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Air Suspension Headaches...

Today I made an attempt to level my truck. Long story short, I gave up in frustration and ended up putting the OEM links back in.

Started out great..got all the parts I needed and the assembly went good too. Than when I installed them, my truck didn't like them. The truck looked great being leveled but it road like complete @$$.

Every little bump I hit it was like a trampoline and would bounce along. I expected a little rougher ride but this was almost unbearable. Also, I wasn't able to go into the highest setting as it kept saying "payload too high." I read somewhere that you have to drive it around a little bit to get the suspension use to the different links and I even reset the air suspension a couple times and it didn't help.

I know people have done this before and were able to make it work without any issues. I'm just wondering if anyone can help me out with this. Do you have to drive around for more than a couple miles for everything to work itself out?

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Im having the same issue. Every little bump feels like a giant pot hole. Help!!
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Take air ride out
Install bds 6 inch coilover.
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Take air ride out
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Too much $$$. I wouldn't get the use out of it. All I want to do is level it out.

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Im having the same issue. Every little bump feels like a giant pot hole. Help!!
Are you having an issue with the air ride system at all? Like any over payload messages? Do you have full use of your air ride adjustability with no error messages?

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interested to know as well. I was going to make up a set of links at the "ideal height" and give it a try my self.
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Too much $$$. I wouldn't get the use out of it. All I want to do is level it out.
So did you make "sweet spot" links or come up with your own measurements?

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So did you make "sweet spot" links or come up with your own measurements?
Made my own links but I'm just trying to work out the kinks. I made them adjustable so if this were to happen I can work around the factory air system. I'm thinking that if I make them a little bit longer, so lower the front end a little bit, it will get close to "the sweet spot" so it will level my truck error code free.

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I figured out the trick...just took some playing around to find the "sweet spot." Originally, I made the links 5/8" shorter than OEM links. Even though it got me to level, I believe the air suspension system was trying to pump too much air in the front bags to achieve it. This morning, I made my links the same as OEM length and started adjusting them down from there. Once I hit level, tightened them up and took the truck for a spin. It almost has a factory ride now. It's a little more rigid but not by much. I laid some paint over them...when they dry and I get them installed, I'll post up some pictures and measurements for everyone. My links only ended up having to be a little more than 1/4" shorter to achieve enough lift in the front to level it out with the rear.

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Your links are too far out of the PCM's parameter, that's why it's getting nutty & overpressurized.
There is a sweet spot, I've posted the measurements here many times, the links I made are cheap plastic tube with small holes drilled in each end to fit on the ball ends. I've had my truck on these modded links since I picked it up from the dealer in September. Below are the correct measurements for everything to work properly.

Front links: from center to center of each ball stud must be no more than 4 1/8"
Rear links: from center to center of each ball stud must be no more than 3 3/4"

The modded link measurements are in the center. Note* The rear is made longer & the front is made shorter.


This is what's been on my truck since September., costs less than a dollar!


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