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Air ride on 2500HD

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by cdahl1177, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. cdahl1177

    cdahl1177 Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 114

    i have a 2006 chevy 2500HD with the duramax. i have the firestone air bags on the front and im buying the bags for the back. is anyone running this combo and what kind of on board compressor are you using. thanks
     
  2. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,987

    firestone airbags on the front??? really... Can we see pictures of this...

    Airshocks?
     
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    What he said.....
     
  4. cdahl1177

    cdahl1177 Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 114

    Yeah thats my bad. They are airshocks.
     
  5. 496 BB

    496 BB Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    Ive had em for about 6 years now and love em. Best thing Ive done for towing and such. I got Air Lift bags which are basically same thing. I used the air lift compressor too but it bit the dust recently. Im looking into new compressors now and thinking going with the dual Viair 444c series with a 5 gallon tank so I can run on board air at front and back of truck. Any 400 series of Viair are good and are not too expensive.
     
  6. cdahl1177

    cdahl1177 Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 114

    thanks for the advice. i will look into the viair series.
     
  7. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
    from ERIE
    Messages: 637

    how do you like the front air shocks?
     
  8. cdahl1177

    cdahl1177 Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 114

    One of the best things i bought for that truck. Makes the ride better plus when you pick up that plow, the truck doesnt drop an inch.
     
  9. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    I had airlift airbags on my 08. I put a leveling kit on and did not want the rear end lower than my front end when towing. They worked great. My airlift compressor went out awhile ago and am looking to do the same as 496 BB. When I took them off to sell my 08 I did notice the ride was nicer without the bags in. You have to keep 5 psi in them all the time. That is what airlift says anyway.
     
  10. 496 BB

    496 BB Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    You dont have to keep anything in them. Technically yes they say that but thats BS. I disabled my pressure switch for the 10psi constant pressure so I can run empty when Im empty and not such a harsh ride. Never had a problem even when I load a 1200lbs tongue weight trailer on it when they are empty. They are pretty damn strong bags....look at em.
     
  11. cdahl1177

    cdahl1177 Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 114

    thanks for the info guys.