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Old 08-12-2012, 01:55 AM   #1
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I'm thinking of putting rear air bags in my Dodge Ram 1500 to help with vehicle squat when hooking up the trailer. Anybody else have these and do they make a big difference.

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Old 08-12-2012, 02:22 AM   #2
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I have them on my Duramax. (Firestone brand)
Yes they make a difference. You can level the truck with them.
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:46 AM   #3
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Badwin are you using a WD hitch?
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:33 AM   #4
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I have the Firestone ones on the back of my Dodge 2500. They make a huge difference in the ride. You wont be disappointed if you buy them. I put them on my truck in less then 2 hours, pretty easy install. The best price I found was from Auto Anything. Good luck


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Old 08-12-2012, 11:15 AM   #5
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Use them on 3500HD and last two truck. Help with the ride and levels out the truck. Will be a big help with the sagging.
I use Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 air bags - run at 5-8 lbs empty and 45-50 lbs when towing.</span>

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Old 08-13-2012, 05:38 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. Yes I do have a WDH. We recently uprgaded our truck from an 03 GMC Sierra to a 12 Dodge Ram. Both are 1/2 ton trailer equipped 4X4's. When I hooked up the new truck for the first time I could not believe how much more the truck squatted over the GMC. This is of course before the Torsion bars are attached. I have since been told that it is because Dodge use coils springs while GMC uses leaf springs. I have been told by lots of people who pull RV's that putting airbags on their trucks makes the pulling experience 100% more enjoyable so I thought I would toss it out here on the forum for more input.


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Old 08-13-2012, 12:33 PM   #7
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I have installed Firestone airbags on my old Dodge 3500 and my new F-350. As long as you get the "No Drill" version they are extremely easy to install.
You will not be disappointed in the resulting ride quality.

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Old 08-18-2012, 12:11 AM   #8
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love mine, i also have the on board air compressor. the bags are rated for 5000lbs. this is my second truck with them. we towed with my wifes light duty suburban for a year and i installed timberens in her truck. they worked pretty good also. (copy and paste link) by: spinella
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:31 AM   #9
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I have Timbren's on the back of my truck. Had them installed by the dealer when I had a Palomino truck camper. The only complaint I have is the ride is a bit stiff when running empty, because I added the spacer, but the truck only drops about 1/2 inch when I had the camper on or with the trailer hooked up.
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:02 AM   #10
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We have been reading all the posts on airbags. They are a new concept to us. Can someone give us the quick intro on the benefits? We have an 03 Chevy Silverado 1500, and tow a Sunset trail 24rb. Thank you.
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