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which air bags

i'm looking at air bags for my dodge because it sags more than my old drw did. my stroke doesn't even move when when i hook up the gooseneck. but the dodge is the primary tow rig because the stroke is the competition rig. wondering from those of you who run air bags which kits did you choose and why. any opinions or comments will be appreciated. thanks

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You can't go wrong with either air lift or firestone, Im running air lift on my truck and love them!!

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I am also looking at the different bag options

2008 F250 4x4 C/C SB SRW King Ranch w/ B&W Turnoverball in-bed hitch. I tow a PJ Trailers 14' x 83 Tandem Axle Dump. I would like to level the truck a bit when towing it loaded and I guess have the bed sit a little higher when empty (or when I pull a heavy tongue tag along on occasion).

I am looking at the http://www.amazon.com/Firestone-2450-Ride-Rite-Rear-Spring/dp/B001P2LAG0/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1DMYBHTK7F7C1&colid=Y00JZ2FO0ANP and http://www.amazon.com/LIFT-57394-LoadLifter-Spring-Leveling/dp/B001OMVB10/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I2KE04XHTR3IAX&colid=Y00JZ2FO0ANP kits (open to other options if there are any).

Any input, opinions, recommendations, or comments?

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i've talked to a couple people that have said that bags mess with the weight transfer of the pickup and make them handle poorly like the whole rig wandering around had recommendations to just put a bigger block under the spring. anybody have any thoughts or ideas experinces with this.

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i've talked to a couple people that have said that bags mess with the weight transfer of the pickup and make them handle poorly like the whole rig wandering around had recommendations to just put a bigger block under the spring. anybody have any thoughts or ideas experinces with this.

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i've talked to a couple people that have said that bags mess with the weight transfer of the pickup and make them handle poorly like the whole rig wandering around had recommendations to just put a bigger block under the spring. anybody have any thoughts or ideas experinces with this.
Those people are full of it, I've never had a wandering problem pulling a trailer with airbags. I've had two trucks with airbags and have trailers behind them more often then not and I'll never own a truck again without air bags.

The block under the spring isn't going to do anything except waste alot of your time putting it in.

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I agree with stardriver, my truck handels way better with the air bags!

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thanks for the input guys i'm researching the best investment for me because i have 2 rigs to maintain and run so any advice is good advice in my opinion

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I have had good luck with airbags. I get mine from this site Search Our Deals Rock .net - Your Online Performance Authority! 888-368-9430 - Search

Looks like they are the sam eprice as Amazon, but I found them to be very helpful and fast/free shipping.

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i ran air lift on my dodge. they are freaking awesome. no wondering, truck handles like empty even when loaded heavy. they are the best thing ever if you haul heavy stuff alot. made a single wheel handle like a dually on the highway. the only bad part is you gotta make sure to air them down when empty or youll bounce all over the road.
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