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Old 10-05-2015, 06:59 AM   #1
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Options for besides Firestone Air Bags

I have looked at trying to stiffen the suspension on my truck. I like the Firestone ride rite air bags and the load lifter 5000. What are other GOOD options are there for maybe less cost?

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Old 10-05-2015, 07:13 AM   #2
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I put a set of Airlift 1000 in my truck this summer and they seem to work good so far, I think I paid $80 for them. fairly easy to install, they have a video on youtube showing how. You can add a air compressor to your vehicle or just put air in with a regular air compressor, I chose a portable compressor I already had for mine. Not sure if this will help but hope it gave another option.

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Old 10-05-2015, 07:19 AM   #3
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Not an alternative but a positive... I got the Load Lifter 5000 off amazon about 18 months ago. Excellent choice for me. At the time they were running a $50 rebate special and I think I recall paying a little over $200. I got a local mechanic to install them and he reported they fit like a glove. Took him an hour to install using his lift. I run 25# in them and only ran the air lines to the rear by the bumper. I have to air them up about once every 4-5 months as they lose a little pressure in that time.

The long rear overhang on my van required me to get something to keep the tail from loading down and these fit the bill perfectly.

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Old 10-05-2015, 08:16 AM   #4
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Maybe something like this?
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:33 AM   #5
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take a look at the Roadmaster Active Suspension.
it all depends what you have now and what you are towing, but I put this on for my previous TT.
Roadmaster Active Suspension Kits | Helper Springs | Overload Springs
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:35 AM   #6
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I had the Aerolift bags on my last van, and while they worked fine, it was a bother to adjust the air in them - should have gone with the onboard system.

Just recently installedRoadmaster Active Suspension Kits | Helper Springs | Overload Springson my present van. Great results so far.
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:40 AM   #7
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What kind of truck? Do you want the ride to be adjustable? Do you have a consistent load in the rear? They are many options available.

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Old 10-05-2015, 12:10 PM   #8
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Stiffer ride

Timbren springs stiffer when loaded easy to install less than a hour for the total job anybody can install them without a jack cost is low
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Old 10-05-2015, 12:52 PM   #9
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I had a RAM 1500 and put Airlift 1000 in the coils. I purchased them on-line for about $80 with free shipping. I had the air valves installed on either side of my license plates. Easy to inflate and deflate. What a difference in towing the 5th wheel. Hardly knew it was behind me. Looking to do the same with my F150.
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Old 10-05-2015, 02:03 PM   #10
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not a sales person for RV upgrades but they have several options in the things you are looking for.

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