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Air Helper bags

What does everyone recommend for a 2013 f250. I really just want to be able to level truck while towing. These trucks squat a lot. Thanks in Advance.
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I am wondering the same thing on my 06 King Ranch CC for the same reason. I was thinking air bags as well.


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Both Air Lift and Firestone are the most common for pickup trucks and have great bag kits for most of the common models. I had the Air lifts on my '02 SCLB and I have the Firestones on my '13 CCLB. The bags and mounting brackets for both are of good quality and they probably took about 3-4 hours to install either pair. The gauge options and piping will take the longest to install. I had an electronic setup on the '02 and I was having pressure sensor failures which made things very difficult. On the '13, I have all manual controls with much less to fail and I am completely satisfied with them. Many others have had good and bad experiences with both methods. Regardless of the controls, bags offer the most adjustability and the smoothest ride while deflated and with an empty truck.
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I use the air lift bags on my truck with the lines tee to the rear bumper and no troubles yet. real simple to do just time consuming. Glad i did it wont ever be without again.
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Thank you for the responses. I looked at the Firestone system last night. I think I'm gonna go with it. I will also be getting the viair 480cc compressor with an 8 gallon tank.

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Is your truck lifted?

I prefer an "over the leaf" design versus and over the axle design... just my

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I have a 2013 f250 with Ride Rites. I tow a 15k lb 5th wheel a few times a year which is why I got them. Doesn't squat at all with them inflated to half their psi range.

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Heavy _GD truck is not lifted yet. I will be doing a 4 inch lift in the future.

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Heavy GD. No lift, none in the future. Is there a clearance problem or just more difficult install without a lift?
I had been looking at the no drill kit which is an axle mount.
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The issue I have with my lift is the "blocks" they send you to stack the bags on.
Anything under 8 inches you are fine

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