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Posted: 01/01/18 10:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dave H M wrote:

it looks like the tembrens work just like an air bag only not adjustable.
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[emoticon]yep, they just limit travel same as an air bag only not adjustable.
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Airlift airbags rear and Firestone Air shocks front. I'd put airbags under my cab if I could after driving a Peterbilt. It doesn't cost that much to but the bags for your truck and easy to put them on. Most of the guys against them never had them so they don't know.All Tembren is is a Stop to keep the truck from squatting and are Teddy Roosevelts (Rough Riders)

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What’s overlooked most often is quality shock absorbers. Entry level Koni or Bilstein far better than OEM or usual aftermarket, and King or Fox is a substantial upgrade for handling, braking and steering, not just ride.

Polyurethane bushings to replace the rubber anti-roll bar bushings is another. The truck handles just that wee bit better. Better predictability with both. Measure and order Energy Suspension greaseable type. Cheap and etfective.

Don’t say, well, Truck is new, etc. Towing exerts stresses where these will shine. I do it off the dealers lot.

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Your in a 1 ton, just what do you plan on towing to think you need air bags. I drive basically the same truck, tow a 12K empty 5W loaded with "stuff" when we are out long periods. Rides level and hardly know it's there. Newer trucks seem to have issues when towing 5W's due to the height on the beds.

Do a search here for air bags on F350's https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/forum287/


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Run down I20 with 19,000 lb GVW and see if you done think you're on a bucking horse. That's why I have Airlift. Has nothing to do with how much wt the truck will carry. A Peterbilt has Airbags on each side of the rear axles, under the cab and airide seats. I could go to 120,000 lb GVW with permits. Timbrens are bumpstops, by the time they work, you've hit bottom and your Bottom.

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Passin Thru wrote:

Run down I20 with 19,000 lb GVW and see if you done think you're on a bucking horse. That's why I have Airlift. Has nothing to do with how much wt the truck will carry. A Peterbilt has Airbags on each side of the rear axles, under the cab and airide seats. I could go to 120,000 lb GVW with permits. Timbrens are bumpstops, by the time they work, you've hit bottom and your Bottom.

So did my Western Star, but we are talking pickups not class 8 trucks

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