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Installing Air bags suspension on my 2017 F150

Old 10-27-2018, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by SeaHouse View Post
Where are you folks installing the compressor? I have been crawling around under my 2016 Lariat and cant seem to find an optimal location.
Any pics would be very helpful!

I put mine above the spare tire on a piece of sheet metal
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Thanks Raceman. I will check it out again. I spent some time looking up there but didnt find anywhere I liked. The sheet metal might be a good way to lay it sideways.

As far as the Airlift Loadlifter 5000 bags. They completely ruined my ride. These are the ones without the internal bump stops. I called e-trailer and they referred me to Airlift. So I called Airlift and they told me that these actually were not compatible with my truck and they are shipping me some RideControl airbags. I am thinking about going with the Firestone bags instead. Despite the fact that there is no indication of a lack of compatibility on the website, their customer service was pretty good. A lot of hassle for nothing though.
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Old 10-27-2018, 11:15 PM
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The Ridecontrol bags are made for the f150. That is what I use. Good for 2000 lbs. Easy inatall..

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Old 10-28-2018, 11:12 AM
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The firestone bags run outboard of the Frame and directly on the leaf strings which allow them to be longer and have less impact at 5psi. I have had them on my 2009 and now on my 2016 as well as my sienna when it used to handle tow duties. Single filler with a tee. I wonít load that much difference side to side in the bed and trailer tongue is always centered. 9 years of using them in my two f150s.
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Just ordered Bilstein 5100 front/rear, Airlift 5000 Ultimate & and the WirelessOne EZ mount compressor. My rig is pretty much 100% tow vehicle so the rough ride stories aren't too much of a concern. Next will be some load range E tires (KO2s) and I should be set. I'm looking forward to seeing how it rides towing my Lance trailer and an ATV in the bed
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by DonTomio View Post
Mine is going in tomorrow. Airlift 5000 without bumps. Plus Bilstein 5100 on the front. I'm told it will be a great ride and level to 1/4 inch. I will be getting a travel trailer so that is one reason for it. Also never liked the nose down look. Will be looking at larger tires for towing after this. Just to fill in not to be oversize.
God luck
Don't get larger tires, they work against you for towing. Lowers your gear ratio.
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Old 03-03-2019, 07:32 AM
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My 5000 kit is going in soon. I was contemplating installing the valves inside the box, away from salt etc
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I just installed my loadmaster 5000 this weekend. Did it in my garage, very easy install and clear instructions. I went with one valve for both bags. Itís about 2 to 2.5 hours for the install, hardest part was deciding where to put the schrader valve.
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