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??? for those with airbags

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Zac808, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Sep 21, 2010 at 7:34 AM
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    Zac808

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    Are you running one line that T's to each bag so that when your suspension is working air is allowed to moved from one bag to another?? Or does each bag have it's own independent air line?? I'm just trying to figure out how I want to tackle this project.
     
  2. Sep 21, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    On my bagged s10 I have 8 valves a fill valve and a dump valve for each bag. I like it this way because I have more control over my truck. If it is leaning a little I can correct it. If you have 4 valves, 2 for the front and 2 for the back, and it is leaning you cannot do anything about it, but it is cheaper to go this route. If you have the money I say go with 8 valves.
     
  3. Sep 21, 2010 at 10:54 AM
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    Thanks for the info, but I was talking about "airbag helpers".
     
  4. Sep 21, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    Oh ok. I have no experience with helper bags but I think I would just T it, just to make things easier.
     
  5. Sep 21, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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    I have the basic Air Lift set on my 96, without the compressor or other automatic features. You can install it with a T, or run each bag independently. I decided to run each one independently to a Schraeder valve (provided with the kit) that replaces the top two mounting bolts for the license plate.

    It is a bit more work to fill, but it offers finer control, especially if you have an off-center load in the bed. If you were towing only, a T would probably work fine. I find that, since the bags are so small and fill so quickly, that I pump them up with the compressor to something a little higher than I need, then use a nice dial-type pressure gauge w/ a release button to slowly remove air to bring them down to the correct (and even) height.

    My general recommendation would be to leave them separate - you can always put a T in later if you always run them at the same pressure.

    -Sam
     
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