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Old 07-07-2008, 07:31 AM   #1
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How to increase the payload capacity?

New poster here. Searched the posts and could not find any info on this subject.

I have an 08, DC, TRD Offroad with the rear leaf TSB(everything else is stock). I recently loaded up my truck for a long weekend of camping and climbing. Loaded the truck with a lot of firewood, few coolers, grill, etc. Didn't seem like that much weight to me, yet I was 1" off the bump stops. This is with the rear leaf TSB done.

Does anyone have advice for mods to increase the payload capacity? I don't necessarily want a lift as I don't wheel that much. I just want to be able to load up this truck and run down a bumpy road without riding on the stops.

Thanks for help.
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Old 07-07-2008, 07:33 AM   #2
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You cant change the Manufactures GVW. You can make it more comfortable to drive when loaded by useing some air bags.
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Old 07-07-2008, 06:38 PM   #3
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I got a dumb question (surprize!) what ever happened to 'air shocks' or 'spring loaded' shocks? Don't they make them for our trucks? I had a KILLER set of air shocks on my '79 Malibu-but that was years ago.
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Thanks for the advice.
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Originally Posted by Ridgerunner View Post
I got a dumb question (surprize!) what ever happened to 'air shocks' or 'spring loaded' shocks? Don't they make them for our trucks? I had a KILLER set of air shocks on my '79 Malibu-but that was years ago.
air bags, yes....shocks, i dont think so
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:39 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Ridgerunner View Post
I got a dumb question (surprize!) what ever happened to 'air shocks' or 'spring loaded' shocks? Don't they make them for our trucks? I had a KILLER set of air shocks on my '79 Malibu-but that was years ago.
They stopped makeing them because of 2 things. 1.Its much harder to use Air as a dampening medium, and 2. Air bleeds off more easilly than oil, thus needing more expensive and faillure prone.
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