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Towing and new leaf springs

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Przemekmsu, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Oct 17, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    Przemekmsu

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    I read that some one installed some Dakar leaf springs which helped with towing weight. What do you guys recommand for towing???? Should I go with heavier leaf springs????? Thanks
     
  2. Oct 17, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    Pugga

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    Do you want lift as well or just less sag when loaded?
     
  3. Oct 17, 2011 at 9:59 PM
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    No lift, just less sag when loaded. I am planning on towing a boat for a 7 hour trip, few weekends in the summer.
     
  4. Oct 17, 2011 at 10:05 PM
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    You can install airbags, if you don't go offroading.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2011 at 10:39 PM
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    How do the airbags work????? I do some beach driving here and there, would that be a problem????
     
  6. Oct 17, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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    They help keep the rear end from sagging. they sit in between you leaf packs and your frame (where your bump stop is.

    I wouldn't get them if you get into offcamber sittuations or where you are extending and compressing the rear alot. Because it will wear out the air bags really fast.

    Here is a very popular brand of air bags: http://www.firestoneip.com/RideRite/
     
  7. Oct 17, 2011 at 10:51 PM
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    Great thanks. I am going to have to give this a shot.
     
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