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Rear End drop??

What or how much drop should I start too worry about adding either air bags, or the Timbren SES or something along that line??

3",4" what's everyones take on it
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if your bouncing on your bump stops while driving you need a lighter load...................... how much rear end sagging is what your comfortable with, lots of guys don't like the look of it if the truck doesn't stay level under load, not real hurting anything yet though.

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What or how much drop should I start too worry about adding either air bags, or the Timbren SES or something along that line??

3",4" what's everyones take on it
My truck only drops an inch with my 9k 42' trailer. I do no like the rear dropping because the front end will catch air and lift on the interstate. This makes the truck more unstable and harder to control. I also have the camper package with the upgraded springs, sway bar, as well as Bilstein's.

I have a set of super springs in the back which essentially increased the rear payload weight to around 5 k - more than the stock f350.


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What or how much drop should I start too worry about adding either air bags, or the Timbren SES or something along that line??

3",4" what's everyones take on it
I get up to 4 to 5" of drop if I have to load the tractor all the way to the front of the trailer, like in the pic below, I still had to go pick up and implement to put on the back. It is not the most "comfortable" highway driving but it wasnt hurting anything. If I can I always make sure to load the trailer with about 15-25% of the weight on the tounge which makes for ideal towing.



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Hey Casey, That's a nice little trailer, what dimesions is it? approx price? I want to get a 2nd smaller GN to replace an old bumper hitch for hauling skidloader, occasional car.

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Just a 25' bigtex I think its 8-1/2 wide has a set of ramps u slide underneath its nice for the shorter loads don't remember what we paid for it.

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mine drops about 2-3" with my 8K 5th wheel - I want to add airbags or change the springs to elimnate this.
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My truck is riding at 36" in the front, unloaded is 35" the rear rides at 34 1/2" verses 36 3/4" unloaded. This is hauling the equipment trailer for the kids marching band, so it's riding bette than I thought, nobody was flashing thier light's at me like I had the high beams on so I'm guessing I'm OK.

ThirdCoastStroker, isn't the nose of your truck alittle too high???
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