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Old 05-06-2013, 11:41 PM   #31
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Would you mind posting how the instal goes on the Air Lift 57396 goes as I have heard horror stories about it.
Install was a breeze....very straightforward. Other than drilling the 2 bottom license plate holes for the air fittings, the only hole I had to drill was the one I mentioned in the side plate of the B&W. In fact, I didn't jack the truck up or anything. I don't see where the Air Lift brand would have any fit issues on the F250/F350. I mounted everything to bottom of bed crossmembers. I'd say go for them.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:48 PM   #32
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I have a 2012 F250 4x4 6.7L diesel and have been having a hard time confirming an air bag fit for my truck.

The issue is the "5th wheel prep package" from Ford which is a factory-installed under bed rail system that accepts a factory hitch or Reese Elite series hitch.

I've heard that Air Lift won't fit and there's mixed opinions about Firestones. I do want air bags so I can adjust the height and ride quality, etc.

Has anybody installed bags on a late model super duty with the factory "5th wheel prep package"?
I have the Firestone's on my 450 with the under-bed factory hitch and it worked just fine. I just had to get 1 shorter 7/8" bolt (1" instead of 1 1/2" that came with the kit) because it hit the hitch mount. Other than that all went well. They do have them just for the 11's and up with the factory hitch!
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:53 AM   #33
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Thanks for the input. I called Firestone this morning and the tech seemed very confident that they would fit with the "5th wheel prep package".
He said the #2535 kit would be the one for my vehicle. I'll go ahead and order them, any deals going on that I should know about?
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:38 AM   #34
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Check SDtrucksprings.com , as well as Truckaddons.com and Jegs.com are the ones that had the best deals when I bougth mine.
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Is it normal for the compressor to jog 2-3 seconds when you start the truck? I don't know that it does it every time and one time it might have actually exhausted some air on startup.
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Is it normal for the compressor to jog 2-3 seconds when you start the truck? I don't know that it does it every time and one time it might have actually exhausted some air on startup.
do you have the low pressure sensor? if yes then you have a leak. if not then I dont know because mine does not do that when the bags have 5psi or better in them
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:56 PM   #37
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Install was a breeze....very straightforward. Other than drilling the 2 bottom license plate holes for the air fittings, the only hole I had to drill was the one I mentioned in the side plate of the B&W. In fact, I didn't jack the truck up or anything. I don't see where the Air Lift brand would have any fit issues on the F250/F350. I mounted everything to bottom of bed crossmembers. I'd say go for them.
Thanks for the quick review. Mine are sitting on the floor in the garage I guess I should open the box now and put them on the truck.
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Check SDtrucksprings.com , as well as Truckaddons.com and Jegs.com are the ones that had the best deals when I bougth mine.

Thanks for the suggestions... I looked at those vendors and they were all around $375. I guess I checked Amazon on a good day, I got the 2535 kit for $305 on Prime, free shipping.
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:12 PM   #39
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Thanks for the quick review. Mine are sitting on the floor in the garage I guess I should open the box now and put them on the truck.
Nothing hard about it. The instructions are spot on. In fact, you'd be better off to do the steps to assemble the bags before you even go out to the truck. I found my upfitter switch wires with no problem. I bought the black loom to put over the wires and poked thru the firewall with a single cable on the driver side behind the fuse box under the hood. There's only one wire to get inside the truck. I'll try to post pics later when I get home.
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do you have the low pressure sensor? if yes then you have a leak. if not then I dont know because mine does not do that when the bags have 5psi or better in them
I'm sure the manifold monitrs constantly, and I'm pretty sure I heard it exhaust air while I was driving. I didn't see my screen icon for a leak come on, and I can't say it's all the time, I just finished install yesterday. I will leak check connections when I get home.
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