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Old 03-30-2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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Firestone airbags

In a previous thread 2 people said that the firestone airbags made a huge difference but didn't say why. I have a chevy 2500 and only about 1250 pounds of pin weight. So what will the airbags do for me?

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Old 03-30-2013, 03:28 PM   #2
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I just had bags added to my F250. They help a lot for my situation. But if your tongue weight is that light, i would think you'd be fine without. I'm a bit heavier then that and could feel the bump stops on some larger bumps. The bags make the 5er feel more stable. I really only notice on bumps, but haven't towed far with them yet.

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Old 03-30-2013, 03:57 PM   #3
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I put some on mine and like what they did for the ride. Handles bumps much better.
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:13 PM   #4
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In a previous thread 2 people said that the firestone airbags made a huge difference but didn't say why. I have a chevy 2500 and only about 1250 pounds of pin weight. So what will the airbags do for me?

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I have AirLift bags on my 1500 Silverado and just use them to get back the 1" I lost from the normal height. My advertised pin wt is 1075#. Don't know what the actual is and am not really concerned. Just wanted the ride height back for headlight aim should we ever tow at night which is not very likely.
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:51 PM   #5
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when my 250 was stock height, i had them on and it made a considerable difference both with the trailer (1150 tongue weight) and the gooseneck i hauled only a few times....

1. they let me level the truck so my HID's dont singe oncoming drivers retinas

2. they really take away the "swimmy" feeling the trailer sometimes had over wavy roads

3. they seemed to make the truck ride a little better even when unloaded and set to about 5psi...

the only negative i ever had was that they can affect the adjustment of a wdh if your using them in that type of situation.....the bar tension is a function of the head pitch/tilt setting....and raising the truck takes load off the bars

now that i lifted my truck, it has new blocks in the back that intefere with the bag....so im gonna have to modify them a lil (the ears on the blocks that is)
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How much does a pair of bags for the rear cost?
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I just had a set it'd airlifts installed for $600. Think that's a bit high though....
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I just had a set it'd airlifts installed for $600. Think that's a bit high though....
well the bags alone run 3-400 then add in labor and tax....it may be high, but not by a whole lot....

not sure if the price changes a lot based on application though?
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Just installed a set on my 2011 F250, $225 with my install.
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I spent about $650 with a continuous duty air compressor. I also use it for the bikes/atv's and if someone ahs a flat. Also have a 5 gal tank with that.

I did my own install.
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