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Lift - Airbag recommendations

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by DeePow208, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Jun 11, 2019 at 8:29 PM
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    DeePow208

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    howdy all,
    I just scored a 2013 Tundra Platinum with 20,000 miles. I am hoping to get a 3” lift and airbags installed over the summer. Both are essential because I spend a lot of time on dirt / rock roads and have already experienced issues coming close to rubbing.

    Airbag will be needed as I am currently searching to find a slide in pop-up camper to share with my father-in-law.

    What are your recommendations? Thanks!
     
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  2. Jun 11, 2019 at 8:30 PM
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    Toytech lifts seems to get good reviews but there are a ton of options, king, icon, OME, fox, bilstein....greatly depends on your use and budget.
    As for airbags I have had Firestone and liked them a lot. You said you go offroad so you will definitely want and need to get airbag cradles. Daystar made the ones I had and they were good. This is very important so the bags don't limit downtravel or break as a result of downtravel
    You do NOT want to use the airbags to achieve the lift for the rear of the truck. They should be used for load leveling only. So if you want to do a lift, then lift the front and rear with coilovers in front and either shackles or leaf springs in the rear. Then get bags and cradles to use when you have a payload that causes squatting.
    When you put the bags on make sure you run the air lines independently, do not run a T fitting to make them both fill from one air valve. Running them connected to each other can allow air to shift from side to side and you don't want that when you are cornering with your camper in there.
    I never felt the need to have an on board compressor or really any compressor at all. I used a standard bicycle air pump and it was cheap and effective. About 10 pumps per bag would add 5-10psi per bag and raise my back end an inch.

    There are several member that know a lot more than me about lifts and bags. I hope they chime in.
    Post up a budget and idea of what kind of lift you want and off roading you do
     
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  4. Jun 11, 2019 at 9:45 PM
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    Thanks for prompting me with more ideas. Trying to keep the price for the lift around $3,000 with install. I will probably wait for airbags until next spring.

    The dealership stated they could install the ToyTec Boss for $2,500. I am going to be reaching out to other specialists this week. I am new to this so I don’t know basic info. If anyone can give me basic questions to ask, it would be greatly appreciated.

    I am not doing anything too intense but live in Idaho. I hunt and backpack in fairly rugged terrain and getting to the locations typically requires driving over rocks and smaller obstacles.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2019 at 9:56 PM
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    I have firestone airbags. Probably alot of others to chose from but, When I tow my 29ft travel trailer it levels right out. No issues
     
  6. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:13 AM
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    Fox and Firestone
     
  8. Jun 12, 2019 at 5:27 AM
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    Firestone.
     
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