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51 coe air ride question
#1230679 Fri Aug 18 2017 08:24 AM
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my 51 coe has the original wheels and rear but the truck was lowered. I want to haul 2 harleys on it. it rides fine with out motorcyles but with them on it needs to be raised up. has anyone used air shocks or bags with out alot of problems.any pictures would be helpful 2 harleys are about 2000 lbs

Re: 51 coe air ride question
29tons #1230695 Fri Aug 18 2017 11:42 AM
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Firestone makes some add-on air bags that might have that capacity.

Ed


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Re: 51 coe air ride question
29tons #1231205 Mon Aug 21 2017 07:10 AM
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To add to Ed Pruss' comment,Ridetech offer a simple bolt-on air bag assist springs which can be added to leaf spring set-ups,here's one rated @ 2000lbs,there are other options available too.

Air over leaf springs.

I think this is what you're looking for.



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Re: 51 coe air ride question
29tons #1231207 Mon Aug 21 2017 08:07 AM
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thanks for the info

Re: 51 coe air ride question
29tons #1231209 Mon Aug 21 2017 11:15 AM
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I use Air Lift's version on my 2007 1500 Chevy. They required two 1/2" holes in the frame for upper bolts and bolted to axle on bottom. They work excellent they will level the truck out with my 1800lb+ truck box camper. Took about 1 hour to install. Ride is horrible without them, squatting and even braking feels better once levelled.


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Re: 51 coe air ride question
29tons #1232155 Sat Aug 26 2017 09:05 PM
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Gabriel air shocks add carrying capacity but can be aired down. At flaps and Amazon.


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Re: 51 coe air ride question
29tons #1232163 Sat Aug 26 2017 09:26 PM
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The Firestone/Ridetech air bags can be let down for light loads, pumped up again when heavy.

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
Re: 51 coe air ride question
EdPruss #1236540 Tue Sep 26 2017 09:17 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions I installed the ride tech the truck seems to ride better also put 1 Harley on and added air till I got back to original ride hight it was pretty easy to install


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