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helper bags with lift?

Does anybody make a helper bag kit for trucks with a 5" lift. I have an icon 7" lift with thier 5" leafs. Ride is great but need a little more hauling capacity. Put 4k of sand in the back the other day and it squatted pretty bad. Anyway looking for some bags that will work with 5" leafs. Thanks for the help

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All the above just to haul the 900hp street mustang
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Firestone has to make something that will work... they make em for big rigs as well... hope that helps some...

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I saw something for 4" but not for 5". Ill try and call firestone tomorrow and see what they say.
anybody else?

06 f350: 8" ICON 2.5 resi's, ouo ala's, pmf track bar, dual stabilizers, custom 5" exhaust, 37" BFG km2's, 4.30s, 08 tailgate w/step, 08 tail lights, coolant filter, BPB oil cooler w/p 58v ficm and radiator, ARPs, 175cc, MTW s1 billet, ported intake, egr delete, onboard air and gearhead tunes
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I have 6" leafs.... I have the firestone bags with spacers for when I haul my 28 foot enclosed car trailer... Just need to buy whatever spacers you need to make it work... Also, drilling out the license plate holes for the fill ports is an awesome place to put them. Just saying...


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Hellwig pn 6406 from Summit for 99-08 Super Duty with 6 inch lift. There are others available for 4 inch rear lift. If you have a thick rear spring pack, the 4 inch unit may be the one.

Hellwig 6406 - Hellwig Air Helper Spring Kits - Overview - SummitRacing.com

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I have the same springs and run the firestone kit. I had the stock height version for when the truck had stock springs. After getting the Icon 5" leafs, I flipped the bracket over and ground the stiffening fold to make room for the bag. The kit for 4" lift is basically the stock bracket, with the stiffening fold reversed.

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Check this out:
Kelderman airbag hitch for superduties - Pirate4x4.Com

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That's pretty cool. Anyone else running them?
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Just get the airbag kit that fits your truck stock, then get the correct height spacers to go with them!

Firestone Air Spring Lift Spacer - Air Helper Spring Spacer - Load Leveling Kits and Components - Towing & Tools - by 4 Wheel Parts

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