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Air shocks vs. Air bags?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ENIGMA206, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Dec 21, 2009 at 7:13 AM
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    ENIGMA206

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    Doing a search, I was surprised to see that there isn't very much information regarding air shocks on TW.

    I would like to be able to level out my truck when towing the boat or when hauling cargo over a long distance. The need for air bags that can carry 5000 pounds in a truck rated for 1400 pounds is a little overkill in my opinion. My truck is pretty much stock and have no plans for making it a super-stocker off-roading machine. It is my daily driver/hunting/fishing/family machine.

    I have researched all of the leveling options out there and have decided that the air bags or air shocks is the route I'd like to take. Is there that much advantage with air bags over air shocks such as the Gabriel Hi Jackers? Air shocks cost way less. Worst case scenario would be hauling maybe 800 to 1000 pounds in the bed or 400 pound tongue weight from the boat.
     
  2. Dec 21, 2009 at 7:35 AM
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    I had air shocks on a muscle car. Stiff as hell. Air bags would be more adjustable assuming you have on board air. If I'm not mistaken, most guys on this site seem to prefer Timbrens for their overload issues. Timbrens keep it soft when unloaded too. Helper springs? Somebody chime in?
     
  3. Dec 21, 2009 at 9:51 AM
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    Airbags. You can pump it w/ a bicycle pump if you needed to. If you wanna be level when towing the boat, another option would be weight distribution hitch.
     
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