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Old 06-21-2012, 06:32 PM   #1
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for those of you pulling a 5er with air bags

A friend of mine sold his truck and removed his air bags and couldn't put them on his new tv so he gave them to me.
Total install time was 1 hr and 15 minutes.

My question is what pressure has everybody found the ride quality the best?
With my 1/2 ton burb pulling my tt I found 50 psi the best.
Now I'm at a 3/4 ton with 5er.
Thoughts?
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:21 PM   #2
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There is no "right" answer for this. It's going to depend on how your 5er rides, and the road conditions. Ideally, what you're looking for is just enough air to level the truck. On my current truck, 25psi levels the truck. But for the horrible cement roads of Houston, I have to go to nearly 45psi to take the chucking out enough to feel comfortable. I can then lower the psi to 35 or 30 for a good ride on most roads.

On my old truck, it took nearly 50psi to level the truck, and I road with 60 - 70 almost everywhere I drove.

So, it's going to take some experimenting on your part. One thing I learned from from the old truck going to the new one...the Airlift Wireless Air Compressor is awesome. It will let you adjust the psi on the fly. That's the way to go!
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:19 PM   #3
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On my 1500 Silverado, I usually put 40# to get the rear end back to normal height, but run 50-60 on the road due to the dips, swales, etc. When not towing, I let them down low enough that the compressor comes on automatically which is around 5-10#
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:22 PM   #4
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So 50 + - seems to be real close.

To me that tells me a heavier unit doesn't necessarily mean more air pressure.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:39 PM   #5
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I used the same pressures (within 5-10# depending on the roads) pulling all the tongue trailers as I do with the 5er. On roads that I know are rough for some distance, I will add 5-10# until I get off the rough sections and then go back to 40-50#.
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