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Old 07-15-2012, 02:27 PM
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AirLift 1000 installed

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You will need to remove the plastic cover that goes over the nipple on the top of bag. Squeeze out as much air as you can and fold into "hot dog" shape, then insert plastic cap back on nipple. Insert bag in lowest opening of coil
**NOTE** you can remove the coil and just push it down from the top of the coil. It would be much easier


Once inside coil, remove plastic cap and bag will take its original shape. The installation sheet I had didnt say anything about removing the coil and inserting bag. It said to insert bag, put protector cap on, then hook up air line. Doing it this way was a major PITA. But I got it. By the way, the tires and wheel wells will need to be removed to complete install. I tried many ways to get around it, just not happening.


This is all the room you have to put the hose clamp on hose, if you dont remove the coil. If you do it this way, you will need some small 90 needle nose pliers, no way around that either.


Then route your airlines, keeping them away from exhaust. I chose to have dual valves, that way I could lift the left side up more than the right, if need be, or vise versa. I drilled two holes and placed the valves in the usual spot. Yes I know they're crooked, and I dont care lol. If someone is close enough to my truck to notice that, they need to back back


Then I filled the bags with 5psi and checked for leaks, good to go


Install complete with 5psi in bags


And with 35psi in bags (maximum), not very noticeable but I gained about 1/2 inch I suppose


Havent driven the truck yet, but Im assuming Ill keep them around 10psi
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:39 PM
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Outstanding. How'd that boog taste?
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Hahaha I'm not sure how they tasted lol
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Yeah, I noticed a couple of the same issues that you did, so I just removed the coils. It made the job super easy. The coils were stupid easy to remove. I've pulled my 5000 pound travel trailer a couple of times on trips with no WDH so far, and they have worked as advertised. Excellent product for the money.
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Yep - easy to install. I left coils on, flattened bags and covered with soapy water to help slide in. With loaded 28 foot travel trailer, I run about 25 psi. Without trailer, run between 5 and 10 psi. Agree with TNC - excellent product for the money!!
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Yeah, I noticed a couple of the same issues that you did, so I just removed the coils. It made the job super easy. The coils were stupid easy to remove. I've pulled my 5000 pound travel trailer a couple of times on trips with no WDH so far, and they have worked as advertised. Excellent product for the money.
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Yep - easy to install. I left coils on, flattened bags and covered with soapy water to help slide in. With loaded 28 foot travel trailer, I run about 25 psi. Without trailer, run between 5 and 10 psi. Agree with TNC - excellent product for the money!!
Yup I haven't pulled anything yet, although I thought about putting the car up on the trailer today LOL, but I didnt. I did run around yesterday with 20 psi in bags w/o trailer and noticed it was a rougher ride. Today I had 10 psi and it felt real nice. I have to keep at least 10 psi in there because the gauge I got goes in increments of 10
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What is the max pressure that you can run in them?
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What is the max pressure that you can run in them?
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I have them in mine and they're a great investment. I leave mine at about 5psi when not hauling anything. I have a TT with a #7000 GVWR and usually fill them to 30psi and get hardly any squat.
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