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Airbags on lifted truck

What are my options for my 06 ccsb with an 8 inch lift? I need some bags for towing. I think airlift sells spacers for lifted vehicles but how do I know which size spacer to get? Anyone have bags with an 8 inch lift with some pics. TIA
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ive got the set up your looking for, its dark here so i can take pics and post em up tomorrow for you. not only will you need spacers but the top mounting bracket will have to be flipped upside down to gain a few more inches. hard to explain but you will know what im talking about when i post pics. my setup is a firestone by the way.

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Sweet got those pics?
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Nobody has airbags on a lifted truck?
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plenty of guys run them, you just get the firestone spacers, they even sell them for lifed applications. I dont run them cause they limit travel, and enjoy driving the truck in the dunes after I tow to them, so i dont run them. Most bags limit rear articulation to about 6 inches. BUT most suspension systems dont flex even that much. Best bags Ive seen made for off road/towing is from Carli, i did a 20 second internet search to find there site... this is a link to dodge bags, i have talked to them before, they make Ford bags too, you can probably find them if you search the site

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Thanks Jetjock I've read a few posts you had elsewhere. And I've seen those spacers that you mentioned. I was just wanting to see if anyone had some pics of some. I found the ones ORU makes also but they are pricey for what they are. But I do like how they mount using the axle u bolts. I think I might buy the airlift ones and then make a similar lower bracket. Just looking to see what people with lifts are running.
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plenty of guys run them, you just get the firestone spacers, they even sell them for lifed applications. I dont run them cause they limit travel, and enjoy driving the truck in the dunes after I tow to them, so i dont run them. Most bags limit rear articulation to about 6 inches. BUT most suspension systems dont flex even that much. Best bags Ive seen made for off road/towing is from Carli, i did a 20 second internet search to find there site... this is a link to dodge bags, i have talked to them before, they make Ford bags too, you can probably find them if you search the site

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Two One Up Offroad trucks have a bagged rear ends. I can tell you those trucks have some serious travel. Bags don't limit your travel, the way your suspension is set up does.








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You will get some axle wrap with a heavy trailer, I can feel it when towing my gooseneck with some heavy equipment. My Deavers will wrap enough to make the tires rub the front of the rear fender well if I give it too much throttle on aceleration.
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Thanks Layson that's a little more than I'm looking for. More along the lines of an overload airbags. These are the ones I meant from ORU. I really like the bottom mount seems more secure than the airlift or firestone.

http://www.offroadunlimited.com/orus.../ORU_70080.pdf
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