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Ride rite airbags

I have ride rite air bags on my F250 and I put about 3000lb on truck plus tow a 7000lb trailer. tongue wieght is included in the 3000lb.
I have been told that the air bags should be removed and springs for an F350 installed as the air bags are for stability not load carrying,
Any insight would be appreciated.
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I always thought airbags were for load carrying. I mean semi trucks use them instead of springs. just my thought. Anywho heres a bump

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Super Duty 250 and 350 rear spring packs are the same. Some have overload springs depending upon the option packages selected.

I would keep the setup you have, as it's doing exactly what it's intended to.

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Airbags are designed for load carrying....most guys install them for adjustability when carrying extra weight...dont change a thing.

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Super Duty 250 and 350 rear spring packs are the same. Some have overload springs depending upon the option packages selected.

I would keep the setup you have, as it's doing exactly what it's intended to.
I thought the 350 had a heavier spring pack which is why owners complain the ride is rougher.

I agree with the second part, your setup is fine.

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I thought the 350 had a heavier spring pack which is why owners complain the ride is rougher.

I agree with the second part, your setup is fine.
they do, the 350 spring has more leafs the the 250 does, and the 350 has a thicker block.

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hey All,
Thanks for the replies, I will save my money for something more important like an EGR delete.
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I can tell you that my 2005 F350 leaf springs and my friends 2005 F250 leaf springs were exactly the same. Same number of leafs, part numbers etc. They both even had overload springs. The only difference was mine had a 4" (little under 4 actually) block and his had the 2" block.

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