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Old 11-19-2006, 10:04 AM
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Interested in installing air bag suspension on '04 crew cab 4x4, I would also like to install bigger wheels and tires ( looking at procomp 17' wheels). Basically I would like to lift my truck a little but retain 100% of its usabilty, and I like the idea of being able to dump the rear airbags to hook up a trailer. Any venders with good deals let me know. Would like some advise have heard a few bad things about airbag setups.
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IN MY OPINION i would not get an airbag set up. if you go out wheelin you will be putting a ton of pressure on that bag and it is likely that you will eventually get a slow leak. at first you make think ok thats not bad. but with the slow leak the compressor has to work harder. eventually the compressor goes out. and that will be about 1500. if i were you i would look into getting a level kit. with 2" level kit you can clear 35s and run your 17. plus retain all the usability and towing ability. plus level kit from tuff country is about $160 at www.stylinconcepts.com . just my 2cents if you are looking for the most cost effective way to clear bigger tires.
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IN MY OPINION i would not get an airbag set up. if you go out wheelin you will be putting a ton of pressure on that bag and it is likely that you will eventually get a slow leak. at first you make think ok thats not bad. but with the slow leak the compressor has to work harder. eventually the compressor goes out. and that will be about 1500. if i were you i would look into getting a level kit. with 2" level kit you can clear 35s and run your 17. plus retain all the usability and towing ability. plus level kit from tuff country is about $160 at www.stylinconcepts.com . just my 2cents if you are looking for the most cost effective way to clear bigger tires.
Thats what I need to know, how tough are these setups, hundreds of thousands of 18 wheelers use air bag suspensions, are the ones for our trucks anywhere near as tough..... my truck is an '04 with 8800# gvwr a leveling kit wont work because the truck always has a load in it and already rides level, but instead of the front being raised to level the truck, the back springs have been sprung, because when I unload the back it raises very little.
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well you could run 33s w/ no mods. i mean the new gen sd (05-07) come from the factory w/ a 34.1" tire. i dont know about yours. maybe you could even run 35s...
try www.keldermanairride.com maybe you can find what you need there.
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I went with a 2.5 or 3(?) inch rancho front spring replacement leveling kit(about $750) and a fully adjustable Pro Comp track bar (about $150), and it set me up nice...see my garage for the pics. They say I can run 35s, and I believe it...but I'm stickin with the 285's for now.
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