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Old 10-08-2013, 09:28 AM   #1
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Monroe Sensa-Trac, Supersprings, Air Bags, what do you use?

I have a 2005 RAM 1500 with Sensa-Trac rear suspension and just ordered the Hellwig sway bars this week.

My concern is that the tongue weight will be at 800 pounds and I don't know if the Sensa-Tracs will do well. I'm thinking of adding Supersprings or a firestore air system.

Anyone have the Monroe Sensa-Tracs on a TV with 800 pounds?

(I've towed at 650 tongue with the Sensa-tracs and they worked well.)

Also, what's everyone doing in the front of the TV? I have the Monroe Gas Magnums.

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Old 10-08-2013, 01:26 PM   #2
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The general idea is that your stock suspension (or the aftermarket equivilent) is designed to handle up to the max tow rating, max axle ratings, and max combined weight rating, as long as you use the required equipment. That means a properly rated WDH. Without the WDH, you will (likely) overload the rear axle, and unload the front axle. With a WDH, properly set up, you distribute the tongue weight over all axles, and will not exceed any of the ratings.

Unless you are just dying to spend your money on modifications, there should be no need for replacing your shocks/struts until they wear out.
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