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airbags inflated or deflated?

just wandering if anyone knows if my truck well ride smoother with the air bags inflated or deflated also have questions of whether theres a relief valve or something for when you inflate them cuz i dont want to over inflate them or pop them? i have no idea on this all i know is the fittings are on the liscense plate hanks in advance
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I have Firestone ABs on my ride. I keep them at like 10lbs when I'm not towing my 5th wheel and put them around 70lbs when towing. if I don't delfate them once I'm done towing I can notice a rougher ride. It's no big deal, just use a tire gauge

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The instructions on the firestone kit as well as all others will tell you not to run the bags empty. Most require at least 5psi. As for the max pressure that depends on the kit. Do you know which kit you have, or pictures? I install these on a weekly basis. I agree with Frank. 10 empty and 70 when towing thats what I run as well.



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I have mine ~ 5lbs unloaded.

I have a 10,000lb 5th wheel and I use to run it ~60-70psi untill I modified them, look at my link on why. Now I run it ~40 or 50psi I have not towed in in a while so I do not remmber exactly.
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When not towing def. keep the pressure down to like 10 or 20, you will notice a big difference when they are full
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I use mine for my v box salter which we heap the hell out of. I keep 5-7 psi in there when not loaded with weight. Its a stiffer ride when theres lots of air in the bag. Cant go wronge with a small comressor and guage!

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