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Has anyone installed airbags into the suspension? I am interested in doing this and was soliciting advice and some idea of what an installation would cost me.

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I installed them myself. I think if you have fairly basic mechanical skills and can follow directions, you should be ok. It takes a good amount of time but it's worth it. I purchased the Firestone kit and they work great for towing my travel trailer with my 01 Ford Excursion 7.3. I also replaced my shocks at the same time with the Bilsteins and added the Hellwig anti-sway bar.
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I installed them myself. I think if you have fairly basic mechanical skills and can follow directions, you should be ok. It takes a good amount of time but it's worth it. I purchased the Firestone kit and they work great for towing my travel trailer with my 01 Ford Excursion 7.3. I also replaced my shocks at the same time with the Bilsteins and added the Hellwig anti-sway bar.
Nice, you put the firestone RideRite's in the rear? What psi do you run unloaded and how does it feel?

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I believe they state in the manual you should keep at least 5 psi at all times in the bags. I keep 7 psi and they don't seem to affect the ride too much. I do notice it feels just slightly softer in the rear suspension. If you keep much more than 5-10 it starts raising the rear end noticeably. They work great for towing my travel trailer.
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