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What are the best air bag brands?

I was wondering what the best air bags are to put on my 01 f-250. Those of you who have air bags on the rear end do you like them and any thoughts on install tips. I am looking to get some in the next month or so. Thanks for your input.

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Ride rite from Firestone. They are the best IMHO.

I have these: Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Spring Kits: FIP-2330 - summitracing.com

Summit had the best price I could find from a reputable source.


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Thanks for your response strokin early 99 those look like a good product and seem to be exactly what I am looking for. How much wieght have you had on them? I am probably going to be putting 5,000 lbs. from gooseneck trailer on them do you think they will handle it ok.

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i ahve to agree the Firestone ones are great... let me know if i can help you out


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Oh heck, if Raul carries them, get them from him. He is a sponsor of this site so give him the first shot.


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i ahve to agree the Firestone ones are great... let me know if i can help you out
How much do you sell those for air bags for I won't have the money for another month or so.

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Thanks for your response strokin early 99 those look like a good product and seem to be exactly what I am looking for. How much wieght have you had on them? I am probably going to be putting 5,000 lbs. from gooseneck trailer on them do you think they will handle it ok.

I have had as much as 6900lb on my rear axle with the air bags and they had 80psi in them to keep the truck level.


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I have had as much as 6900lb on my rear axle with the air bags and they had 80psi in them to keep the truck level.
Those sound like they will work for me then and I will most likely get them from Raul, any sponsor of this site has got my bussiness. This site is great!

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I would agree on the Ride-Rites! I use them with my 5th wheel toy hauler and they are awesome... Oh, and thanks for supporting the site vendors!

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I have firestone also and I love em. I recomend getting the in cab controller and compressor so you can adjust to different loads as nessecary.

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