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Air bags perhaps?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Wingnutt, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Oct 11, 2009 at 3:54 PM
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    Wingnutt

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    I noticed when towing my trailer, my truck squats a little, its livable, not too bad at all really, but I would love to be able to level it out a bit.

    I was looking at these:

    http://www.suspensionconnection.com/cgi-bin/suscon/59561-tacoma-air-springs.html

    seems like a good option, low price easy to install.

    though I find it hard to believe there is no drilling required, considering they show drilling the rails in the video, and there are no pre drilled holes in my truck that I can see (perhaps Im wrong)

    anywho, was wondering what opinions were on this option..


    oh yea, here is the setup.

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  2. Oct 11, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    I would say do the free leafspring tsb but you're out of warranty.
     
  3. Oct 11, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    yup.
     
  4. Oct 11, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    PM mpleitez. He told me he had airbags because he tows a big 5th wheel. He should know.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    you could also try an AAL
     
  6. Oct 11, 2009 at 4:12 PM
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    Yea, but I really don't want to change the ride of the truck permanently, I like how she sits and rides just fine, except when the trailer is attached.
     
  7. Oct 11, 2009 at 4:13 PM
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    It wont change the ride that much. Hardly noticeable. ;)
     
  8. Oct 11, 2009 at 4:18 PM
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    I don't want the rear sitting any higher when not loaded. I hate that look. I like it more or less level, and im not trading a level ride with the trailer, for a ass jacked look the rest of the time.
     
  9. Oct 11, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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    You could always buy bilsteins and set them at 1.75" of lift. Then buy a 1.5 or 2" aal.
     
  10. Oct 11, 2009 at 4:43 PM
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    will all that cost more than 200 bux? is it adjustable?
     
  11. Oct 11, 2009 at 4:47 PM
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    The bilstein 5100's are adjustable and have i believe 3 height adjustments. But you cannot adjust them on the truck. You choose what you want then put them on. I think just for the front they will run you maybe $150. Then the aal is about 70 or 80.
     
  12. Oct 11, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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    Well, then for my application (price being considered) the airbags seem a better option..

    I only need to raise the rear (when the trailer is attached) about 1 inch or so.. not much at all. I downloaded the vehicle specific install directions and sure enough, there is no drilling required to install the air lift kit. So the appeal is obvious. Low cost, easy install, and I only have to "use" them when needed, so It wont effect the unloaded ride (which I am very happy with).

    I was just curious if there were any big no-nos or things to really look out for when adding extra support to the rear.
     
  13. Oct 11, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    Cool. Let us know how it works out.
     
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