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Old 02-17-2013, 07:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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let's talk about Air Bags (load levelers) on lifted trucks

I've got a 04 Silverado 2500HD 4X4 with a 10" Cognito Lift and 2" keys. I'm also running all Leaf springs in the rear, No lift blocks. My rear Deaver springs are set up for a 12" lift. So I have a big gap between the springs and frame.
I'm needing a air bag set up in the rear for when I tow with my buggy in the back of my truck and pull a trailer.

What are you guys running for air bags on your big lifted trucks?

I have no problem installing them myself Just need to know what kits are out there. The Cognito kit is made for a 10" lift BUT it's WAY over priced.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks !


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Old 02-17-2013, 11:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You could build something, using some semi truck air bags. Best thing to do would be measure the room you have to work with and go onto firestones site and see what would fit. Or buy a kit for a stock height truck and space it from there.
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Remove the bumpstop, jack the frame so the axle is at full droop, measure from the frame at the bumpstop to the top of the axle. That is longer then the maximum length needed for hte airbag (There will be a bracket to attach the top of the airbag to the frame and the bottom to the axle). You can space the airbag up off the axle, or down from the frame if needed. I would put on some sort of traction bar - axle wrap is VERY hard on airbags.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Axle wrap on a truck like that should be called axle mummy.
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Finally got my Airbags installed
Worked great !










In Action with 1600 lbs sitting on the back. !!






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I was gonna chime in but I but I guess you got it taken care of. I have (had) 10-12cognito setup as you. When I put air bags, I got the shocker motorsports airbag spacer. Looks awesome and worked well with my airlift bags.
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Finally got my Airbags installed
Worked great !










In Action with 1600 lbs sitting on the back. !!






wow! how do u get that buggy offf of the truck?!?!
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^^^ I wanna say boosted launch!!!
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wow! how do u get that buggy offf of the truck?!?!
There are usually ramps that pull out from under the sled deck. I'm guessing he has the extra long ones or a mound of dirt at home to back up to.

I was more worried about his bridge clearance... haha That thing is riding tall...
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I only wish all lifted trucks looked like that loaded. Most are butt dragging with anything more then a cooler in the back.
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