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Old 09-21-2013, 09:27 PM
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Just curious - your pics show the fill valves and and attaching brackets/hardware mounted to the axle side but the TLC website pics has shows it the opposite way. Was there a design change? Thanks.

I need to hit the TLC website... I looked at your install and the instructions I got Friday have the bags/brackets mounted opposite of army of one. It looks like a design change to me. All I know I'm a tad confused at this point with these tiny pics and obscure (to me) instructions.
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Good write up, thanks for sharing and including all the photos. Will be interested to hear how it performs for you.
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It is performing great, been literally flawless since about last november. I had one issue with the bags not staying put but the re-design fixed it. Since then its been perfect, and I use the CRAP out of it. I have 20k miles on my TLC system and its awesome.
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Maybe this has been answered somewhere before, but I can't find anything - when the Jounce bumpers are removed, do the collapsed TLC airbags act as the new overload protection for the rear suspension? If I'm loaded up without pressure in the airbags (assume I have a leak), what stops the suspension from going beyond the design limit dictated by the OEM jounce bumpers? Are these bags set up to take the potential load from bottoming out due to hitting a large hole or bump? Can the springs be compressed further with TLC installed than the jounce bumpers would allow?
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Maybe this has been answered somewhere before, but I can't find anything - when the Jounce bumpers are removed, do the collapsed TLC airbags act as the new overload protection for the rear suspension? If I'm loaded up without pressure in the airbags (assume I have a leak), what stops the suspension from going beyond the design limit dictated by the OEM jounce bumpers? Are these bags set up to take the potential load from bottoming out due to hitting a large hole or bump? Can the springs be compressed further with TLC installed than the jounce bumpers would allow?
I'm looking for a bag system and have the same question. Anyone out there know?
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I never did get a satisfactory answer to the question from TLC or other - I was considering an attempted retrofit of an internal jounce bumper into the TLC bags similar to the other designs out there but figured too much of a PITA. This in addition to the ride height change from running min. 5 psi in the TLC's made me choose the Airlift bags - couldn't be happier with them - they seem to handle anything I will ever haul with this truck no problem and level out the loads I've had just fine. I run 2 separate lines to avoid any load transfer from one bag to the other, very stable setup with approximately 6000 pounds in my cargo trailer, no bouncing around or handling issues at all. The low cost and ease of install are a bonus too.
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Hi sport14

Thanks for the quick reply.

I have the airlift bags on my 2010 ram 1500 as well. I've been very happy with the performance to date. I got 4 years and 70000 km on them, but the one bag just sprung a leak. I was likely part of the problem as I left 10 psi in them in the fall but neglected to check them for 5 months so I don't know if they had the recommended minimum 5psi over the winter.

I just got off the phone with Airlift support/warranty and they're sending a replacement out for free. Great customer service! I was considering a change to the TLC, but given some of the comments on lack of support, and given the great support I just received from Airlift, I'll stick with the system I have.
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I just checked my bags last week after not looking at them for over 6 months and they were both at 4 psi, likely the 1 psi drop was from cooler outside temperature (I'm impressed with that!) - if these things last me 4 or 5 years before leaking, I'll gladly accept that and install a free replacement - glad to hear about the excellent Airlift support!
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I just purchased tlc bags for my 2013 ram 1500 and they don't look like your mountings I have left messages to tlc but no one returns my calls don't want to install if they are wrong do your bags rub the springs
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