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Old 03-29-2014, 12:51 PM   #1
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We just ordered a Columbus 320RS and wondered if I should install air bags. I have a F-350 swd w. the 6.7 Diesel. Doe anyone have a similar setup. Just trying to get some opinions or else I will just wait and see how much the truck sags if any. Thanks, Craig
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Old 03-29-2014, 01:04 PM   #2
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I have an F-250 SRW, but I added Firestone Ride-Rites when I had my Blue Ridge fiver. It sagged the rear end enough that the steering felt light. Best decision I could have made. Mine has the on-board compressor and I can adjust them from the cab of the truck. You should probably pull it a time or two and then decide whether it is worth the expense or not. The 350 DRW may not need them.
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We just ordered a Columbus 320RS and wondered if I should install air bags. I have a F-350 swd w. the 6.7 Diesel. Doe anyone have a similar setup. Just trying to get some opinions or else I will just wait and see how much the truck sags if any. Thanks, Craig
I would think that depends on the age and condition of your 350, as well as options you have added to the 320. I had a new 2011 Silverado 2500, when towing a 320RS, without the extra weight in the cap from a washer & dryer or generator. While I did not have steering issues, my headlights were raised enough to make airbags beneficial. Your 350 should have additional capacity/support and if in good newer condition, you may very well be fine without. The dry tongue/ hitch weight of the 320 is not that significant.
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I have an F-250 SRW, but I added Firestone Ride-Rites when I had my Blue Ridge fiver. It sagged the rear end enough that the steering felt light. Best decision I could have made. Mine has the on-board compressor and I can adjust them from the cab of the truck. You should probably pull it a time or two and then decide whether it is worth the expense or not. The 350 DRW may not need them.

Op says it's a srw not drw. But I agree I would pull it once or twice and see how bad it squats. I did this to my 250 and it squated a little more than I thought so I bagged it. Now I will never have a truck without em!
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I've got the airlifter 5000 bags on my F-350 SRW shortbed.
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Air lift 5000 vs firestone Pros n cons? I had firestone on my last truck and they worked great. Want to bag my newer truck.

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Have you checked Trailer hitch, hitches and bike rack (800)298-8924 for suspension enhancement options. My F150 benefits from Firestone air bags because the enclosed trailer weight varies between loads. The F250 was better supported with Sumo Springs when the 5th wheel was attached because it is a known weight that does not change alot. Very easy to install and when you unhook the camper the Sumo Springs disengage and the ride quality returns to normal. Just to confuse you more my Sport Trac received Super Springs overload springs but the ride is a little more stiff when my lawncare trailer is unhooked. Different systems for each ride...take your time to look at all the options.
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Had the Firestone for 6 months now, love them. Only 40 pounds of air levels my 2500 with hitch weight of about 3000 pounds. Check their site, got a $50.00 mfg. rebate on mine.
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We just ordered a Columbus 320RS and wondered if I should install air bags. I have a F-350 swd w. the 6.7 Diesel. Doe anyone have a similar setup. Just trying to get some opinions or else I will just wait and see how much the truck sags if any. Thanks, Craig

I put the firestone bags on my dodge 3500 dually with compressor and I like them, levels the truck and the ride is much better and best of all, they are cheap and easy to install.
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