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Anyone run rear air bags?

Considering installing some bags on the rear to assit the springs. Ideas?

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i am also looking into putting air bags in the rear to help me out a little.

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ive got a set of airlift bags for sale for really cheap i just want them gone i can post a pic tomorrow

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Quality air bag set ups aren't hard to find. I've got Firestones on my truck. Air-Lift is another good brand. The kit for mine makes provisions for the 5th wheel hitch rails that are bolted to the frame. The kit was completely bolt on, no drilling. The brackets were a little cheesy, so I made some stronger ones.

If you're constantly hooking up and unhooking a trailer, you might want to invest in a set up with a compressor to fill the bags. I only pull my 5th wheel (15K GVWR) about once a month, so I just fill or let the air out of the bags manually via shraeder valves.

Even with my trailer, I only have to run about 60 PSI in the bags to bring the truck level. The handling is much better, it's hard to explain, but it just feels more secure.


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I recently took my bags out thinking it would help get rid of the harshness of my rear end. After that didn't work I ended up getting new DR springs and Icon shocks for the rear and now it rides 100 times better, but I don't see myself putting the bags back on.
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I recently took my bags out thinking it would help get rid of the harshness of my rear end. After that didn't work I ended up getting new DR springs and Icon shocks for the rear and now it rides 100 times better, but I don't see myself putting the bags back on.
so the bags didn't make your ride any better than stock in the rear ?

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I have bags and the truck rides fine and control is way better.
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do the bags make the back end a little softer when the truck is empty?

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Well I can't really say, I bought the truck lifted and the bags already installed. I will say that my work trailer is roughly 6,000 lbs and I never even put air in the bags because it didn't squat at all. I have heard from many people that bags will make the ride rougher because they don't allow enough travel. That is just what I heard.
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