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Anyone running a Air Ride set up?

Looking to get one for the 550. Checking to see if anyone has used or is using one on there truck.


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I got air bag suspension made by firestone on the rear axle of my f350 and I love it. It was equipped with it when I bought it so I don't know about installation but I can say that it rides very nice and since mine has the on-board compressor I can increase or decrease air pressure with the flip of a switch instead of crawling under it with an air hose.
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air ride set up

yep, love my Firestone set up, can even use the compressor to do tyre pressures when I need to
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Do you use this even unloaded?
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Yep I have the Firestone system,its a great setup.The only issue, is I have had a few pressure sensors go out on me,but Firestone did replace them for free.

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Do you use this even unloaded?
You have to keep at least 5 lbs of air in them.

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I have the same on my 350
You keep 5 lbs in it when unloaded just in case you hit a large hole
So the bags do not get pinched.
But it makes a huge difference when loaded, just reach in the console
And hit the switch till it levels out.
Stops all the light front end effects when heavily loaded.
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Would the firestone airbags work in my 550? Whats the max weight they can handle?


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How does it affect the ride quality both unloaded and loaded? 5lbs isn't much pressure alone.
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ive got it on my truck and its been a nice thing to have. I looked on there website and it says they make one for the f-550 but doesn't say the max weight they can handle

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