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I just ordered some Firestone Ride Rite 2286 Air Springs. Anyone have any experience with these? Any installation advice?

I watched some Youtube how-to install videos and they don't seem like they are too difficult but thought I'd ask. Ready to get the back end up to get this truck leveled out
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installed a set on a 2010 and its really straight forward remove bumpers and install airbags really easy
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installed a set on a 2010 and its really straight forward remove bumpers and install airbags really easy
I know that mine will be different (coil springs vs. leaf springs) but by bumpers do you mean bump stops on the suspension or the rear bumper?
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yes the bumpstops they come out and thats where the bags go. there will be some brackets that get mounted there for the bags as well.
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I installed them last night and you were right, not too bad. I am currently running 25 psi in them and that has my truck pretty level (front was too high with Bilsteins). I think the truck may ride a little better in my opinion. Someone told me they thought the bags would lose pressure over time and I would have to continually check them. Is there any truth to this? I plan to put an onboard pump on in the future but if the bags tend to leak down then I will be doing this sooner than I expected.
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the set i installed for my dad seem fine they loose a little just like a tire will and he fulls a 36 foot fifth wheel
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