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I’m gonna be getting our Fifth wheel, and I wanted to add an airbag suspension to my 2007 Dodge ram 2500 Cummins. Are there any kiits after market that you guys would recommend. I’m not looking to go cheap on this. I’m not overloaded I just need to raise the rear end up about an 1.5 to 2 inches. I don’t want to add an additional early spring because the every day drive would be like riding in a dump truck. If anyone has any recommendations please Provide them. Thank you so much and God bless. David


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My 06 Dodge has Firestone bags with the manual inflate. Pretty easy to install.


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I put Firestone’s on our prior truck, never liked the harsh ride when empty and lowered the psi to the recommended minimum.

The truck we have now is outfitted with a Timbrens. Empty I can tell no difference in ride and they keep it level when the fifth wheel is connected. It might be worth checking out


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Ya I have firestone also. I put maybe 50lbs in towing just enough to raise truck back to where it was when iam not hooked up.

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Is you truck leveled? I never found a need for bags on our 2001 Ram 2500 when carrying/towing our 12,500# 5er with a 2,700# pin.


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If you go with Air Lift, get the wireless system... you cab adjust the ride with a wireless remote while driving if need be... .


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Does your truck set "LEVEL" or slightly rear high when loaded??? If so leave it alone, that's how it's supposed to be when loaded. Add Bilstein shocks and carry on.

If rear is lower than level look into PacBrake bags.


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I installed Firestones on my 04 with manual inflate/deflate, took less than an hour. They do what they were designed to do. Auto inflate would be a nice convenience. Keeping the bags at minimum air is an inconvenience. I installed mine with separate air chucks, I'm considering teeing the lines together to balance the pressure and provide a single fill point. Leaning and unbalanced loads are not issues for me.

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Yep Firestone air bags for me on my last 2 Trucks love them and pump them up to 45 P.S.I. when loaded for my 14K 5er 3K pin Weight to keep it nice and level then back down to 5 P.S.I. when not to smooth the ride out


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