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Old 12-03-2012, 10:33 PM   #1
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Air bag cost

I'm considering adding rear airbags to my MH on a Ford E-350 super duty chassis. I've found the kits online for around $300. What should I expect to pay for them installed? Or is this something I could do myself? I follow directions well, know how to use a socket wrench and am not afraid to get dirty.
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Many of the kits say no drilling required. If its one of those It should only be about 1 hour to install. You could try it your self to see what it requires.
Shop around to get your best price.
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Most of our kits can be installed in a few hours with basic tools and many require no drilling. Let me know if you need me to find a kit for your application.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:54 PM   #4
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I recently installed a set of Airlift airbags on my 2005 Aspect (E450 chassis). They were bolt on, no drilling into the frame. The toughest part was removing the bracket that held the brake lines in place and the rubber frame bumpers (jounces, I think they're called) There was not a lot of room to swing a ratchet there and it took some muscle and patience to get the nuts off the bolts. (a spray penetrating oil/solvent helps a lot) Once past that it was a breeze.
Also, if you do this yourself, be sure you have an adequate jack and jack stands. I bought a 12 ton hydraulic jack and jack stands from Harbor Freight Tools for this job, but needed them anyway. You could probably rent them though.
The whole job took me about 3 hours and cost a couple hundred bucks, not including the jack and stands. I think Airlift has a rebate going on, check their website.
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Hi Randy,

It looks like my 2010 Ford E-350 uses your 57138. Can an on-board compressor be added later? Where is the fill point, without it? Or... how far do I have to crawl under the MH to adjust the pressure?

Is there a rebate on the 57138 model?

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Hi Randy,

It looks like my 2010 Ford E-350 uses your 57138. Can an on-board compressor be added later? Where is the fill point, without it? Or... how far do I have to crawl under the MH to adjust the pressure?

Is there a rebate on the 57138 model?

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Yes, that is the correct kit. Here's a link for more info if you haven't already seen it: 57138 LOADLIFTER 5000; LEAF SPRING LEVELING KIT

Yes, any of our compressor kits can be installed at the same time or after installing an air bag kit. More info on our compressor systems...

You can mount the inflation valves pretty much anywhere. Some popular/convenient locations for mounting are:
  • The wheel well flanges
  • The license plate recess in bumper
  • Under the gas cap access door
  • Through the license plate
Whatever the chosen location, make sure there is enough clearance around the inflation valves for an air chuck.

And yes, there is a $50 rebate on any of our air spring kits and also a $50 rebate on compressor systems. Buy both and save $100! Click here for complete rebate info...

Let me know if you have any other questions.
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