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Old 07-04-2012, 12:28 PM   #1
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Anyone using an adjustable air ride system in the back to help stabalize load? I have 2010 gmc 1500 hd, but would like to add something to help relieve the stress. Give me your pro's and con's, what brands are you using, etc................Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:07 PM   #2
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Are you using a weight distributing hitch ???
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:22 PM   #3
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Anyone using an adjustable air ride system in the back to help stabalize load? I have 2010 gmc 1500 hd, but would like to add something to help relieve the stress. Give me your pro's and con's, what brands are you using, etc................Thanks in advance.
I recently put Firestone air bags on my silverado 2500hd.
I pull a 36' fifth wheel.
Before just applying breaks made the truck and trailer buck and launch when brakes released.
Now its very smooth.
I had a lot of chucking on certain roads making it uncomfortable.
Now its much more smooth and enjoyable.
Before the truck sat nose high now it level.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:45 PM   #4
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I installed a set of Air Ride bags and onboard compressor on my 2500 Ram and it makes the world of difference. Plus they had a hundred dollar mail in rebate. The ride is much better when going over not-so-pleasant roads. You will not hardly feel the toungue weight because the bags help to dampen the shock and bouncyness.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:52 PM   #5
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I recently put Firestone air bags on my silverado 2500hd.
I pull a 36' fifth wheel.
Before just applying breaks made the truck and trailer buck and launch when brakes released.
Now its very smooth.
I had a lot of chucking on certain roads making it uncomfortable.
Now its much more smooth and enjoyable.
Before the truck sat nose high now it level.
My 2 cents
X2 f1100turbo, have had the same set with onboard compressor on the last 3 trucks (1995, 2000 & now 2005 Silverado 1500's). They make a world of difference.
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:58 PM   #6
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yes I have WD, but still would like a smoother ride....What is chucking?????
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yes I have WD, but still would like a smoother ride....What is chucking?????
Chucking is what some people refer to as the forward and aft jerking of the tow vehicle. I have always called it humping.
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Chucking is what some people refer to as the forward and aft jerking of the tow vehicle. I have always called it humping.
Supposedly on fifth wheels only.
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Chuckling

So the airbags help with the chuckling? If so what brand of airbag do you reccomend? I'm on the verg of buying some. jdadoug
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So the airbags help with the chuckling? If so what brand of airbag do you reccomend? I'm on the verg of buying some. jdadoug
I have AirLifts with an onboard compressor.
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