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What do you guys think about rear air bags (I have stock suspension, going to put a level lift in truck). Which Brand (Air Lift, and Firestone seem to be most common) Feedback much appreciated!

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You might wanna move this to the exterior section. You will most likely get more responses there than here in the performance section. PM a moderator and ask them to move it for you.
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i would go with the firestone bags....
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What do you guys think about rear air bags (I have stock suspension, going to put a level lift in truck). Which Brand (Air Lift, and Firestone seem to be most common) Feedback much appreciated!

I recently did a bunch of "research" on 'em and I just ordered
some Firestone bags. I got the new ones for the 08/09 that
don't require drilling and that mount outside the frame and
in between the leaf pack. They look like they are real easy
and quick to install. I should be getting the bags in the next
week ... I can't wait to get them on the truck!

Oh, the model # of the bags I got is 2452 .

Attached is the install instructions. Have a look ... they
look real easy to install
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File Type: pdf 2452.pdf (663.3 KB, 106 views)
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Firestone hands down!
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I recently did a bunch of "research" on 'em and I just ordered
some Firestone bags. I got the new ones for the 08/09 that
don't require drilling and that mount outside the frame and
in between the leaf pack. They look like they are real easy
and quick to install. I should be getting the bags in the next
week ... I can't wait to get them on the truck!

Oh, the model # of the bags I got is 2452 .

Attached is the install instructions. Have a look ... they
look real easy to install
I've been looking at upgrading our travel trailer to a toy hauler fifth wheel and have also been looking to put a set off air bag's to assist the the rear of the truck when loaded. Now can you get a bracket and bag setup for a 6" lift?
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:55 PM
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I've been looking at upgrading our travel trailer to a toy hauler fifth wheel and have also been looking to put a set off air bag's to assist the the rear of the truck when loaded. Now can you get a bracket and bag setup for a 6" lift?
From my understanding of it, and my understanding is limited,
you would want use the inside the frame bags like the Firestone
model #2450. Attached is the install instructions.

With a 6" lift you could use the following product to provide the
needed space for the lift distance:

Air Lift Company - Products - Lock-N-Lift

By the way, I came close to buying the model 2450 bags. But,
the instructions say you have to have the jounce on the block
that can go through the lower bracket. I don't like that because
I don't plan to leave a block with a jounce on it ... or at least
I don't want to have to leave one.

The thing about the model 2452 bags I bought are that they
aren't suppose to work with a 5th wheel hitch setup. I don't
plan on having a 5th wheel setup at this time, so the 2452s
won out for me.

I think the model 2452 bags could be used with a 5th wheel
hitch setup if the user is willing to drill through the outside wheel
well brackets of the hitch setup. I'm not sure on this, though.
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File Type: pdf 2450.pdf (578.4 KB, 55 views)

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Old 07-28-2009, 01:12 PM
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From my understanding of it, and my understanding is limited,
you would want use the inside the frame bags like the Firestone
model #2450. Attached is the install instructions.

With a 6" lift you could use the following product to provide the
needed space for the lift distance:

Air Lift Company - Products - Lock-N-Lift

By the way, I came close to buying the model 2450 bags. But,
the instructions say you have to have the jounce on the block
that can go through the lower bracket. I don't like that because
I don't plan to leave a block with a jounce on it ... or at least
I don't want to have to leave one.

The thing about the model 2452 bags I bought are that they
aren't suppose to work with a 5th wheel hitch setup. I don't
plan on having a 5th wheel setup at this time, so the 2452s
won out for me.
Hey thanks RXR, I guess that will be the way to go!!! Let me know how your's work when you get them installed.
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:20 PM
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Hey thanks RXR, I guess that will be the way to go!!! Let me know how your's work when you get them installed.
Will do. I'll probably take some pics of the install and
post 'em up. I may also do a 6" lift in my driveway around
the same time ... if I can get brave enough to take on the
pitman arm! Or find someone to help me Anyone
in Sacramento want to help put on a lift kit for some free
beer?

Oh wait a minute, I should add ... put on a lift kit that
I can drive with for some free beer? I could do the
non functional one all by myself
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Hey I will help you out and you can help with mine later. Lets find all the problems area on the first truck jk
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