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Old 01-28-2013, 10:54 PM   #1
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TLC Air Springs for Ram 1500 ??

I was thinking about adding this air ride system from TLC for my Ram 1500 4x4 just to help the truck from squatting. other tham that it pulls great.


http://www.totalloadcontrolsuspensions.com/TLCforNewDodgeRam1500CSRE-1500-1-2.aspx
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:56 PM   #2
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for that price it seems they should throw in a controller or at least dash guage to knwo what pressure you are at.

I tend to think of airbags as a bandage over what is really wrong. But if you truly are just trying to get rid of some squat, they would do the trick.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:05 PM   #3
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What WDH are you using, along with the spring bar size ??

Have you run your truck and trailer across some scales to make sure you have your WDH setup correctly ??
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:23 PM   #4
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jeeplj8.. I know it might be on the high side but , I also get a 9" spring and can get the air compressor controls for under $600.00. I might just have to give this some more thought. That's one of the reasons I posted the question. thanks for you input

mtnguy .. I have an equalizer hitch with 10000 bars. I have 5 washers on the ball and I’m at 3 holes from the bottom. I think the problem the coil springs on the truck are designed for a smoother ride than heavier loads. the TLC will get me a 9" spring and 5/8 dia. the ones that are on there now have a 6" spring and are only 1/2" dia. also I will have the air bag system if needed. The truck sets about 1" low in the rear if I set it up per equalizer destructions. As far as scale not yet but the trailer sets level at this adjustment. I have tried the set up from the dealer and change that the day after I brought it home. I might just have to take it to the scales when the weather breaks before doing anything. thanks for the info.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:28 PM   #5
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I did Timbren's on my Ram. Much easier to do, much less expensive. No hardware to worry about....

Very happy with the Timbren's.
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I did Timbren's on my Ram. Much easier to do, much less expensive. No hardware to worry about....

Very happy with the Timbren's.
How would you compare your Timbrens with, say, Firestone Ride Right air suspension?
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Can't fairly compare, as I've never had the airbags. The Timbren's are essentially a very tall, cushion-style spring-stop. With the Timbren's, when the truck "squats", there is a cushion that compresses between the spring and the frame, rather than just flattening the spring until it hits a hard spring-stop.

We don't full-time, and we pull the trailer on 5 or 6 trips per season, so it's just fin for us. I'm sure if we pulled more often, I'd do it with a 2500 or a 3500 and forego both Timbren's or airbags!
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I must not have read the link correctly, they include new rear coil springs? Well then that price does not sound bad.

But if you are only getting 1 inch of squat, that sounds perfect, I would not need with anything.
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Hi Guys
New to this site I also have a 2012 Ram 1500 crew cab with air bag system works very well I pull a 23' 2003 Vanguard trailer and it sits very good.
I am currently looking at the Rockwood 2703 & the 2907 I bevlieve I feel I would have no problem with them. Any suggestions on those trailers
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Ride Rites here. No problems and took less than an hour to install.
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