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air bags for coil springs

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by HOLLYWOOD, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. HOLLYWOOD

    HOLLYWOOD Member
    Messages: 70

    I did a search and could'nt find where to buy air bags. also how much will it lift the front end with a plow on?


    thanks
     
  2. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    try searching again, air lift; firestone air bags. Trucksprings.com was one listed under a yahoo search.
     
  3. mylawn03

    mylawn03 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    On my F-150 Ext. Cab with the plow on, the airbags will raise the front end 2-3" with 70psi in them.
     
  4. HOLLYWOOD

    HOLLYWOOD Member
    Messages: 70

    HEY MYLAWN3

    Isn't 70 psi alot I read 50psi was the max?

    I have a 94 F150 extended cab I'm glad to See people are plowing with them. Have you done any thing Else to the truck like rear springs or tranny cooler?

    If you don't mind I like to know how long you been plowing In that truck, and how good It works for you. I trying to get mine hooked up for next year.... Thanks
     
  5. mylawn03

    mylawn03 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    Well the sticker does say 50psi max, but I have ran 70psi in them since I've had them and I haven't had any problems. My truck is a supercab(Bad for driveways, believe me). It has 2 tranny coolers and a tranny temp. gauge. 31" BFG AT's. It also has an EFI 302. I have installed firestone 'ride-rite' airbags in the rear in addition to the front air springs so I can haul more salt in the bed. The thing plows like a b**** and I haven't had any breakage at all so far this season. As long as your careful and have the right plow, an F-150 will last as long plowing as any F-250. :waving:
     
  6. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    jc whitney i just saw them in there
     
  7. jeepboy

    jeepboy Member
    Messages: 56

    i bought mine at summit racing in akron ohio,they cost about 65$ . The brand that summit carries is called 'air lift" and they work well. i've used them for 4 yrs, with no complaint's.I don't really notice a height change on my jeep ,but i only run 20 - 35 lbs w/my plow on.
     
  8. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Millsupply.com and Summitracing.com are two places you can get air bags and compressors setups to control them. If you search "airbags "you might find more places too.
     
  9. 85F150

    85F150 Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    My local speed shop carried mine....Air lift brand, they say max 50 for trucks and max 90 for rvs.....I have an 85 f150 and i run 50 -60psi in them and the truck might moven an inch or two with plow up...I also run the add on leaves in the rear, i think they are 2500lbs helpers...and also an engine oil cooler