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Kelderman Air Ride Conversion Kit?

F-250 / 350 2-Bag Rear - 1999 & Newer - Ford - Truck - Air Ride Suspension Systems - Kelderman Manufacturing

Anybody have / ever seen one of these? They look interesting...

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Never had one, but I've seen them and these bad boys are tits! I talked to a nor cal shop that does them and the final price would've been 12k-14k depending on the options you select. If I happened to have that kind of money to dump into my rig, I'd do it in a heartbeat.


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I so want the 8-12 Lift option on my truck. Just don't have the money to buy it.

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who does. I'd have to sell my soul to the devil to afford one

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I have installed a few including my own truck. The kits are very complete and you can custom order any variation of lit you want. max lift on mine is 24in, I usually cruise it at about 15 for the best ride.
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ok...so this thread is a lil old, but i have a question ...if i still want our excursion to fit in the garage at the end of the day...do they have a lift small enough, yet give it a nice raise when needed? I understand the fact that bigger tires wont let the truck go back down to stock height, but when winter comes...the truck will be parked in the garage, and more then likely have winter wheel/tires combo anyways. speaking of which...how often does maintenence need to be performed?...air/wter seperator?..

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im sure Shawn will be around to answer your question but i think i remember them having like a 4" kit not 100% sure though.... oh and hey shawn how much would that rear bag cost for an 8" lift... that would deff take care of my horrible ride on the highway
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im just curious i guess....i know how they work on show cars...for lowering, and they have issues in inclement weather...like below 0 snow, etc. i just thought it would be cool that during the summer it would be just a turn of the knob and bolting on some bigger tires for the look, and back to boring stock height for the winter season.

i suppose this could also be done by just getting airbags,hellwig, or whatever....a compressor and tank valves etc used from some de-modding carshow guy and make brackets for them...as long as i was only going up a few inches it could work, however it could also make the truck ride like garbage

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just found this thread, or i'd have answered sooner

i have the 7-9" kit (rear) on mine, it's awesome, brackets and rods are massive. rides like a caddy. right now, i'm using it the way they send it, a bag pressure gauge (dual needles, one bags, one tank). when i get to stay home long enough, i have a ride height valve and a dump valve from freightliner. i looked and measured, it will mount on a crossmember, centered over the diff, and i'll be mounting the other end off an existing tab (either the park brake cable clamp, or brake line mount clamp, i'm 9000 miles away from it right now). i need to figure out the plumbing, but it's fairly simple.

it will hold a set ride height, regardless of load, and i can dump it from the cab. right now, it tows a trailer great, but i need to add air every hr or so, leak might be on gauge, need to find it. it comes with a rocker switch, add or dump air with it, compressor used a switched power supply, to a relay, and an auto pressure on/off.

check out Kelderman Air Ride (i think) and see the video of the dodge, it can be raised and lowered close to 10" while driving

i paid around $4400 for the rear with the bilstiens, they said $1500 more to add air bags and 4 link to the front.

biggest thing i liked, was they know their fords, first time i got a warm fuzzy about axle tube sizes and so on, that i was dealing with a company who knew their stuff.

i mounted the tank in the rear, to the spare tire crossmember (tire is in the bed) and my buddy built a mount, the compressor is in the bed, mounted to the left side just ahead of the rear upright (i have a shell, weather is not an issue)

this is the best thing i've done to the truck, wish i'd done it first, instead of screwing around with 3 sets of rear leafs and 3 sets of blocks, and it still rode like crap, and never sat right.

i'll be taking some better pic's while i'm home, and get them on from a decent internet connection, with some close ups of the kit, mid nov or so

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just found this thread, or i'd have answered sooner

i have the 7-9" kit (rear) on mine, it's awesome, brackets and rods are massive. rides like a caddy. right now, i'm using it the way they send it, a bag pressure gauge (dual needles, one bags, one tank). when i get to stay home long enough, i have a ride height valve and a dump valve from freightliner. i looked and measured, it will mount on a crossmember, centered over the diff, and i'll be mounting the other end off an existing tab (either the park brake cable clamp, or brake line mount clamp, i'm 9000 miles away from it right now). i need to figure out the plumbing, but it's fairly simple.

it will hold a set ride height, regardless of load, and i can dump it from the cab. right now, it tows a trailer great, but i need to add air every hr or so, leak might be on gauge, need to find it. it comes with a rocker switch, add or dump air with it, compressor used a switched power supply, to a relay, and an auto pressure on/off.

check out Kelderman Air Ride (i think) and see the video of the dodge, it can be raised and lowered close to 10" while driving

i paid around $4400 for the rear with the bilstiens, they said $1500 more to add air bags and 4 link to the front.

biggest thing i liked, was they know their fords, first time i got a warm fuzzy about axle tube sizes and so on, that i was dealing with a company who knew their stuff.

i mounted the tank in the rear, to the spare tire crossmember (tire is in the bed) and my buddy built a mount, the compressor is in the bed, mounted to the left side just ahead of the rear upright (i have a shell, weather is not an issue)

this is the best thing i've done to the truck, wish i'd done it first, instead of screwing around with 3 sets of rear leafs and 3 sets of blocks, and it still rode like crap, and never sat right.

i'll be taking some better pic's while i'm home, and get them on from a decent internet connection, with some close ups of the kit, mid nov or so
good to know.... im going through that right now... my truck rides like crap when its not loaded weith a few thousand pounds lol..... been debating on either going with softer springs and taking out my 5" block or going with a bag setup for the rear like you got..... its a lot of money so who knows what im going to do...
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