Excellent, Rob! Looks like we'll be talking a lot about the Dmax stuff.hey dave saturday i'll show you some set ups didn't realize who was asking about them lol
Excellent, Rob! Looks like we'll be talking a lot about the Dmax stuff.
I'm anxiously awaiting Saturday morning.
I'll probably be blasted here for this, but here's what I did:
This is the first P/U truck I've owned. Before that, Suburbans, Vans, etc.
I drove a friends DMax to San Diego one weekend and because of the performance and loving that diesel sound, I knew I had to have one. When I got my new truck, I didn't care for the real stiff ride, especially on the freeway expansion joints we have here in So Calif. Being accustomed to the ride of the SUV's, I felt like I was being jolted in the new truck.
On one of the forums, some guys were saying that they removed the heavy (short) 1" thick leaf in the rear leaf springs and that it made the ride somewhat softer. So, I removed the heavy leaf on each side. I like the softer ride and I do notice that it's just a little more bouncey, kind of what you feel when your shocks are worn out, though not really that bad. I figure that it will wear out the shocks a little sooner. When I tow the boat (3000 lbs and 350 lbs of tongue weight) the truck sits a little lower in the rear than I'd like. I may opt for Bilsteins in the rear, but I got to thinking that maybe the "air bags" on the rear would allow me to 1) adjust the rear stiffness according to the load, 2) keep the truck level when towing, 3) keep the shocks from wearing out, and 4) preserve the ride quality without the stiff ride of the extra heavy leaf springs. Anyway, that's why I'm looking in to the air lifts.
Thanks again, Rob. I'll see you on Saturday morning.