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Old March 9th, 2012, 09:45 AM   #1
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I'm thinking about putting airbags on my truck, to level out my 1500 GMC Sierra when towing. What have you guys use, and found is a good product?
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We have sold and installed both the Air Lift and Firestone kits.
Both work well and easy to install.
Both offer compressor kits if you want to adjust from the drivers seat.
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Air lift FTW and do yourself a favor and do SOME kind of OBA for it. It's SOO much nicer not to have to drag the air hose out everytime u load your truck
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How much you looking to spend?

A very cheap way that I used on a work truck to keep it level was to find a town car and rip out the air ride, controls, and leveler. I hauled wood up to the top of the cab in that 1/2 ton before the rear seal/transmission went out on the highway. Between the 230k on the engine and the toasted transmission and the fact I had 1200 total invested. I decided to just part with the truck. But, the town cars air ride performed like a champ keeping me level the 2years I ran it. It is a very easy/cheap way to get a level ride. The best part is if you do need parts it won't take three weeks to get them. That is if the company is still around when you need parts.

You can play around with a simplistic dump system and level it yourself. This requires you screw around adjusting the air pressure on each different load due to the change in weight. It is really simplistic though requiring you to only set the psi to say 50 and then run the truck. Once unloaded you drop it back to your unloaded psi of 35 or so and your golden.
You can install a aftermarket leveling system. But, the leveling sensors are external. Which is good for a street only tow rig. But, if you end up driving into the woods or a field you will quickly realize how vulnerable these sensors are(been there).

Ride tech has internal leveling system in there shock wave series if cost is not a concern. These things are the best I have seen so far for leveling, total suspension control, and ride comfort.

I have installed all of them. You are not slamming this thing so it should be a really easy install. The only fab work I see is if you go the town car route which means you will need to mount some coil buckets on.

I like air ride for the comfort. So far it has been the best option for comfort/control in a street ride.
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