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Old 06-23-2014, 11:32 AM   #11
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I don't have airbags but have recently installed a set of superpsrings. I only tow 8-10 times a year so I wanted something to help during those times. For those times the springs work great. I didn't like the soft bounce feel with the trailer on with the factory setup. I have had airbags in the past and they have always performed as needed. However I found them to be a bit more hassle during the 90% other times of the year I don't need them. If money was no option I'd pimp out with the on board compressor and bags. Otherwise the supersprings are a good fit.
On mine i experimented for a few weeks. started at 15lbs and went down to 10lbs. im now at 12lbs and find its a good setting. rides good full and empty. i find the rear bounces around over rough roads with the bags..
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Old 06-24-2014, 08:28 AM   #12
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Thanks folks, my Sierra has the heavy springs and when I didn't have a load on it the ride was rough to say the least. Im going to try the air bag Firestone Ride-Rite and see how they fair out. Thanks for the insight
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SuperSprings are easy to install and have two settings. I tow my fifth wheel on the easiest setting. RoadMaster Active Suspension is also a great choice for both load capacity and resolving axle wrap problems.
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I put Timbren SES on mine.
Its not active while unloaded.

http://timbren.com/
How do you find the truck under load with the Timbren
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How do you find the truck under load with the Timbren
With say a 1/2 yard of dirt (1500lbs.) its firm and alittle harsh and no sway.
Towing its firmer than stock but not harsh, and the rear bounce is greatly reduced.
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To me, the Timbrens looks like progressive bump stops. I'd think the Supersprings would be more effective for load handling.
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