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StirCrazy

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Posted: 03/06/21 06:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

StirCrazy wrote:

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" If not, then I'll have to install a pair of airbags."

IMHO bags should have been the first choice.


bags are a bandaid, springs are probably the best choice but also the most expensive. having had bags before I would buy timberans before I waisted money on bags again.

Steve


Not really. Two whimpy full length springs to hold things together and then the air bags do all the work. 9,750# on the rear tires. Nice ride loaded or not.

YES this ia Factory Rear Air Ride but the same applies with standard springs.

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I bought airbags and put them on my old truck, worst money I ever spent. Timberins is what replaced them and was a much better ride.

Air bags or any other unit you can use wont raise your GVW so there only purpose is to make you level when loaded properly. but I guess what ever your happy with your happy with.

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If you are over your payload allowance then you might need a bigger truck. I had Firestone Ride Rite air bags on our 2008 Chevy 2500 and liked them but the rig was well within payload specs.


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People who don't like the ride of their air bags when towing most likely have too much air in them. I only ran 30psi LOADED with 4,500# pin on my 11 DRW RAM and the ride was dramatically improved over stock.

Unloaded they make zero difference since you only should run 0-5 psi.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

People who don't like the ride of their air bags when towing most likely have too much air in them. I only ran 30psi LOADED with 4,500# pin on my 11 DRW RAM and the ride was dramatically improved over stock.

Unloaded they make zero difference since you only should run 0-5 psi.


I like how people say you should go out and buy a bigger truck.
Not everyone can just go out and buy a $60,000+ truck to haul the 5er.
I have a 2500 Ram diesel very much like the OP. I will be looking to do the same thing as him because the truck will not be towing our future 5er 95% of the time.

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StirCrazy wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

" If not, then I'll have to install a pair of airbags."

IMHO bags should have been the first choice.


bags are a bandaid, springs are probably the best choice but also the most expensive. having had bags before I would buy timberans before I waisted money on bags again.

Steve


Are they the hollow rubber springs that make contact only when truck loaded? Like these?

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Yes, but air bags ride a lot better, and work to supplement your existing springs.
I have a 2018 2500 and run 15psi in the air bags when towing. and zero when not, since they have the jounce bumper built in them.

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TravelinDog wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

People who don't like the ride of their air bags when towing most likely have too much air in them. I only ran 30psi LOADED with 4,500# pin on my 11 DRW RAM and the ride was dramatically improved over stock.

Unloaded they make zero difference since you only should run 0-5 psi.


I like how people say you should go out and buy a bigger truck.
Not everyone can just go out and buy a $60,000+ truck to haul the 5er.
I have a 2500 Ram diesel very much like the OP. I will be looking to do the same thing as him because the truck will not be towing our future 5er 95% of the time.


Curious why you quoted me as nothing you just stated correlates with what I said???

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TravelinDog wrote:

StirCrazy wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

" If not, then I'll have to install a pair of airbags."

IMHO bags should have been the first choice.


bags are a bandaid, springs are probably the best choice but also the most expensive. having had bags before I would buy timberans before I waisted money on bags again.

Steve


Are they the hollow rubber springs that make contact only when truck loaded? Like these?

[image]


yup, there set up about an inch off the stop so unloaded you have a factory ride, but loaded they add support. I had them on my F250 when I bought my 5th and it road like a dreem, but I was overloaded so I did two trips and bought a newer 1 ton.

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Curious why you quoted me as nothing you just stated correlates with what I said???


Sorry about that, I meant to quote plumber802

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Have bags 5# empty, loaded without any changes it goes to 30#s. Now with my Bilstiens replacing my adjustable Ranchos, its hook and go. Perfect in every way.



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