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Air Sierra
April 30th, 2009, 01:03 PM
What airbag set up should I run for my 2004 Ford supercrew short bed F150 4x4?

I will have my 1097lbs camper on the back plus I will be towing my ski boat too. and sometime my jeep on a trailer.

Two kits:

(1) http://www.jegs.com/i/Air+Lift/022/59544/10002/-1
(2) http://www.suspensionconnection.com/cgi-bin/suscon/2350.html

GloNDark
April 30th, 2009, 02:05 PM
I've had both on previous rigs, the air lift ones don't even compare to the firestone airbags. The airlift ones were good for a little while but soon developed cracks and leaked like SOB's. I had firestones on my old ford aired up to 25 psi months and months at a time and never had a problem with them. They are worth the little extra $$$.

Summit has em in stock too
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=FIP%2D2350&N=700+4294924385+4294908331+4294908312+4294746560+ 115&autoview=sku

SaturnICL
April 30th, 2009, 02:07 PM
(2) I have had this system on 5 or 6 trucks now a few with the OBA controls :thumbsup:.

I installed the other on my Dakota service truck to compensate for all the tools and equip and it was not the same I had to run it at max pressure and it was really bouncy.

Air Sierra
April 30th, 2009, 02:09 PM
I've had both on previous rigs, the air lift ones don't even compare to the firestone airbags. The airlift ones were good for a little while but soon developed cracks and leaked like SOB's. I had firestones on my old ford aired up to 25 psi months and months at a time and never had a problem with them. They are worth the little extra $$$.

Summit has em in stock too
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=FIP%2D2350&N=700+4294924385+4294908331+4294908312+4294746560+ 115&autoview=sku

Thanks Chris......I might buy them from summit. I know the one online place is $276.00 shipped no Tax...but I guess I should support the local summit store.
Les Schwab wants $389.00 just for the parts...:eek:

POOR BOY
April 30th, 2009, 02:13 PM
I've had both on previous rigs, the air lift ones don't even compare to the firestone airbags. The airlift ones were good for a little while but soon developed cracks and leaked like SOB's. I had firestones on my old ford aired up to 25 psi months and months at a time and never had a problem with them. They are worth the little extra $$$.

Summit has em in stock too
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=FIP%2D2350&N=700+4294924385+4294908331+4294908312+4294746560+ 115&autoview=sku

what do you mean you cant shoot fix a flat in them?:scratch:

GloNDark
April 30th, 2009, 02:40 PM
Thanks Chris......I might buy them from summit. I know the one online place is $276.00 shipped no Tax...but I guess I should support the local summit store.
Les Schwab wants $389.00 just for the parts...:eek:


baaaahahaha Les Schwab is a joke sometimes. I just ordered the leveling kit for my 02, got it for under $80 shipped. Simple. Les Schwab wanted $289 for the kit, and $300 in labor to put it on. hahahaha

krmnalcrawler
April 30th, 2009, 05:13 PM
I ran the second set you have listed on a 99 3/4 ton chevy etra cab 4wd with 6" superlift. I made some mounts and moved them inboard of the springs and they worked very good

SaturnICL
April 30th, 2009, 05:34 PM
I have had several sets as pictured but the ones I bought from Schwab were vehicle specific mounts! They installed much easier and were inboard as mention above, no tire rub issues, no drilling and much better protected. Same Firestone bags and hardware just much better design for the application.

fj4play
April 30th, 2009, 06:03 PM
What airbag set up should I run for my 2004 Ford supercrew short bed F150 4x4?

I will have my 1097lbs camper on the back plus I will be towing my ski boat too. and sometime my jeep on a trailer.

Two kits:

(1) http://www.jegs.com/i/Air+Lift/022/59544/10002/-1
(2) http://www.suspensionconnection.com/cgi-bin/suscon/2350.html

#2 you will love it had it on my 93 dodge d150 , with a cab over camper it didnt only support the rear suspension it gave you sway control also

nevadayj
May 1st, 2009, 11:02 AM
I had the Firestone bags with the dual gauge control setup on my '04 F350. I sold them to my buddy who has had them on both his '02 and his new '08 F350. Still working fiine.:thumbsup:

Air Sierra
May 1st, 2009, 11:49 AM
Thanks guys I'm going to buy the firestone airbags from summit this weekend...:thumbsup:

Tys 4x4 FTW
May 1st, 2009, 12:29 PM
firestone airbags for sure

if you want an example, here they are on an f150 towing a sfa ranger. aint exactly light lol

http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q417/Tys4x4/MoundsMarch09018.jpg

fj4play
May 1st, 2009, 04:20 PM
Thanks guys I'm going to buy the firestone airbags from summit this weekend...:thumbsup:

hey chris i have a air ride compressor and the gauges i will sell you for $50:thumbsup:

Air Sierra
May 1st, 2009, 04:45 PM
hey chris i have a air ride compressor and the gauges i will sell you for $50:thumbsup:

do you have all the air lines to the bags too

fj4play
May 1st, 2009, 04:49 PM
do you have all the air lines to the bags too

yes i think i do

Air Sierra
May 1st, 2009, 05:17 PM
yes i think i do

Check.......and if they have them I will take them...any photos? or link

CashMoney
May 1st, 2009, 08:53 PM
I'd also run only firestone or good year bags. They make the ones for our big trucks and they hold up great. I never installed mine with separate hoses cause I kinda feel that if your loads that off that you need to air one up more than the other you need to readjust your load, and you could also risk overloading one side of an axle or tire pretty easy that way.

Another thing you might wanna do is put a t fitting and run a gauge in the back unless your running the incab one, it just makes it a lot simpler to check your pressure from time to time so the bags aren't run empty cause that's what seems to destroy them the quickest.

fj4play
May 2nd, 2009, 08:41 AM
Check.......and if they have them I will take them...any photos? or link

i check its a complete set up hosea gauge preaure switch compressor :thumbsup:

Air Sierra
May 2nd, 2009, 08:49 AM
i check its a complete set up hosea gauge preaure switch compressor :thumbsup:

PM me your Phone number again...I will swing by this afternoon if your going to be home and pick them up..do you have the model number? Air lift has 2 different pumps..