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Max Owner 06-19-2019 10:01 PM

Air Bags On Dually For Better Ride Towing?
 
Hey all.

Got a crew cab dually. '18 model.

If I put air bags on the back would it improve the ride?

Our roads are suckish rough. Have a Trail Air hitch on our fifth wheel trailer and is still blah.

Wondering.....

Dmetcalf 06-20-2019 01:17 PM

I like having air bags on my truck.
 
I think itís a good upgrade to add the air bags and I figured it just canít hurt anything..!

IGO1320 06-20-2019 02:27 PM

I love my airbags.

Max Owner 06-20-2019 08:58 PM

Do you guys think it helps with your ride loaded?

Do you have a compressor installed or just air fittings?

CntrlCalDmax 06-21-2019 10:32 AM

Mine is a '12 so not apples to apples but the bags didn't change the loaded or unloaded ride. I lowered the rear 1" with shackles and because of the geometry of the overloads, removed them and installed bags with Air Lift auto leveling. When you have a near GVWR load whatever suspension you have will be stressed to capacity and there won't be a lot of "give" left. You will feel the road, especially the bridge transitions!

I have an Air Safe hitch to soften the stress transfer to the RV.

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Max Owner 06-22-2019 06:14 PM

Thanx CntrlCalDmax.

Trying to decide if I want airbags or not. On my 02 I redid the rear suspension and added bags. When bags were deflated, there was no difference in ride height. So bags were useless.

IGO1320 06-25-2019 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Max Owner (Post 9827826)
Do you guys think it helps with your ride loaded?

Do you have a compressor installed or just air fittings?

Yes the air bags help the ride loaded, also give you the ability to keep the truck ride level.

I just use an air fitting and carry a compressor behind the seat.

Max Owner 06-25-2019 06:28 PM

Thanx IGO1320.

Billman812 06-26-2019 05:06 PM

air bags have certainly helped my new truck (with onboard air & remote) and the previous '06 3500HD (manual fill) when loaded at about 65-75psi depending on weight.
Ride height was level helping headlights & ride comfort.
As for empty, no difference as what is commonly felt is the overload spring making contact on the perch.

Max Owner 07-02-2019 11:11 PM

Thanx Billman.


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