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#1 Old 12-30-2012, 09:09 PM
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PRG Leafs Springs or Air Ride Kit

I need some help figuring out my best option. I tow triple axle 38 foot trailers around my boat yard, not very far but it sags my suspensions down to the tires with my 6 inch lift on 35's. I know the 08 springs are junk but PRG has a HD spring add kit for $299 that should drastically help, but with those trailer it probably will still sag. Im assuming the air bags would do much better for that, but i'm wondering about being unloaded if the springs would be a better choice. Some one please help me out lol

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There is a recent thread on TT where a guy cracked his frame due to the air bags and a heavier than allowed trailer tongue weight. The air bags were the type that requires you to drill holes in your frame. I've heard that the air bags make for a rough ride even when aired down. I have no first hand experience to offer.

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Ya I don't know either but I'd be really careful towing that much weight even if it is just for a short distance cause if it makes it squat that much I am assuming its over the towing limit of the truck. I know it probably does it fine and it will probably will keep doing fine. But it only takes one time to hit something wrong and mess something major up.

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Somewhere in the '08 model year they upgraded the leaf spring shackles (rear ones). Check yours. I don't remember if it was an '08 or '08.5 upgrade.

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I have airbags in the rear. More control over the ride as varying weights are attached. If they're aired down to ~15 psi for normal driving, it's soft and a little smoother than springs alone.

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Here is the thread on TT: http://www.titantalk.com/forums/tita...ked-frame.html.

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Another option may be the Timbren kit. While hauling the trailer the truck rides on these. When you're not hauling anything, the truck doesn't touch them and rides like it does now. I have them on mine and like them. I have no problems while hauling a load of wood.

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First off, I pull a 7k travel trailer, and a 3500# dump trailer filled to 8k. I used to haul landscape rock in the bed of the Titan, to the tune of almost a ton and a half. Well, that totally shelled the suspension!
So I thought 3500# helper springs would be the best choice, after replacing the shocks and springs. With a heavy load on the rearend-..... keeps the springs compressed most of the time, so....when you go over bumps and dips....the truck would bottom out.
I then had a set of Firestone air bags added to the equation, after consulting with a buddy of mine that has dIfferential shop-BEST CHOICE EVER!! This frickin truck is a hauling monster, I love it!!
The air bags are a must-PERIOD! I can pull my TT.....fill up the cab with gear and passengers.....load the truck bed, and my truck does not squat at all-it's a beautiful thing!
Soooo.....air bags are the way to go.
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