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Front airbags?

So I'm getting ready to order rear bags and a compressor and I'm just wondering if anyone has any thoughts about whether putting the internal coil spring bags on is worth the money. About another $200 for the bags and the dual output guage.

I'm just wondering if it would be worth it.
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Not worth it. I have rear bags and they're perfect for hauling. Fronts are a gimmick.


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I don't know what you could possibly need front airbags for. My front springs are PLENTY stout, but I do have the snow plow package.

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I don't know what you could possibly need front airbags for. My front springs are PLENTY stout, but I do have the snow plow package.
That's what I figured, but thought I should get some other opinions so if I needed a dual control compressor I could get it now. I ordered just the rear ones today with a Firestone compressor. Anxious for it to get here.

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I know you already ordered them but I agree that the front are a waste UNLESS you get a true airbag only set up in front and a true airbag only set up in the rear. Doing this would make the ride way better but then you'd have to worry about leaks and not to mention the cost of this.

I put some firestone helper bags on the back and got a airlift wireless compressor on mine

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Re: Front airbags?

I didn't get the front ones. After everyone's input and talking to the guy at SD Truck Springs, I figured they weren't worth it. I just went with the rears and on board air. Thanks for the opinions guys.



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Gotcha, what I meant was I knew you already ordered your setup without the front's. I'd love to find someone that has actually done a full front and rear bag setup to hear their review. While I do love my rear helper bags, they make my one ton ride even more like a tank. No so fun for a daily driver and I'm thinking of maybe pulling a leaf or 2 out of the stock spring pack to soften the rate up a little.

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Gotcha, what I meant was I knew you already ordered your setup without the front's. I'd love to find someone that has actually done a full front and rear bag setup to hear their review. While I do love my rear helper bags, they make my one ton ride even more like a tank. No so fun for a daily driver and I'm thinking of maybe pulling a leaf or 2 out of the stock spring pack to soften the rate up a little.
Your truck shouldn't ride any differently with the rear airbags if you're unloaded. You're only supposed to put 5psi (can really put more than that though) in them unloaded so it doesn't affect your ride quality. With a load and the airbags aired up, your truck rides much better.


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Your truck shouldn't ride any differently with the rear airbags if you're unloaded. You're only supposed to put 5psi (can really put more than that though) in them unloaded so it doesn't affect your ride quality. With a load and the airbags aired up, your truck rides much better.
Empty at 5psi the rear of my truck raised up just over 1/2" from stock so it did make mine stiffer, especially when I hit bumps at speed because now that 5psi is compressed to 10psi due to the suspension cycling.

I will say that you are correct with the loaded ride. It does ride a TON better when loaded down and my bags aired up, even 1000 in the bed makes a difference.

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Just got my bags finished up. I have a compressor, but I'll have to wait to put that in until I have more time. Time for a test drive now!


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