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RustyMacIntosh wrote:

...The install was not exactly as planned. Yes, there were pre-drilled holes on the frame. But not exactly matching up. Once the top bracket was mounted, and we squeezed the airbag down onto the bottom bracket mounted on the axle housing, it was all straight forward, no pun intended....


Rusty,

I do not have handling issues of any kind but the front leans an inch or two lower on the drivers side. No visible damage to the springs. I was considering a front only airbag install.

I see the kit:

1990-2007 Ford F53 Firestone "Ride-Rite" Air Bag, front Model: 2070

requires a 3/8 hole be drilled in the frame. The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 88140/57140 appears not to need drilling as you said.

Other than that issue, did you or others intentionally avoid the Firestone product?

thanks,

* This post was edited 10/22/20 01:35pm by fred42 *


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fred42 wrote:



Rusty,

I do not have handling issues of any kind but the front leans an inch or two lower on the drivers side. No visible damage to the springs. I was considering a front only airbag install.

I see the kit:

1990-2007 Ford F53 Firestone "Ride-Rite" Air Bag, front Model: 2070

requires a 3/8 hole be drilled in the frame. The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 88140/57140 appears not to need drilling as you said.

Other than that issue, did you or others intentionally avoid the Firestone product?

thanks,


Found this entire thread interesting. I purchased a 95 Bounder 34j which had the Ride-Rite air bags front and rear. Previous owner said to run them at 70 lbs. So far I've not had any issue with that recommendation. It's a pretty firm ride, but crosswinds are a bit easier to handle than I had expected with a firmer ride. Previous owner had purchased a '14 Bounder and had not yet done anything with the suspension and was already complaining to me about how much wallow the new motorhome had compared to the old one.

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