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Old 12-31-2018, 07:36 PM
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Realistically with a WDH you really don't need anything. Even if it squats 2 inches, that's normal. With my 2013 with 800 pounds tounge weight and with 800 lbs in the bed and 2 adults my rear squats 2 inches only and less with a WDH.
Really don't need airbags if you stay within the trucks limits.
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I've been doing a bunch of research and came across this YouTube video. Looks to be very well done... now I'm not sure I want airbags at all!

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Originally Posted by sknabnoj View Post
I've been doing a bunch of research and came across this YouTube video. Looks to be very well done... now I'm not sure I want airbags at all!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBZu39pQ8Gg
I have watched that as well, all makes sense from a physics perspective. I personally don't think that you will 'need' airbags if you are using a WDH, as mentioned by others a WDH will correct most of the squat anyway.

I would do the level, hook up and adjust your WDH correctly and if you still don't like it then install air bags / add-a-leaf / sumosprings / etc. But I wouldn't spend the money up front for a 'maybe'.

I did sumosprings but I did it for hauling loads not my trailer.
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Slap a set of Sumo Springs on. They don't touch the axle until weight is put on, then they act like airbags. They come in 1000 and 1500 pound pairs, and work great. No maintenance, not compressor, none of that stuff. 15 minutes to install and off you go.
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Originally Posted by acdii View Post
Slap a set of Sumo Springs on. They don't touch the axle until weight is put on, then they act like airbags. They come in 1000 and 1500 pound pairs, and work great. No maintenance, not compressor, none of that stuff. 15 minutes to install and off you go.

....provided you don't bang your forehead off anything hard, then its a 30 minute job after you curse at yourself and have a beer break.
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Slap a set of Sumo Springs on. They don't touch the axle until weight is put on, then they act like airbags. They come in 1000 and 1500 pound pairs, and work great. No maintenance, not compressor, none of that stuff. 15 minutes to install and off you go.
I'll look into these. Seems interesting.
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I would recommend Timbrens. I have them and they work perfectly.
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I would recommend Timbrens. I have them and they work perfectly.
Aren't they similar to Sumo Springs?
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Timbrens are similar to sumo springs. The only difference I see and when I spoke to the.m is that the sumo spring is softer and the timbrens are stiffer.
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I put air bags on for the very same reason, squats with boat attached . Just run 5 to 10 pounds when empty, or run 15 and get original rake back
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