Air Bags - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-28-2011, 06:31 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 112
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Air Bags

When I installed my lift a couple weeks ago and I noticed I have air bags. Problem is, is they wont work with the lift (or they will just be stretched out to the max so, wouldnt work anyway). Do they make 'spacers' for the bags so I can reattach them?

Also, anyone with a lift - I had my tires alligned at Gateway TWICE and the steering wheel is still off to the left a little. Guy at the shop claimed it is hard to get the wheel straight due to the 'play' of the 35" tires. Guess it just bugs me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-28-2011, 08:40 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 488
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Judging by your screen name I'm guessing you live around the Memphis TN area. If so you might want to try "quality tire" on 51 between Millington and Atoka for the alignment. I had the same issue with my 6 inch Rough Country lifted Chevy gasser (damn IFS). Had it aligned at three different places and they never got right, took it to them based off a recommendation from a friend and all has been good for about two years now.

As for the air bags, do some digging around. If no one makes a readymade kit, it wouldn't be a hard fabrication chore to make something that would work. I installed a firestone airbag kit on the my F-350 (stock height) and if your kit is similar to mine all it would really take would be two pieces of 1/8 inch plate to space the lower mount up the requires three inches to accommodate for the lift.

Last edited by Antonm; 12-28-2011 at 03:39 PM. Reason: spelling
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 12-28-2011, 11:21 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 112
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yeah I am in Memphis, thanks for the post! Ill have to check them out!

I wouldnt think it would be hard to fabricate something, and it doesnt even have to be pretty! haha, but I didnt know if anyone knew of a place or if they even made such a thing.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 12-28-2011, 12:40 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 112
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Think I found something, and not too bad on the price either. Im guessing I need the tappered since the blocks are tappered...

Air Bag Spacers
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 12-28-2011, 12:46 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 786
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
That link didn't work for me.

Im in the same boat. Just lifted 3 inches but want to do airbags soon when we get a fifth wheel.


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 12-28-2011, 12:56 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 112
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Weird, it worked for me when I just clicked it.

The website is suspensionconnection.com
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 12-29-2011, 05:29 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Chambersburg PA
Posts: 528
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to skipnay
The website works for me also.... I would also like to know this because I want to put bags on my truck and then another year probably do a lift kit. So I don't want to buy stuff twice.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 12-30-2011, 12:04 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 786
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
I don't know what I did but it's working now. Do you guys think I will need airbags for a fifth wheel? I already added a helper lift spring on the rear.


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 12-30-2011, 02:48 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 488
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by lhsnbsaoa View Post
Do you guys think I will need airbags for a fifth wheel? I already added a helper lift spring on the rear.


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app

Depends on the pin weight of the fifth wheel. My toyhauler fifth wheel has 3200lb of pin weight dry. My DRW F350 did OK without the bags, but with the bags I can completly level the truck and pick the rear end back up off the contact overloads. I would put the trailer on first, then see if you actually need them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors