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Yosemite Sam1

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Posted: 05/06/20 02:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One says, you need only a set at the back.

The other said, two sets, front and rear axle. Arguing just one would just cause or worsen porpoising.

What sayeth thou the mechanical experts and the veterans?

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Why would you put air shocks on a tandem-axle trailer? If the springs are sagging, fix those!


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Air shocks don’t increase load capacity.


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carringb wrote:

Why would you put air shocks on a tandem-axle trailer? If the springs are sagging, fix those!


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Why would you want one axle to respond differently than the other?


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LOL, why indeed!

And why make the extra expenses. Or a solution in search of a problem.

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I think we need to know first why you are putting air shocks on ? Are they just for the dampening action or are you trying to solve some sort of problem you are having ?

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REGULAR shocks are great for damping motion. Shocks are not meant to support a load.

Back in the 70s we used air shocks to jack up the back of our wanna be hot rods.


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I wouldn't use air shocks for anything. Shock mounts are made to support weight.
If I put shocks on a trailer I'd put them on both axles.

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^ Too much electormagnetism to the brain from driving those Duracell powered cars around has caused some irrrrep...errrap...irreparable damage I fear!

The better question is does the Cybertruck come with air shocks and will the trailer need then as well if being pulled by cybertruck?

Or will you need a 6kw generator to recharge the truck, hence the need for air shocks for the additional payload of the generator?


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