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Old 12-11-2012, 08:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have had good results with air shocks on the rear. But the rubbers wore out quickly due to excessive end play. I used 1 inch heater hose and some large washers to re-bush the bottoms. I have a dog kennel that weighs about 400 pounds empty on the back and by the end of winter the rear was 3-4 inches lower. I run 60 pounds of air when the dog box is on and run them at 25 (which is the recommended minimum) when I remove it with the camper jacks.
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Also consider lowering the front down a little with the torsion bar adjustments. That way you'll be level with the load on. I like a little bit of downhill look to the stance anyway.

Jake

crouching tiger or something like that?I ttoo like the stock rake of most vehicles. best of all, fully loaded, they are level.

the cranked bars and leveled trucks have allways make me think of a obese person rearing up a Wal-Mart scooter.
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My tires are 265R16's, 33" tall I think, it gives me an effective gear ratio of 3:73. I've always needed a little more clearance on those tires on the front. They have scrubbed occasionally on hard turns. I want the keep the torsion bars turned up nearly level for that reason. I think the airbags are my solution, and I thank all of you who chimed in.

What wheels are you running? on my 93 K2500(HD) ECLB the t-bars are so "un" cranked the CV shafts are just about straight, and I run 265 on PYOs off of a duramax era truck, and I have never rubbed.

CV shaft life is also a good reason for stock t-bar height.
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