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capt_joe

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Which air bags????
« on: April 18, 2010, 01:01:18 AM »
I'm considering installing air bags on my 06 2500 CTD.

Which is best????

Firestone / Air Lift

Why??

Thanks
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PHS79

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Re: Which air bags????
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2010, 07:11:37 AM »
I have Firestone Ride-Rites under my truck, had them for almost 4 years and I have never had any problems with them.  The reason that I went with the Firestones is because our tandem and quad axle dump trucks have Firestone bags under them and also about 98-99% of the other rigs on the road.  So I figured if Firestone can make bags that will hold up to semis, dump trucks, ect, they will hold up to what I am going to put them through.
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capt_joe

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Re: Which air bags????
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2010, 01:40:36 PM »
I like the way you think..... Thanks for the advice....
06 Dodge CTD 2500 4x4 Long Box Qaud-Cab Drk. Gray AutoTrans 3.73 Gear Limited Slip Tork-Lift Tie Downs No other Mods
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JollyGreen

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Re: Which air bags????
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2010, 11:04:27 AM »
I went with air lift because they have a lifetime warranty and the Firestones don't.

I'm sure they are both great air bags.

fred42

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Re: Which air bags????
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2010, 02:17:44 PM »
I put on the Firestone Ride Rite air bags.  When installing, I new I was in trouble when the instructions made a big deal about the easy install connectors.  I don't want easy install, I want it not to leak.  So now, every morning before I take off, I drag out the compressor to fill the leaked down bags.

Mc2guy

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Re: Which air bags????
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2010, 03:16:15 PM »
I put on the Firestone Ride Rite air bags.  When installing, I new I was in trouble when the instructions made a big deal about the easy install connectors.  I don't want easy install, I want it not to leak.  So now, every morning before I take off, I drag out the compressor to fill the leaked down bags.

Both systems come with the same fittings for "consumer" applications, so you will get the same quick fit hardware with both.  With a little patience and by cutting the air lines cleanly, you can get a good fit.  I tested my installation with soapy water, found the rough spots, refit, and have had a leak free system since.  I only lose about 1-2 lbs per month.

I will be installing a air control system later this year so I can make on the fly adjustments.
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Re: Which air bags????
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2010, 05:26:25 PM »
I first installed the air-lift and had a lot of leaks. Called tech support and they offered to sell me more line and connections. I sent them back the next day and ordered the Firestones. Same type of install but no air leaks and maybe have to add one pound a month. Both bags seemed the same but the lines and TECH Support was night and day difference. This was just my experience I am sure others have had just the opposite. Good luck which every way you go.
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