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Exclamation Need help! Questions on air lift

Well I'm looking to lift my 02 7.3 crew cab long bed. I want to do an air lift capable of sitting on 40" tires no problem. My questions are where do I start? What's the best way to go about doing this and what companies should I look at?

I would like to hear any and all thoughts. Looking to collect and do as much homework as possible.

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very few companies sell a complete front rear setup and even fewer sell one worth owning

doing a DIY setup will put you into a money pit of a trial and error curve

have you looked at Kelderman

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very few companies sell a complete front rear setup and even fewer sell one worth owning

doing a DIY setup will put you into a money pit of a trial and error curve

have you looked at Kelderman
Wasn't exactly looking to get a complete kit but it'd be nice. I just want the end result whether I piece one together or not.

Looked into kelderman but I've haven't found a price on the entire kit anywhere.
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IIRC a Kelderman is going to be 5k ish

they might Be a sponsor on here I know they are on one of these big 3 forums /Army/nation/Org

while it seems easy to get it up in the air with bags and links shock valving and bag type are key a few have mastered it so if they chime in you will be better off

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IIRC a Kelderman is going to be 5k ish

they might Be a sponsor on here I know they are on one of these big 3 forums /Army/nation/Org

while it seems easy to get it up in the air with bags and links shock valving and bag type are key a few have mastered it so if they chime in you will be better off
Thanks man I'm hoping someone who has done it will give me a heads up.
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In my opinion I would run something different up front than an air bag. Air bag setups are very high maintenance. They are more for looks than function, several guys I know that have full air bag setups front and rear would have never bought another kit again after owning one. Just think of the steering with an air bag setup. You will only have one spot where the steering wheel is going to be straight. You lift it or lower it, it will rotate that steering wheel. I looked into these setups a while ago and learned it was not for me. In my opinion this would be a kit for a truck that drives onto a trailer and heads to the truck show, then comes off the trailer for the show. It isn't a daily driver.

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