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12" lift, rear kelderman helper bags?

I have a 12" fabtech lift, the back end is pretty stiff. I am looking to make it ride better and dont want to really put different springs with taller blocks. I was thinking about the rear Kelderman helper bag lift that bolts underneath the truck where the hitch is. It connects to the rear leaf spring hanger. I just dont know how its gonna work and if it will help or not. Anybody try this kit out? I did some searching and couldnt find much on it.It looks like a good kit and sells for 1,300.
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I dont think its gonna help..only if you REMOVE the springs..and use bags will you get a better ride.

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What year truck? If its a 99-07, you could convert to '08 springs if you wanted to stick with a traditional non air setup. A local guy has a helper bag type setup from Kelderman and hates it. On his he had to modify the springs to the point where he cant take the system off unless he replaces the springs, I dunno if thats the same system you were looking at or not.

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What is the difference between the new springs and where does one get them?
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The '08-10 trucks use a longer spring. This allows for a higher payload capacity and a softer ride. You have to get conversion hangers to run the '08 springs on a 99-07 truck.

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Any idea where to find this stuff?
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