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Old 04-01-2012, 06:04 AM
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longer shocks with coil-rite air bags?

So, as the title would suggest i'm looking for some advise on this. A 2.5" spacer leveling kit suggests longer shocks for rebound so they don't top out... Makes sense... If I take the air out of my bags will I now bottom out longer shocks what should I do? There must be a suitable shock for different ride heights in the front like the 0"-2.5" lift rear shocks.

2011 f350 crewcab short box 4x4 diesel.

Fyi my choice to use air bags instead of leveling spacers is I need the extra bottom out protection on oilfield roads yet need the truck level when I haul my 5'er on the highway.
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:58 PM
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The Icon VS works all the way pass the bump stops. I,m sure the Bilstines do the same. With the 2-3" lift the rear is still limited by the stock bump stops. I think with most air bag kits you lose 1" of up travel.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:32 PM
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Ok, so after some more research i came up with these...

Part Number: 24-186018
Setting: 5100 Series
Drive Type: 4WD
Position: Front
Body Style: Extended Cab Pickup
Body Style: Crew Cab Pickup
Number of Doors: 4
Descriptor: Front Lifted Height: 0-2"
*Collapsed Length (IN): 13.59
*Extended Length (IN): 21.42
*Collapsed Length (MM): 345.3
*Extended Length (MM): 544
Old Part Number: F4-BE5-C335-H0

This should give me the ability to run the front air bags at any pressure and not worry about shock travel or bottoming out on the bumps. I will now have the advantage of a leveling kit and on the fly adjustment to keep my truck level with the 5'er. Im sure ill notice a huge difference off road, air bags and the Bilstines vs stock coil and shocks that im sure are already toast.

Thx for the reply Vlxjim
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