T660 air ride steer

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  1. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    Can someone help me with air ride for my 2009 kenworth t660 .
    I saw one handyman made for his truck on YouTube and would want this one myself

    I also called 12 gauge and they have a kit for my truck at $835 including everything i need but sales person mentioned he is not sure if it lowers the front like other persons persons kit on youtube .
    ...or its just a matter of removing one leaf ?!
    How safe it is ?
    Appreciate any feedback or advices
     
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  3. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    I’ve got a Donvel kit on my Pete - smaller twin bag system - are you aware of them?
     
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  4. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    I do
    I have their devices on drive axle airbags and cab shocks . To be honest i did not feel significant difference or difference at all ... Maybe due to the midwest and east coast "great" road pavement :)
    I talked to them about their steer kit - it doesn't lower the front end
    I would want to eliminate that enormous gap on t660 between wheel and fender as well as ride improvement .
    How is your kit from donvel ?!
     
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  5. 062

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    Have you tried running tall rubber on the steer to get the look you want?
     
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  6. pavrom

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    Not sure if it will look right !
    Didn't try
     
  7. 062

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    I don’t know how it would look on a aero truck, but a lot of people with 379’s run tall rubber on the steers.
     
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  8. blairandgretchen

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    It was on the truck when I bought it - I don’t notice any amazing difference - biggest improvement since I have it was the RK shocks.
     
  9. pavrom

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    I heard people saying overpriced jXXX , but i personally never had experience ...
    Glad they work out great for you.
    I am assuming you refer to road king brand
    I noticed new paccar shocks leaks sometimes after 2 months
     
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  10. Long FLD

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    Keep in kind that lowering the front could mean having to relocate the oil filter on a setback axle truck. And you’ll have to adjust your leveling valve in the rear. And you’ll likely still have driveline vibration.
     
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  11. blairandgretchen

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    Yeah - I’ve had them on 2 trucks, been great - no problems. Guess I’m the minority on that one. I think they’re out of business now. I’ll rebuild myself if they ever start leaking.
     
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