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Has anyone fitted air bags on the rear of a Auto trail Tribute 620. if mine had one leaf spring i would bolt em on, i did on my last van X250 L3 (single Leaf spring). my van sits v high even when loaded and if i was to fit air bags now with 2 bar it would be even higher.

Billy

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Fitted some on my 2012 Apache 700. Had same leaf springs from memory. It's only going to lift higher if you inflate a lot. Mine had a long overhang so it was handy to lift back end for ferry and slopes.
 
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Main use for the air is to smooth out the ride, they take away the crashing over pot holes etc. people who over inflate them just make the ride solid and harsh. They can and will lift the back end but it’s not pleasant
 
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Main use for the air is to smooth out the ride, they take away the crashing over pot holes etc. people who over inflate them just make the ride solid and harsh. They can and will lift the back end but it’s not pleasant
thanks, thats my worries, even with a low pressure the heavy rear leaf springs will hinder the travel or plushness of the air bags. just not convinced but might try it and see.

Billy
 
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thanks, thats my worries, even with a low pressure the heavy rear leaf springs will hinder the travel or plushness of the air bags. just not convinced but might try it and see.

Billy
The air bags only smooth out the spring travel. If you load the van well the springs will move as they should but not travel to far and won’t obviously hit the bump stops as they get removed. I run my 3.5t at 1.5 bar and they are not solid just smooth and you can bounce the rear suspension still.

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One of the best ways I found to set my semi air. I took everything out of the van, measured the height from the rear jacking points to the ground. Fit your semi air reload the van with all your must have gear, then pump up the air bags to give the same height as when it was empty. I found this a good starting point. Too soft no benefit, to hard no benefit, just right much improvement inside quality.
 

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