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Old 03-11-2012, 12:15 PM   #31
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transam, I assume you realise that if you cut an air bag you will have no suspension at all?
My Expedition has the rear air suspension. No steel springs, just bags.
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:36 PM   #32
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Tranzams9, the reason I put that on was Dodge's recommendation not to tow a 5er.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:21 PM   #34
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I am putting bags under my '05 Ram but I am going totally air. I will not have steel springs at all. The system I'm going with has a valve for each bag. I'm doing the install right now so can't give you any opinions yet.

Whats going to hold the rear axle in the truck? I put the Ride Rites in my '04 took no time to install and will hold 5K pound wich is almost 5X the payload rating for my truck.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:53 PM   #35
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Here is the kit I just put on my truck. I know I'm going to get some slack from people but this is going to be great. Ride like a 1/2 ton when unloaded but still carry the 3/4 ton weight.

4LK 2003-2010 DODGE R2500,R3500 2WD/4WD SINGLE & DUALLY, & 1500 Mega Cab New Body 100% Bolt-On Frame 4Link Note: Exhaust may have to be re-routed on some trucksShip Raw unless upgraded to Powdercoat
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:58 PM   #36
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transam, I assume you realise that if you cut an air bag you will have no suspension at all?
Unhook air line, remove four 3/8" bolts and old airbag is out in with a new. I've been driving big trucks for a long time and have never had a bag go. The big truck I drive now has over 500,000 miles on it and it is a heavy hauler (require 98,000# permit). I will have a spare bag in the truck with me just in case along with extra air fittings.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:35 PM   #37
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Judging from that link you own a 1500 "MEGACAB" and if thats the case most on here wont realize that your truck is only a 1/2 ton in name. The Megacab 1500 has a 3/4 ton chassis (2500 series) solid front axle and all the one and only component on that Megacab that is from a 1500 series truck is the leaf springs in the back. Basically put a set of 2500 series rear leaf springs in a Megacab (and remove the "1500" from the door lol) and it's a full fledged 3/4 ton. I have no idea why Dodge even classified that truck as a half ton. That kit is expensive but looks pretty sweet.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:26 PM   #38
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Judging from that link you own a 1500 "MEGACAB" and if thats the case most on here wont realize that your truck is only a 1/2 ton in name. The Megacab 1500 has a 3/4 ton chassis (2500 series) solid front axle and all the one and only component on that Megacab that is from a 1500 series truck is the leaf springs in the back. Basically put a set of 2500 series rear leaf springs in a Megacab (and remove the "1500" from the door lol) and it's a full fledged 3/4 ton. I have no idea why Dodge even classified that truck as a half ton. That kit is expensive but looks pretty sweet.
The kit in the link will fit all of the trucks stated in the link. Where they get you is that on the QC SB trucks like mine the front 4-link mount that is added to carry the lower link has to be welded on. So much for the "100% bolt on" they state in the ad. LOL It also states that some trucks may have to relocate the exhaust. I didn't have to on my truck but I had to move 2 brake lines, axle vent and e-brake cable.

One more thing that I am working on right now is that the air fittings that they ship with the system are cheap and junk so I am replacing all of them. Switches are cheap also. I'm going to use them for now because I am getting ready for my first week long trip of the year and I want to make sure I have all the important stuff bullet proof first.
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Just put the firestone air bags in my dad's 06 Burb LTZ. It has air shocks and coils all stock. Install was fairly easy. Just have to hook up the trailer. Puffed them up to the max 25 psi and went for a drive. Rode like a truck instead of the Burb feel.
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Just put the firestone air bags in my dad's 06 Burb LTZ. It has air shocks and coils all stock. Install was fairly easy. Just have to hook up the trailer. Puffed them up to the max 25 psi and went for a drive. Rode like a truck instead of the Burb feel.
The Firestone Ride Rites I have in my truck allow up to 100psi
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