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towing with my mazda (sagging)

So Ive got 33's on stock suspension...(tbar crank) and with one 4 wheeler in the bed (370 lbs) and a 5x10 open trailer with a four wheeler in it (370lbs) my truck sags so bad that it rubs on some medium sized bumps on the rear of the flares....Im thinking a bodylift later down the road but for now what else can I do

add a leafs? can I use 2wd add a leafs? I dont want to have the front alot lower than the rear though are torsion keys any good?
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u can do the body lift although it isnt reccomended to have weight on them

although i do have a 1ton 14 bolt in the back of my truck for the past week and a half
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you can do either AAL or belltech shackles. Those will raise your rearend up, body lift would be fine holding the weight and would give you plenty of clearance.
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if you do a body lift and you use the rear bumper relocation brackets you dont need to tow off the bumper. But if you have a hitch you will be fine.
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You can put in Airbags or overload coils. You should keep the stock height but be able to pack more weight on your truck ..

Airbags are the best route to take because you can adjust the preasure to meet your needs..
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airbags sound expensive....I got a hitch but if i bodylifted it I would raise the hitch....im only using a drop 2" (standard drop) if I switch to more of a drop hitch will that help? my dad flipped his hitch upside down for a no drop hitch to pull his trailer with a heavy tounge weight on it
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tim i would say toss in an aal, that would stiffen up your pack quite a bit.. and i dont know if you have gotten new shocks but that would be good too to avoid too much sagging
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what kind of shocks??

are the 2wd aal's the same as the 4x4...seeing as 4 wheelparts is opening up next saturday Im going to get some aal's....If i sell the blazer between now and then Ill be getting a bodylift and install also...

as far as I know my shocks are stock
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i agree go with aals. it should be fine till you get it lifted where u want it.
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tim i would say toss in an aal, that would stiffen up your pack quite a bit.. and i dont know if you have gotten new shocks but that would be good too to avoid too much sagging

do you think I would notice the difference in power with the tuner?
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airbags sound expensive....I got a hitch but if i bodylifted it I would raise the hitch....im only using a drop 2" (standard drop) if I switch to more of a drop hitch will that help? my dad flipped his hitch upside down for a no drop hitch to pull his trailer with a heavy tounge weight on it
your hitch will not move if you do a body lift...the hitch is bolted to the frame and after the bl you will have a gap between you bumper and hitch,if you use the rear relocation brackets.
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I can get it relocated.....
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This is a picture is of my Bronco with a add a leaf in the back around two years after it was done, it does stiffen your ride and give you a couple of inches but it will calm down to a nice rake of about an inch or so higher in the rear. If you don't want the extra height you may want to just put in some overload springs.

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I can deal with an inch....add a leafs it is
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