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Old 10-09-2017, 09:01 PM
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Hey Jon - that might be a fun build, use four small air bags for suspension and panhard bars/torque arms to locate the axles. Of course now you'd need a source of air for the bags -----
Coil springs instead of air bags?
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Hey Jon - that might be a fun build, use four small air bags for suspension and panhard bars/torque arms to locate the axles. Of course now you'd need a source of air for the bags -----
Might be a fun build..... But I'd rather do it to say, a 1 ton pickup.



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Considering the use of two cub rear ends as is being discussed.

If you mounted one of the pair of axles rigid to the frame and allowed the second axle to float up/down and pivot, that would accomplish much the same thing, right? Only one of the pair would need to actually need to float.

If you did this, would that allow you to power only one axle? The second axle would just be a tag axle, load bearing but not driving. And by floating it, it would not cause loss of traction to the rigid axle. Am I thinking correctly?
Tag axles in off road conditions are just trouble. The second axle bears half the load, and holds the drive axle off the ground. "Twin screw" is the only way to go. Can you do what you suggested? Sure. Would it work? Sure. Would it be very helpful? No.


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Coil springs instead of air bags?
If you could find a set of coil springs that small. Advantage of an air bag is you can adjust how much it carries.



They make small air bags for pickups. Probably more cost than it's worth unless you already have a set.
https://www.google.com/search?q=air+...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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Might be a fun build..... But I'd rather do it to say, a 1 ton pickup.
My dad's truck has a full Kelderman air ride on it. It's great when hooking up to a trailer because you can dump the rear bags and use the backup camera to get the ball under the tongue and then raise it back up, now all we need is a way to hook up the cable and chains so we don't have to get out at all.
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