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    Air bags?

    We are pretty new and have a 355 gdm th. We are towing with a 2008 f350 king ranch diesel. Quad cab long bed. We have a fancy new hitch ball hitch that is supposed to be the cadillac of hitches. We towed it from little rock where we purchased back to north georgia where we live we didnt notice any problems and didnt have ant levelling issues. My husband thought it squatted a little. We think we should get airbags. If so what kind and about what would the average cost be expected? Thanks.

    We will have a yamaha viking sxs utv, the two of us, our two english setters and all typical gear for dog related field events.

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    Re: Air bags?

    Firestone airbags WITHOUT the onboard compressor range from $500-$700 installed. With the onboard compressor add about $150-$200 more.
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    I am partial to Firestone Ride-Rite.
    Have installed on last 3 trucks (super easy to install)
    I purchased from TruckSpring.com always had good luck
    http://www.truckspring.com/Search.as...stone-Air-Bags

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    Re: Air bags?

    I had put air bags on a previous truck but am seriously looking at the Timbren system as it does not affect the ride when unloaded but gives the support when the Solitude is hooked up.
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    Look at firestone work-rite . Same thing but cheaper. You can find it online for 175 .

    It also gives you a couple of spacers so you can adjust it if needed .

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    Re: Air bags?

    I had Timbrens on a previous truck/5th combo, and it makes for a harsher ride LOADED than airbags.

    I don't notice the airbags now, when empty, and is a better ride loaded.
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    Re: Air bags?

    Hunter.....x2. But I went old school. No onboard compresser. Valves out the back near license plate and digital tire gauge works for me..
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    [quote author=Shamu link=topic=370.msg2423#msg2423 date=1392213974]
    I am partial to Firestone Ride-Rite.
    Have installed on last 3 trucks (super easy to install)
    I purchased from TruckSpring.com always had good luck
    http://www.truckspring.com/Search.as...stone-Air-Bags
    [/quote]

    Shamu, did you have to install an air compressor for this system? Curious since I've got the 379 coming with my 3500 ram long bed. I'll check the suspension but may need to add some bags

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    Re: Air bags?

    No compressor
    [quote author=Justaguy link=topic=370.msg2457#msg2457 date=1392306745]
    Hunter.....x2. But I went old school. No onboard compresser. Valves out the back near license plate and digital tire gauge works for me..
    [/quote]
    I have a compact compressor I carry.
    I prefer to keep both bags isolated with their own valve stems.
    Some people put a "T" in the air line and have only 1 valve stem.

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    [quote author=Shamu link=topic=370.msg2465#msg2465 date=1392314577]
    No compressor
    [quote author=Justaguy link=topic=370.msg2457#msg2457 date=1392306745]
    Hunter.....x2. But I went old school. No onboard compresser. Valves out the back near license plate and digital tire gauge works for me..
    [/quote]
    I have a compact compressor I carry.
    I prefer to keep both bags isolated with their own valve stems.
    Some people put a "T" in the air line and have only 1 valve stem.
    [/quote]

    Thanks I will probably do the same

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