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Old 08-17-2015, 10:34 AM   #1
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Firestone Ride Rite Air Bag Add-on

I just installed the Firestone Ride Rite Air Bags on my 2012 GMC 2500HD....I think I now would like to add the onboard air compressor kit with control switch for under the dash so I can control air pressure from inside the truck....for those who have done this, where is a good place to mount the compressor...looking for suggestions that have worked best for everyone...thanks.
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:11 PM   #2
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I put mine at the bottom of the dash on the right from the steering wheel. I put mine to help out with the bumper pull camper I had at the time, it was not much help


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Old 08-17-2015, 07:06 PM   #3
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I put mine at the bottom of the dash on the right from the steering wheel. I put mine to help out with the bumper pull camper I had at the time, it was not much help


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Are you talking about the switch & gauge at the bottom of the dash.....I'm looking for a place to mount the air compressor....You have your air compressor under your dash???....Maybe I've misunderstood you....I don't want it inside the truck because of noise.
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:24 PM   #4
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I found room where the storage box was in the left front fender of my suburban when we had it.


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You will love them, put set on Ford F-350 pulling 36CKTS and it really helps level out TV and RV.
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Thanks for your response....my problem is I have two batteries on my 2500HD diesel and that place you're talking about is taken up by the second battery....I was hoping to locate it somewhere under the hood though.
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:55 PM   #7
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You will love them, put set on Ford F-350 pulling 36CKTS and it really helps level out TV and RV.
Nothing against you Ford guys but I hoping for someone with a Chevy or GMC 2500 or 3500HD has done this and will let me know where they put the compressor.....I don't want it inside the truck....btw, where did you put it on the Ford?
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i,m in the same boat looking for a place to put my compressor but i i,m thinkg about in side the cab i do not see it going off or on very oftenun less you have a leak if any one has put one inside please chime in also
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:50 PM   #9
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I have the Air-Lift air bag system on my 2011 Chevy 1500 and it should be very similar to your system. I mounted my pump under the frame below the passenger side door. Just took a flat piece of metal [late and bolted it to the frame then bolted the pump to the plate. Has been there for 4 years already and no problems with it. Here are some pics of it.
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I never put the compressor unit on, I ran the hose to back of truck and use a small battery compressor and gauge. It really is no problem, once you find your sweet spot.
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