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Old 10-09-2010, 08:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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School me on axle straps.

I have air suspension on the front and rear axles of my truck.

Right now I have nothing in place to limit the travel of the axles except the shocks. Is that acceptable ?

Everyone mentions axles straps but nobody really discusses them in detail. Google searches don't turn up much.

I know nothing about axle straps. Tell me what I need to know.

Thanks

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the quick answer is yes, you need them. It is not wise to use the shocks as the suspension limit. You'll end up destroying them. figure out how far your suspension can droop, then set your straps to stop about a half inch to an inch before that.
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search "limit straps" and you will come up with more results.
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limit the bags correctly or you won't be happy. I've been on bags for about 6 yrs or so. Limit them. Driving back with a blown bag sucks.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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limit the bags correctly or you won't be happy. I've been on bags for about 6 yrs or so. Limit them. Driving back with a blown bag sucks.
My shocks prevent the bags from over extending, but I have broken a shock mount bolt. My bags are long travel. I've never come close to over extending them.
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figure out how far your suspension can droop, then set your straps to stop about a half inch to an inch before that.
This is the way to go, but, you need to account for strap stretch as well. On double wrapped straps it's generally about 1" per 12" of strap and about 1/2" per 12" for a quad wrapped strap keep in mind that strap length and eye-to-eye length are different numbers.

I buy all mine from Poly http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...trap-p-47.html
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