Tag: Rear Air Ride

Categories: General, Suspension

A Tow package in the most basic terms is a complete system of pneumatic components that allow your truck to increase its payload capacity. It also allows for a safer ride while towing extremely heavy loads. Tow packages are often customized depending on the customers requirements as well as the vehicle they will be installed onto. Truck Tow Kits can easily enhance the vehicles overall performance and are considered as an upgrade for increasing your overall towing capabilities.
Most of the tow kits on the market are reverse engineered for easy installation using OEM Specifications. They also enhance the total axle capacity by hundreds if not thousands of additional pounds of towing capability. These systems ensure you never have to deal with an uneven unsafe ride as you tow your trailer across town or on an extended holiday.


Load leveling helper kits also known as Air ride tow kits adds more reliability in terms of payload capacity as well as leveling the truck for a seamless ride while on the highway. All Air helper kits are packed with a manual fit kit that allow you to fill your tow kit with a stand alone air compressor. Air management systems can be integrated with the kit to offer cab controls for the ultimate convenience factor. These load assist airbag systems are built for many different applications including SUVs, pickup trucks, cars, campers, cab and chassis trucks and more! You can connect with an X2 Industries expert to get a customized tow kit for your truck exactly the way you want it.

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Several aspects of the vehicle including the frame, engine, suspension, transmission, and cooling system must be ready for handling towing. Each part of the tow package must add to the overall towing capabilities for the complete vehicle setup. Towing packages may include different parts depending on the application as well as the total added capacity the kit is providing. There are so many other components that are needed when it comes to being safe and offering a great tow kit on your truck. Once of which is a hitch which seamlessly connects to your vehicle frame and accepts the receiver for mounting your ball.
The hitch in its raw is a heavy-duty square tube that spans your frame section and mounts into place usually under your frame. There are also tow hooks, and a female receiver connection for a complete hitch setup. Towing packages with helper air ride kits as well as hitch kits are a fundamental part of traveling with a trailer, boat or any other toys you decide to take cross country. Don’t forget to wire up lighting for things like the turn signal, brake lights, reverse lights, and license plate lights to ensure the trailer is ready for the road.


When you get to the point of deciding what you will be towing and how heavy it is you will then have a better understanding of what may need to be upgraded on your truck. In extreme cases adding more power and performance in addition to the suspension upgrades can deliver a much more reliable outcome. Suspension on the rear end also adds more control on setting the horizontal towing level. Brake upgrades are another significant part of building truck that will have the ability of 10000lb loads. At X2 Industries tow kits are second nature to our huge line of aftermarket air suspension parts and complete systems. We are one of the top distributors offering comprehensive solutions for custom suspension parts, lighting, interior, and exterior custom products to enhance the looks, and performance of your vehicles. We have a reputation for bringing the best solution to the table, giving you an honest no bs explanation of the quality, capabilities and specifications of all our products. For more information or to find support for an existing product, please connect with one of our knowledgeable techs to help you right away!

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Categories: Suspension

Tow kits have utilized Air Ride Suspension for some time now, riding our day to day driver of that awful looking level, and stiff ride quality found in static suspension tow kits by offering increased carrying/towing capacity while retaining the comfortable feel you are used to with a factory ride. There are many configurations for towing capacity to choose from, and this greatly depends on your application. No matter what you drive “car or truck” nowadays air ride leveling or towing kits are readily available.

In this reading we will talk about some of the industry standard options you have to choose from when considering your tow kit. Considering a budget some may simply start with a manual air fill style helper kit which is as basic as they come. In the diagram below you will see a basic Schrader valve connected to a tee fitting and two air bags. This will allow the user to bear there load for tow and then level to ride accordingly by filling the plumbed tire inflation valve (Schrader Valve) with a detached air compressor.

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This diagram displayed a typical schematic of a tow kit with plumbing that uses a tee fitting for the fill operation. Very Basic single fill design.

Though this is a very cost effective way to increase your are capacity and allow for a level ride, there are a few down falls. Considering you now do not have an on board air management system, the convenience factor is slim to none. You may also need to consider the ride quality and specific height at the time of the fill, or be stuck pulling over and either inflating the bags again or defining the bags depending on the situation. On top of this your simple inflation plumbing is connected by a tee fitting which ties both air bags together so the roll that you may experience during cornering due to the air transfer from bag to bag as the weight shifts may be more then you would like.

 

A second option is mechanical push button valves.

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