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Front airbags

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by hbrady, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. hbrady

    hbrady Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    So my 2015 RAM 2500 with 9'6'' Fisher V has stock suspension and the other day I caught a curb running errands around town. The problem is, even with 700lbs of counter weight my wing tips are only a few inches off the ground when retracted 1/4 distance. Right now I'm considering Firestone bags in the front. Anyone else running bags in the front of a GEN 4 2500/3500? Just wondering if it's worth the $$ and effort.
     
  2. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,515

    Just bump the plow wings foward a touch and you should have plenty of clearance.

    Is 700lbs what they reccomend for that size plow. Plow weighs close to a grand
     
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,857

    I don't run my V all f the way up becuse the wing corners hang down.

    1 straiten the blade a bit
    2 lower the plow a bit will raise the corners also.
    3. You have a plow on your truck, clearances may change, pay attention .

    4 .front coils springs. Ram does use a diffrent spring rate on the diesels.
    I installed springs for the diesel in my gasser. It leveled it while gaining capasity .

    Or get the bage I hear on the play ground the air/rite bags are better quality than the good/year bags.
     
  4. hbrady

    hbrady Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    eMatch shows 'ballast' of 580lb which I found odd because as you said, the thing weighs close to 1k. I guess investing is a few more sandbags would be a good idea before I do anything else.
     
  5. hbrady

    hbrady Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    Hummm, I never thought of that but it makes sense, lowering the blade will raise wing tips. I'll give it shot.
     
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,355

    Air bags are great.
     
  7. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 828

    I don't know about the Rams, but on my 2006 F350 I upgraded the front springs to the 6,000lb ones. That reduced the sag with plow raised by 1.5 to 2 inches (8.5' MVP with wings). I was having the same issues as you are - scraping the wing tips. I also have about 1,000 lbs in the bed, but mainly over the rear axle.
     
  8. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,970

    Air biscuits are better
     
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,355

    But very fattening.
     
  10. hbrady

    hbrady Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    I was looking into Thuren overland coil kit but I'm too cheap to spend that much money.
     
  11. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,355

  12. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,607

    So do you have counter weight OR ballast? You do know the difference... right?
     
  13. hbrady

    hbrady Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    Yes, read a few of Dr. SnoFarmer's dissertations.. weight behind rear wheels (counterweight) is the method I use Thumbs Up
     
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  14. hbrady

    hbrady Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    Ordered .. thanks guys :drinkup:
     
  15. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,515

    Don't call him Dr.... it goes straight to his head.

    Have you had the pleasue of sitting threw one of his seminars on his studies on diesel fuel additive yet?? :rolleyes:
     
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  16. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,857

    and next time there will be a added charge for the tinfoil, as your noggin is as big as a plantoid.

    ;)
     
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  17. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,515

    better get the heavy duty Reynolds wrap...
     
  18. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,857

    its on the list.
     
  19. hbrady

    hbrady Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    :laughing: I have not; however, I received one hell of of education on cold air intakes :nod: Saved me some money and I have since passed that knowledge on to other misguided individuals considering that investment.
    :popcorn:
     
  20. ktfbgb

    ktfbgb 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,047

    Go check out the "best diesel additive" thread. It had me rolling on the floor a couple times.Thumbs Up