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anyone ever use air bags in rear for a sande

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Morrissey snow removal, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    has anyone ever used air bags in the rear end of there truck with a sander i was thinking about buying a set any remarks on them? for a 03 f350 pick up
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    They work well. Get the on board compressor kit, it will maintain your required air pressure (10psi min.) and make adjustment much easier.

    Why not Timbrens? They require no maintenance, they just do their thing when needed
     
  3. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    do timbens always touch the axle and have bad ride when empty?
     
  4. MAR4CARS

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    I run air lift brand bags in all my trucks with their onboard compressor setup each bag is rated up to 5000 lbs for the kits i use makes a world of a difference with the sanders loaded.
     
  5. DuallySnoPusher

    DuallySnoPusher Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    I have them on the front and back of my 04 f350. I have a 8ft v-box with 10in ext and they help out big time. Never had any problems
     
  6. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    do u have a on board compressor to?
     
  7. michdeere

    michdeere Member
    Messages: 87

    Timbrens only contact the axle when they're under load. There is no difference in ride quality when empty. I've had air bags....I'd recommend the Timbrens.
     
  8. carl b

    carl b PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,330

    no only when the springs sag . than they ride on the axle

    oops min late
     
  9. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    I have air bags on my f-250 and they help out alot. I dont have the on board air thow just a fill on each side of my bumper.
     
  10. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    love my airbags.......definately make a difference
     
  11. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    i want to put airbags on all 4 corners with the compressor does anyone have a ballpark price with/without install
     
  12. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    so air bags sound the way to go
     
  13. country_boy

    country_boy Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    i have bags on the rear of all my trucks. works awesome and than i have an on board air compresser under body on drivers side to pump them up or deflat them on the go. get them for sure
     
  14. country_boy

    country_boy Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    around $400
     
  15. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    what brand thanks for the info
     
  16. country_boy

    country_boy Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    firestone bags is what i have and the compressor
     
  17. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    I have Airlft......no compressor