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F-250 overload springs or air bags??


 
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johninmn
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 6:20 pm    Post subject: F-250 overload springs or air bags?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Heres the deal I have a 99 f-250 with the 7.3 I haul my tractors and other miscellaneous stuff with. 99% of the time on a 10k lb bumper pull trailer. Im looking but either putting overload springs or air bags in it but cant make up my mind which. Its not that I overload the truck I just like it riding level instead of saggy pants. Im just wondering what the pros and cons are of each.
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 6:31 pm    Post subject: Re: F-250 overload springs or air bags?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have air bags on my Dodge 3500. Have on board compressor. Let about all the air out when unloaded. When I load the tractors on the gooseneck, I pump in 25 psi.and away I go. Nice level ride.Priceless.
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 7:42 pm    Post subject: Re: F-250 overload springs or air bags?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

as welding said, with air bags you can control your ride, soft when not pulling/towing anything for a good ride,,when hauling you can adjust air for firmer ride for load and ride is still smooth,,,extra springs, bumpy-bumpy-bumpy, you get the idea, no adjustment, one ride only when empty, probably most of the time.... i has a 94 f-250 with extra springs, lumber wagon ride, i bought it used with them on. wish they had air-ride...
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 9:15 am    Post subject: Re: F-250 overload springs or air bags?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have had a Timbren Suspension kit on my F-350 for years and really like it. Stock ride with no load, extra "support" when you need it. Works great for me!
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 1:19 pm    Post subject: Re: F-250 overload springs or air bags?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Have sold and installed a couple of sets on 1/2 T. pickups. OK, but still no where as good as air bags.
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 2:04 pm    Post subject: Re: F-250 overload springs or air bags?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have firestone air bags on my 2000 sierra 2500 xtended cab 4wd. About 8 years old and haven"t had a problem with them. Had them installed for my 3200 lb slide in camper.
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 3:26 pm    Post subject: Re: F-250 overload springs or air bags?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I checked out TIMBREN ride control products. Looks like a good product, good reviews, and fair price ($200). I have been thinking of some sort of helpers, and this seems to be the easiest installation. No compressors or air lines, no bolt on springs, just help when needed.

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 5:35 pm    Post subject: Re: F-250 overload springs or air bags?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

timbren is the best option and the easiest installation and probably the cheapest way to go. had them on my old f-250 for years. a great product that doesn't come from china.
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 7:01 pm    Post subject: Re: F-250 overload springs or air bags?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a Dodge 2500 dually. It would squat pretty bad with a 5000# tractor all the way to the front of my gooseneck trailer when hauling two tractors at the same time. I installed Monroe air shocks, and also had a welder install 2" square steel tubing from the bottom of the truck frame on both sides, down to a point just above the overload leaf on each leaf spring. Problem solved. This causes the overload leaf to have the majority of each load to carry right from the outset rather than only when the bed is sagging. This setup has the added benefit of bringing on childbirth to late term expectant mothers when you take her riding on bumpy roads.
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 6:03 pm    Post subject: Re: F-250 overload springs or air bags?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I can only imagine! Laughing
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 7:06 pm    Post subject: Re: F-250 overload springs or air bags?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That hitch is only good for 1000/10,000 if you are using a torsonal hitch with it. otherwise is good for 600/6,000. You night not need extra help in back if you use a torsional hitch.Such as Reese or of any other brand. Will make towing much better.
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 5:32 am    Post subject: Re: F-250 overload springs or air bags?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Why don't you just cut a couple of lengths of used well casing, and jam them in between the axle housings and the frame of the truck? That'll completely stop the sag, forever.
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 7:14 am    Post subject: Re: F-250 overload springs or air bags?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Can you load your losd so that it is not putting so much weight on the truck. That is the way I always loaded my bumper hitch trailer. Your case may be different but that is the way I would do it.

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 9:38 am    Post subject: Re: F-250 overload springs or air bags?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Learn something every day. That trembren set up could be what you want ? Never seen them before.

Myself I'd of just traded in the bumper pull on a gooseneck trailer.
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 10:18 am    Post subject: Re: F-250 overload springs or air bags?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

my 99 450 has bags.. my 99 350 has springs... I MUCH prefer bags.

that said.. I much prefer gooseneck over bumperpull.

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