though!

PS: While it was in they also replaced the fan clutch and applied another new update. It addressed several things but I am told one was to improve the life of the injectors by flushing them after shut down.
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:10 PM   #112
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Would you mind providing the POC you dealt with at Rechtein? I'd like to speak with them about the extra parts and possibly get specifics such as part numbers ect. I may be dealing with an inexperienced installer so I'd like to be as prepared as possible.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:06 PM   #113
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I worked with Doug Capps, he is the service manager for their three dealerships here in S Fla. Seems knowledgable and great to deal with... Phone is 561-882-9050.

Good luck... we will be headed out on a bit longer trip here around Christmas and get a little more experience with the ride... one real bouncy concrete bridge on the route which was scary before.... always had to slow down to about 35mph... I am anxious to see if the air ride will tame it...
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:22 PM   #114
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Thanks for the response. As it turned out I spoke with Doug yesterday when I called Rechtein. He was very helpful and appeared knowledgeable about the install. He estimated the installation to be between $6 and $6.5K based on a two valve installation and "additional features". Did you have anything special done over and above the basic two valve install?
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:29 PM   #115
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Nothing additional... I talked about having an air connection installed for airing tires, etc but ended up not having it done this go 'round.

They do a nice job of installing the air compressor and tank assembly up inside the frame infront of the front axle. He may be referring to that mounting.
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:55 AM   #116
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Sorry for not letting everyone know the results of my ACE installation sooner. If you remember I paid for the parts and Cummins was doing the installation. It turned out they needed to order the second air thingy and add leafs because of the lean I am hearing more and more about. We bartered the labor and I felt it was only right that I pay for the extra parts. Now it sounds like most are having to do the same. So the total ended up a little over $6,000.00. Problem is that we only got a chance to drive it once before we had to winterize so I don't know how much of a difference it made. It seemed huge the short distance we did go. Now is there anything I am supposed to do for the winter with the system? I didn't get any kind of service guide so I am clueless as to what maintenance it needs if any. Do you all take your house batteries out for the winter? Do you know that the thing was hitting so hard it broke the strap on one of the batteries which in turn busted the ground wire off? I sure hope I spent this money wisely.
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:10 PM   #117
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Glad you got that resolved and negotiated a reasonable cost! The only winter maintenance you need to do on the ACE system is to drain the water from the air tank which you should do after each trip or two. Since you did not drive very far, you probably did not generate enough moisture to worry about it this winter.

As far as winterizing goes, I empty all the tanks, blow out the lines with my home air compressor and add RV antifreeze to all drain traps. I keep the coach hooked up to power all the time in storage and never have worried about removing the batteries. In your climate, the removal of batteries may be warranted but we just don't get that cold for extended periods here in Texas.

I know you will like the results of the ACE system when you get more of a chance to drive it. They are a really good investment and should have been a part of the original design.

Good luck!

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Old 08-22-2018, 11:12 AM   #118
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Hi everyone, my wife and I just purchased a 2009 Supernova with the ACE air suspension already installed. I did some research on it before the purchase which is how I found this forum. Thanks to all who have posted, the information is great!
My system has only one height control valve and has the drivers side lean that others have talked about. I spoke with ACE and they said I should have two valves and are sending me another one with the brackets needed for install. After looking the system over, there doesn't seem to be enough room between the shocks on the front of the crossmember to add the second one. I hope they send detailed instructions.
My question is: Does anyone have any pictures of their ACE airbag suspension with the two height control valves installed?
Thanks for all the info,
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:51 AM   #119
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I just installed a Kelderman www.kelderman.com Air Suspension on the rear of our 2008 6331 Endura. Website has all the info.

Very well engineered, top quality fabrication & parts and straight forward installation instructions. The ride improvement is almost unbelievable! The install instructions & pictures were done on a Super Nova so that really helped. Here is a video showing the suspension at work that sold me. Good company to work with and great price. Wish I had done this years ago! The hardest part was moving the wire and cables that would have rubbed on the new components. If anyone is interested in more info, please send a message.
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