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Old 02-18-2015, 06:25 PM   #1
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Air bag pressure

I just installed Firestone airbags on my 2013 Ram 2500. I tow a Stealth 2750. I know the loaded pressure will very depending on my load but I was curious what pressure most people ran when unloaded, and loaded for that matter.


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Old 02-18-2015, 06:39 PM   #2
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I have a 2500hd Silverado I run 10 lbs. when empty and 35lbs. when towing I have a 2015 silverback 37bh

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Old 02-18-2015, 06:42 PM   #3
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I run 15# which is just enough to keep the compressor from kicking on if I hit some bumps.
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:51 PM   #4
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I have a 2011 Ram 2500 and run my ride rites at 10# unloaded. Loaded, between 30 and 40#'s usually levels it right out.
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:51 PM   #5
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got bags in my '04, run 10# 'empty' (5psi is the minimum allowed to prevent the bag from bottoming out and being destroyed) for my day-to day use. havent played with it much with the new trailer, as i havent dragged it around for any appreciable distance, i put 40psi in them when i picked up the trailer and it didnt even level out the truck. probably get away with ~30psi in them.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:06 PM   #6
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Ive had a ride right setup with compresser and tank on my sd since 2001.All original parts. I shut the compresser off and let the system down to 0 psi when I dont have the trailer hooked up.My bags dont have any cracks,splits and dont leak when inflated.
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:14 AM   #7
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5 psi, required minimum
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Old 02-19-2015, 05:27 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by f5moab View Post
5 psi, required minimum
That is correct, Firestone recommends 5 psi when empty. Mine had a very slow leak from the switch. ran them empty most of their life when no trailer was present and never had a issue with them
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10 empty 35 with a load on.
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Old 02-21-2015, 09:32 AM   #10
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Yep...5psi unloaded. I have the wireless compressor, and it only goes down to lower. It also keeps the bags at whatever psi I have it set to. So it will maintain the 5psi unloaded. I typically run at 45 psi on the concrete highways around Houston (and other cities...but so far Houston is the worst). Then I bring them down to either 25 or 35 psi for cruising.

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