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    Air Leaf suspension too High.. Help

    I have a 1997 379 that I just purchased that has Air Leaf suspension. The guy that had it before pulled a 50' Spread Reefer. The thing sits at least a few inches higher than all my other trucks. I guess I never thought to look at it. I checked with Pete and it has the proper ride height recommendation from the factory. Is there a way to get this thing lowered to ride closer to normal specs. I am running 24.5 LP's. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


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    Maybe adjust the leveling valve on the suspension...?

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    By the time i do that, there is basically no air in the bags. The frame rides a couple of inches above the tires.

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    If you lower it from the recomended ride height you will throw off your driveline angles and will have more problems then you bargained for.

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    Air leaf and air trac both are a quite tall su spension. U cant lower it much because the u bolts on the front drive will start hitting the frame. As long as u not over height its best to leave it be.

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    What kind of 5th wheel do you have? Maybe you could go with a low profile 5th wheel if it doesn't already have one.

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    I agree with Mslashbar.Check ride heighth loaded if you haven`t already.

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    do you have an air leaf or a low air leaf? i have heard that you can put air trac airbags on an airleaf and it can alter the height????, they will bolt up just the same though.
    Also black pipes, you passed me on the thruway a while back like I was standing still, what you got in that thing?
    looks large though

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    Haha. Just a little kitty cat. I appreciate the compliment. The ol girl does ok for 1.2 million miles. Im usually bout 95000 gross, so shes workin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackpipes View Post
    Haha. Just a little kitty cat. I appreciate the compliment. The ol girl does ok for 1.2 million miles. Im usually bout 95000 gross, so shes workin!
    little kitty cat??? I bet

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