Hi everybody. First post. Longtime lurker.
I bought a 2000 xtra cab 4x4 non-TRD from a guy who put air bags in the rear for heavier loads. I think they are Firestone. He said to set it up anywhere from 4-100psi. Currently I have them set at 10psi with a SnugTop camper shell I just threw in the back (~130lbs). Just looking at it it looks a little high in the back. I can't really figure a good way to measure anything less than 10psi.
I feel like going over anything the size of a speed bump is pretty harsh when the rear wheels go over.
I was reading up some online and I found that you are supposed to remove the overload leaf spring if you are going to put airbags in. Taking a look underneath I see I have three regular leaves and an overload still under there. The guy never took them off.
I really never plan to put anything more than the SnugTop shell and maybe a 50lbs hitch mounted bike rack in the back, and was figuring I could try and just take the air bags off and sell them.
Would doing so reduce the harshness of the ride in your opinion?
I don't have experience monkeying with suspension, would this be pretty easy? Anyone able to walk me through it, assuming it's the problem?