Originally Posted by dante087708
@ David K
It doesn't appear that the bump stops are hitting & it does only have 3 leaf springs.Seems like it kinda wants to slide on the gravel road.What are the air springs & whats the purpose?I will try the lower tire pressure,seems like it has worked really well for you.Nice Taco by the way!
Air springs are usually called 'air bags' and they go where the bump stops were to supplement what the leaf springs do...
Basically an inexpensive cure and you can adjust how much air (10-100 psi) to put in them for the degree of firmness you need. Stops the bottoming out from heavy loads when your stock springs are too soft. The brand is Ride Rite, made by Firestone. Shraeder valves (tire valves) are installed in the back bumper for each air bag... You just add or remove air their to change the firmness and ride height. Fancier set ups have an air compressor on board and you can adjustm, on-the-fly.
Here is the left one... on my '05: