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Old 12-16-2014, 03:22 PM   #11
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What vehicle is it for and what problem are you trying to solve?
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Old 12-16-2014, 03:27 PM   #12
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2013 F150 4X4 with larger rear lift block in rear

Want to install air bags, don't know if extra inch of lift will allow bags to be installed normally or if some custom install is needed.
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Old 12-16-2014, 05:43 PM   #13
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You won't need the extra lift block with air bags. They will replace the block. On my last truck I aired up to around 20 pounds when towing and down to 10 when empty. Just add or release to level truck. I don't need with the tongue pull. I needed with the fiver.
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Old 02-07-2015, 07:39 AM   #14
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I have a 2007 Ford Expedition Limited and am considering adding air bags to assist in my rear suspension while towing. I have no issues when not towing but my issue when hooked up to my TT is the rear suspension is just too soft and my truck does not ride level as it should. I am just beginning my research but the main vendors out there seem to be Firestone, Air Lift, and Hellwig. I also see there seem to be two main types..manually adjusting the air pressure via external valves or an onboard system operated from inside the truck. Recommendation from my RV dealer was to opt for Air Bags over other options. Mainly for the ride I would get when not towing. Looking for anyone's experience and what manufacturer you recommend.
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Old 02-07-2015, 07:51 AM   #15
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First the manual are better for me..I'v tried both. I have no problems with the Firestones and in looking i really think the others are just rebranded Firestones.
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:13 AM   #16
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Put some spacers in the Timbrens and your good to go. I like mine allot with no maintenance or leak issues.
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Old 02-07-2015, 01:52 PM   #17
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Manual fill air bags have worked well for us and are quite a bit less expensive than the other choice. We have a very small $25 air compressor we carry.
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I had airbags on my last truck and Timbrens on this one.
prefer the Timbrens, they are there and don't need me to adjust, check pressure or worry if they are flat and pinched. I priced the airbags with a compressor built in and did not want to spent the extra $$$.

Completely happy with Timbrens.
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I have had overload springs and air bags. I loved the air bags and if installed properly leak no worse than a tire. I'm able to firm up for loads and soften up when unloaded and it serves as a leveling devise as well.
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I had airbags on my last truck and Timbrens on this one.
prefer the Timbrens, they are there and don't need me to adjust, check pressure or worry if they are flat and pinched. I priced the airbags with a compressor built in and did not want to spent the extra $$$.

Completely happy with Timbrens.

Right now I am looking at all options but glad to have some feedback on the Timbrens... Thanks,
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