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cheftim

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Posted: 09/15/20 07:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ranhalgo, thanks for the comparison. I had air bags on my last setup and never loved them. I'm trying like you to do things one at a time. At this point I'm trying to decide between the lower Stableloads, Helliwig Big Wig rear stabilizer, and Supersprings.

billtex, other than yours being a CC and mine a SuperCab, we're pretty close in set up and weight. Other than the lower Stableloads, what other mods have you added?


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The Big Wig will not help the side to side sway, it will 100% fix the side to side sway.
Best thing I ever installed.

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Timbrens eliminated any sway, but we have a DRW.


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dwrat, What kind of set up do you have? Is it similar to mine?
thedavidzoo, Thanks for the info.

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dwrat wrote:

The Big Wig will not help the side to side sway, it will 100% fix the side to side sway.


Come again?


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billtex wrote:

towpro wrote:

it sounds like you must have over load springs, that work as the truck body drops the springs come into contact with the overload spring perches on the frame.

Your not loaded enough to make them come into play full time so they BANG every time the springs hit them
As you crank up the air bags they you are raising the back so they never hit again.


This.

Ditch the airbags and add lower Stableloads . You’ll be all set.


I'm not convinced that this is true with a 4000 pound camper. The lower pressures he was experimenting with should have allowed the weight to compress the suspension enough to get full engagement out of the various parts of his OEM suspension.

I was having issues and called airlift who makes my bags and tech support recommended running up to 95 psi. I find I like the ride around 75 psi so consider trying out higher pressures. Air it up and see how high you can go before those extensions you talk about lose contact and you may find that you can go higher pressure and still be comfortable with the suspension.

In addition to raising the vehicle as the pressure increases, the "firmness" also increases. It's a dance between the vehicle springs and the airbags and the goal is to find the sweet spot where they work together the way you want.


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Airbags were a disaster on my truck camper. Set low they did little or nothing. Anything over about 25 psi helped level the camper but the sway was awful. I tried to help the situation with Rancho shocks set on high. That was also a mistake and gave me a really poor ride. My wife complained that even small bumps or highway tar strips hurt her neck.

I ditched the airbags and put on Supersprings. That gave the truck the spring capacity it needed for a 4000# plus load. I was able to soften the shocks to about 5 front and 7 rear. Both the sway and the jolting ride were fixed. On my current truck I am using Timbrens and they work quite well. I suspect I would still have even a better drive if I install Supersprings.

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cheftim wrote:

dwrat, What kind of set up do you have? Is it similar to mine?
thedavidzoo, Thanks for the info.


Very similar but Chevy.

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Thanks dwrat.

If I add Supersprings, do I go back to the original overload bumps or are the TL uppers okay?

With that said, do the TL uppers interact with the Superspring?

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