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Old 07-23-2014, 07:05 PM   #1
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Air bags need info

I have a 2007 dodge 2500. I have a 35' big horn and have a bit of a sag so I bought some air bags. When I bought these it said they were for my truck. I just bought Air Lift and they are the load lifter 5000. And also bought compressor called load controller single. Is anyone familiar with this??
Any info is good. Thanks
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What is it you need to know? Air Lift is a good brand, if they are correct for your truck, should be an easy install except for the air line/controller.
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Old 07-23-2014, 07:23 PM   #3
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What I was wondering if the airlift 5000 was enough to take the sag out. They look like small air bags.
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Old 07-23-2014, 07:39 PM   #4
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They are rated for 5k lbs, they will lift it up. Airlift 1000s will do it too. But, you're overloaded on your truck anyway. But, simple answer is yes.
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Oh, yes. They will do fine. All you have to do is learn at which psi the bags work best for you. Once installed, you should be able to add air to about 100psi and watch the rear of the truck rise. You probably need to remember not to run them empty--I believe they need about 5psi minimum to prevent pinching a hole in the bag. After getting used to them, hitch up and add air to level everything.
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keep in mind not to install your air pumps down hill or water well kill the system
dont ask me how i know

make sure all your air lines run down hill away from the air pump and that you have a way to get the water out of the system in the low spots
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Sweet thanks. I am over weight I know but even without the airbags it still pulls like a champ. And don't have any sway to it, so I figure with the airbags I should be good.
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Be sure and read instructions with the bags. The AirLift 1000s have a bumper, so can be run at 0PSI.

I'm sorry, but I think it's very irresponsible knowing you're overweight and not caring for yourself, property, or others.
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I wouldn't be doing it if I didn't feel comfortable with it and hadn't done research and asked several people that know a lot about pulling fifth wheels. And the weights that I have been finding out is that it's not that much over weight. So I don't think its irresponsible as long as I am comfortable and have done my due diligence with research. And I drove semi over the road so I do know what I am doing as far as that goes.
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I got the model 5000's in yesterday.

I've never seen so many nuts and bolts on a product, and the instruction manual is just terrible.

I'm also installing custom frame mounts for the hitch rails, and I'm hopeful the air bags will come together as the installation goes along.
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jesilvas,
I think the only AirLift kit with the bumpers is the 5000 ULTIMATE--its fairly new to their lineup. The rest, I also think, need some residual air pressure. But I've been wrong many times before...
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I think the only AirLift kit with the bumpers is the 5000 ULTIMATE--its fairly new to their lineup. The rest, I also think, need some residual air pressure. But I've been wrong many times before...
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While the Ultimate can be run with no air, 5lb. Minimum is preferred.
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