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RE: WD hitch setup with air bags

Not to sound thick headed, I understand they don’t shift weight, they do more than change angle of the body though when your suspension is tired and worn. They support the load but do not distribute it. Yes I am aware that they lift weight off without having weight distribution used at the same time. Now the question concerning your advice is” will it mess with the WD inflating AFTER setting bars for level”. It seems the geometry and height measurements would change considerably. Making me again completely set the hitch back up. When I said earlier that I aired the bags before connecting the bars it was added before even hitching. The 15 psi mentioned put me at factory height according to what was written by trucks PO in the owners manual. Fuel tank is on drivers side. This might account for passenger side being weaker since most manufacturers design into the suspension extra lift for the side with fuel tank. There are two diaper bags and a camper top on the truck at the time of measuring. Concrete sacks are used to simulate weight of equipment and people when I set up fully after getting front air bags in.
Kfd518 12/26/20 06:18pm Towing
WD hitch setup with air bags

Alright, 1999 ram 1500 RWD new style husky center line WDH. had quite a bit of squat in the rear end before and had to use 8-1200#bars to get enough weight transferred back to the front of my pickup. I knew from the towing that was done before I got it (without weight distribution) that the rear suspension was quite tired. Anyways I added 5k bags this weekend , went back down to 600-800 #bars and re adjusted everything the following is what I ended up with, I am wondering why one side would transfer more weight back to the front axle as it is doing and if anyone thinks I should drop the spring bar hook pads down 1 Hole ? I also Plan to put front air bags on it as soon as they arrive. All adjustments to air bags were made before hooking up the weight distribution bars 15 psi bags 600# bars B 37 1/8 A 36 5/8” pass rear B34 3/16 A34 1/16 Pass front B34 1/2. A34 1/2 driver front B37 5/16. A36 7/8 Driver rear With three children and me and the wife working opposites to ensure constant child care it’s hard to get free time to make all the changes going back and forth. Would like to make the most of my time available with as much information as possible in hand prior to trying a bunch more things. I would like to have it figured out prior to getting ready to head out next time instead of a boat load of trial and error when I should be hitting the road instead.
Kfd518 12/26/20 03:00pm Towing
RE: Maxxis bravo HT 770

From a current 3.24 effective gearing to 3.36 effective gear. Originally 3.5 It’s not much but every bit helps
Kfd518 11/13/20 01:57pm Tow Vehicles
Maxxis bravo HT 770

I am nearing the time to replace my tires. I have been looking into the Maxxis bravo HT 770 LT 245/75R16. I am wondering if anyone has any experience with these tires. I purchase m8008 tires for the TT already. I currently run Cooper HT3 LT 265/75R16 currently 41K with rotation and balancing. I have been happy with cooper tires (all of my tires have been cooper LT or a cooper owned brand for many years. They just happen to be getting quite proud of their tires. Edited to add.. I am looking to go down to the smaller tire because I am looking to get my gearing back as the truck came stock with P225/75r16XL however I do not want tires that small and narrow on it they don’t do well in anything any more slick than gravel with a two week drive long bed club cab. A new truck is not on the purchase list at the moment.
Kfd518 11/12/20 07:28pm Tow Vehicles
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