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post #1 of 10 Old 07-03-2012, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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Air-Lift or Firestone airbags??

As the title suggests, anyone have thoughts on one or the other?? Prices seem comparable, so I was just wondering if one is better than the other. My buddy is looking at the Air-lift bags and I was leaning toward the Firestone bags.


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I have the air lift and they have treated me fine. I have a buddy that has the firestone ride rites & he likes those. I think it is just whatever is available at the store you choose to buy them at. I have never heard anything bad about either.

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I have Firestones on my truck, no issues.

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i also have firestones. as mentioned above, i just went with what my particular truck outfitter had in stock and recommended. imo, cant go wrong with either one.

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I just installed my 1st set of bags, they are the Airlift 5000's, for use with my truck camper, car trailer & like them. I can't compare since these are the first ones I've used but got a good deal on an open box from Amazon, 40% off the regular price.

Additionaly, from what I have read on other RV forums (before I bought my Air lift kit) is that the Airlift bags sit outside the frame rails & handle better with the side to side rolling because they are spaced further apart than the Firestones, which fit inside the frame rails.

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question on helper airbags (firestone/airlift)

I have the Firestones and they are fine...NOW. My batch of brackets must have been pretty soft b/c mine decided to bend almost immediately before I even hauled anything. I have them all fixed up and welded and now I haul all the time with no issues.


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I just ordered a set of firestones and should be here the end of the week. Called firestone to make sure I get the correct number and they have a new model 2550 that fits more. Supposedly they just came out this year. 08 4x4.

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Airlift bags sit outside the frame rails & handle better with the side to side rolling because they are spaced further apart than the Firestones, which fit inside the frame rails.
I have Firestone airbags and they sit outside the frame rails. Been very pleased with the Firestone kit. Bought the HD kit which included the airbags, gauge/switch, compressor, and all hardware. Bought two of their 3 gallon tanks so that I had on-board air and put quick release couplers in the rear wheel wells on both sides so I don't have to run a hose around or underneath the truck. Also made the air install possible.

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Firestone here also.

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That's kind of what I figured and what I told my buddy. Looks like either one should be fine. He found a place locally that has the Air Lift on sale for the holiday (20% off) and can get them under $300. I may do the same since they have some that will work with my GN hitch.

Thanks for all the replies.



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