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Posted: 09/06/19 10:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can add the compressor and I highly recommend it.
I ran bags for a few years without, and it kinda’ sucks. There’s never air when and where you want it and if a bag leaks down a little you can’t fix it.

Having buttons to press to adjust your suspension on the fly, any time anywhere is pretty great.


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I have both of mine on the bottom of the passenger side of the bed just behind the cab. I did it for two reasons. I don't ever want to be standing on the traffic side of the truck to add air. I don't trust other drivers. Secondly I routed the air lines inside the frame rails and away from the tires so that a blow out will not rip out the air lines. Yes that happened on my first set up.


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Posted: 09/06/19 11:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

burningman wrote:

You can add the compressor and I highly recommend it.
I ran bags for a few years without, and it kinda’ sucks. There’s never air when and where you want it and if a bag leaks down a little you can’t fix it.

Having buttons to press to adjust your suspension on the fly, any time anywhere is pretty great.
In lieu of trying to find air somewhere, or installing a compressor, we carry a high pressure bicycle pump (100-150 psi) with us. We can pump up a 5 psi bag to 30 psi in less than 30 sec. Not for everyone, but it works for us [emoticon]

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Thanks for all the advise.
I'm installing them today and will post a picture of where they end up.


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Mine are inside the fuel door. Stays clean and protected
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bigfootgrey wrote:

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Mine are inside the fuel door. Stays clean and protected
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I'll have to see how much room I have in there.

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When on-board compressor is luxury, having valves with gauges on the side of driver seat, I could always see the pressure when entering the truck.
Than my bags would hold the air for months, so unless I load heavy, I did not have to inflate them for long time.
Than when I did need to air them, one of those $10 compressors did the job in just minute.
Get the console with gauges and you won't be sorry.





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I made a bracket that uses the bolts from the running board. It's out of the way behind the rear door.

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Originally put them as the license plate bolts, which was perfect, except not for a TC as it is hard to get to then.

I then put them on the bottom of the rear fender behind the wheel by drilling a hole under it. This is OK, but I rather have the two valves together. There is no need to have them on both sides of the truck.

I was worried about using the inside fender well in case the tire threw something up to damage the valves poking out. I have a fender well plastic liner, so the valves would have to be inside the well…

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I put them just in front of the rear wheel DRW under the fender, easy to reach.
I had a Firestone compressor but removed it, didn't like it, plus it was for one supply line to both bags. My compressor came with the in cabin bracket, with switch and gauge, that with all the other stuff hanging on the dash I thought it was just too much. Now its; set the air pressure for the bags where I want them and check once in a while, I don't feel the need to have a switch and gauge on the dash.

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