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post #1 of 6 Old 05-16-2011, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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I was looking at getting the firestone air bag kit for my truck. If you ever put these on can you just put air in them from your home air compressor when needed or do you have to put one on the truck. Also they have a listing for a truck with 4 inch lift. Do I have to get this because this is what I have or can I just go with the normal kit. Im just looking for some info if anyones installed these on there trucks.
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As the kit is delivered it is intended to be filled with an air chuck. Preferably from a dry air source. I use my shop air all the time.

It does not have to use an oboard compressor system.

If you have a 4 inch lift on your truck then you need a kit that fits accordingly. The worst thing you can do to an airbag is hyperextend it.

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Okay what if I have block lift kit for back. That keeps springs and frame the same distance as stock I beleive. So if thats the case I could just order the normal kit. Anyone put the front airbag kit on?
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I have the Firestone air bags and they have been great.
I just keep them filed to 90psi do to the daily weight of my truck, 12,000 lbs.
It has also been loaded with an additional 3-4,000 lbs of material and it does not even sag.

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Think Im going to order some soon. Just need to figure if the normal ones will work with my truck being lifted with the block in the back.
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Yes, if you have blocks only then you would order the standard height kit. Especially if you are going with an outside framerail mounted kit. I recommend that intallation anyways.

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