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post #1 of 6 Old 06-19-2013, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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Lifted and onboard air?

I know ive seen a few people around here but most people ive seen have whole kits that are way too expensive for me. Im looking to piece together a kit for my truck.

Heres everything i want:
Air compressor
Somewhere between 5-7 gallon tank possibly in toolbox or spare tire space
Rear air bags
Quick release connections on front and rear bumper
.....maybe someday ill incorporate train horns into this combination


My main question is what air bags to use? I know most guys recommend firestone, but my truck is lifted 8" and most of the spacers I've seen are universal and not specifically for the firestone bags. Definitely looking to stay as low of a budget as possible. I don't need nothing fancy, just a gauge and a switch up in the cab and i'm good. Just need something to make my trailer and mud truck ride a little bit smoother around town.
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I have a awesome airbag setup on my 8 inch spring lift and the bottom of the bags are floating so I don't loose articulation and I don't have to detach before jacking the truck up by the frame

the downside to what you want to do is it is much easier to use a dedicated bag control system and compressor or just use your on board air to fill them at the shrader valve

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best part is I can now undo my u bolts without pulling the bags

I always hated that

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Looks like a pretty cool setup zmann, got any more pictures of how the bag sits on the brackets and how they bolt to the springs?

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it is a Firestone mounting system I just cut them and extended them utilizing flat plate and some gussets

i toyed with making those round spacers like the ones you could buy but this worked way better for me

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