Great feedback. More proof that these bags are needed.kazeej wrote:OK, so we went camping and, as promised, here’s my report on how the AirLift bags performed. I weighed everything before it went into the truck, so I would know how much weight I would be carrying. The total was 782 lbs. Adding two people put us right at the max load specification. I had 30 psi in the bags, and left the rear tires at the normal 34 psi. On the 250 mile trip up, I could feel that the truck weighed a lot more – braking distance had increased, acceleration was a little slower, etc. I noticed a little bit extra body roll when going around turns, and the rear end was a little soft, but overall, it just felt like a loaded truck.kazeej wrote: I installed mine last night. Riding to work this morning, I did notice it to be a little firmer. Could be all in my head - just knowing it should feel different makes it feel different. We'll see how it does this weekend. We're going tent camping. We carry about 400 lbs of gear with us. The first time we took the Pathy, I noticed it kinda dragged its butt when I loaded all the gear in the back. We'll see how she does this time.
For the trip back home, I raised the air bags to 35 psi, and the rear tires to 40 psi. The difference was remarkable. There was almost no leaning in turns, and the overall feel of the truck was much more stable.
The AirLift bags did a very nice job at leveling the truck and making it very stable, even when loaded at capacity. Probably the best $85.00 I’ve spent.
The next test will be when I tow my 17’ heavy pig of a bass boat. Stay tuned…
Not really. And I always left mine inflated, even in winter.glockshooter wrote:For you guys with the lift bags, do they effect the ride? I use my pathfinder to haul wood pellets for our stove. I make 2 trips per ton, so I'm throwing 1000lbs in the rear at a time. My former ride, a ford explorer, did it no problem. The pathfinder, with 1400lbs of capacity, seems like it really squats. I'm figuring GVW minus the curb weight, so I should be within capacity. Should I add bags before my next load?
Couple questions:pbradley wrote:I have a 2009 V6 4WD S model. I also have an '07 Forest River Surveyor 264 with 4200# dry weight. We live in Colorado Springs and only increase in elevation when nwe go camping. This truck is a great tow vehicle, so far ahving onloy been 3 times (we just bought the trailer last year). Like many of you, I bought the PF because I like a functional daily driver and it has great towing specs as well as reviews. So far I always average 11.5 mpg on trips. These trips are into the mountains and the mpg is average for the trip both ways. We plan on camping every couple weeks with most trips being < 2 hours driving one way. I never break 60 mph and have an Equalizer hitch with WD and AS. So all of this to say, has anyone had any issues with towing heavier weights at higher altitudes? I plan to get the KN CAI to inclrease air flow but other than less air, I can't understand any reason altitude affects tow ratings. I am running Mobile Ultra 1 synthetic for motor oil and the rest of the fluids are still stock. I also thought about trying one of these throttle body spacers. I hear between the CAI and the TBS, I may be able to get 2 - 4 mpg additional as well as 15-30 HP and additional torque. So with all of that, any advice?
I have a Baja 212, and we pull it all over the place with our Pathfinder. The boats dry weight is 3,550 and I am guessing on the trailer, loaded it is very close to 5,000. Our truck is a bone stock 2010 V6 4x4.07SECrownie wrote:We plan on towing our '97 Crownline 202 bowrider with our 07 Pathfinder. It wieghs 3100 dry and I was thinking it would be 4500# with the boat loaded down and ready to go for the weekend. Also, we will have camping equipment in the PF with possibly 4 people total. Seems to meet all of our needs.
Hopefully I can install the transcooler bypass here soon abd get the Airlift 1000's in.