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Old 08-29-2014, 01:39 PM   #15
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IMHO the truck looks fine with no air in the bags. Measure the air pressure with the load on. Like I said 30 psi works well to control some of these nasty roads. Bottom line use what pressure gives the best ride.
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:06 PM   #16
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I appreciate your opinion, and I really do like having input from others.

I did 4 runs with the Landmark and the Ram with no airbags. Plain and simple it was really squatting, nose was high and the steering was really too light. I expect better from a 1 ton that can have 5000lbs+ in the box and pull over 24,000. Maybe I'm just too fussy plus the whole truck and trailer are new to me.

I felt like I was one of those 1/2 ton combinations with a oversized fifthwheel or a 30' travel trailer that we see running around on our highways with the front wheels off the ground - it wasn't cool.

I drive alot and there is no way I would run it as in picture number 1.

Now I do think your 30 PSI number will be right as I previously had the bags over inflated and was suffering from listening to all the springs clang away.
Don't get me wrong - I have never owned a Dodge but after having multiple F150's, a F250, F350, and a F450 + 2 motorhomes with the Cummins - I could never go back to the Ford for pulling.

And just to be courteous to my Ford friends, my wife has a new F150 for her daily driver and its a awesome pick-up for its size!


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Old 08-29-2014, 06:26 PM   #17
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What air pressures are you running in your tires? I run 60 loaded rear and 80 front loaded. Never felt bad at all. With your load you could run 55 rear and still have plenty of tire capacity.
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:07 AM   #18
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Just a update on the airbags;

40 PSI really worked good for the truck this past weekend. Tow profile was level and the Ram's springs were quiet.

As far as reducing tire pressure on the truck, I am not a big proponent of pulling the pressure back to soften the ride however over inflating is not good either. That being said I will revisit the pressures on the truck - the local scale that I use cannot do individual wheel weights so I need to have the truck corners done somewhere else.


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