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Airbagged 3500 tow rig. odd setup I think

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    This is a rig that sits at my work. My boss rents the property to a shed place, they sell and move around sheds. This truck is one of their tow rigs thats presently for sale. 94 3500 454 TBI 5 speed 4x4, I want it but can't justify. Anyway not trying to sell it just showing the rear suspension. For what it does the suspension is functional but if it were my truck I'd definetally rethink it. what do you guys think? Maybe I'm just too critical, I've seen it do its thing plenty of times and do it simply well. It works. I'd at least pull it apart and repaint it /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
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    i dont see anything wrong with it. Class A motorhomes and semis both use airbag suspension, so you know its good for a huge load.
     
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    WTF? Is that wood? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    Yep, its real common practice to space the beds from cab and chassis frames using some real rough cut wood.
     
  5. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    yep. Standard thing, acts like a bushing. The bed is one of the best aluminum flatbeds I've ever seen on a rig. I don't know something about it seems wrong to me. THe tiny TRE panhard bar thats offset a little bit. Brackets look fairly junky, thrown together. And why woudln't someone make an airbag system that would handle the weight? Why have coilover shocks too? I've never seen a setup done like this. The links are bolted to the spring pads.
     
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    Well I assume that the truck has been used quite a bit, and if it hasn't fallen apart by now I would assume its ok. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    ...just looks like a home brew 3 link to me? Same setup as a 1/2 ton Ford w/ radius arms and a trac bar...
     
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    would you use it for offroad or hauling?
     
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    would you use it for offroad or hauling?
     
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    would you use it for offroad or hauling?
     
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