Air bag auto levelling

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  1. 79jasper

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    A residual valve.......

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    Yep put a semi level valve in place with a residual valve on the outlet. Set to 5-10 psi. Or quit with the plan and go full air, like muah. Lol
     
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    It's quite tempting actually. Just pricy.
     
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    Another one to look at to cannibalize for parts, Infiniti QX56 (possibly the Nissan Armada, Titan). I know for certain the QX56 has a self leveling system for the rear. Might be able to use their parts.....

    It looks to be an air shock type system, with a compressor and control unit.

    Here is the compressor/exhaust valve assembly:

    Infiniti_compressor.jpg

    Here is the shock assembly:

    Infiniti_shock.jpg

    Here is a fairly lengthy post on the Club Armada forum that describes the function and troubleshooting the system. It also has information on the location of the components......

    Not sure if this helps, but it at least gives you another idea to work from. Also, something like this, coming from a truck, not a car, like the Lincoln might be better suited to what you are wanting to do. These do have a coil spring to support the weight, and the shocks are to level it.....

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    The Armada/QX56 has a towing capacity of 8900 lbs, and it has and 890 lb tongue weight capacity......
     
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    Junk yards my friend. Any medium duty truck with air ride. Mine came from a bus. Yea some of it is custom, but so far almost everything but the track bar was bolt on.
     
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    Even got to reuse the factory leaf mount on the axle. 8886D523-660B-446C-9E6F-9EBEA5389CC9.jpeg
     
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    The big question here is how is your ride empty? Those are pretty big bags for a pickup, does it cause any issues with nothing in the bed?
     
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    What your missing is he's not running it as a helper.
    I would say his ride is smooth as butter.

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    I don't see any springs, just the bag. Helper?
     
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    You didn't read what I said.

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    This is air ride vs air assist.
     
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    YES I did read what you said. I do NOT understand your comment.
     
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    OK. Now I understand. Thanks Thewespaul!
     
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    I understand that but I was under the impression a bag way oversized for the application would ride harsher at low pressures. I can't remember why but I know I read it somewhere.

    @Dieselcrawler did you do a build thread for that? I remember reading one like that a while ago.
     
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    Ah...
    Yes, there was a question mark, but it didn't read like a question.

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