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My rear is sagging... opinions?

Hi All,

I routinely tow a 24' enclosed trailer loaded to about 9000lbs.

In side the bed (with cap) I put 3 dirtbikes and gear (1000lbs).

The rear end of my truck sags and I am tired of it.

I've installed a weigh distribution hitch and any sway, and this certainly helps but it's still not level. I was thinking of air suspension or airbags for the rear but I'm not sure.

Can anyone suggest a fix?

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A set of bags would be your best bet since it won't effect the ride at all times. I have bags and have filled my bed with fill dirt, think it was like 3 cubic yards, it was up to middle of rear windows and the truck didn't even squat more than a inch with 45-50 PSI in the bags

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Same here. Air all the way.

You can get a legit bag set up

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We run the Firestone air bags at work and we beat the death out of them on a daily basis. Have yet to have one fail.

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I've got a 94 f250 on here for sale that has a set of air bags. Check out the pictures here http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/tru...n-350-4x4.html . It was a $400 system but $200 and you got em

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Love this idea fellas. I suspected that was the solution but it really helps to get a second opinion.

I'm guessing I can install the bags myself - I got a 2008 250 4x4 PSD.

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Is your truck a f250 or f350. If it's a f250, getting f350 leaf sorus in the rear may help but will prolly effect ride when your empty. Air bags will prolly be an easy solution and very little change in ride because I think you have to have Atleast 5psi in them is what I read somewhere. But I could be wrong.

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Anyone know a good place to order the Firestone kit?
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check out timbrens....no air needed.....and less expensive.... I had airbags on my 7.3 and the adjust pressure was a nice feature but timbrens are install and forget.

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Go with air bags. They are easy to install I did it in my driveway with basic hand tool. The time consuming part is running the air lines. If you do an on board compressor, I mounted mine on the fuel tank sheild. Once again running the air lines and wires are the time consuming part. I used the firestone bags that mount inside of the springs.

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