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Old 11-30-2017, 01:21 PM   #1
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Air lift for Tundra?

I have a Tundra crewmax 5.5 bed with 5.7L V8 and tow package and Im buying a 5.0 TA. Someone suggested adding Airlift 5,000 air bag suspension. Is this necessary? Thanks!
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Old 11-30-2017, 01:52 PM   #2
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I have a Tundra crewmax 5.5’ bed with 5.7L V8 and tow package and I’m buying a 5.0 TA. Someone suggested adding Airlift 5,000 air bag suspension. Is this necessary? Thanks!
You might take a look at Sumo Springs. I prefer them to air bags; they don't leak, and you don't need to adjust them.
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Old 11-30-2017, 01:59 PM   #3
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I would go for improved shocks over air bags
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Old 11-30-2017, 02:16 PM   #4
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I'd wait till you get the trailer and see how it looks, if it squats more then you like go for whatever lifts you decide on. Not like you can't drive it without, all they do is level out the ride although I'm not familiar with Sumo Springs.

I had Air-lifts on a Ranger years ago, only had the truck for 2 years with the lifts but I had no leaks in that period. Was kind of nice, I could drop them to 5lbs when I wasn't towing and bump them up when I was.
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Old 11-30-2017, 03:50 PM   #5
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I have a F150 with the 5.5 ft.bed and a maximum tow package and the truck only settles down about an inch with the load of the trailer. No need for anything extra. So give it a try and you can always add the extra springs of your choice if needed.
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:35 PM   #6
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I installed the Airlift 1000's in both my 2011 and 2014 Ram 1500
They have worked well and I have not experienced any leaks
The rear suspension in your Tundra and my Ram is rather soft
when compared to the more truck like suspension of the Ford F150
At a cost of around $100 , the airbags are worth the cost IMHO
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:06 PM   #7
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Did the same to my 2009 and 2014 Ram, no leaks and they keep the tow level.
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:24 PM   #8
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SumoSprings on my 2015 GMC Sierra. They're maintenance free and virtually no squat when the trailer is hitched.
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:52 PM   #9
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I went with Sumo Springs as well - they work great and were easy to install. They dont contact the frame when unloaded, so the ride is not harsh. When I was looking at airbags, I did not find any for my Tundra that would work with the B&W Turnover ball due to interference with the attachment points on the frame and I wanted the Andersen Ultimate/ B&W combo.
Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

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Another sumo user here
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