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Old 07-27-2016, 06:55 PM   #15
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No one is trying to bash you or your comments. We are just sharing what we have learned. I have heard that people that have the same system you have love it.

No disrespect intended. It is OK to have a difference of opinion and still respect those that may not agree. People seem to forget that too often especially these days
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I'm not making comments just to be negative, I'm just trying to help the OP make an informed decision on whether this is an option he really needs.
As I said, air bags definitely have their place and use, but not everyone needs them for what they will be using the truck for.
It'd be like asking about 4WD, it's great if you live or travel frequently to a cold place, or go off road, however if you live in southern FL and never plan to leave the pavement is it really worth the added cost and future maintenance? That's up to the buyer to decide. People come to this forum to help make informed decisions, so yes, they should hear both sides of the argument so that they can decide for themselves what's best.
As raineman said, no one is trying to bash your comments and not to be petty, because I personally don't care, but it was you who was the one that lashed out at my initial comment.
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Old 07-27-2016, 11:54 PM   #17
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Does Ford have an air ride or just aftermarket?
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Old 07-28-2016, 08:10 AM   #18
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Does Ford have an air ride or just aftermarket?
Not yet. But wouldn't be surprised to see one in a couple years.
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Old 07-28-2016, 08:18 AM   #19
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Does Ford have an air ride or just aftermarket?

You don't want a Ford!

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I like the air ride idea just to get rid of the rough ride when empty. As far as rotting, a tire guy told me covering your tires were a waste of time because the dry rotting was caused by the ozone inside and out. He was a salesman.
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No one is trying to bash you or your comments. We are just sharing what we have learned. I have heard that people that have the same system you have love it.

No disrespect intended. It is OK to have a difference of opinion and still respect those that may not agree. People seem to forget that too often especially these days

"The factory air suspension is great when it's working. However in 8-10 years (maybe less) those bags will deteriorate and need replaced and will be EXPENSIVE to replace, same with the pump if and when it fails."

"Great when it's working". That tells me that they have problems if taken literally.

"when it fails" That tells me if taken literally the bags fail.

My point is if someone is going to make statements that for sure place a product in a negative light they should show examples. Or at least say it in a different way as in an opinion VS fact.
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I'm not making comments just to be negative, I'm just trying to help the OP make an informed decision on whether this is an option he really needs.
As I said, air bags definitely have their place and use, but not everyone needs them for what they will be using the truck for.
It'd be like asking about 4WD, it's great if you live or travel frequently to a cold place, or go off road, however if you live in southern FL and never plan to leave the pavement is it really worth the added cost and future maintenance? That's up to the buyer to decide. People come to this forum to help make informed decisions, so yes, they should hear both sides of the argument so that they can decide for themselves what's best.
As raineman said, no one is trying to bash your comments and not to be petty, because I personally don't care, but it was you who was the one that lashed out at my initial comment.
Read above.
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Big deal if bags need replacing after many years. As far as life they go several 100k on trucks before leaking. The benefit is worth it.
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Just looked up the cost of an air spring on a '15 Ram2500.
Left side is $1010.00
That's for one...
Height sensor $137
Air compressor $1065
Accumulator $699
You're in luck! The piping is only $56!
There you go, no "negative comments", just facts.
Sure, some of these components likely and may never need replaced, but just something to keep in mind if you want to roll the dice.
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Aftermarket be way less than that. Our bags not that high. And they are way bigger.
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Just looked up the cost of an air spring on a '15 Ram2500.
Left side is $1010.00
That's for one...
Height sensor $137
Air compressor $1065
Accumulator $699
You're in luck! The piping is only $56!
There you go, no "negative comments", just facts.
Sure, some of these components likely and may never need replaced, but just something to keep in mind if you want to roll the dice.
Thanks for the fACTS.

Does not bother me heck the headlights are an insane number also. That is why I have a no deductible 100K warranty. Truck will be long gone before that time and replaced with most likely a 2019.
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If you want air bags on a new Ram, the $1300 option sounds like a bargain to me...
I have priced AirLift with manual adjust and it was about $975 installed--maybe I didn't check prices enough. But with the add-ons, you will have to find someplace for the gauges. A seamlessly operating factory system at $1300 sure seems reasonable to me.
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Bag for my truck $150.00. No reason Ram bags should be that high. Ram don't make them.
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