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Old 07-25-2011, 10:39 AM
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I bought a set last week and they should be here soon. Did you use their "t" line or plumb them seperately? I always wondered about the air pressure moving from left bag to right bag around corners while carrying loads. Seems that it could be an issue but in real life I don't know if it actually becomes one.
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I used the T connector. I didn't want to have to fuss with making sure each bag was inflated equally. I haven't had any really heavy loads behind it, but I haven't noticed any problems using a single line. I have been making several 300 mile trips this past month with 700-900 pounds in just the truck, no trailer, and it has ridden great. I usually keep about 12 PSI in them at all times. When I pulled the boat, I bumped it up to 20 PSI, but I have never come close to needing the 35 PSI maximum.

Be forwarned, getting those airlines over those fittings is a pain. I don't know if using some soapy water would help or not (I didn't try this, but it came to me afterwards), but just be prepared, that took longer than jacking up the truck, installing the air bags and routing the lines combined.
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I used the T connector. I didn't want to have to fuss with making sure each bag was inflated equally. I haven't had any really heavy loads behind it, but I haven't noticed any problems using a single line. I have been making several 300 mile trips this past month with 700-900 pounds in just the truck, no trailer, and it has ridden great. I usually keep about 12 PSI in them at all times. When I pulled the boat, I bumped it up to 20 PSI, but I have never come close to needing the 35 PSI maximum.

Be forwarned, getting those airlines over those fittings is a pain. I don't know if using some soapy water would help or not (I didn't try this, but it came to me afterwards), but just be prepared, that took longer than jacking up the truck, installing the air bags and routing the lines combined.
Okay, good to know. Yeah soap is the universal savior in these situations, but I will be mentally prepared. Running my air lines for my exhaust brake in my Cummins was a truckload of fun too, so I will approach this one with a calm attitude, thanks to your warning. And thanks for the pressure level advise as well. Always good to know what others are running in similar trucks.
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