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Old 07-02-2012, 01:50 PM
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hey everybody I am pretty new around here, I have a 2005 ram 1500 slt quad cab 4x4 with the hemi! I am planning on installing a ready lift levelling kit in the near future, my concern is i do some towing for work and was debating whether or not i should beef up my rear end so the truck will still sit level while towing instead of forcing the front end up. what i would like to know is the pros and cons of either using air bags between the axle and the leafs in the back, blocks instead of airbags or just adding another leaf on either side? thanks for any information you have!
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I don't think you can beat air bags for the price, function and ease of installation. No Way on the blocks
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I agree ^^
Blocks and add-a-leafs will just raise the rear of the vehicle so it sits higher (creates the rake that you are eliminating by leveling). Airbags will allow you to keep the level stance and will keep it level with a load, so no question about it....Airbags
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I would definately look at bags as well if you can spend the $$ to do it.
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ok looks like air bags is the general concesus which i what i was leaning towards anyway. thanks for the response i appreciate it!
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add a leaf will give you more support in the rear for towing, i've never used airbags so i can't say i recommend them.
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will do but it wont be happening for atleast another monthWil
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