A great company for airsprings for your truck

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  1. geolpilot

    geolpilot Been here awhile

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    I installed ride control airsprings by AIR LIFT in my truck 9 years and 65,000 miles ago to carry my bonneville across the back of the truck in a carrier. One of the air bags started leaking, so I contacted the company. They have a lifetime warranty and they are not kidding. They told me that they would send me a new airbag (retails as a replacement for about $80 or more). Then he confirmed that the set was 9 years old and told me that they would send me new ones for both sides at no charge and free shipping. Now, that is one great company.
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  2. 1Gopokes1

    1Gopokes1 Been here awhile Supporter

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    put them in the rear coils of my 16 dodge 1500 rides so much better
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  3. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    I tried them years ago on an older 1/2 ton pu truck with a small flatbed on it. Trying for increased load capacity. I tired of leaks from tiny tubing catching on branches, etc. in the woods and gave up on them and beefed up the springs with metal.
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  4. concours

    concours WFO for 48 years

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    Sold through J.C. Whitney, in 1971, for the front of a Scout II, to support the Fisher plow.
    Perfect.
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  5. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    My experience with my Firestone Ride rite airbags have been very positive as well. 11 years now, and perfect. Haul, 4 wheel, snow, salt... The bags do show a little wear where the 2 sections touch.

    Glad to hear that Air Lift is a good company with regards to their warranty. Hope that Firestone is as well if it ever comes to it.
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  6. Houstrom46

    Houstrom46 Been here awhile

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    What about air shocks? Easy to install and relatively inexpensive. Years ago when the sport trucks were a thing, I installed a 2/4 drop kit on my '95 GMC Sierra. Put Gabrielle air shocks on the back to keep me from hitting the bump stops when pulling a car trailer & boat. Air them down when unloaded, and pressure them up for a load.
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  7. jb882

    jb882 13HP of fury.

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    Just be glad you didn’t bust a shock mount. Shocks are not really load carrying so for that application air bags would be way better option.


    I had a set of the air lift springs in the front of my old leaf sprung Chevy that I used to plow with to carry the weight of a 10’ plow. worked real well and were trouble free for years.

    These days I have factory air suspension in my new ram. Love it, it’s awesome when I put. A load in the bed or hitch the boat to it, it levels right out by itself.
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