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post #1 of 15 Old 06-23-2008, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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guys with air bags help

OK I am going to order my Firestone ride rites this week.. here's the catch my truck has 2 different kits available

ride rite 2071... have holes to drill for top bracket (not a real big deal but will be more time consuming)

ride rite 2330 ...no drill kit (this is the one I want) BUT it says with in bed hitch only I dont see why it wouldn't work with out a in bed hitch

So my question is will the no drill kit work with no in bed hitch ???? have any of you installed this kit ??? I know a bunch of ya are running Firestone kits and I need to make sure it will still work with no in bed hitch... help me out here I need to get this ordered this week while its on sale


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I don't have an in the bed hitch and I have the no-drill Ride Rite bags. I like the idea that they are between the frame and axle in a straight line.

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so you have the 2330 kit ... thats the only no drill kit i found for my truck

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No drill are the ones I have in the garage. I was told that they will work PERFECTLY with a 5th wheel, but most goose neck hitches have the release pin under the bed which will interfere.

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I dont have a fifth wheel or a goose neck ..I just have a regular trailer hitch

thats why I couldnt understand why it had to be used with in bed hitch only ..

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CAll around or go to some RV dealers. Any GOOD shop that you would want to do business with with answer all your questions and give you advice on which model you want without pressuring you into buying jack. Also, a good RV dealer might have a package deal (wiring and whatnot) that may be the same price as internet or within 20 bucks or so. Just an idea.

I have a place near me that will get my RV business due to their personal customer service with questions I had with my truck. They are also working with another local shop because I will be installing traction bars and lowering the rear end. They want to make sure everything is perfect when I pull because they want my future business. And I'm OK with that.

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I have used both and the 2330 is a better bag. If you have a tire that is close to the frame you need to go with the 2330. also the 2330 has more adjustments that you can make to accommodate for small lifts.
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the place Im getting it from is the shop that I bought my enclosed car hauler from .. the truck is wired already with brake controller etc.. so I dont need any of that stuff. I just noticed lately I end up hauling more and more with it and want to lose the rear sag from all the tongue weight and stuff in the bed.. it wouldnt be a issue if I didnt level the truck.. now its perfectly level and if ya drop a trailer on it it looks lik its dragging its a$$ I hate that look ... guess that why the factory made them have the 2-3" raked look so they level out when semi loaded ...lol

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Good deal. I loaded my truck down with fire wood (30ft tree) and now my truck sits level. With a 25ft triple axle trailer and a bobcat, the rear sat about 1in low. It's amazing how one truck is different from another.

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Not to hi jack, but what is the opinon on the Pac Brake brand of air bags?

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