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Old 04-30-2011, 03:27 PM
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Input on rear suspension airbags for light trucks.

Ok...other than buy a different truck as being the best option, what has been your experience on these types of systems for added load carrying ability and leveling?


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Old 04-30-2011, 10:57 PM
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Ok...other than buy a different truck as being the best option, what has been your experience on these types of systems for added load carrying ability and leveling?


What is a light truck? I have a F150 and would like to get a set. One of the guys i work with has had a set for 8 years and never had a problem.
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:50 AM
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i talked to some people about this idea before and the only real problem with this set up that if you have a air leak you will always have to add air and i think when you are unloaded you might want to let the air out to sofen out the ride
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i talked to some people about this idea before and the only real problem with this set up that if you have a air leak you will always have to add air and i think when you are unloaded you might want to let the air out to sofen out the ride
Fix the leak and yes you let the air out if you are not loaded. There is a simple air valve like the one on you tires to fill and deflate. Put the valve in a simple location or get a DC airpump.
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:29 AM
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Buy them. Night and day difference makes the truck much safer going down the road. Well worth the money.
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:05 PM
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Fix the leak and yes you let the air out if you are not loaded. There is a simple air valve like the one on you tires to fill and deflate. Put the valve in a simple location or get a DC airpump.
I'm just going to sport for the entire package including the dual needle gage control plus air compressor for both my Toyotas. I've run the air leak scenario in my head and the fiddle factor of more air or less air will waste too much time.

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Old 05-01-2011, 08:54 PM
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The ambulances I ride on have airbags and never have leaks. I think the airbag companies make their products out of some really tough materials. One of the ambulances has 180,000 miles on it with no airbag problems.
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Old 05-02-2011, 07:05 AM
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I kicked the airbag idea around for our F250 when we bought it. I decided to go with more rear leaf springs. I chose to add more leaf springs because it also made the truck stronger/stiffer from side to side as well as the ability to carry more. IDK, like a few guys said, the possibility's of an air leak, possible problems with air compressors just swayed me to get more leafs installed. Now we have to do the same thing with the F350 srw we bought. I never thought we would have an issue with a F350 but theres only 1 more leaf to begin with over a F250.
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i have a set on my 2500HD. there great and really help level the truck out when its loaded
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i have a minitruck with air bags all the way around it i have installed the for 10 years plus. when you get the system (the one you bought is the best set up) just remember to use ONLY the liquid thread compound only do not use the tape it can break off in the system and mess up everything. now with leaks if you use the plastic line (1/4 is fine for helpers) just make sure you cut the line straight if a little off with the cut and it could leak. just remember give yourself alot of moving room with the line and use common sense to attach the lines to the frameName:  3162fc0c4179.jpg
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