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Old 09-07-2013, 04:21 PM
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To Bag or Not to Bag that is the question

I'm new to the PSD and will be towing the trailers in my sig fully loaded. I am thinking that I'm going to need to bag it to keep the sag to a min. Opinions?
So to get this started.
1. Will I need to bag
2. If so which bags, (I am used to Firestones) but did see other options out there.
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Carl
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:21 AM
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I went with Firestone on mine. They mount under frame. If you ever wanted a larger tire this would be the way to go. Some others mount outside frame on a bracket and can become a issue on DRW.
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Thanks, I had a set of Firestone riderites on my GMC and they did help alot with load leveling and such. I guess I need to see if it is a strictly bolt on install and go from there.
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:19 PM
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Yep. I like the looks of the hellwig at 2800 lbs per spring and a lower air pressure for the same weight. US made helps as well.
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I would see how it done without first. You may not even need bags.
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I would see how it done without first. You may not even need bags.
this........ why spend the money if you dont have too
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:36 PM
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Good point, but that is why I started this topic. I was hoping that someone with a similar set up could point me in the right direction.
My GMC was a 3/4 ton and on the road was fine but actually getting to the gravel pit I put her on the bump stops a couple of times.
But your right I'll run her with a couple of loads and see how she settles out, I know for sure I'm gonna have to adjust my gooseneck again since she rides higher up.
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I like my Firestone bags. Since I was hauling a slide-in camper, my friend advised me to install the bags with separate fill lines, which dramatically reduces the sway of such a top-heavy load. This same approach could be accomplished with some sophisticated plumbing and check valves to a single fill line, but I just ran a line from each bag to the bumper beside the license plate and it works well. I use a simple tire gauge to make sure they are about same pressure. A light-duty 12V compressor mounted inside the fenderwell (passenger side, forward of rear tire), a 5gal air tank, dash-mounted gauge and compressor switch completes it. I carry a coiled poly air line for filling the bags or a tire.
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