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post #1 of 13 Old 09-28-2011, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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air bags...what are the pros and cons?

I am looking to get a set of these air bags for my truck..06 F350 6.0 leveled..

Since its leveled, with a 12000lb skid loader or even with my 5320 deere its squatting. (not really but since its leveled its all looks)

So in return to get rid of that lowered rear end look I was looking into getting a set of bags.

Is my thinking right?

Any suggestions? Pros and cons of them?

thanks in advance!

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Exactly what I was experiencing with towing my toy hauler. I put a set of bags on it and couldn't be happier. Really don't see "cons" with installing the bags, other than having to inflate and deflate the bags according to your load.

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Exactly what I was experiencing with towing my toy hauler. I put a set of bags on it and couldn't be happier. Really don't see "cons" with installing the bags, other than having to inflate and deflate the bags according to your load.
Put the compressor kit on with controller and guage inside truck, problem solved.

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Put the compressor kit on with controller and guage inside truck, problem solved.
It's no big deal to fill them up. But yes, an on board compressor would be sweet.

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U could put overloads on instead, thats what i have and like them but airbags do the same job. Only advsntage i see over airbags is u never have to adjust but that takes 5 sec like said above with onboard air



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I would say go with the bags, Firestone is the first set that comes to mind but there are a few others out there that work well. Air is the preferred method, when you're empty you can air down and have the factory ride back, or keep a few pounds in there and it will actually ride better than stock. The bags can also be set up independently if you have a load that isn't completely balanced.
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On demand lift when you want it, and leveling capability

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I have the Firestone ride-rites and I love them, I don't have the compressor but its not much of a pain to adjust them. No cons I can think of.

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I'll add my .02$ best mod i've ever added as far as towing and hauling are concerned. I absolutely love them. No cons that i've experienced at all

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With bags doesnt it put alot of load on that part of the axle instead of spreading it out or is that just dumb thinking?

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