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The Sound Of Madness
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Im looking for a hide-a-ball style hitch for my my 99 SD. When i bought the truck i installed a set of firestone air bags and i cant find a hitch that will work with the bags. I talked to B&W and they said i should have bought a hitch first then ordered air bags that work around the hitch. I dont want to buy another set of air bags, does anyone know were i could look for a hitch That would work or have any other ideas?
 

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build one?
 

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Probably be easier to sell your current bags, or find out if you can get just the mounting kit for GN hitch style bags.
 

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My early 99 had firestone air bags on it when I bought it. I put a Drop-N-Lock hitch in my truck and had to space the air bag brackets out about 3/8" from the frame to make it work. That was 5 yrs ago and I haven't had any problems. Good luck!
 

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Probably be easier to sell your current bags, or find out if you can get just the mounting kit for GN hitch style bags.
:whs: That's probably your best bet unless you want to fabricate your own hitch.
 

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Ya I would do what he said. I put fire stone air bags on a truck with a bw, you may have to cut a small tab off of hitch to get the air bag brackets in the right spot. Really the only part that sucks is drilling threw all that steel, good luck
 

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Thanks for the tips! Ill see what i can do!
 

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I am having the same problem, went to have a b&w installed today, and they couldn't because of my air lift airbags. I guess the older model b&w that was for the 99-05 superduties worked fine. They have switched to a newer model that fits all superduties 99-10, although now it doesn't work with side mounted airbags. This sucks, really want the hitch. Any luck with this?
 

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look on ebay for model 1105R, it fit 99-04. and works better with airbags. its what i did. they are probably getting scarce out there now though.
 

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ill check, who makes the model 1105R?
 

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It is still a B&W turn-over-ball. Just the model that covered only 99-04 or maybe 05
 
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