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Old 04-01-2014, 12:41 PM   #1
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Air bags needed or not

I have a 2012 silverado 2500hd when pulling my 2008 285wp 5ver 10'000 loaded the back end bounce's a little on certain roads will air bags stop this? will they make it ride rougher with out a trailer?


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Old 04-01-2014, 01:03 PM   #2
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it will help with the bucking at least it did on my truck.. I run them at 65psi while hitched up and 5psi empty, and the empty ride is the same with air bags as it was without, get rid of the crappy shocks and install a set of blistens

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Old 04-02-2014, 10:53 AM   #3
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Yes, the air bags will help. They may not stop it completely, but they will help. My ride without a load has been no different (5psi as recommended).
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:14 PM   #4
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Timbrens" are supposed to work real well with no matience. They made my truck ride a little rougher without a load but are supposed to work real well. I have them on my truck now and will let you know if you ask me after 21apr. (We will be going out). They replace the bump stops and are easy to install if you want to do it yourself. They are about 310.00 installed. When you add the load they keep the truck from dropping down to much in the back. My truck dropped 2.5" when my load was applied without them, (not to bad), but I still wanted something to help with ride and bounce. We will see. I have an f250 long bed/supercab. Not a dually.
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:56 PM   #5
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2008 2500hd, extended cab, long box here. I have had airbags on my last 3 pickup trucks, big difference for load, TT(26RKS here) and comfort. I run my AiRLift airbags at 15-20 psi. If i have load in the back, usually 50+ not to make it to bouncy.
Would definitelly put a set on. I run mine without a compressor, pump them up at home.

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