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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-05-2009, 04:15 AM Thread Starter
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Airbag suspension and 5" MagnaFlow

I found out tonight that the two just don't mix. On the exhaust side rite where the pipe goes over the axle, it does not go up high enough! I am a little P.O.ed rite now. There is not enough clearance to get the mounts for the airbag between the pipe and the frame rail. And even if there was it would be entirely way to close to the bag itself. So i, like a moron, started on the drivers side and got it all done. Went smooth. So i am riding on 1 bag rite now until i can put the stock exhaust back on.. So the other issue is trying to find a shop around my area that can bend some new 5" stainless for me. I just hate the look of the stock pipe, but i have to think practicality over looks for now i guess. So if anyone knows any other tricks that i could do or knows a shop in my area that will bend the pipe that would be great. I am in the Rockford, IL area.

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which air bag kit do you have? mine is outside the frame rails!

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Its a firestone airbag system. They sit on the inside of the rails.

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build new brackets that sit UNDER the rails.. it will ride nicer and work better.
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build new brackets that sit UNDER the rails.. it will ride nicer and work better.
I would love to do that, but i am just not that handy

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which air bag kit do you have? mine is outside the frame rails!
Its the kit that is designed to work with a gooseneck set up

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I would love to do that, but i am just not that handy
It might be easier to find a shop to build new brackets for the air bags than to bend 5" stainless
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I just put the old exhaust back on. Oh well. It will do for now. The ride on the bags is actually really nice. I put them at 50psi. Seems to be just fine. It jacked the truck up a couple of inches as well. It did need that. It was sagging bad with all my tools back there. I'm gonna talk to a few friends and see what we can get figured out on the exhaust.

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Last week I ordered the Ride Rite ones that mount outside the frame. I came close to buying the ones you have. I looked close at both types, and if it was me I'd go ahead and have the exhaust altered rather than changing the setup of the bag mounting. Just my thoughts on it ...

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