Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Washington State
Re: cheaper than air ride?
You are correct in that the red highlighted leaf is acting as the fore/aft brace rod and is keeping the axle from moving forward and rearward and this also controls the thrust angle.
Moving leafs from the main pack to the over-loads in a SD
isn't all that great of an idea as that will also affect the suspensions ability to keep the axle under control during loaded and cycling modes of operation.
You think your truck rides bad go for a ride unloaded with no trailer on that little Corn Binder and see what you think. It's a truck, they ride like trucks. Even air ride trucks ride bad. Our heavy haul trucks will launch you outta the seat unloaded on the roads around here. Loaded air ride is a bit nicer, but it also has a lot more stuff to go wrong. No one likes changing a level valve on the side of the freeway in the snow.
TAG II, Exhaust Air Guide, K&N FIPK, Hood insulation delete, foil delete, SX and A1000 pumps, door dinger delete, COMPOUND trans coolers and a Banks Stinger+++ with the Banks TransCommand and Chrome curb Feelers.
248.9HP 4ft/lbs @ 3,400 RPM (don't forget to divide by 1,002 and carry the 5).
Nothing worse than a good idea that doesn't work.