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Old 10-01-2012, 11:21 AM   #1
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Bouncing down the road

I have noticed that on certain surfaces, my truck seems to bounce. It seems to be rhythmic. It is worse going up hill.
I have heard the term chugging and was wondering if Air Bags would aid in the easing of some of the bouncing. Any ideas??
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:36 PM   #2
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I have heard this event called "chucking" and yes stiffening up your suspension will help alot.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:50 PM   #3
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if you stiffen up your suspension, you'll put more stress your axles, wheels, and tires more.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:53 PM   #4
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I installed new shocks. Rancho RS900XL. It seems to have helped. Still some chucking.
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An upgrade pin box will take out the chucking and most of the porpoising. I installed a 5th Airborne on mine and am very happy with it.
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If your truck has any age on it, it's probably due for new shock absorbers, you're likely hauling the max weight the stockers were engineered for. And pick up an air ride pin-box while you're at it, you won't regret either purchase.
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How is the weight ditribution in your trailer? Got enough weight on the pin?
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I have nothing in the toy hauler of any substance. I just put new Rancho RS900XL's on the rear.
They helped a good bit. The fronts are next. Then... Bags? Then a new air pin box?
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No - bags only helped if you are squatting too much....

the shock absorbed pinbox (like my Trailair) is the solution to chucking and porpoising.

I can see the fifth wheel doing a LOT more up and down, lurching, twisting and turning but the bed of the truck stays solid ! get one !
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I put bags on my truck and while lifting up the rear they also stiffened up the ride some what and provide more overall control. Adding Bilstein shocks also worked wonders over stock shocks. Except for bigger tires, I'm most likely equal to a 3500 SRW now.
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