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« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2009, 10:19:11 AM »

so does anyone know about the 102a3's air suspension parts compatibility with the mc9's? Or if someone could point me in the right direction as far as where ya'll get parts that would be awesome.
If I could figure out how much the air beam block off plates were going to cost it would help me come up with a price and budget.
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« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2009, 10:27:09 AM »

Most of the parts for a 9 vs 96A & 102A3's  will be a different, but not all! We get our parts from several sources.
MCI, C & J Bus Repair (Bloomington, MN), Caylor's Supply Rantoul, KS), Mohawk, US Coach (Vinewood, NJ), International Bus Parts, and more. These are just some of the most commonly used and Busnut friendly ones!

If it were me I'd spring the extra $ and go with rolling lobe bags over the block off plates! Smoother ride, better performance, and about the same amount of time/troble to install! FWIW!
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« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2009, 02:29:45 PM »

I  am no expert by any means but...... I think that it would be alot of work to install air beams in a 102 since they don't have air beams to start with.
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« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2009, 05:09:46 PM »

bruceknee is correct, 102's do not have air beams. They use the rolling lobe style air bag. The bodies are stainless from the bay floor to the bottom of the windows. That does not mean every part is stainless. The axles, suspension components and some smaller parts like door latches, ect are not stainless.

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« Reply #34 on: November 02, 2009, 06:28:41 AM »

I  am no expert by any means but...... I think that it would be alot of work to install air beams in a 102 since they don't have air beams to start with.

hahaha, ok. Thanks. That explains a  whole lot.
After I mentioned the air bags not inflating someone mentioned that it was probably the air beams and sort of led me astray.
Allright, so it has to be the bags, or a valve.

Thanks.
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« Reply #35 on: November 02, 2009, 01:16:49 PM »

well.....did you buy it?Huh
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« Reply #36 on: November 03, 2009, 03:54:42 AM »

Philip,
    It seems that the great state  of  fla. also has an Inspector her instructions to me was to document allllll that you do to your conversion. Hope it is easier   for you in your county. 
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« Reply #37 on: November 03, 2009, 06:41:29 AM »

well.....did you buy it?Huh

I'm still negotiating, trying to get a  new tire or two  Grin
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