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Old 11-16-2014, 07:12 PM   #11
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I drilled all the holes in the ride rite bag setup on my 2000 f 250 4x4 7.3.So they have been on there 14 years now without a lick of attention or problems.I put the leveling valve , compressor,and tank on as well,and no problems with those. My Reese 10 bolt rails came with different brackets than you have , there was no interferance except with the most rear brackets that couldnt be bolted up beacause of the shock mount rivets,I made some spacers so the reese bracket would go over the top of the rivets and welded them on.I liked the way that looked so I went back and welded all the brackets.
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:31 PM   #12
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I have SuperSprings on my F250, but it is a lot older than your truck. I really like them and don't have to fiddle with air pressure settings. Solved the sag problem and I don't notice it being any bouncier. Super easy install as well. I just set them up to keep the truck level with the pin weight of my 5er and forgot about them. Problem solved.


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Old 11-18-2014, 06:28 PM   #13
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I had some of the same thoughts you had about the springs and based on some of the responses I decided to call ETrailer and talk with one of their tech reps. After a long conversation we came up with a way to accomplish installing the Firestone Air Bags.There was only one problem and that was attaching the upper air bag bracket on the passenger side thru a hole in the truck frame, which was covered by the bracket, without drilling a hole in the Fifth wheel custom frame rail bracket , which according to Etrailer would void the warranty on the hitch. I ordered the bags today and they said they will be here on Wednesday.When I get it done I will post some pictures just in case someone else comes up against this problem.

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PS Go back to post #9 and take a look at the brackets. Most people who replied to this topic were talking about the traditional fifth wheel brackets that for the most part are just two angle brackets about 3 inches wide. The hole in the frame is behind the frame bracket, not on the bottom but on the face right behind the words ETrailer.
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:35 PM   #14
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I installed Sumo Springs on my Tundra to fix the porpoising we experienced on interstates (bumper pull with 900 lbs on the tongue). I've had air bags before but this just seemed like a more simple fix.

It fixed our problem and reduced rear sag by 30% when connected without the WD hitch. Much less expensive and installed in 20 minutes.

May not be strong enough for your situation, but when I talked to them they said the loading was custom designed for each truck application.
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Old 11-20-2014, 06:04 PM   #15
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Old 11-20-2014, 06:16 PM   #16
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if more people would buy 1 ton trucks, they wouldn't need this stuff. I have a single wheel 1 ton, and truck still sits a tad high in rear with 5th wheel on and bed full of wood. Rides great
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:08 AM   #17
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if more people would buy 1 ton trucks, they wouldn't need this stuff. I have a single wheel 1 ton, and truck still sits a tad high in rear with 5th wheel on and bed full of wood. Rides great

The new Ram 3500's are available with an air suspension now too, from the factory. It's not about capacity, just ride comfort.

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The new Ram 3500's are available with an air suspension now too, from the factory. It's not about capacity, just ride comfort.

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true, but in most cases, people are compensating for not having a truck with enough payload capacity.
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true, but in most cases, people are compensating for not having a truck with enough payload capacity.
Big mistake. The truck is what it is and all the air bags in the world will not change that fact
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Big mistake. The truck is what it is and all the air bags in the world will not change that fact
exactly. Every time someone posts a pic online (here or elsewhere) and the truck is sitting low in rear, everyone starts commenting "AIRBAGS, AIRBAGS". How about get a heavier truck. That's the fix
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