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Old 10-08-2014, 12:03 AM   #1
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Has any installed a set of air bags to help with the sag when towing. If so what brand and did they help
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Has any installed a set of air bags to help with the sag when towing. If so what brand and did they help

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Thanks for the help. Y did you even post. Obviously I've done that but wanted guys opinion that have them.
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A little more info would be helpful? When you say tow are you talking bumper pull or 5th Wheel? If bumper will you be using a WDH? How big of a trailer...the more info the better.
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A lot of guys are using Fire Stone air bags.


I am not a fan of air bags but they will solve your sag problem 100%. If you are using a WDH than skip the air bags because most if not all WDH's rely on the weight in order to function properly.
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Default Firestone Air Bags

I'm a huge Fan of Air Bags. I also used them on a prior mid-size SUV when Towing. I measure to the bottom of my Towing Receiver on a flat surface before hitching up. I load up, and inflate the Air Bags back to that distance/level using a $50- stand-alone +12 VDC Air Compressor I carry anyway.

Improved Handling aside, they keep your Headlights aimed correctly; a big old deal here in Deer Country at Dusk. See the positive Comments in the Thread linked below.

I have Stock Handling when desired, and I avoid the rougher ride of an extra Leaf Spring when not Towing.

I also load up my Truck Bed sometimes to the point of 'needing' Air Bags.

My local 4x4 Shop suggested Firestones because - unlike the 'other' Air Bags reportedly selling a distant 2nd in the Market - Firestones have a circular Metal Top Plate [not Plastic].

I ordered my Firestone Set via Amazon. With the req'd heavy Brackets included, Free Shipping was another 'plus'.


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Amazon Link ~ Firestone Air Bags

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Thanks for the info guys really helps out
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Yes, always had them and I would never own another truck without them. I have the firestones in both my '04 Screw as well as my '14 Screw. Helps out the sag you can't take up with the WDH and it really helps with eliminating the sway. Just my .02
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I saw some that are made by air ride. Anyone hear anything bad about that brand?
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I use the Air Lift Loadlifter 5000 air bags. They work great for me, and quality is very good.

Here is a link for Amazon:

Amazon.com: Air Lift 57200 LoadLifter 5000 Air Spring Kit: Automotive Amazon.com: Air Lift 57200 LoadLifter 5000 Air Spring Kit: Automotive
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