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Already rear blocked, airbags too?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by bj46-taco-tundra, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. Jul 5, 2016 at 7:22 AM
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    bj46-taco-tundra

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    I already have a ultimate boss kit with the rear block installed on my 2015 tundra, my question is:

    I would like to level out the truck more after a trailer is hooked up, and wondering if I added an air bag system to the rear is there any apparent problems with this logic? (Block + air bag )

    If so what do I do?

    If not what air bag kit do I go with?
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  2. Jul 5, 2016 at 7:35 AM
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    No, u can run airbags just fine with the blocks. Firestone 2.0 is a solid brand to consider.
     
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  4. Aug 14, 2016 at 6:24 AM
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    I put the airlift bags in and haven't had a problem.

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  5. Aug 14, 2016 at 6:36 AM
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    Here are some more pics. Had my 3 yr old help put them together. Got the cheap compressor and mounted it in the cab. It is noisy but it isn't used that much so not a problem. Easy install once you get everything laid out and know where you are going g to run the lines. I also put the manual fills in the back bumper in case the compressor fails. I put the same ones in my single cab but only did the manual fill. You can get 2" rise out of the bags. You will notice a difference In The ride. At low psi I get more bounce, the higher the psi the more stiff the ride is. With my ladder rack and boxes on the truck I keep Mine at 20 psi.

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  6. Aug 14, 2016 at 11:24 AM
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  7. Aug 14, 2016 at 12:18 PM
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    - Bull Bar, - HID Bunny Burners - AMP retractable running boards, - Headlight leveling retrofit - P1 Brake Controller - 60% rear seat delete - relocation of Sub to rear wall. - 3/1 leveling kit - Firestone Air bags - on-board compressor with auto-leveling, - Dual Undercover Swing Boxes. - P285/65/R20 (34.6") BFG TA KO2's - TRD Front skid plate - Pop & Lock Tailgate lock (soon) - Remote Tailgate mod (soon) - LED Headlights (soon) - Nav Bypass - iPhone integration - Serius/XM retrofit
    I'm running firestone bags with a 1" block. No issues. With a taller block. you'd need to add spacers.
     
  8. Aug 14, 2016 at 12:29 PM
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    How much of a lift from stock ride does it give u? @bobeast
     
  9. Aug 14, 2016 at 12:31 PM
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    Yep like others have said there should be no issue. Others do it.
     
  10. Aug 14, 2016 at 12:32 PM
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    Air lift is the brand. They at the time were a little cheaper
     
  11. Aug 14, 2016 at 2:47 PM
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    I get 1" lift from the rear block, but none from the airbags. When properly installed and used, airbags are not intended to provide lift to an unloaded truck. They are just there to compensate for suspension sag under load.
     
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  12. Aug 14, 2016 at 2:51 PM
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    Ohh ok that makes sense @bobeast thanks a lot
     
  13. Aug 14, 2016 at 4:59 PM
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    I guess to be clear my measurements were with 0 psi and then with 80 psi. The install of the bags did not change the ride height.
     
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