Air leaf to low air leaf conversion.

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  1. Ty_Elrod

    Ty_Elrod Bobtail Member

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    Hi guys. 1995 Peterbilt rides a few inches to high for my horse trailer I pull with it. It is a single rear axle and has air leaf suspension. Would like to convert to low air leaf. Any one know what all has to be changed out? Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. Magoo1968

    Magoo1968 Road Train Member

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    Might need a cutoff to swap all the parts in order to be cost effective.. being a 1995 it may have 24.5 tires a swap to 22.5 will drop you 1.5 to 2 inches in most cases but raise cruising rpm by about 50 to 60 rpm. Also you may be able to set air leveling valve a bit lower if driveline angles permit it .. have you looked into a low profile fifth wheel?
     
  4. kwswan

    kwswan Road Train Member

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    Seems like it would be easier to fix the hitch on the trailer than swapping the suspension.
     
  5. Goodysnap

    Goodysnap Road Train Member

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    Air leaf to low air are 2 completely different suspension types and you would need a cutoff to make it cost effective.

    Can you lower the fifth wheel or change the tire size? Much cheaper….
     
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