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Old 11-14-2009, 06:01 AM
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air bags - ride rite

I'm looking to get a set of air bags for my 06' F-250 extended cab short box. I have heard good things about the firestone ride rite bag kit. My question is though, why do they have two different kits for my truck? One that fits a fifth wheel and one that fits a no fifth wheel? Why isn't there just one kit?

because I don't have a fifth wheel kit on my truck and don't ever plan on getting one, is it better for me to get the kit that requires drilling the frame? Or do I get the one that is made for the fifth wheel and requires no drilling?

Thanks for the help before hand.
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get the no drilling one. Its much much easier to install.
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Get the one with no drilling. Easy install and the difference will be significant. Good luck!
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No Drill Kit here...


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looks like the no drill kit is the one to go with,

thanks guys.
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Oh I guess I do have some more questions...

When not running a load on the truck are you suppose to leave a little air in there and how much?

Does the ride get harsh if I install these and have an empty bed? Typically I run a sled deck in the bed but in the summer time I take that out.
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where can you get these at
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Oh I guess I do have some more questions...

When not running a load on the truck are you suppose to leave a little air in there and how much?

Does the ride get harsh if I install these and have an empty bed? Typically I run a sled deck in the bed but in the summer time I take that out.
I think 10psi is the minimum, but I let them go all the way until there is no more air escaping. My ride gets harsh when I run them 30psi or higher with no load. When I'm towing my 12k 5er, I run them to about 90psi and it rides like a dream.
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thanks for the min psi response, but when you let the air out and drive around unloaded is there any noticble difference between ride quality. I am assuming it doesn't affect stock ride quality but just want to make sure before spending the time and money on this project.
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thanks for the min psi response, but when you let the air out and drive around unloaded is there any noticble difference between ride quality. I am assuming it doesn't affect stock ride quality but just want to make sure before spending the time and money on this project.

When you have only a couple of psi in the bags, you won't feel any difference in ride quality than if you have no bags at all
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