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If I wanted to use air bags to lower the front of my truck instead of buying drop springs, what all would I need other than the air springs themselves? I think I would probably just start with a manual fill set up, eventually get some assist springs for the back and just fill all four up when I need to take something to the dump or something. I dont really need an on board compressor or anything, I dont really tow anything, just haul some furniture every once in a while. So I was just wondering what I would need other than the bags? (This is just for the front, I know I can buy an assist kit for the back with brackets and stuff)
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I have used air shocks on my old '56 chevy 3200, 1/2 ton long bed, for when i had to do hauling, but, they may not work in your case
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I'm not sure how the suspension is set up on the 07's but the 05's will need cup style brackets and a shock relocating bracket.
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Air bags, mounting brackets aka "cups", fittings, DOT air line, valves (minimum of 2 per axle), tank, compressor, switches (min of 1 pr axle double throw) some 16 ga wire, thread sealer, and some good tools.
btw, I am considering going air in the front also...I use it in the rear to assist in towing, but may swap that over to 4 link & full time bag set up. Cant decide...
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I would agre with Greg. I would also just buy a lowering kit from Air Ride or another good company. Usually they come with everything to lower the vehicle. That would give you the best ride possible
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