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Air bags to prevent rear sagging? I haul 6 to 7000lbs often

Discussion in '2.5 Gen TRD Pro (2014-2021)' started by Worm, Nov 13, 2016.

  1. Nov 13, 2016 at 5:53 AM
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    Worm

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    ADD honeybadger winch bumper Super winch Rigid light bar Rigid rear bumper LED's 2 10 inch rigid running lights Hazard strobes DECKED Full bed slide out tool boxes Undercover flex bed cover Leer topper Leather seats Air bags 4 inch readylift Toyo 295/70/18 MT ADD honeybadger rear bumper
    I haul weight often and have a DECKED tool box with 2 full bed lenghth drawers full of tools
    My suspension is sagging and already had both front and rear brakes and rotors replaced. (Under warranty)
    Also an ADD honey badger front bumper with winch And just ordered the rear one to match
    I want to maintain rear ride height when hauling but not compromise articulation when off-road.
    Thank you in advance for any information
     
  2. Nov 13, 2016 at 6:31 AM
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    Just curious......what do you haul that weighs 6-7k lbs, can't be just a couple of toolboxes can it?
     
  3. Nov 13, 2016 at 7:53 AM
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    I'm in the tree business
    Chippers, trailers,miniskids
     
  4. Nov 13, 2016 at 7:54 AM
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    ADD honeybadger winch bumper Super winch Rigid light bar Rigid rear bumper LED's 2 10 inch rigid running lights Hazard strobes DECKED Full bed slide out tool boxes Undercover flex bed cover Leer topper Leather seats Air bags 4 inch readylift Toyo 295/70/18 MT ADD honeybadger rear bumper
    It's rated at 9800lbs ?
    I read that air bags are an option
    But I'm worried about losing performance
     
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  5. Nov 13, 2016 at 8:43 AM
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    Law323

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    I think airbags would be a great idea. I can't see how that would cause you to lose performance.
     
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  6. Nov 13, 2016 at 9:47 AM
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    I would just get some Firestone airbags.
     
  7. Nov 13, 2016 at 9:51 AM
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    Those were what I was looking at
    I didn't think would be a problem but wanted confirmation
    Thanks again
     
  8. Nov 13, 2016 at 12:25 PM
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    Go with the firestone airbags and cradles. Firestone does not recommend the cradles but if you do any off-road with articulation, the cradles are a must. Check my build and you can see the cradles in use. My set-up is a little custom but you will get the idea. Good luck.........
     
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    ADD honeybadger winch bumper Super winch Rigid light bar Rigid rear bumper LED's 2 10 inch rigid running lights Hazard strobes DECKED Full bed slide out tool boxes Undercover flex bed cover Leer topper Leather seats Air bags 4 inch readylift Toyo 295/70/18 MT ADD honeybadger rear bumper
    Thanks
    Ill check it out
     
  10. Nov 13, 2016 at 1:04 PM
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    ADD honeybadger winch bumper Super winch Rigid light bar Rigid rear bumper LED's 2 10 inch rigid running lights Hazard strobes DECKED Full bed slide out tool boxes Undercover flex bed cover Leer topper Leather seats Air bags 4 inch readylift Toyo 295/70/18 MT ADD honeybadger rear bumper
    Forgive my ignorance
    But how do I check out your build?
     
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    Yep air bags will help
     
  12. Nov 13, 2016 at 1:16 PM
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    Should I go with the firestone compressor
    Or an ARB for added uses. airing tires
    Auxiliary tank? Impact tools
     
  13. Nov 13, 2016 at 6:17 PM
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    Hey WORM I'm not to good on the computer but if you go to the Forums link and click on the 3rd gen builds you will find my " still under const build ". Also use the search engine and look up my "Frame mounted air tanks". Best of luck to you..........Yell if you have any questions.
     
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    Worm did you install the airbags and do they make the ride stiffer or bouncier I have the same problem with my pro tryin to find the solution
     
  15. Nov 6, 2019 at 5:28 AM
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    When I was pulling heavier trailers frequently, I had Timbrens on my 2500HD. It was a work truck so it was loaded down 90% of the time and the Timbrens were fine. The 10% of the time it was empty tho, the ride was a little choppy... they say no contact when unloaded but in mine there wasn’t much space empty. It might have been my suspension sagging tho... because I loaded it down for awhile before I had the Timbrens installed. They’re cheaper than air bags and simpler but not as nice I’d imagine.
     
  16. Nov 6, 2019 at 6:12 AM
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    Yeah I’m thinking about timber be as well am just trying to figure out which one would give me a better ride bacause I don’t tow that often but I’m going to do coach builder shackles and I don’t know which of this two will work the best with shackles
     
  17. Nov 6, 2019 at 9:13 AM
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    An old thread, but at 6K-7K pounds, the OP was well into the zone of needing a weight distributing hitch to reduce the tongue weight on the rear suspension. Pushing some of the tongue weight forward to the front suspension will keep the truck leveled and the axles at close to equal loading for best control. But, when you're towing locally every day, I understand that the constant rigging of a WDH can be a PITA.
     

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