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Air bags, as easy as they look?

I am looking to put a set of firestone bags on the rear end of my excursion. The install looks super easy, is it to good to be true? Also is it better to run them independently or t the hoses an only have a single supply hose?
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They are not very difficult to install. As far as the "T", that is all in your preference.

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I am looking to put a set of firestone bags on the rear end of my excursion. The install looks super easy, is it to good to be true? Also is it better to run them independently or t the hoses an only have a single supply hose?
Better to run them independently. If you run them at less than full pressure with a heavy load in the back, you can actually have the rear suspension flex too much to one side, forcing all the available air into the non-loaded airbag, leading to a VERY unstable condition. It might not be as bad on an Excursion, but why take the risk?

Oh and YES, they are that easy to install.

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[QUOTE=Evil Eye;2611601]Better to run them independently. If you run them at less than full pressure with a heavy load in the back, you can actually have the rear suspension flex too much to one side, forcing all the available air into the non-loaded airbag, leading to a VERY unstable condition. It might not be as bad on an Excursion, but why take the risk?

Oh and YES, they are that easy to install.[/QU

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