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Old 07-01-2018, 08:13 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Firestone or Airlift I’ve had both, either one would work good.
Probably go for the best price.
I do know Firestone backs up their products, the truck I had Airlift I don’t own anymore so I don’t know how well they’d back up their products.

I will suggest the Airlift Load Controller II, reasonable priced it’ll keep 5psi in the bags all the time. Which is what you want for airbag longevity.
I bought my load controller II, that I bought in 2003 and it’s on it’s 2nd truck with Firestone bags.

Have you tried adjusting your distribution hitch a little tighter ?

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Old 07-01-2018, 08:42 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Ive moved it up one hole from where i started. The trucks plane stayed about the same, just moved the trailer nose up a bit. I think if i were to raise it up one more hole the trailer would become level and the truck would still be nose up.

Disclaimer: I bought this truck used and someone before me leveled the truck by cranking on the torsion bars. If i were to lower the front back down and raise the hitch one hole id probably achieve a level truck all around. Only reason that I'm considering airbags is i do tow other trailers from time to time that don't have the weight distribution bars.

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Ive moved it up one hole from where i started. The trucks plane stayed about the same, just moved the trailer nose up a bit. I think if i were to raise it up one more hole the trailer would become level and the truck would still be nose up.

Disclaimer: I bought this truck used and someone before me leveled the truck by cranking on the torsion bars. If i were to lower the front back down and raise the hitch one hole id probably achieve a level truck all around. Only reason that I'm considering airbags is i do tow other trailers from time to time that don't have the weight distribution bars.
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:33 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Leave the front alone and go with the airbags, you'll be glade you did.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:59 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Just ordered the Airlift 57275 Loadlifter 5000 bag kit along with their Wireless ONE kit from Summit. They had a coupon celebrating their 50th year and I got $50 off my order.
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Old 07-13-2018, 05:01 AM   #26 (permalink)
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definitely next on my list for truck
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:22 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I got everything installed and its so easy to just hit the button to raise and lower bag pressure. Im sorry i waited this long. Ill be racing in over the 18th-19th weekend so ill be able to test out the functionality of the bags and make my presets on the controller.
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:32 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I got everything installed and its so easy to just hit the button to raise and lower bag pressure. Im sorry i waited this long. Ill be racing in over the 18th-19th weekend so ill be able to test out the functionality of the bags and make my presets on the controller.
please update after you get back and let us know how they worked
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Old 08-20-2018, 07:56 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Finally got out and put a trailer behind the truck. 55psi got the truck sitting level with the trailer hooked up. That's without the load leveling bars hooked up because trailer I was towing didn't have them installed. Towed great, a lot more control of the truck and didn't have near the pogoing effect going over some whoops that are in the freeway. Also put the truck in towing/manual mode, left it in 5th and let the truck do it's thing. Ended up getting another 1.3mpg according to the dash display.
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Santa brought a set of PACBRAKE bags and onboard compressor

install pics in 'what did you do to your LMM' thread

truck rides better empty than before

trailer sets correctly now

awesome

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