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Old 11-30-2013, 10:30 PM
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I don't want to lift the rear. My question should be; is the air lift capable of leveling a 1500 (during towing) with a 2.5 inch front coil lift?, or do I also need to plan on adding a rear coil spacer also?
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I don't want to lift the rear. My question should be; is the air lift capable of leveling a 1500 (during towing) with a 2.5 inch front coil lift?, or do I also need to plan on adding a rear coil spacer also?
I would have to say no.
I have a 2.1 lift with airlift rear, with the quad and boat/trailer and the bags at 30psi, it just maintains level or a wee bit of sag. I am on the border of needing a .75 or 1" lift loaded, no need empty.
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Air lift does lift the rear (empty truck)when you pump in enough air. At 30psi I had at least 1" of lift. I had it for about 1-1.5 years before the air lift failed. I have no regrets, it's cheap, and served its purpose however on gravel roads they don't last. I now have springs with a higher load rate, and end up lifting the truck 1" as per what the box said. (Are not installed yet) They were also inexpensive, bought them at the local spring shop for ~$250 iirc. My current springs are sagging so have to do something.
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Air lift does lift the rear (empty truck)when you pump in enough air. At 30psi I had at least 1" of lift. I had it for about 1-1.5 years before the air lift failed. I have no regrets, it's cheap, and served its purpose however on gravel roads they don't last. I now have springs with a higher load rate, and end up lifting the truck 1" as per what the box said. (Are not installed yet) They were also inexpensive, bought them at the local spring shop for ~$250 iirc. My current springs are sagging so have to do something.
Yes it does lift a bit when empty, but the ride suffers at 30 psi (g- out rebound is was too much)
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Yes it does lift a bit when empty, but the ride suffers at 30 psi (g- out rebound is was too much)
That is a fact.
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Added the Air Lift 1000 to my 2012 1500. I removed the springs just to make it easier. You have to disconnect the shocks and drop the axle way down anyway, not much further to get the springs out. As far as "up graded suspension" I don't believe it. Salesman actually talked me out of spending the extra $$ on a 2500 when I didn't need to because the engine and trans are the same as in the 2500. I have the 392 rear and the truck is rated for 10,000lb towing. I towed my 36ft camper weighing 8500lbs about 2 dozen times now over mountains and in 100 degree heat with no problem at all. 27k miles and NO issues at all....knock wood.
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I had good luck just deflating them and pushing them in through the springs with a short wooden broom handle.( round end)
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Added the Air Lift 1000 to my 2012 1500. I removed the springs just to make it easier. You have to disconnect the shocks and drop the axle way down anyway, not much further to get the springs out. As far as "up graded suspension" I don't believe it. Salesman actually talked me out of spending the extra $$ on a 2500 when I didn't need to because the engine and trans are the same as in the 2500. I have the 392 rear and the truck is rated for 10,000lb towing. I towed my 36ft camper weighing 8500lbs about 2 dozen times now over mountains and in 100 degree heat with no problem at all. 27k miles and NO issues at all....knock wood.
Not to knock you down or anything as it sounds like your truck suites your needs but just for you FYI the 2500 hemi's have a different transmission than the 1500 hemi's. It's the 66rfe which is heavier duty than the 545rfe/65rfe in your truck. It's basically a 68rfe(diesel trans) in a 545rfe/65rfe case to fit the hemi. There are other differences between the 1500 and 2500 I'm sure like frame, suspension, brakes, cooling, etc. But not necessary if you won't use it.

Why'd you have to disconnect the shocks? I can get my springs in/out just by letting the axle hang.
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What Im not seeing answered here is how it rides when towing? I am towing 8k lbs about once a month. I assume they meet the purpose of leveling the rear so there is no sag but how about the feel during towing? Also and recomendations on sweet spot for this amount of weight being towed?
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I towed my old ford saturday on a uhaul car hauler. The uhaul weighs 2,210lb according to the website, and my F100 is probably around 3,500lb(no engine or transmission). Then again the engine was in the bed of my ram along with the rest of the ram's bed being full(lighter stuff, though). Just roughly let's say I had 1,000lb in the bed and towed 5,700lb.

I have cut RT springs(for a 1"-2" rear drop), and I put 25lb of air in the airlift 1000 bags and the ram did not squat at all. I know because the chains on the trailer were just barely off the pavement before loading and after loading, so if it moved, it was negligible. It towed and rode great.

I didn't do any of the math until just now, I didn't realize how much weight I was actually pulling. That's probably the heaviest load I've pulled with the ram.
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