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Airbags - Which do you use (or other device - Timbren's, add-a-leaf?)

Discussion in 'General Recreation' started by DuneMe, May 12, 2008.

  1. DuneMe

    DuneMe Republican

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    Time to get some more info on this forum!

    I run the Airlift Airbags and the Wireless Air on-board Air System for the compressor.
     
  2. WanaDmxSub

    WanaDmxSub Recruit W/gray hair

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    Airlift airbags and a protable 12v compressor.
     
  3. Ozzie

    Ozzie Snow looming...run!! Moderator

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    Apple Valley, Minnesota
    I'm running the Firestone Ride Rites. Absolutely love them. I do some finish work and have a small compressor in the back of the truck anyways, so it's hard to spend the money for onboard. I would love to though...that one is going on the wanna list...those damned seams in the concrete slab are hard on the back and adjustment going down the road sounds like a real winner.
     
  4. Nor-Cal Nick

    Nor-Cal Nick Suspension Consultant

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    I am running Airlift helper bags and Sulastic shackles with Bilstein 5100 (My own pick).

    Air bags 0-3psi with no load and the Sulastic's = GREAT ride

    With load I air up the bags to of set the load weight.


    Air compressor complete custom package coming soon. :sifone:
     
  5. Got Juice?

    Got Juice? Recruit

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    X2 on the firestones..

    Can't make shit for tires, but the bags are great!
     
  6. KBcoltcompany

    KBcoltcompany Diesel Head, Patriot

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    Sanger, Texas
    Been thinking about getting bags for awhile. Everyone here seems happy with theirs? My truck doesn't sag uneven, but enough that I would like a little lift when haulin'. Does it also help with ride/handling when towing?
     
  7. Got Juice?

    Got Juice? Recruit

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    You won't believe the difference in how smooth and controlled the ride is while towing.
     
  8. got-h2o

    got-h2o HillBilly Pimp

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    NW Indiana
    I run a set of each (firestone and airlift) btw 2 trucks. They both do the same thing, but I liked the fit and finish of the Firestones a little better. The heat shield mainly. It's quite a bit nicer on the Fstones. If I found a good deal on either, I'd buy either set.
     
  9. RVC

    RVC Recruit

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    May 9, 2008
    Southern Alberta
    I'm running Timbren's and an extra leaf spring. Added them after having my springs re-arced, and no my pin weight wasn't over the stock load rating.
     
  10. txfiremedic

    txfiremedic Member #52 A(ACLU)

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    Ride Rites with onboard compressor here.
     
  11. Dura-Ration

    Dura-Ration No Obuma

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    Escatawpa,Ms.
    Newbie question

    Would the truck ride even smoother with the big leaf spring removed with a little more air in the bags? :bigear:
     
  12. cwq21

    cwq21 Member

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    Brusly, La.
    Air lift with the on board compressor. Works great.
     
  13. pondsy

    pondsy Recruit

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    Plymouth, MA
    I just had the airlift bags put in and WOW - what a difference in towing. Glad I invested the money.

    Just need a portable compressor. Going to start a new thread for ideas on which ones work well.
     
  14. BigO-L3

    BigO-L3 Reb...very non PC

    Same here. Only problem I have had is with the sensors reading the pressure right. It seems from time to time, they will go out. But, they have been good about replacing them.
     
  15. modified

    modified modified

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    Are there Weight Police on this site too? :frown2:

    I have Air Lift bags.
    I run about 10 PSI empty, and when I load the 5ver with about 2000-2200 pin weight, this pressure compresses to about 18 PSI.
    Truck rides level, and second stage springs are still engaged with first stage to minimize sway.
    I carry a bike manual pump if I need air, (call me cheap). 5-10 pumps per bag is all I ever need.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2008
  16. RVC

    RVC Recruit

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    Never sure who's watching, put my flame retardant suit away for the summer.
     
  17. Mr Baadboy

    Mr Baadboy New Member

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    Springfield Tn
    Must be A Sweet Ride

    I am running the Firestone Air bags and wish I had these Sulastic Things
    Must be a real sweet smooth ride! I run 2-8 emty and when hauling the Camper (10,000) 80-100 depends on how loaded (water/waste/Gray-Beer):prrr:

     
  18. Dura-Ration

    Dura-Ration No Obuma

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    Hello, has anyone tried this idea? :yikes::iamwithstupid:
     

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