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Ouch! Guys, use Daystar Cradles: https://www.amazon.com/Daystar-KU09140BK-Cradle-Polyurethane-Convoluted/dp/B0084ROJBM

 

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I attached them to the bottom mounting plate of the air-lift system using 82 degree CSK bolts just slightly longer than the stock air-lift bolts. Makes a load of difference in your ride offroad to have some flex back!

I saw these and wondered if they were something I would want. It looks like they might be likey to slap the mounts, or am I wrong. Very interested, as I have a RC 2.5 with Rear blocks and wanting to add bags to the back.

 

 

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what are the spec's on this truck as far a lift and tire size?

 

The setups varied a bit with those pics, but the current setup (last pic towing the Trailblazer) is +2.5" in front with ICON coilovers, +2" in the rear with taller rear blocks and Air-Lift Ultimate 5000 bags with Bilstein 5165 shocks. Tires are 275/65-20 Duratracs. The tires and the bags were the same for all pics.

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I saw these and wondered if they were something I would want. It looks like they might be likey to slap the mounts, or am I wrong. Very interested, as I have a RC 2.5 with Rear blocks and wanting to add bags to the back.

 

I've never been able to feel them slap. Under normal driving the bags are always in contact--that pic was with the axle drooped to the max which will only happen over really rough terrain. Maybe if the bags were inflated to 50+ psi you'd feel them hit over rough terrain but my bags are only that full when towing a trailer; even with a heavy load in the back they're only 25-35 psi so I've never felt it.

 

I would not recommend them for you with the RC kit. The bags pretty much allow full droop as long as you have the stock shocks. My shocks are about 2" longer than stock so the axle would hang off the bags at full droop which is not good. The daystar cradles take up some compression space, so if you're only lifted an inch or so the ride will be rougher. Basically I'd hold off until you're lifted enough you have longer shocks.

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I've never been able to feel them slap. Under normal driving the bags are always in contact--that pic was with the axle drooped to the max which will only happen over really rough terrain. Maybe if the bags were inflated to 50+ psi you'd feel them hit over rough terrain but my bags are only that full when towing a trailer; even with a heavy load in the back they're only 25-35 psi so I've never felt it.

 

I would not recommend them for you with the RC kit. The bags pretty much allow full droop as long as you have the stock shocks. My shocks are about 2" longer than stock so the axle would hang off the bags at full droop which is not good. The daystar cradles take up some compression space, so if you're only lifted an inch or so the ride will be rougher. Basically I'd hold off until you're lifted enough you have longer shocks.

What if I did a normal airbag install. Do you think the ride will be smoother being a little taller block is installed?

 

 

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4 tons of wood pellets, Air Lift Ultimate 5000 air bags at 55psi, trailer weight of 2000lbs. Towed very well after I removed the weight distributing trunion bars which I think were causing some bucking.

 

Below is before I pumped up the air bags.

 

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Actually, for the same ride height, it will give a smoother ride. The taller blocks mean you can arrive at whatever ride height you choose with less air in the bags.

Thats what I was thinking too.

 

 

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Did a little camping trip up to the Saint Lawrence last weekend. 5500lb trailer plus water and gear. Nothing in the bed of the truck. Probably didn't need the WD hitch but better safe than sorry. Towed like a dream. So much easier than a two place snowmobile trailer

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Yeah, needs to be more level. I'd recommend a 2-4" drop hitch.

 

 

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It could just be the distribution hitch isn't set up correctly as well...or it could also just be the picture it looks like the truck is downhill and the trailer is on flatter ground

 

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Not as big or heavy as what some others tow. But I think it's sometimes harder to tow something you can't see in the mirrors.

 

 

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And others do see it as well and try to turn until they realize that you are towing something. We had a tent trailer for 17 years that almost got whacked a few times because someone wasn't paying attention that there is something behind me.

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