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Old 08-02-2011, 06:44 PM   #11
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I had the same issue with my 3/4 ton. Until I put the airlift 5000's on what a differance it made. Without I dropped 2-3 inches and would feel every bump in the road. With them I'm level no drop at all and the ride in unbeliveable. Takes 1 hour to install very easy. Watch the video from airlift
http://www.airliftcompany.com/video

The following is the review from people that bought from Amazon not one bad review, but someone stated it took them 5 hours to install well it took me 1 solid hour to install

http://www.amazon.com/LIFT-57215-Loa...owViewpoints=1
Thanks for all the great info, Two more questions for everyone before I decide,
1--Firestone airbag vs Airlift airbag, any opinion on which is better?
The airlift is a little cheaper, by $25.00
2--Would you recommend installing the air pump also or just keep it simple and air up as needed?
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:24 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the great info, Two more questions for everyone before I decide,
1--Firestone airbag vs Airlift airbag, any opinion on which is better?
The airlift is a little cheaper, by $25.00
2--Would you recommend installing the air pump also or just keep it simple and air up as needed?
I did not think I needed to spend the money to install the air pump. I put the air valves someplace easy to access and simply use an air pump. Have to add air before RV is hooked up. Simply let air out when not hooked up. My Firestones recommended keeping 5psi in bags when not hooked up to RV. I found that 15-18psi works for the RV I pull.
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:34 PM   #13
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I put the wireless air compressor on my AirLift system and do not regret it. On my old truck, I went for about a year without an on board air and it wasn't bad, but it sure is convenient to have the on board compressor. Now I just air up after I've hooked up the trailer, and can air up or down at any time without having to worry about finding more air.

I have not heard anything bad about either firestone of airlift. I've had two airlift systems on two different trucks and have loved them both.
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:32 AM   #14
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I dont know anything about the other bags,..but the firestone are highly recommended...the air pump is very small i hear,...pricy too,....i have a portable one i carry,and i put clips on the wires,to attach to a batt if i need it...like,to attach to camper batt,to air bags up a little..my shrader valves are on both sd of my lic plate.I also have an air comp at my hse and of course they are at alot of gas stations on the rd.
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Before you go the airbag route take a look at the RAS, Roadmaster Active Suspension. The RAS is a leaf spring helper that will improve your ride while under load as well as while unloaded. Basically you install it and do not have to do anything else, no airing it up. It is cheaper than airbags also.
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I got airbags on the excursion and I am very glad I did. I have just hooked the trailer up and moved it in town without the w/d bars and put 20 psi in the bags. For the money I think that it is worth it. Got a better feel towing also. Put the air valve on the bracket where the 7 pin plug goes. Ernie
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:41 PM   #17
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I ordered some airlift tow airbags today off Amazon and I also decided to go with the air compressor acc. After talking to a tech at Airlift to find out which airbags I needed , he convinced me, he being a consumer along with being a tech, that it would be a acc. that would be nice to have. They also have a $75 mail in rebate until the end of Sept. if you buy a Airlift airbag and compressor combo, so I figured now would be a good time to buy both.
Thanks for everyone's input, it was very helpful in making my decision.
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