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carl.swoyer
07-11-2018, 03:16 PM
Just curious what everyone is using for air suspension on there truck.

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RoadJunkie
07-11-2018, 03:28 PM
Air Lift.

chester
07-11-2018, 04:35 PM
Air Lift.
I also use Air Lift

pjones1969
07-11-2018, 04:37 PM
AirLift here also, have the wireless compressor and really like them


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Kbvols
07-11-2018, 05:39 PM
What are some of the reasons you selected air lift vs others? I am planning on adding air bags also but have done minimal research at this point.

RVs.and.SpikedTeas
07-11-2018, 05:43 PM
AirLift here also, have the wireless compressor and really like them


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Is the air bag system with compressor worth it? I am hauling a 37ft elkridge with a ram 2500 and contemplating using the air bags.

travelin2
07-11-2018, 05:48 PM
Firestone here. Based on reviews. No drill mounting. Easy install. Manually air them up.
Had them for 5 yrs now. No issues. Wouldn’t be without them as they certainly improve the ride when towing.
One of those personal preference discussions like Ford vs GM vs Ram.


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esscobra
07-11-2018, 06:56 PM
airlift wireless compressor setup with firestone bags- had airlift set up on previous truck- left bags on it when traded in - too compressor though- my truck accessory guys both said been having more problems with airlift bags and fittings- they said firestone never issues- had them on 2003 and never any issues in 12 years

pjones1969
07-11-2018, 07:22 PM
What are some of the reasons you selected air lift vs others? I am planning on adding air bags also but have done minimal research at this point.

Good reviews, wireless compressor was the same brand and there was a $150 rebate at the time


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pjones1969
07-11-2018, 07:26 PM
Is the air bag system with compressor worth it? I am hauling a 37ft elkridge with a ram 2500 and contemplating using the air bags.

YES, I contemplated not getting the compressor, I have an onboard air system also so I have a air chuck plumbed in my bed by the tailgate but it’s so nice to just hit the remote memory functions 1 and 2 when you hookup and then again when you unhook instead of dragging out an air hose, and you can adjust on the fly, not that you need to once you get it set to your preferences


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Gary521
07-11-2018, 07:27 PM
I have Airlift bags with the wireless controller. It appears to me that both Airlift and Firestone are easy to mount. I chose Airlift because of the mounting versatility. I also have a Reese GM frame brackets for the hitch. Airlift is designed to mount with or without the GM frame brackets, not sure the Firestone will.

Power247
07-15-2018, 06:49 AM
I installed Air-lift on my truck last year and love them. I want to add an on board compressor at some point, maybe next year.

Greg
2012 | RAM 2500 | CCSB | MM3 tuned by Double R Diesel
2016 | Heartland Pioneer | DS310

Kbvols
07-15-2018, 07:13 AM
I went with the Firestone. Plan to install them next weekend. Hopefully all goes well. Thank you all for the replies.


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carl.swoyer
07-15-2018, 09:09 AM
Just curious what everyone is using for air suspension on there truck.

Sent from my XT1254 using TapatalkThanks for everyone's choices. I think I will have to get the airlift 5000.

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avvidclif
07-15-2018, 09:57 AM
I went with the Firestone without the compressor. I bought a bicycle pump at WM that had a gauge. 10-12 pumps will get it up to 40 lbs. For less than $15.

Kathi-27
07-15-2018, 10:13 AM
just replaced the timbren with air lift, empty rides like factory with 10 psi. haven't towed yet. install was really easy. about 2 hrs max

CoveredWagon
07-15-2018, 12:27 PM
Thanks for everyone's choices. I think I will have to get the airlift 5000.

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I would suggest the ones wupith the internal jounce bumper. I found my bags were empty once and collapsed down to the snubber. Saved the bags from getting cut.

Lynn1130
07-15-2018, 07:32 PM
Airlift 5000 and remote but at the bottom of this page is a whole list of previous threads with much the same responses.

WillyBill
07-16-2018, 03:42 PM
I run a GMC (see Sig) and don't need Bags. FWIW - my Cyclone loaded up is approaching 20K.

WB

CharlieFlynt
07-18-2018, 02:25 PM
I went with the Firestone with the onboard compressor. Definitely worth the money! One may not think these are a benefit, I venture to say this is a myth that they’re not needed.


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EOneal59
07-18-2018, 07:05 PM
Placed Firestone air bags on my 2006 Ram 2500 four years ago. Make the ride much better and handles better

LBR
07-18-2018, 08:05 PM
One may not think these are a benefit, I venture to say this is a myth that they’re not needed.


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Yup.....they are a benefit for add on helpers on all little 3 series and smaller light duty pickups.

On our 2003 5 series medium duty Truck, they are the only rear suspension it has, and have weathered 16 years of use and abuse..….those Firestone bags have been bulletproof!!

When Truck was new, the leaf springs were tossed in the recycling bin and it was equipped with just Firestone bags and shocks in the rear. A dump switch will drop the rear about 10", then the compressor will fill them up to raise to the preset level. Pretty cool technology for "back then"

Am not privy to how Airlift bags hold up, but seems no one has had any complaints about them in my readings.

Am now thinking of going with the Airlift 7500# bags/compressor kit on our 2017 4 series Ford right now.....if they also hold up for 16 years, then I'll let everyone here know they are both comparable airbags.

CarterKraft
08-12-2018, 11:56 AM
Anyone use air bags on a '18 F350 DRW yet? A friend who camped with us last week put a set on his 18 and both bags rubbed the tires and blew in 100 miles. Riderite said if the frame to tire clearance was less than 7.5" they wouldn't work. He has a stock truck, tires and all only 1 week old, what would change from 17-18?

Air lift states on there website their bags won't fit 18 DRW trucks, any ideas?

Gaffer
08-12-2018, 08:59 PM
Factory air assist on my new Ram 3500.

CharlieFlynt
08-29-2018, 07:26 PM
Go with firestone. They’re tough and take one **** of a load. Definitely improved the ride while hauling our Heartland Elkridge!


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Todster
08-30-2018, 12:54 AM
I’ve used torque brand airbags. And are 100% satisfied with them. If you have a lifted truck try using daystar airbag cups to prevent the unloaded jarring.


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Squirlee
08-30-2018, 06:13 PM
Firestone Ride Rite with on board compressor and cab control. I pump them up when the road has those annoying dips and deflate them when the road is choppy.

jnbhobe
08-30-2018, 06:25 PM
I put the Torque air bags on this new truck $250 delivered, the same as Firestone. Hope to be able to try them out in the next couple of months.

CarterKraft
08-30-2018, 07:32 PM
You guys with '18+ 350 DRW wheel trucks and air bags need to really watch them.
They will rub the inside of the inner tire and pop in 60 miles.

My buddy found out the hard way and Ride Rite says if the frame to tire distance is less than 7.5" they will rub.
He was almost exactly 7.5" depending on where the tape was held.

I noticed Air Lift says there bags won't fit '18 DRW trucks, no idea why.

As far as I can tell the Torque bags are knock offs of Firestone/RideRite so I would take head on them as well.