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Old 01-17-2013, 10:46 AM
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Airbags with a 5" exhaust on a 6.4??

So my wife bought me a set of firestone ride rite airbags for christmas. I finally had a chance to drop the truck off at a buddies 4x4 shop and they said there is no way they could mount them because my 5" diamond eye exhaust is in the way, not near enough clearance for them..... does anyone out there have a 5" exhaust or aftermarket with a set of airbags? Stuck between a rock and a hard place hear. I really dont want to modify my exhaust but I also dont want to NOT have my airbags to pull the 5er and tractor with.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:28 PM
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I have a 5" Flo pro, with B&W Turnover ball, and Aair bags, and everything fits just fine. No rubbing or rattling. There have been a few other members that had diamond eye exhausts that said they couldnt make it fit either. Is there really that much difference between the flo pro and the diamond eye exhausts? I say this because 3 of my coworkers and friends all have the same set up as me so it appears to just be an issue with the diamond eye exhausts.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:35 PM
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could you snap some pics showing the clearence and the radius of the bend and airbags if you get a chance? I would appreciate it.

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Old 01-17-2013, 12:42 PM
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I wonder if I could just buy the 5" DPF back kit and adapt it to what I have now...???
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:03 PM
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Sorry the pic isnt better quality. I will try and get additional pics when I put the truck on my buddies lift in the next day or two to change the oil. Its tough laying in the dirt and stabilizing yourself to get a good pic. There is equal if not more room between the exhaust and the heat shield protecting the spare tire.

Im sure you could get a new tail section to make it all work, but it may be easier to addapt what you have. Maybe change up the hangers or something?


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Old 01-17-2013, 01:09 PM
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there is inboard and out board air bags so don't get mixed up

one sets on the spring the other on the axle
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:16 PM
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Mine look to be the same as the one he has in the pic, the mount for the bag, mounts to the inside of the frame.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:21 PM
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Mine are the firestone bags with the brackets to work with the B&W.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:26 PM
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i like the outboards better for lots of reasons
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:31 PM
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from the look of the pic you posted, it seems that the flo pro has a much higher bend over the axle where as my diamond eye is a lower bend closer to the frame rail.
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