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Just installed Front Firestone/Bilstien Airbags..Awesome...

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Maleko, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. Maleko

    Maleko Senior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 777

    In addition to my rear bags i just installed the front airbags.

    I must say they are AWESOME.....

    The whole truck is now riding on air. It rides so freakin nice. I am impressed
    Holds The 8'Stainless X-Blade like nothing and the rear Airflo loaded with ease.

    Even empty the truck rides like a whole new truck.
    Its all hooked up to onboard air with the controls in the cab, as well as some train horns.
    here are some pics, sorry its dark out.

    Anyone else have these.

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    Last edited: Dec 21, 2010
  2. Schnabel Plowin

    Schnabel Plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    Is that a 2500hd?
     
  3. Maleko

    Maleko Senior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 777

    Yes its a 05'
     
  4. samjr

    samjr Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    how much

    How much did it run ya ?
    and how long to get it all hooked up ?
     
  5. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    That truck looks great...what type of rims?
     
  6. needmoresnow

    needmoresnow Member
    Messages: 80

    I had a buddy put them on a new 3500 chevy last year to help with the weight of his blizzard power plow and he had some trouble and actually popped one. Please keep us posted as thats about the only option for chevy guys !
     
  7. Maleko

    Maleko Senior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 777

    Cost me just around $500.00 w/ shipping
    Only took me about an hour, Shock swap was easy and quick, and since i already had the onboard air system already in place, all i had to do is run the air lines to the controls in the cab.
     
  8. Maleko

    Maleko Senior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 777


    Thanks..

    They are American Racing Wheels with Teflon coating. They just about match the color of my truck exactly.
     
  9. Maleko

    Maleko Senior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 777

    Wow. poped one? Must have gotten something up between the sleeve and bag itself.
    Ive had my rear bags for years and put some serious weight on them. with no issues.
    I hope the fronts last me awhile.

    Yes they are a bit pricy. I just couldnt see spending $200. + dollars on a small piece of rubber ( Timbrens ) Plus i already had the on board air so i just wanted to complete the system.
     
  10. R.G.PEEL

    R.G.PEEL 2000 Club Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 2,160

    Truck looks awesome, glad to hear you're happy with your investment. Post some daytime pics of the truck so we can see better. Also give a link to the kit you bought. I have the same truck and my interest is raised now.
     
  11. samjr

    samjr Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    ya me to i got a 04


    A link wood be good ;)
    i got my t-bars turned up alot what did u do to yours ?
    like did u put then back to stock setting?
     
  12. Maleko

    Maleko Senior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 777

    I will get some daytime pics up tomorrow.

    I have tried everything except Timbrens. keys , cranking etc. I have bent 2 sets of torsion bar adjustment bolts by cranking them.

    These shocks/bags by far to me is the best solution I just wanted to do it right.
    Need some support just push a button, when you not loaded, just let some air out with a simple press of a button.. kinda get spoiled this way.
    This way when your empty you still get the stock ride , instead of the bars being cranked all the time and having a rougher ride

    This is where i got them. Super nice people


    http://www.truckspring.com/products/Firestone-Level-Rite-Air-Over-Shock-System__1003.aspx
     
  13. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,819

    NICE!!!! What size spreader is that?
     
  14. Maleko

    Maleko Senior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 777

    6.5' Air-flo Stainless w/10.5Hp motor holds 1.5 yrds. Fits perfect in the short bed
     
  15. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,819

    Ya looks like it does!
     
  16. pjnlandscape

    pjnlandscape Member
    Messages: 48

    I have American Racing rims on my truck too. They are also Teflon coated like yours. let me know how yours fair with the sand and salt at the end of the season Maleko.
     
  17. DrakeSabitch

    DrakeSabitch Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    wow looks real clean underneath that 05. my 06 is starting to get worse every couple months with more of the factory undercoating wearing off and rust forming. those control arms look brand new compared to mine. interested that leveling system though for mine as well.
     
  18. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    Cool. Air shocks.
    Technology from the 70's making a comeback in 2011!payup
     
  19. Maleko

    Maleko Senior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 777

    Thanks.
    I paint the entire frame and underneath twice a year.
    Always just before it gets cold, and again late spring early summer.
    There is no rust anywhere on my truck.
    A couple bucks in spray cans goes along way.

    Truck is always washed and rinsed at the end of every storm. never goes more than 12 hours without being cleaned.. Ya im a little crazy in the head about keeping my stuff clean, so ive been told..:rolleyes:

    Same with my sander, Washed out every time and wiped down with WD-40. Ok i am a little crazy....
     
  20. ATouchofGrass

    ATouchofGrass Member
    from CT
    Messages: 82

    Wow, they look great! I was skeptical of getting them, but let us know how they do.. That may be a purchase in the near future.. What kind of tarp is that on the spreader?! I've been trying to find one like that for so long, something heavy duty and won't flap in the wind!