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Old 04-15-2014, 11:45 AM   #11
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...If you are doing the fender measurements and not inflating airbags, then I don't see how those measurements are possible. When you hook up 1000 lbs. to your truck, then something has got to settle.
Don't remember the tongue wt on our tt, but with the bars engaged, the front fender measurements were around 1/8"-1/4" lower and the rear was about the same amount. In other words, the whole truck lowered around 1/8"-1/4".

The 5er does about the same but I have to air up the airbags to get it back to unloaded height.
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:59 PM   #12
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:24 PM   #13
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UPDATE!!!! Issue resolved

This was eating me alive so I just couldn't wait any longer. After further inspection I noticed the passenger side "L" bracket was one hole lower than the drivers side.....(my fault) Raised it to match the drivers side went on a test run. It was noticeably better but still a tad bit of sway in 18-20mph wind gusts. Made another adjustment mid trip by raising BOTH "L" brackets another notch and bingo sway is gone.

Did another set of measurements and found after my last adjustment the rear of the truck is sitting 3/4 of an inch lower then when it's empty and steer axle stayed the same as when empty. Thanks again for all of the replies and hope someone can learn from my mistake....LOL
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equal-I-zer 14k on my long tt , works good and no sway!
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Don't remember the tongue wt on our tt, but with the bars engaged, the front fender measurements were around 1/8"-1/4" lower and the rear was about the same amount. In other words, the whole truck lowered around 1/8"-1/4".

The 5er does about the same but I have to air up the airbags to get it back to unloaded height.
Chevy recommends not to have the front squat lower then stock height.
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