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F250 rear lift/airbags question

I have a 250 with camper package and am looking to lift the rear so it has a bit of rake and handles towing and hauling better. I'm looking at replacing the rear blocks with 350 height blacks and or rear bags.

Here is my question if I just add bags can I run empty with an inch of rear lift or will it ride like crap?
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If your talking about keeping your bags full enough to lift the rear end up an inch or so I know with mine the more pressure when empty the more "bounce" your going to have especially on something like speedbumps.
I run mine at 5 lbs empty which is what the airbag mfg recomends. I will pump them up if i'm gonna ride the highway for a while

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your question isn't cut and dry so I will answer it both ways I can read it

yes you can run the bag empty if you add your 1 inch taller block ( 5 psi )

yes you can use your bag to keep your truck lifted 1 inch in the arse in stead of the block but it's not ideal and depending on where the bag is it may take up to say 30-50 psi to get that inch so you will feel it I have done that plenty in my quest to get my rear springs dialed in best to do the block and bags IMHO

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my airlift bags carry 5psi at all times, they never go to 0

it causes a slight rake and a little bounce empty
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My truck rides like **** with anything more than 5 psi empty.

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