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post #1 of 10 Old 10-16-2009, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Airbags, Timbrens?

Hey guys, with winter approaching i'm trying to decide what to do to beef up my suspension for plowing. I'll be putting a 7 foot stainless sander in the bed and have a stainless v plow. I'm trying to eliminate some of the sagging without compromising my everyday ride. Any suggestions?

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air bags all ways help, been starting to think about this myself lately, i just cant bring myself to put a sander in my new truck

on another note, how do you like your V plow?


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I love it! It's a fisher xtreme v. Definitely is an awesome plow with a lot of capabilities for all situations.

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I have had the Firestone airbags in my truck for almost 2 years now and they have REALY helped a lot. My truck has a daily weight of 12,000 lbs with nothing in the bed and has been over the 13,000 GVW a lot and you could never tell with the airbags. I keep them filed up to 100 psi all the time and check them about once a month when I check the tires.

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I have had the Firestone airbags in my truck for almost 2 years now and they have REALY helped a lot. My truck has a daily weight of 12,000 lbs with nothing in the bed and has been over the 13,000 GVW a lot and you could never tell with the airbags. I keep them filed up to 100 psi all the time and check them about once a month when I check the tires.
Ya, I have really been flirting with the idea of airbags and it seems like a great idea. I have herd of people having them rip, and shift and be a PITA. Whats your experience? Also I'm sure you leave yours topped off most of the time but I would constantly be changing the PSI of the bags. Are they meant to withstand use like that? Thanks

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It's a fairly pricey upgrade, but you can always add a compressor to your airbag set up and have your pressure adjustable in-cab. I know Firestone sells kits like this along with the ride rite bags.

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Have had airbags on rear of 2002 CC DRW with compressor/control panel in cab for over five years and no problem w/adjusting pressure up/down as needed. Tow 18K RV and 38 foot flatbed with weights quite often exceeding the RV w/o any problem to date. Runs over 2k tongue weight on truck (5th wheel)
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thanks for all the help guys!

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i have timbrens on 3 different fords (2 450's & 1 350) for the money campared to air bags you can't beat them, and i would recomend them, in the f350 i've hauled as much as 4500# in the bed, airbags are the best , timbren ads say that, but i've used them and will continue to they work as advertised. the 2 450's we constantly load and the improvement on them was unbelievable, no more headlights up in the air
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Ya, I have really been flirting with the idea of airbags and it seems like a great idea. I have herd of people having them rip, and shift and be a PITA. Whats your experience? Also I'm sure you leave yours topped off most of the time but I would constantly be changing the PSI of the bags. Are they meant to withstand use like that? Thanks
I have never had a problem with them.
They are maxed out 24/7 at 100 psi.
I just check the psi about ounce a month.
I do not have the compressor, I just use the one in my garage or the one on the truck.

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