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  1. Oscar the KW

    Oscar the KW Going Tarpless

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    When they go to weigh it, just put some blocks under the lift to help level it out.:yes2557:
     
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  3. leftlanetruckin

    leftlanetruckin Road Train Member

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    Try it with weight on, may start to balance out better, in fact I think it will.
    The leveling valve cares nothing on volume, just pressure. It will feed it all the air it wants until the pressure balances out. Air bag pressure equals ground pressure pretty much, so I don't think that is it. Shimming may be a bigger benefit than a different air bag etc. I would look at that before anything else. But try some weight on it and see how it looks then
    Only time I have seen big issues is when the tires were a different size

    Martin
     
  4. leftlanetruckin

    leftlanetruckin Road Train Member

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    We also have a permit gal that will make it with right too...... Lol
     
  5. Rontonio

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    And my tires are different sizes

    I have 445 super singles on the lift and 22.5 on the drives
     
  6. Rontonio

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    I ran it for 60 days with the single valve and it never equalized, and I ran it fairly heavy - over 50k for the group.

    I paid to undue and put the 2nd valve back in because I figured at least I could get level in most states
     
  7. Oscar the KW

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    With mine I have to set the lift at 2psi higher than the drives to get within 250 pounds of the drives.
     
  8. leftlanetruckin

    leftlanetruckin Road Train Member

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    And that 250lbs is single digit percentage wise though. So it is #### close.
    Thinking the tires are the issue Ron. Shim the lift to balance it out mate.

    Martin
     
  9. Rontonio

    Rontonio Road Train Member

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    If I went to a 4 tire setup same size - best guess would it equalize?
     
  10. Rontonio

    Rontonio Road Train Member

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    Anyone recommend a good shop to work this issue?
     
  11. Oscar the KW

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    If you drop the air in the drives, and put the lift up, if the lift is still off of the ground, then I would say no. I have the same size tires on my lift as what is on my drives, if I equal the psi on the lift to the drives I am more than 500 pounds different, I can't remember for sure what it was, but seem to recall it being well past that. Now, if my lift was lower to the ground when lifted, I think the psi difference would be minimal to equal them, thus why Carl says to shim it.
     
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