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post #1 of 50 Old 11-21-2012, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Which helper bags?

I need to get a set of helper bags ordered for my truck.

2005 F350 SRW 4x4
PMF Leaf spring hangers with 2011 leaf springs
Will be hauling a 300 gallon diesel tank in the bed

It's been a long time since I even looked at air bags. Have a few questions for those that are running them:

*Curious to know which setups people prefer?
*Compressor or no compressor?
*Auto leveling?

I'll be all over the country in all different kinds of weather. The diesel tank in the bed will be at different levels at all times, so I figured the ability to adjust using the compressor would be a big plus. With as much as the weight will vary, it may even be worth getting the auto-leveling setup. Any comments, suggestions, or recommendations would be great.

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we have firestone bags on our construction truck.. they work great... for your setup i would recommend the auto leveling kit that way you dont have to do anything to it...
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Thanks Raul. Do you offer a kit?

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Anyone else?

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Nobody running bags? lol

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I have Firestone 5,000 lb bags and love them. No onboard air. I just carry a small air tank with me when I know I'm gonna tow.

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Anyone else have any recommendations? Lots of options out there. Curious what a good compressor would be if I want to be able to supply a tank and power small air tools.

2005 F350 Crew Cab 4x4

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20" Harley Wheels 305/55/20 Nitto Terra Grapplers
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OK, I found a deal on a Ride Rite kit (#2452) and snagged it:

Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Spring Kit 2452 2008-2010 Ford F-250 F-350 | eBay



So now I'm looking for a compressor setup. I found this one, any opinions?


Air Lift 25572- Double QuickShot Compressor System | eBay


2005 F350 Crew Cab 4x4

PMF Rear Leaf Spring Conversion w/2011 Leaf Springs
20" Harley Wheels 305/55/20 Nitto Terra Grapplers
ARP Studs & EGR Delete from PowerStrokeMagic w/GearHead Tunes
Amp Research Steps, MBRP



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Firestone makes a comparable kit

Firestone Dual Air Command II - Dual-Gauge w/ Super-Heavy-Duty Compressor and 1/2 Gallon Tank Firestone Accessories and Parts F2168


2005 F350 Crew Cab 4x4

PMF Rear Leaf Spring Conversion w/2011 Leaf Springs
20" Harley Wheels 305/55/20 Nitto Terra Grapplers
ARP Studs & EGR Delete from PowerStrokeMagic w/GearHead Tunes
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