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Air bag lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by redlandscabear, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. Feb 15, 2009 at 7:33 AM
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    redlandscabear

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    Anyone have experience or comments about putting the air bag system on a Tacoma for towing and weight support, will begin towing next month. Towing a tandem wheel travel trailer and retiring so it will be towing quite often in basically the west coast. Fleetwood 23ft about 4900 lbs plus about another 750 to a 1000 for all the personal items.
     
  2. Feb 15, 2009 at 8:48 AM
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    Towing what and how much of it?? How often??

    The more info you can give us the better answers folks will be able to give you...
     
  3. Feb 15, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    I think he means maybe the length of it and maybe weight of it. Since you say tandem wheel travel trailer.
     
  4. Feb 15, 2009 at 9:00 PM
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    Not on a Tacoma, but I did put an Air-Lift helper bag system on a lowered ext. Cab Chevrolet that I once had. It did a great job. It was a very simple kit and did not have an on-board compressor. It had an air valve like a car tire that I mounted in the gas filler neck compartment. Adjusting air pressure was as simple as airing up a tire. It was a kit just like this RideControl 59500 Series.

    http://www.airliftcompany.com/ride_control.html
     
  5. Feb 15, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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    Have you gotten the rear leaf spring TSB? That will help the truck hold the extra weight. I tow a backhoe short distances and 3-4 quads on a trailer some pretty decent distances and it tows great. dont forget a trailer brake controller if you dont already have one too.
     
  6. Feb 16, 2009 at 7:54 AM
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    Does your tacoma have the factory towing package?? (Class IV hitch, Oil and Tranny Cooler, Heavy Duty Battery/Alternator, and 7-Pin harness) Cause that will allow you to tow up to 6500lbs.

    The rear leaf TSB is probably a GREAT idea (as for your truck it should be FREE instead of paying for a air bag system). Does your trailer have electronic brakes?? As good brake controller will also improve your payload control.
     
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