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How to increase the payload capacity?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by RockyK, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Jul 7, 2008 at 7:31 AM
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    RockyK

    RockyK [OP] Member

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    New poster here. Searched the posts and could not find any info on this subject.

    I have an 08, DC, TRD Offroad with the rear leaf TSB(everything else is stock). I recently loaded up my truck for a long weekend of camping and climbing. Loaded the truck with a lot of firewood, few coolers, grill, etc. Didn't seem like that much weight to me, yet I was 1" off the bump stops. This is with the rear leaf TSB done.

    Does anyone have advice for mods to increase the payload capacity? I don't necessarily want a lift as I don't wheel that much. I just want to be able to load up this truck and run down a bumpy road without riding on the stops.

    Thanks for help.
     
  2. Jul 7, 2008 at 7:33 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    You cant change the Manufactures GVW. You can make it more comfortable to drive when loaded by useing some air bags. :)
     
  3. Jul 7, 2008 at 6:38 PM
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    Ridgerunner

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    I got a dumb question (surprize!):D what ever happened to 'air shocks' or 'spring loaded' shocks? Don't they make them for our trucks? I had a KILLER set of air shocks on my '79 Malibu-but that was years ago.
     
  4. Jul 8, 2008 at 7:59 PM
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    RockyK

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    Thanks for the advice.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2008 at 8:05 PM
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    The_Hodge

    The_Hodge They all float down here... Moderator

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    air bags, yes....shocks, i dont think so
     
  6. Jul 8, 2008 at 8:39 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    They stopped makeing them because of 2 things. 1.Its much harder to use Air as a dampening medium, and 2. Air bleeds off more easilly than oil, thus needing more expensive and faillure prone. :)
     

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