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Old 01-21-2018, 08:42 PM
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Air bag recommendations?

Howdy gents,

getting ready to pick up a dump bed insert for my 2012 F-350 for firewood/light tree service work, and looking to add some air bags to manage the sag...who makes a good reliable set? Also, source of supply for upfitter switches, or should I just get OEM switches from the dealer. Thanks!
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Old 01-22-2018, 05:53 AM
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Put a firestone system on mine onboard compressor mounted under spare tire remote control. Five pounds when empty 50 when goose neck attached. So far so good
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Old 01-22-2018, 06:02 AM
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X2 on the Firestone’s. They also have great customer service if there is a problem. As far as the upfitters I would check out eBay. There are always one sets for sale some even brand new in the box.
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Old 01-22-2018, 06:26 AM
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Good point these bags went on 2016 F250 King Ranch sure helped rear end sag
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Old 01-22-2018, 06:51 AM
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Perfect...appreciate it! Question: do these systems have some sag sensor that automatically actuates the bags, or is it entirely manual? I had a Nissan Armada a couple years back that had factory bags, and it automatically activated based on the load.
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Old 01-22-2018, 06:57 AM
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Pretty sure it’s all manual. 10 psi is recommended minimum. You can buy a compressor kit with a tank that fills automatically when low that way you have air on demand if needed to pump them back up.
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It has to be done manually mine is remote control default setting 5 pounds when empty up to 100 pounds loaded although 50 loaded appears about right
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I see several different models of the firestone bags listed...2535, 2550, 2585, etc. recommendations? Iím going to be hauling firewood and wood chips mostly with a dump bed insert.
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I like this load controller....it's a bit pricey, but I'm leaning towards it for the X (with firestone bags). They also make one that runs both at the same pressure instead of independent control. They also have light duty and heavy duty compressors, so you can get systems cheaper.

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summo springs

they are solid progressive giant bump stops...about the size of air bags

never needs air...never leaks
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Mine are the lighter duty compressor. Will try and look for receipt
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I see several different models of the firestone bags listed...2535, 2550, 2585, etc. recommendations? Iím going to be hauling firewood and wood chips mostly with a dump bed insert.
More than likely, different part numbers are for different fitment applications. My 2014 gas f250 used a different part number than my 2015 f250 diesel because the mounting brackets were a little different (to allow for the def tank). The Firestone bags really helped a lot, and I like their design better than similar products from air lift.
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summo springs

they are solid progressive giant bump stops...about the size of air bags

never needs air...never leaks
Thanks for that...just looked into the system and went with the Timbren (HD version of the Summo)...on their way!
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Thanks for that...just looked into the system and went with the Timbren (HD version of the Summo)...on their way!
Great choiceNo leaks, no air too fiddle with,
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I have air lift bags on my 06 and no complaints.
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