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brandonjansen 05-16-2013 12:30 PM

Towing 4500 Pound Car & Trailer - Airlift 1000
 
Last night I hooked on to my dad's flat deck car trailer and loaded his car up (1970 Dodge Dart Prostreet Car) to bring it over to my Uncle's shop so we could do some suspension work on it. I'm estimating the overall weight to be around 4500 pounds. That's probably a little on the high side though.

This was the first real comparison I've had for the Airlift 1000 bags on my truck towing equal weight and loading conditions before and after. They definitely kept the truck nice and level at 35 psi. It rides a lot nicer as well. Rather than bouncing around everywhere it's a lot more firm and stable. Overall I'm really happy with them. At $88 for the bags you can't really go wrong. It's definitely nice having the onboard WirelessOne compressor to be able to pump up and deflate the bags in no time and to play around with the PSI a bit to see where it feels good.

Here are a few pictures of the set up last night:

http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/...58511331_n.jpg
http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/...86032169_n.jpg
http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/...88567481_n.jpg

Before Airlift 1000's (November 2012):

http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/...71535840_n.jpg

As you can see I could definitely use a bit more of a drop on my receiver now that my truck is higher. I'm probably just going to wait until I lift it before I bother spending the money on a new receiver. That way I only have to do it once and it will be right. I don't tow enough to justify spending the money on it now.

If you have any questions regarding the truck, towing, airlifts, or car feel free to ask them. I'll try to answer the best I can.

gonefishin776 05-16-2013 12:36 PM

damn that is sweet! Looks great and those air bags are awesome. Thanks for the pics

highlandchef 05-16-2013 01:43 PM

Looks good. Will the bags work with the lift or are you just doing a body lift?

brandonjansen 05-16-2013 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by highlandchef (Post 1100041)
Looks good. Will the bags work with the lift or are you just doing a body lift?

When I talked to Airlift they said I would need taller bags when I do the 6" lift (4" on the back). So that would be one option. Another thing I'm thinking would probably work is to build a spacer to go above my current bags. The kit came with a 3/4" plastic spacer that goes on top of the bag at stock height. So essentially I could just make one that's a 4 3/4" long and put that on top instead :4-dontknow:

I've also heard that TLC is working on making brackets and hardware for 6" lift applications. If that's the case I might just switch over to TLC (depending on price as well) when the time comes.

h2oman 05-17-2013 05:46 PM

Sweet truck. Your did has a great car there too. Excellent post on the airlifts.

brandonjansen 05-17-2013 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by h2oman (Post 1101063)
Sweet truck. Your did has a great car there too. Excellent post on the airlifts.

Thanks h2oman! Ya I definitely love the car too. He's had it since before I was born so I've grown up working on it doing everything from engines, to trannys, to suspension and tubbing it out. It's definitely been a great car to learn on. Pretty fun to drive around 720 HP on the street too ;)

ONOutdoorsman 05-19-2013 07:55 PM

Do me a favour and drop that Dart off in my driveway. It's a far drive but you love driving your truck don't you?

brandonjansen 05-19-2013 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by ONOutdoorsman (Post 1102569)
Do me a favour and drop that Dart off in my driveway. It's a far drive but you love driving your truck don't you?

Haha, for the right amount of cash I could definitely drop it off in your driveway ;)

UpToNoGood 05-20-2013 06:02 AM

I have an adjustable drop hitch. It was more money up front, but is a one time purchase. Now it can move from truck 2 truck or different height trailers can be towed on the fly.

brandonjansen 05-20-2013 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by UpToNoGood (Post 1102857)
I have an adjustable drop hitch. It was more money up front, but is a one time purchase. Now it can move from truck 2 truck or different height trailers can be towed on the fly.

Ya those are nice. That's probably what I'll go with once I lift it. For now I just don't tow enough or long enough distances to justify the cost. What brand do you have?


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