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Old 05-23-2013, 06:03 PM
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did you do the install yourself?
if so how was it?
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did you do the install yourself?
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Yes I did. I will start with saying I'm very mechanically inclined.... so for me the install was super easy. But even if you aren't, just installing the bags isn't hard at all.

I chose to take my rear springs right out to install the bags. It is possible to deflate the air out of them completely and squish them into the coil though. Just remember to connect your airline to the top first and fish it through the frame where the spring sits otherwise you won't be able to get at the connector. From there you can just run your lines along the frame and down to the hitch. You can either T the lines together so they are running the same pressure all the time or keep them separate to have the bags at different pressure if needed. If you're only going to be using them for towing I'd recommend T-ing them together. If you plan on hauling heavy loads in the bed that might be unbalanced I'd keep them separate. After that you can mount the filler valve(s) in the hole(s) on the hitch near where the chains attach.

My install was a little more complicated than that as I hooked them up to the Airlift WirelessOne compressor as well... so my lines run differently and into a manifold etc. The total install probably took me about 4 hours but the majority of that was mounting my compressor, relays, manifold, wiring, etc. Doing just the bags themselves is probably about an hour tops.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:48 AM
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Yes I did. I will start with saying I'm very mechanically inclined.... so for me the install was super easy. But even if you aren't, just installing the bags isn't hard at all.
wow
thanks for the details man

with all my landscape projects I don't know if I'll have time this summer to do that myself - plus I'm only moderately mechanically inclined
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Even if you're only moderately mechanically inclined you shouldn't have a problem just installing the bags. As I said, it's fairly simple and straight forward. Plus just doing the bags should only take you an hour, 2 hours max! So I'm sure you can fit that in your schedule somewhere
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Make sure you get the wheels off the ground. Otherwise its a pain. But if a retard like me can do it...
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Ya those are nice. That's probably what I'll go with once I lift it. For now I just don't tow enough or long enough distances to justify the cost. What brand do you have?
Sorry for the delay. I got this one for my F250 and have since sold the Ford, but keep the hitch for my 2013 Ram. It is now over kill for this 1500, but I figure the money has already been spent and it is mine forever.

http://www.thehitchstore.com/channel...nt-p-2562.html
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That looks pretty good. Different than the other adjustable drop receivers I've seen. I don't think it will have enough drop for me once I lift the truck though. The one I have now is 2 3/4" drop I believe and I already need more (probably a 3 1/2" or so). Then with the 6" lift lifting the back another 4" I would need about 7-7 1/2" drop.
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I think the one I have gives me up to 10 inches of drop. I would need to check for sure. It is however super heavy and super strong. I would not want to rear end that hitch in a car.
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Here is the exact one I got from Cabelas.
OneMount is the brand.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/OneMo...h-All+Products
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That is a very nice look on your truck. I bought the air lift 1000 bags and was told they would work with the rough country 2 1/2 level lift kit. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work. I have contacted some of the dealers and the manufacturer. They say it will work but nobody can tell me how... Any ideas as the lift in the back has a solid cover instead of the top of the coil being open like it once was? Thanks
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