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Old 07-22-2016, 11:30 PM   #1
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Firestone air bag pressure?

Hi all. Well, Sunday is our big day as we head out on our trip using a tow dolly for the first time. Brief test ride today I felt my front end felt a little " lite" sometimes, similar to a pickup with a good load in the back. (BTW towing 2004 Acura TSX 3230 lbs using master tow 80 dolly) usually I'm running my tires at 70/80 and airbags at 60. Thinking I should inflate airbags higher to 65 or 70 which might force my front end down more while towing? Anyone else have experience with this? Thanks.

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Old 07-23-2016, 06:01 AM   #2
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Adding more air to your airbags will not necessarily "raise" the rear by more than a few inches. It will firm up the ride, especially the rear.
Your rig, like mine and a lot of longer class c rigs have a loooong rear overhang. Add to that the weight of your "stuff" loaded into compartments and storage areas behind the rear axle, and you end up with what feels like a "light" front end.
Try running your airbags at your 60-70 psi, but if your heavily loaded in the rear, try re-distributing some heavy items forward of the rear axle. It may help.
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