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Old 03-03-2013, 08:23 PM   #1
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Just installed Air Ride 5000's on my F250. The instructions estimated about a 3 hour job; it took me 7 hours. I had issues with the driver side, but once I figured it out, it only took less time on the passenger side. Probably could do it again in 4 hours.

I do have a question for anyone running Air Rides on a F250. I aired them up to 60 lbs while hooked up which gave me about a 1/2 inch drop from unloaded. Is this normal to run this much air loaded?

I just pulled it about 100 miles to work and it did make a difference on the ride; especially on these Louisiana roads.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:40 PM   #2
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60 lbs is perfect if thats what makes it ride well and your more level !
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:25 PM   #3
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I'd allow more than a 1/2 drop considering that your pin weight is north of 2000 lbs. I'd adjust the air pressure such that the wheel well height front and rear on the truck are the same or slightly higher at the rear. If you allow a little more squat in the rear, it would allow you to adjust for more clearance between truck and 5W overhang which is never bad.

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Old 03-04-2013, 08:39 AM   #4
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It's going to be a game of trial and error. You may be able to get away with less air, but then again, 60 rides nice, that may be your sweet spot. Did you also install an in-cab controller, or a wireless remote? If not, and you can afford it, do it. You will love the ability to adjust the air pressure "on the fly".
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:50 AM   #5
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It's going to be a game of trial and error. You may be able to get away with less air, but then again, 60 rides nice, that may be your sweet spot. Did you also install an in-cab controller, or a wireless remote? If not, and you can afford it, do it. You will love the ability to adjust the air pressure "on the fly".
No, I went all manual. I wanted to keep it simple since I installed it myself. I keep working with the pressures to see what works best. Thanks for the recommendation.
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