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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
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bagged dually's????

so ive been wanting to put a air bag suspension on my dually. i love the stance they have when lowered. but i dont want to loose the the versatility of it being a dually. have any of you done this to you're super duty and if so what is your opinion on it.

here a link to some bagged dually's if some are curious.
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Re: bagged dually's????

imho bag systems are a huge PITA. my old truck was on bags and i had nothing but problems with it. between air leaks and electrical problems it sat in the garage more than it was ever driven. i guess in texas you don't have to really worry about rust like i do up here but its your truck and your money. im not gonna tell you not to just gave my $.02.

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Re: bagged dually's????

there used to be a guy on here named deathwishracer..had a truck like that
not sure what he ran suspension wise.

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Re: bagged dually's????

wow dsberman, ive never heard of that sort of problem with an air suspension system and luckily, no i wont have to worry about rust in houston. just my a/c being able to keep up with this texas heat.
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wow dsberman, ive never heard of that sort of problem with an air suspension system and luckily, no i wont have to worry about rust in houston. just my a/c being able to keep up with this texas heat.
Neither had I. That's why I bought it. Never again though.

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Re: bagged dually's????

I remember picking up a friends gooseneck trailor 250 miles away because the frame for the bags broke. It looks cool but imo i wouldn't if you tow alot with the truck. goodluck sir

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Re: bagged dually's????

If the kit is built right you will have no more problems than spring suspension. Empty if should ride like a car and loaded be able to maintain the ride height that you want. I have a kit from airbagit.com on one of my older Chevys and it is well built and works great. I have also built a couple myself for other trucks with no complaints.

As for old climates and rust, use an air drier like used on semi trucks. I'm putting one together for my Excursion this year and I'm very confident that there will be no problems when I'm done.

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you people make it sound like air bags are junk. you realize 99% of over the road tractors are on air bags. i wish i had time i'd 4 link the rear of mine on air in a heart beat
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Re: bagged dually's????

I think the issues relate to when your trying to put a truck an inch off the ground where doesn't belong. That requires c notching the frame and building it back up correctly. Not a job that should be done by back yard welders, yet it is and with bad results sometimes.

My truck will have air ride eventually but at the right height.

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Re: bagged dually's????

i do realize that most overroad big rigs have airbag suspension but as barnhartal said its the whole laying frame on the ground part that messes things up. if you plan to use your truck for hauling i wouldn't drop it on bags. yes lay out the money and get a good airbag suspension for hauling but unless its going to be only a show vehicle don't drop it on bags. once you cut that frame you better know what your doing. plus theres a lot of body work that goes with dropping it. tubbing the wheel wells in the bed and figuring out something with the front wheel wells if they are in the way. plus if its 4wd you have to worry about the driveshafts having issues going down that low.

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