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Old 02-10-2014, 02:13 AM   #1
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Took time to Level Out!

Had put on air bags a few months ago, to keep headlights from aiming so high and back end sagging, took the time today to adjust hitch in truck, looks like 50 psi of air and dropping the hitch one notch has leveled out everything with-in 1".
Can not wait to see how it behaves on the road at a more level attitude!
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:17 AM   #2
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Had put on air bags a few months ago, to keep headlights from aiming so high and back end sagging
Which air bags did you use. I see in your signature we have the same truck. I tried installing a set of Firestone 2535 Riderite bags May of 2013. The driver side mount would absolutely not fit. The exhaust fluid tank was in the way. I understand that Firestone redesigned the brackets but I don't want to go through the hassle of it not fitting if I purchase them again. I guess I really need to call Firestone customer service.
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Which air bags did you use. I see in your signature we have the same truck. I tried installing a set of Firestone 2535 Riderite bags May of 2013. The driver side mount would absolutely not fit. The exhaust fluid tank was in the way. I understand that Firestone redesigned the brackets but I don't want to go through the hassle of it not fitting if I purchase them again. I guess I really need to call Firestone customer service.
I have firestone bags with the Air Ride wiresless setup in my truck. Has worked flawless so far. Mine was a tight fit on the passenger side due to the 5" exhaust but, so far, so good!

On edit: noticed you are DRW and a few years newer so, not sure what all would be different.
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Which air bags did you use. I see in your signature we have the same truck. I tried installing a set of Firestone 2535 Riderite bags May of 2013. The driver side mount would absolutely not fit. The exhaust fluid tank was in the way. I understand that Firestone redesigned the brackets but I don't want to go through the hassle of it not fitting if I purchase them again. I guess I really need to call Firestone customer service.
On the drivers side, the bolt that holds the rear mount of def tank is removed and replaced with firestone bolt and mount. Look under my username and I have posted a PDF file on the firestone 2535 talking about the DEF tank, and the bolt that has to be removed. Will look through phone for pics of my install that may help!
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:42 PM   #5
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:44 PM   #6
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Should have said DRW, anyway was a daunting task for 2 guys took about 3 hours with the beer breaks!
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Hello Everyone....new to this forum and not sure how to navigate within it. How do I ask a question and make a reply?

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Old 02-11-2014, 12:07 AM   #8
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Picture from camera phone of drivers side air bag
Thanks....Well I can see the bag but the bracket was my problem I had the bracket and bag installed on the passenger side no problem. It was the fact that the driver side mounting bracket was wrong. Again, I will call Firestone. I did put a set of Timbrems on my truck. It squats about 2 inches but rides nice. My headlights do seem a little high now. I seldom drive at night and have not been flashed, yet.
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On the drivers side, the bolt that holds the rear mount of def tank is removed and replaced with firestone bolt and mount. Look under my username and I have posted a PDF file on the firestone 2535 talking about the DEF tank, and the bolt that has to be removed. Will look through phone for pics of my install that may help!
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I am looking for the pdf but not finding it. Can you send me a link or the file in a PM.
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http://www.sdtrucksprings.com/manual...-ride-rite.pdf
Ok hope this works!
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