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Old 08-10-2017, 07:43 PM
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If you need air bags to make your WDH work then maybe you need a new WDH. They come in different ratings. My Blue Ox had 1,000 lb bars but could go up a lot higher as well as lower.

A high PSI in the air bags will certainly stiffen the ride of the tow vehicle, but it beats the heck out of riding on the bump stops.
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It looks like your WDH is doing its job.
Does it tow OK in that configuration? If it does then I wouldn't be worried about it.
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wonder if you expectations are the problem.
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I just needed some direction on weights because the back end sags and feels different than my past tow vehicles.
Just going back over the start of this thread, I would argue that your current WDH is working well. if I'm reading all this correctly, your main complaint is that the rear end is sagging too much, which isn't what a WDH is supposed to fix.

And just to be 100% crystal clear, you aren't happy with how it feels going down the road, but can you describe that a little more? It's entirely possible that changes to WDH and suspension will not make it feel "like it isn't there".

I'd hate to see you throw a bunch of money at this issue and still be unhappy.
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Just going back over the start of this thread, I would argue that your current WDH is working well. if I'm reading all this correctly, your main complaint is that the rear end is sagging too much, which isn't what a WDH is supposed to fix.

And just to be 100% crystal clear, you aren't happy with how it feels going down the road, but can you describe that a little more? It's entirely possible that changes to WDH and suspension will not make it feel "like it isn't there".

I'd hate to see you throw a bunch of money at this issue and still be unhappy.
Thanks for checking in. I have adjusted the RAS a couple of times. Trying to find the balance between harsh rear ride and rear sag. I understand that the wdh is there to redistribute weight to the steer axle.

Just looking for a good balance that will provide for reduced sag, weight distribution, and bearable ride.
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Sounds like you are on the right track. it's a balancing act, and the rear suspension that provides the best towing experience isn't likely to prvide a great unloaded ride.
My preference would be to own two trucks, but for me and most people, that's not feasible.
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On my half ton truck the WDH made a significant difference on the rear end sag. Maybe it just pushed the front end down to make the sag look better or maybe it actually raised the rear end some, I dunno. But it sure made a difference. Visible as well as how it felt when towing.
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On my half ton truck the WDH made a significant difference on the rear end sag. Maybe it just pushed the front end down to make the sag look better or maybe it actually raised the rear end some, I dunno. But it sure made a difference. Visible as well as how it felt when towing.
it does raise the rear, just measure the wheel wells. With too stiff wd bars you can actually unweighted the rear axle making for s whole other handling problem.

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I'm not trying to say that it doesn't take weight off the rear axle, but that's not (in my mind) the primary benefit/function. You absolutely can have a well adjusted WDH system and still have too much rear end sag.
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