Stock Magnum rear coil springs: air bag compatibility?

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    Stock Magnum rear coil springs: air bag compatibility?

    Dear All,

    I have a 2005 Magnum R/T and want to fit rear air bags to prevent the back from sagging during towing.

    I read on one of these forums that Air Lift 1000 kits 60723 or 60724 will fit.
    (However, for the life of me, I can't find this thread again!)

    Apparently, Air Lift themselves don't think so:
    "...I don't know if the guys on those forums have bigger diameter coil springs or what but both of those kits are going to be 3" in diameter so if you have 2 3/4" diameter those are both going to be too big and we're not going to have anything that will fit it...".

    I thought that such kits were meant to stiffen the springs, not by pressing top to bottom, but by squeezing in between the coils sideways.

    So, surely it is required for the bags to be slightly larger in diameter compared to my coil springs, yes..?

    Is this 1/4" (1/8" either side) an excessive amount to have squeezing through..?

    If slightly larger bags are the whole point, and 1/4" is totally acceptable for this purpose, why are Air Lift saying it won't work?

    I hope someone can help me with this, as my headlights blind oncoming drivers with even a small empty trailer!

    Thank you.
    Regards - D
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    Maybe there's a larger diameter / stiffer 'towing-specific' replacement coil spring I could use, and thus gain Air Lift kit compatibility..?
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    There's a few threads on here regarding bags but mostly are mixing those bags with BRC Coilovers.
    https://www.custommagnums.com/forums/...ml#post1109466

    https://www.custommagnums.com/forums/...ml#post1117634

    I have been searching for a while about different set-ups, but have not pulled the trigger on anything. I would take the input of others who have actually done something over what I have researched with that said.

    The Air Lift kits you will need to read up on and make some measurements off your current springs to see if those listed in the threads will fit. There is no set-up currently for the LX chassis from those guys so you are mixing and matching. Nothing wrong with that just you are in charge of design there.

    Another option is to measure your current springs (Free Length, wire diameter, coils, active coils) and call a custom coil spring manufacture to mix and match.

    The Nivomat Shocks from what I gather use a softer coil spring than the non-towing package shocks. So if you upgrade to Nivomats without the changing the coils you will gain load leveling with a stiffer ride in the rear suspension.
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    Quote: Originally Posted by DafTekno View Post
    Maybe there's a larger diameter / stiffer 'towing-specific' replacement coil spring I could use, and thus gain Air Lift kit compatibility..?
    Check out this link, It will show you every Moog spring by Size and Spec:

    Moog Suspension Parts - Universal Coil Springs

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    Maybe there's a larger diameter
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