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Old July 17th, 2007, 10:27 PM   #1
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well I have a 2001 f-150 crew cab lariat. it rides level with no load in the bed. I do not want her to squat when towing. it squats like 3"s or so towing my jeep on my 16' flat bed w/ 300-500lbs of shit in the bed.

could I get away with running a 1.5" AAL and then run an airbag to raise it up the extra 1.5" or is there a better way to handle this problem? I do not want the ass sticking more then 2"s about the front though.

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Old July 17th, 2007, 10:31 PM   #2
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interesting?

http://www.monroe.com/products/mp_de...=Max%20Air


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Old July 17th, 2007, 10:42 PM   #3
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i dont want air shocks.

my theory is that the shock mounting locations are probably not made to handle the full weight of a truck and tongue wieght on it. plus i just got brand new shocks.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 10:46 PM   #4
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You could try a weight distributing hitch.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 10:48 PM   #5
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Best 500 bucks I ever spent.

I've towed my YJ on a 2000 pound trailer with ZERO squat in my 04 WJ
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Old July 17th, 2007, 10:51 PM   #6
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500 bucks blah.

plus I pull a boat that makes the ass end sag too. so WD hitch wouldnt work for that.


I guess I could do that if need be. but was trying to avoid it. thanks for the idea though.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 10:51 PM   #7
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Best 500 bucks I ever spent.

I've towed my YJ on a 2000 pound trailer with ZERO squat in my 04 WJ
yep they're nice.. but i'd just move the jeep back on the trailer a little bit.. With my dodge i get about 1" of squat on the truck and its PERFECT
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Look for a used one i've seen them complete for less then $200.00
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Old July 17th, 2007, 10:57 PM   #9
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yep they're nice.. but i'd just move the jeep back on the trailer a little bit.. With my dodge i get about 1" of squat on the truck and its PERFECT
You ever look at the suspension on your trailer? If you're moving it to the back, you are putting all the weight on one axle, and you're making it into a very dangerous sway happy setup
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You ever look at the suspension on your trailer? If you're moving it to the back, you are putting all the weight on one axle, and you're making it into a very dangerous sway happy setup
and your taking off tongue wieght.

the bitch starts to sag before I even hook up the trailer. just with the bed loaded for a week-two of being homeless wandering.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 10:59 PM   #11
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Look for a used one i've seen them complete for less then $200.00
I know where you can get a husky one new for 300 without sway bars
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Old July 17th, 2007, 11:00 PM   #12
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quite eating so damn much and start running then your ass wont sag
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Not enough tongue weight and you will hate how it pulls to say the least!

I use a weght distributing when i tow with my suburban. It's great, it will also control the rocking motion that is usually associated with towing a trailer.
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You ever look at the suspension on your trailer? If you're moving it to the back, you are putting all the weight on one axle, and you're making it into a very dangerous sway happy setup
Nope, NEVER looked at it ! :miff: Service it twice a yr (bearings etc..) But i somehow never see that suspension.. I didnt say put it on the fucking beavertail.. But shit moving it back a couple inches usually makes a world of difference.. I often pull a combo of my S-10 and a quad on the trailer.. then a quad in the truck.. and it barely fits but its the perfect weight dist.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 11:25 PM   #15
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My vote is air assist bags. You can keep your stock height and fill em up when you're towing. Best of both worlds.
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Something like this


http://www.performancesuspension.com/TruckAirSuspen.htm


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Old July 18th, 2007, 07:58 AM   #17
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Why would you spend that much money on something that you can't move to other vehicles?

You can swap out a WDH in 10 minutes from any trailer to any vehicle.
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If you have ever towed with a truck with and without airbags, you wouldn't question spending the $250 to get them. I have the Firestone Ride-Rites on my 3500. Absolutely the best money I have spent on that truck. Keep them at 5psi for daily driving, then add some air when you tow. Levels everything out and improves the ride incredibly.
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I use the setup from AirLift. Only need to pump 'em up when towing.
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I wish I had the money to go to a full air-ride suspension from Kelderman.
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