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post #1 of 35 Old 03-11-2011, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Firestone Airbags

Anyone running the Firestone Airbag's on the rear of their 2011 F250 SD? If so how are they working out loaded and unloaded.
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I'm running them on my f350 and can't tell any difference unloaded. I have tried several different pressures looking for a sweet spot for better ride. If there is one I have not found it. As far as loaded works like it should. Levels the truck. Well worth the money IMO.

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Will it lift the rear and if so does it make the ride worse.
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Will it lift the rear and if so does it make the ride worse.
I have the firestone air bags and the airlift 72000 wireless compressor on my 2011 F250. When unloaded you are suppose to run 5 PSI in the bags. When loaded you can go up to 100 PSI. I can't tell any difference when unloaded. I have heard nothing but good things of how they help when towing. I have a 29ft. bumper pull toy hauler and was getting some sag even with the weight distribution hitch. Thus why I installed the bags. Haven/t had the chance to tow with them yet but looking forward to it. The install is not too bad. A little tight on the driver side with the tanks on that side. I would recommend getting the wireless remote air as it really COOL....
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I have the airbags on my 04 250. I tow a 37ft. 5th wheel. Really helps with leveling a heavy load. I keep about 5lbs of pressure in them when not towing and the ride is no different then before I put them on. I think they are a must when towing heavy loads.
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Any Forum vendors sells them? I'm towing an 32 ' car hauler and using a equilizer hitch and still getting sag. How is the ride when towing a heavy load?
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I have the firestone air bags and the airlift 72000 wireless compressor on my 2011 F250. When unloaded you are suppose to run 5 PSI in the bags. When loaded you can go up to 100 PSI. I can't tell any difference when unloaded. I have heard nothing but good things of how they help when towing. I have a 29ft. bumper pull toy hauler and was getting some sag even with the weight distribution hitch. Thus why I installed the bags. Haven/t had the chance to tow with them yet but looking forward to it. The install is not too bad. A little tight on the driver side with the tanks on that side. I would recommend getting the wireless remote air as it really COOL....
Do you happen to have any pics of how you mounted the compressor?
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Do you happen to have any pics of how you mounted the compressor?
EpicCowlick has posted a video. Search for it. It's quite helpful and the install only takes 10 video minutes...

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Thanks for the info, he has a awesome vid.

Going to order this before the next trip.

here is the vid

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I plan to use this to install mine. Already ordered them. Looks easy.



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