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Any one have airbags for towing / hauling?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Johns Taco, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Jan 25, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco [OP] I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    I just bought an air-lift airbag for the rear of my truck to get rid of my bro lean, wondering what people here are using for in cab control. I just ordered the bags and brackets and already have a compressor and tank, just need the controls to finish the kit. What do you guys have?
     
  2. Jan 26, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco [OP] I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Really? 50 people looked and no replys.
     
  3. Jan 26, 2012 at 10:54 AM
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    Trent

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    I have airbags, but I'm pumping them manually. Sorry.
     
  4. Jan 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM
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    TJGARZA84

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    ive actually had full airide on a truck in the past and your best bet would be to get some valves.
    smc are your best bet i would go with 1/4 inch or 3/8 with quarter inch airline. full electric just power and ground and of course make sure to get a pressue switch for the comp or you will burn it out.
     
  5. Jan 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM
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    Nope, I sure don't. But I replied with this useless response because it might help you. :thumbsup:
     
  6. Jan 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM
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    wwww.suicidedoors.com - for your airide needs - good luck
     
  7. Jan 26, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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    P-Hill Tacoma

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    I have air bags. I always know ahead of time what I will be towing. So I pump them up manually when I put the draw bar and trailer on. Anytime the truck is "un" loaded you will want minimum pressure in them. 2-3 psi difference is all you need to help the Side to side lean.
     
  8. Jan 27, 2012 at 1:23 AM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco [OP] I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    :rofl:I love TW :D
     
  9. Jan 27, 2012 at 1:30 AM
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    :D I try!
     
  10. Jan 27, 2012 at 1:30 PM
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    Same here.
     
  11. Jan 27, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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    I have an air-rite controller that I have not installed yet. Looks nice.
     
  12. Jan 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM
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    I've got air bags. Don't forget to pump them up after you load up and make sure you deflate them before you remove the load from the box. HTH.
    Mark
     
  13. Jan 27, 2012 at 2:03 PM
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    I have the Firestone Ride-Rite air bags on mine. I have the wireless control for it (you can be about 50 feet away and it still works). I tow a 19 ft travel trailer (starcraft) and my 800 lbs wheeler.
     
  14. Jan 28, 2012 at 3:32 PM
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    Where did you get that?
     
  15. Jan 29, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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    Johns Taco [OP] I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Thaose things cost......
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  16. Jan 30, 2012 at 11:46 AM
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    I think it was amazon.com had the cheapest at the time I purchased. It's the firestone ride-rite 2489. I love it. Has 3 pre-sets on it 5lbs, 20lbs and 40lbs. But you can go from 5lbs to 80lbs manually.
     
  17. Jan 30, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    I had some Firestone ride-ride bags on my 09 Tacoma. I towed 6000 pound trailer and when i had the equilizer hitch set properly I'm not even sure that i really needed them. I bought everything from etrailer. They had very quick shipping and I was satisfied with everything from them. I had a onboard compressor (firestone) with gauges and a switch in the center console. I was happy with the system but I think it was a bit of overkill

    Denis
     
  18. Feb 2, 2012 at 9:00 AM
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    I have an Air Lift system to tow my boat. I went first with just the bags but found them difficult to maintain correct pressure so I went with their pump. I mounted the pump in between the bed and bed liner just above the left side cubby and mounted the controls in the cubby. While it is not as convenient as having the controls in the cab, it saves a PILE of work routing all the hoses.

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    Three years later, they still work GREAT!!!

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  19. Feb 2, 2012 at 9:11 AM
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    i just use a hand pump for mine. works fine for how much i really need to change the pressure, which is maybe once a month
     
  20. Feb 2, 2012 at 9:16 AM
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