It's time for this soldier to pack up and PCS. Getting ready to make the drive from San Jose to Houston and I'm getting the Magnum sorted out and ready to hit the road. Planning to tow my Bimmer and the Maggie will be packed to the brim. The Bimmer is going to be on a 2-wheel dolly, so that should help keep some weight off the tail end.
One thing I am concerned about is all the extra weight I'll be carrying (possibly a spare engine...turbo setup for the Bimmer) and all my other stuff. The rear springs on the BC coilovers just aren't up to the task. So, I'm at a cross-road...full rear airbags? Or, do I get some airbags that fit inside the coils and act as 'helpers'?
The setup I'm looking at...
1. Air Lift WirelessOne (WirelessONE | Air Lift Company - Tow and Haul with Safety and Comfort)
This seems to be adequate. Not looking for a front/rear, independently adjustable setup. Not sure if I need tanks or not. Not planning to do anything other than load-level, and leave it there. I'll only need to adjust height when the amount of weight in the car changes.
2. Option 1... Firestone Coil-Rite Air Helper Springs (Firestone Coil-Rite Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle Firestone Vehicle Suspension F4155)
Seems like I would just need enough air to maintain shape during normal driving, and increase air pressure when towing or having a full load in the car. Any reason to suspect these won't work with the setup in #1?
3, Option 2...Completely ditch the BC Racing springs and adjusters and go with a full bag in the back. (AIR LIFT® 75695 - Dodge Magnum 2005 Performance Air Suspension Rear Kit)
Obivously this would simplify things, but I have no idea what the carrying capacity of the bags are by themselves, much less my confidence of going zero spring and first air suspension install right before a 2000+ mile drive. How much risk and difficulty am I looking at here? Will the air compressor in #1 above be sufficient, or will I really need a tank?