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So I am looking to finally get my 2014 truck leveled. So while I was thinking of doing that, I was thinking of why not also having an air bag suspension installed. Can anyone tell me the pro and cons of having one? You need to put a compressor unit somewhere correct? Where do people normally put them?

 

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You don't need to put an air compressor in, is just ideal if you plan on changing the pressures quite regularly, you can run 2 air lines out the back or somewhere and air up or down with a standard air compressor.

 

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Pros, prevents a lot of sway towing, keeps the back end from squatting. Cons- ride is a lot more rough.

 

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You don't need to put an air compressor in, is just ideal if you plan on changing the pressures quite regularly, you can run 2 air lines out the back or somewhere and air up or down with a standard air compressor.

Sent from my SM-G920W8 using TapatalkPros, prevents a lot of sway towing, keeps the back end from squatting. Cons- ride is a lot more rough.

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Yep, as much as i like the ability to raise and lower, bags are WAY more rough riding. Too much for me if its my daily driver.
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You don't need to put an air compressor in, is just ideal if you plan on changing the pressures quite regularly, you can run 2 air lines out the back or somewhere and air up or down with a standard air compressor.

 

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Pros, prevents a lot of sway towing, keeps the back end from squatting. Cons- ride is a lot more rough.

 

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Yep, as much as i like the ability to raise and lower, bags are WAY more rough riding. Too much for me if its my daily driver.

They are only rough though when inflated correct? Which is really only when towing.

I know add a leaf systems are an alternative but they are stiffer always where as bags can be inflated or deflated

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They are only rough though when inflated correct? Which is really only when towing.

I know add a leaf systems are an alternative but they are stiffer always where as bags can be inflated or deflated

This is somewhat true. It was Definitely stiffer when inflated, but seemed stiff when deflated as well (just not as bad). Regardless of inflated or deflated, it still seemed stuffer than stock. This was on a 2004 dodge dually tho. The only time it was semi-comfortable was when i was running a load
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This is somewhat true. It was Definitely atiffer when inflated, but seemed stiff when deflated as well (just not as bad). This was on a 2004 dodge dually tho. The only time it was semi-comfortable was when i was running a load

That's cause you were riding a dually I think. Duallys are stiff in general. Did you have the truck before adding bags so you could compare before and after?

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That's cause you were riding a dually I think. Duallys are stiff in general. Did you have the truck before adding bags so you could compare before and after?

Yea i installed them after so i was used to the stock ride before. And as JcMont just said, they are never truley deflated. They hold a minimum psi that affects the ride

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I have the Ride-Rite system on my '15 Sierra and have noticed no discernible difference in handling. I keep about 7psi in the bags which is practically deflated, barely raises the back end. I don't see how they could possibly have a significant impact on ride or handling. Of course, if you inflate beyond that, I can see how the ride would be more rigid. But that's what they are supposed to do.

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I"m in the same boat. I want to do a level but don't want the squat when pulling the boat or anything else. I've been looking at the Loadlifter 5000 and if I'm not mistaken you can deflate them all the way. The 2000 series require a little air left in them.

 

My buddy has a 1 ton Dodge and you can jump on the bumper and it won't move so there is no way it will ride good unless there is enough weight to compress the springs some.

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