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    2 valve vs 4 valve front setup?

    So looking at bagging the front of my truck for now. So I wants to know the pros and cons of a 4 vs 2 valve setup. I just want up and down no need for side to side. So if you guys can give me a little insite on this that would be great. Thanks.

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    I run seperate valves per side to have the ability to run different air pressures in each bag. I typically have more air (3-4 lbs) in my right side to level my blazer out.

    I'd say run a 4-valve setup :bigthumb:
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    4 valve will keep your corners independent. If you only run 2 valves, when you turn you will have air transfer from one bag to the next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blazinmt View Post
    4 valve will keep your corners independent. If you only run 2 valves, when you turn you will have air transfer from one bag to the next.
    IF U RUN CHECK VALVES THAT WON'T HAPPEN.
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    I didn't actually think about leveling it but that makes perfect sense now. I guess 4 valve it is. Anyone used those be manifold style SMC valves? That's what I was probably gunna run to cut back on possible leaks and they just seem easier to plum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuknduces View Post
    IF U RUN CHECK VALVES THAT WON'T HAPPEN.
    How would you run check valves with only 2 valves? :confused: How would you dump it?
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    Just run 2 valves and keep your swaybar. That's how I did mine. No trouble with lean when turning. It actually handles really well, also. Plus, this way costs a little less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavesterJr View Post
    Just run 2 valves and keep your swaybar. That's how I did mine. No trouble with lean when turning. It actually handles really well, also. Plus, this way costs a little less.
    Does it lay out with the sway bar?

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    Mine doesn't lay out right now because I need either tubular lower arms or to dehump my stock ones. The sway bar still has plenty of clearance.

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    Oh ok then. Well hopefully I'll have my air management stuff soon. I'm about half way there to getting it. Once I order that stuff it's on. Lol.

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    I would never run a 2 valve set up on the front. Drivability is poor & for the cost of check valves & fittings you could just run 4 valves. You'll also achieve a better alignment with 4 valves which will yield longer tire life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blazinmt View Post
    How would you run check valves with only 2 valves? :confused: How would you dump it?
    yeah x2? care to explain?



    you should always run 2 valves per wheel, however you can get away with 2 valves for the rear, but i still wouldn't recommend it .. you need to be able to dial in the pressure for each corner independently...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddies'Garage View Post
    I would never run a 2 valve set up on the front. Drivability is poor & for the cost of check valves & fittings you could just run 4 valves. You'll also achieve a better alignment with 4 valves which will yield longer tire life.
    My drivability is great. I love the way mine rides and handles. I haven't even gotten around to installing shocks on the front yet. Like I said though, I do run a factory sway bar. My only check valves are before the fill valves in case shit happens while I'm driving so I don't slam back down because of a blown line or something like that.

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    U Run The Valves Shot Gun Style.... Check Valve Right Off The Dump Valve.ive Done It And It Works Just Fine..... But Four Valves Work Way Better For Leveling
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuknduces View Post
    U Run The Valves Shot Gun Style.... Check Valve Right Off The Dump Valve.ive Done It And It Works Just Fine..... But Four Valves Work Way Better For Leveling
    i still dont understand :confused::confused::confused:
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