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mikeylikesit5805
05-24-2010, 10:22 PM
I have a 97 S10,

Im pulling a small 5x8 trailer with about 1200 pounds on it. (walkbehind and tools) Its sags just enough to annoy me, and I dont really need anything bigger, I like getting 20+ MPG. I would like to add some kind of suspension in the rear, but im not sure what to go with. Would you go with (A) Timbrens (B) Add-a-leafs or (C) actually just add a leaf to the stack?

I really dont want to spend more than 200 dollars, any opinions would be great!

Thanks! :drinkup:

2001FZ1
05-24-2010, 10:40 PM
can you afford $222?

http://www.suspensionconnection.com/cgi-bin/suscon/2209C1.html

mikeylikesit5805
05-24-2010, 10:42 PM
Im sure I could, have you tried that?

Thanks!

poolboy
05-25-2010, 04:40 PM
Get the air bags; you'll be much more happier with the way it rides when you can loose the air when you're empty.

mikeylikesit5805
05-25-2010, 05:43 PM
so if I do this, will I need a compressor kit too?
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Krafty
05-25-2010, 06:38 PM
I have thoese same bags on my f-150. I would deff recommend them. They work amazing. No you do not have to get a compressor you can run a shrader valve to the back of the truck and fill them off of that.

2001FZ1
05-25-2010, 10:23 PM
Im sure I could, have you tried that?

Thanks!

I put a set on the work truck (2500HD) Even with 800lb of tongue weight from the trailer, the truck doesn't sag and the ride is better. They are worth the money.

mikeylikesit5805
01-24-2012, 07:42 PM
Hey guys, Long time no posts....

Well I am still mowing and still have the same truck, I have picked up another mower. I now have a 52" hydro walk behind and a 48 Z, what are your thoughts on a tandem axle 6x14 foot trailer being pulled by a 4.3 v6?

I know its not ideal, but I drive about 17 miles all in town once a week (sat) I hate picking up a 2500 just for that.....

Thanksman
01-24-2012, 07:51 PM
Air ride. you can add valves , compessor, or even one of those portable air tanks from wally world. do to the fact that the leaf springs are under the rear axel, by adding a leaf will actually lower this vehicle like a lowering block and shackle kit would do.

mikeylikesit5805
01-24-2012, 08:03 PM
Ive added two leafs and put load rated shocks, hoping it will help.

GreenEarthLawnCare
01-31-2012, 08:35 AM
I used to have a 95 s10 and pulled a 6.5x14 trailer with a 60" z and a 52" walkbehind plus a few trimmers and other tools on it. It was a 4.3 five speed 4x4. Sure there were times it was under powered and if i loaded the bed with grass it would sag a little but it was a great truck to start out with.
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stuffdeer
01-31-2012, 06:36 PM
Hey guys, Long time no posts....

Well I am still mowing and still have the same truck, I have picked up another mower. I now have a 52" hydro walk behind and a 48 Z, what are your thoughts on a tandem axle 6x14 foot trailer being pulled by a 4.3 v6?

I know its not ideal, but I drive about 17 miles all in town once a week (sat) I hate picking up a 2500 just for that.....

I used a 2.2l and pulled about 3500 lbs daily with it. No problems
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Valk
02-01-2012, 11:18 AM
Did you have enough brakes to feel secure if you needed to shut her down quickly?

sjessen
02-01-2012, 11:32 AM
You should be fine with the S-10. There is a guy locally has been running a setup almost identical to what you talking about. Worst case scenario, try it for a year before deciding to get something bigger.