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Old 02-03-2017, 02:47 PM   #1
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Limit straps, 2017 Bounder 35K F-53 Ford V-10

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I just pulled a bolt out of an air bag on a Air-Lift unit. I call them and was told that limit straps should be installed.
My question is what size should they be for the Front, and size for the Rear?
I am hoping someone else has had this happen and knows the fix.
The bag is seated in its proper place, and holds pressure, so don't have to buy one as of yet, but know that it will fail after time.
Air Lift said that the Air Bag Saddle's will void there warranty. (I have looked at them, it looks like an easy install)
I thank you for any info.
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All the vehicles I've owned with air bags... are self leveling and the system won't allow you to stretch the bag and damage it.. they have NO STRAPS to prevent over extension as the leveling system controls that... the air valving add and reduces the air pressure to keep the unit level.. on a mid range truck... there is a sensor at each wheel...

Does your chassis self level?
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Old 02-04-2017, 11:37 PM   #3
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How did this happen? Your leveling jacks lifted your axle off the ground? Your limiting straps should be roughly 1" shorter than your airbags extended length.
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When I installed my air bags, it was on our first trip that I found I could overextend the bags. Coming home, I installed limit straps(chain inside plastic tubing) and attached them to the top and bottom shock mounts. works perfect. I made them after jacking up the jacks and visually seeing how the air bags stretched and made the chains an inch less.
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Similar thread that may help:

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f23/rear-airbags-304547.html
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When I installed my air bags, it was on our first trip that I found I could overextend the bags. Coming home, I installed limit straps(chain inside plastic tubing) and attached them to the top and bottom shock mounts. works perfect. I made them after jacking up the jacks and visually seeing how the air bags stretched and made the chains an inch less.
Thanks, I will do that
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:02 AM   #7
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I've got the same issue. I'm planning on installing limit straps as well. AirLift said to limit travel to 8 3/4 " I'm curious how this will affect the automatic leveling system? A call to Lippert (the leveling system mfg.) was no help at all.
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