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Old 05-14-2013, 05:33 PM   #1
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To Air Bag or Not To Air Bag

I have been undecided whether to add air bags or not. My truck drops just 2 inches when I hook up, and travels down the road real good. I do not hit the factory jouce bumpers but on a very rare occasion. I just got it in my head that maybe I should raise truck some, and maybe improve the ride even better. But, woudl I get much benefit for the cost involved?
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:51 PM   #2
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The only benefit to air bags is to raise the rear end...
no increase in load carrying capacity, no improvement in handling, and no improvement in ride (in my case - in fact the unloaded ride was worse WITH bags...

Do you get 'flashed' at night ? if not, I'd stay with it and maybe not put anything in the turck bad, but move some 'stuff' from the front to the back of the rv...
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:09 PM   #3
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I know that they don't increase anything. Just wondering about leveling the rear and maybe a better ride. We don't travel at night, retired and in no hurry. Start out about 8am and look to stop about 4pm.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:13 PM   #4
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I had Firestone bags on my Chevy 2500 and loved them. Trailer road so much better. Then I added Bilstein 5100 shocks and really improved the ride.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:25 AM   #5
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Mine drops 2 inches and rides level without air. Mosts trucks are high on the back when unloaded.
I did add spring plies and it improved the ride loaded and no change unloaded. I did it to protest the main ply that are prone to break on F250 and F350 SRW. Just the other day my cousin found 2 broken main ply on his F350 SRW. He was wondering why his truck was all over the road and I pointed out his problem.
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