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Old 09-26-2011, 05:41 PM
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Air ride suspension?

Anyone done this to 2004 f250?
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:52 PM
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Curious as well.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:17 AM
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you mean air assist like a firestone or ride rite kit? plenty of people have those and run them without issue. Great to reduce the sag under load of a heavy trailer
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:09 AM
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If you asking about the Kelderman style full kits......pogo stick comes to mind.
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:48 AM
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What about Airbagit? I know a guy that has their full air suspension and his truck rides like a dream but it's not jacked up for big tires. Could the pogo stick ride be shock choice?
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:55 AM
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I am looking to put air ride on my f550 but i dont know what all i need it sags when loaded and rides like a road wagon
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:17 AM
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Are you looking for air assist bags or a full air suspension system.
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:24 AM
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I helped install a Kelderman kit on an 04 f250 back in 04, the brackets did not fit well, but this was an early kit almost 8 years ago. In general air bags ride well, but the ride goes away as the bags approach full inflation;ie an 8-10" kit at 10" inches. Shocks for air bags, like coils, require more rebound dampening than shocks valved for leaves.
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:58 AM
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i want the best way to go at a reasonable price i haul horses but my truck squats so bad with my trailer then when i drive with out the trailer it rides stiff like a road wagon looking for the best bang for the buck i don;t need anything flashy and if i have to manual inflate that is ok too
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:29 AM
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A couple of options, the least amount of money is to go with assist bags. There are kits from Firestone that bolt on to help with the leaf springs. You can inflate them manually from outside the truck with an air hose. Or you can also install a air compressor and a controller to make adjustments from inside the cab. The more expensive option is to remove the leaf springs and install a four link air bag system with a in cab controller. Does the f550 have the 19.5 wheels on it? If so this is also part of the problem with the rough ride. The tires a 12-14 ply and do not flex well without a load on them, so the truck will bounce over bumps in the road.
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