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Old 06-27-2017, 09:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ford Superduty bolt on airbag kit

Who sells a decent ready to bolt in and go airbag kit for 99-03 F250? Manual fill is fine but if it can be had in 500ish range id go with the lazy incab controlled setup.

The new trailer squats the ass end of the truck alot and i still cant justify replacing the truck with a dually yet.

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This is the scale ticket with the trucks 4 wheels on the front scale, trailer empty and unhooked with landing gear on the second scale and all 6 trailer wheels on the 4th scale. At most the cargo load would be 7-8k range. I didnt get numbers with it hooked up. But i will if thats needed to deturmine bag size.
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I used AirLift's Load Lifter 5000 bolt on manual fill air bag kit on my last SuperDuty. Pretty sure the kit was sub $300. Maybe Amazon can give you a better price spectrum. The kit worked well.
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The last ones I used were Firestone air bags, they were manual fill but you could have in cab fill for more money. I think they were well worth the money. I think they make two sizes, a 3k and a 5k kit.
They were bolt on my GMC except for the schrader valves, i opted to put one on each side near the plate lights in the bumper. I think at the time they were sub $300.
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I used AirLift's Load Lifter 5000 bolt on manual fill air bag kit on my last SuperDuty. Pretty sure the kit was sub $300. Maybe Amazon can give you a better price spectrum. The kit worked well.
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The last ones I used were Firestone air bags, they were manual fill but you could have in cab fill for more money. I think they were well worth the money. I think they make two sizes, a 3k and a 5k kit.
They were bolt on my GMC except for the schrader valves, i opted to put one on each side near the plate lights in the bumper. I think at the time they were sub $300.

Ok. It doesnt seem as complicated as i was thinking then. I was thinking i needed to calculate weights and bag sizes and all that math stuff.

Is durability/longevity between airlift and firestone about the same? I assume theyre all like everything else and made in China in the same factory and a different name slapped on?
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The last ones I used were Firestone air bags, they were manual fill but you could have in cab fill for more money. I think they were well worth the money. I think they make two sizes, a 3k and a 5k kit.
They were bolt on my GMC except for the schrader valves, i opted to put one on each side near the plate lights in the bumper. I think at the time they were sub $300.
This, I have the Firestone ride rights in the 5k rating. I also put the Schraders on either side of the plate. You just adjust your bag air pressure to the load you are carrying, there's a chart out there somewhere showing the psi to weight carried. It was sub $300 for the basic kit that I got.
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Ok. It doesnt seem as complicated as i was thinking then. I was thinking i needed to calculate weights and bag sizes and all that math stuff.

Is durability/longevity between airlift and firestone about the same? I assume theyre all like everything else and made in China in the same factory and a different name slapped on?
The only thing I know is that you have to maintain a minimum of 10 psi so the bags don't get beat to death. I loved the ride as you were always on air.
One thing to keep in mind is they hold less than a pint of air so a bicycle pump will pump them up in short order
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I had had the firestones on my dodge since '03 and over 300k miles with no issues.
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I did the air compressor Airlift 500 because of hauling sap, lots of loading and unloading #4500 quickly. I have replaced some of the lighter location pieces, but none of the load bearing components. I would use this kit again.
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The bigger around the bags are, the smoother the ride will be with less pressure

I stuffed some semi bags under my mega cab. I also have a power inverter and a cheap electric compressor and valves/gauges in the cab.

I run half the pressure as my BIL does with the same load.
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