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Old 11-29-2015, 04:46 PM   #11
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air suspension bags on f 150

I would not do the 'T' setup. Let's say in a turn truck leans to the outside and then the outside airbag pushes air to the inside airbag making the lean worse... Two separate feeds are more stable wether you are towing or not.

Thinking about it, it probably doesn't make a big deal on a rear leaf spring vehicle but why not have separate feeds? It's not much more work..,
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Old 12-08-2015, 09:51 AM   #12
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Firestone bags work great on the F150 and install is simple and straightforward. I ran the airlines out the rear bumper through the license plate bracket so the chrome valve caps look like license plate screws. I tried 40 lbs initially and found the ride a little harsh. While towing I run them at 35 lbs inflated with a handheld 18v portable air compressor that I use for bikes and balls while camping. You can add the wireless on-board air compressor with in cab gauges after the fact if you think the additional cost would be worth it.
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I have the Air Lift system on my F250 and I'm very pleased with them. I agree, don't use the T method. Having control over the bags independently is the best. 50 lbs. loaded - 12 lbs. empty.


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What I intend to do with my Ride-Rite setup is to insert a T with a valve between sides. Open the valve to air up both sides to the same pressure from a single inlet. Close the valve to stop air movement between sides.
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What I intend to do with my Ride-Rite setup is to insert a T with a valve between sides. Open the valve to air up both sides to the same pressure from a single inlet. Close the valve to stop air movement between sides.
Best of both worlds! Just don't forget to open the valve when filling, or your truck will have a really weird look to it!!!
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What I intend to do with my Ride-Rite setup is to insert a T with a valve between sides. Open the valve to air up both sides to the same pressure from a single inlet. Close the valve to stop air movement between sides.
My valves are the same as TWP above, except at the top of my license plate.

Please post some pictures of the T with a valve and how you secure or mount the T and valve as this sounds like a simple and effective upgrade to my install.
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Old 12-09-2015, 08:57 AM   #17
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I also ran the Schrader valves through the license plate screws on my truck.

I use a hand operated bicycle pump to air up my air bags. 10-12 pumps on each side is all it ever takes. I carry a yard stick to measure the ride height, and just set it to the same as it is when the truck is unloaded.
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Old 12-09-2015, 09:34 AM   #18
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What I intend to do with my Ride-Rite setup is to insert a T with a valve between sides. Open the valve to air up both sides to the same pressure from a single inlet. Close the valve to stop air movement between sides.
Any chance you have a link to the valves? I'm running a T right now and wouldn't mind having the convenience of the T with the performance of the dual air lines.
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Old 12-18-2015, 07:15 PM   #19
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The best I have found are separate Tee and Valve so you'd have to reach under the truck to operate the valve. These fittings are available at HomeDepot
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