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I bought a truck that has air bags in the rear. I was wondering what pressure folks use for driving unloaded for the best ride and what pressure for driving loaded. Ive never had bags before so new to them.

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5psi unloaded, 5.1 to 100psi depending on the weight of the load. Add equal air to each bag until desired stance is achieved.

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Thanks guys. I will keep her between 5-7 then. Im kind of excited to get her hooked up to a trailer to see how it feels to pull on air ride...lol!

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May want to consider taking them off while you're not towing if you don't tow often. Assuming they're a standard double-bellow bag, even at 5-7 psi they will still add spring rate and make the rear ride stiff. Should just be a couple bolts and disconnect the air lines.
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