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Old 05-28-2015, 07:52 PM   #11
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My original reason for the mods was for tail sag. It seems I'll either get a harsh ride or a little sway. The add-on did solve some of it but created others...

And why is it that manufactures don't put LT's on 1500 trucks? More than likely they will be used to tow or haul loads.

Do it right the first time...
Just buy a 3/4 ton truck like I had before.

Thank You for the input, it is much appreciated.


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They use p rated tires on 1/2 tons because there cheaper then lt's .
And they meet the load rating 1/2 ton trucks carry.

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Old 05-28-2015, 08:00 PM   #12
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My original reason for the mods was for tail sag. It seems I'll either get a harsh ride or a little sway. The add-on did solve some of it but created others...
Airbags and LT LRE tires are all that are needed. Let the airbags down to 10# and the tires down to 30# rear, 35# front when not towing and you have the best of both worlds. I run 60#front & 65# rear and 50# in the airbags while towing and get no sway. Trailer tires are kept @ 65# cold.
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:08 PM   #13
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I run 70 pounds in the truck tis and 80 in the trailer tires. Seems to work great.
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Old 05-29-2015, 04:36 PM   #14
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I bought my F-150 in 2013 and immediately added an extra leaf spring on each side and it made a big difference in the sag and bounce and it didn't negatively affect the ride. That same year I towed our 5200# Roo to the east coast and back on P rated tires with no issues.

Last year the P tires needed to be replaced so I upgraded to Michelin LTs because I knew we would be upgrading our trailer to something heavier and longer than the Roo, which we did this Spring.

The axles and chassis are still the lighter non-HD Payload version which means my GVWR is not changed, but the LT tires and leaf springs do help.
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It appears that only a LR E will be available. When my tires are due for changing I will switch to LT.
I did not want to add a leaf when I originally researched because it is not a simple change-back if I did not like it. The other methods are unbolt / remove. But there are the cheaper ways or progressively more expensive ways of solving the problem.
1) Timbrens
2) Air Bags
3) Adding a Leaf
4) Tire changes

Thank You for all of the feedback.
It will all be considered as time & $ permit.


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