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post #1 of 21 Old 12-29-2010, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
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TOWING WITH A 2008 F350

I HAVE A 2008 F350 THAT I WANT TO PUT A 2.5 LEVELING KIT ON IT. BUT WHEN I TOW I THINK IT IS GOING TO SAG IN THE REAR. WILL FIRESTONE AIRBAGS TAKE THE SAG OUT OF THE TRUCK? I TOW ABOUT 15-18K

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Yes, and over time will prevent the leaf springs from sagging! They are a great investment!

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I have the 2.5 level kit and the airbags and tow 15,000#, no sag truck sits even with the trailer and airbags, go for it it's the right setup for pulling heavy as you are.

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Should work just fine. A guy here at work put a leveling kit on the front of his F350. He has a Lance Bed-in Camper. He put bags under his. Sits nice and level.

One thing to keep in mind. IF your trailer is a camper type, they like to be towed level, maybe slightly front high. With the bags you should be able to 'adjust' for that.


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How much would be appropriate for some bags installed?


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Never EVER pull a trailer with the front of the trailer higher than the rear!!! This is just fish tailing waiting to happen!!! You always want the front of your trailer to be level or just a bit lower in the front than the rear.

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Never EVER pull a trailer with the front of the trailer higher than the rear!!! This is just fish tailing waiting to happen!!! You always want the front of your trailer to be level or just a bit lower in the front than the rear.
Should depend on where most of the weight is, but point taken.

Now....back to our regularly posted thread....sorry to the OP for the detour.


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How much would be appropriate for some bags installed?
The bags are a pretty straight forward install you can do in the drive. I wouldn't pay someone to do it if you can handle it yourself. I got my bags from 4wheelparts.com for a good price. Good luck

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Hi cbenn did you put a longer track bar bracket on your truck with the leveling kit? Can you guys post some pics so i can see what it looks like? please

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I don't know if this is what ur looking for but this is mine. On the last pic you can see right above the bumper where I ran the valve stem to fill up the bag. I have one on each side and the holes were already there.








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