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Recommended Suspension Enhancement For 2016 Ford F-150 Crew Cab 4WD With 6.5 Foot Box

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F150 lariat 2016 crewcab, 6.5 box,4WD I tow Fifth Wheel 31 feet, the box of the truck down 3 inches. What equipment used to lift the truck has a satsfactory level. I saw 3 opportunities on your website which choose? Timbren TFR1504E or Sumospring SSR-117-47 or Airlift 5000 AL57284 Thank you

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For your Ford F-150 Lariat Crew Cab with 6.5 foot bed and 4WD, I recommend the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle # AL57284. This system like the Roadmaster Active Suspension Kit # RAS3611-Y is adjustable, so it is more versitile for your specific needs. The Timbren springs # TFR1504E and SumoSprings # SSR-117-47 are not adjustable. The nice part about the jounce springs is that they require no maintainance, so you just install and go. They compress and add stability as weight increases.

The adjustability of the Air Springs of the Air Lift System is what sets it apart. You can adjust it for as low as 5 psi for your truck when unloaded and as much as 100 psi under the load of your 5th wheel. This air spring system absorbs the shock more than the other options. It has manual inflation valves and air lines included, however you can add the Air Lift WirelessONE Compressor System for Air Helper Springs - Hand-Held Remote - Single Path # AL25870 to give you the adjustability at any time from the comfort of your cab or outside your truck. With the manual inflation you just need to plan ahead a little more to have an air compressor handy.

Any of these systems will help minimize the squat on your truck when your 5th wheel is connected, but the most versitle is the air spring option.

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