Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+

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Re: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+

Post by TankerZak » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:46 pm

That's an excellent question. If the answer is yes I might actually consider leveling mine...
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Re: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+

Post by olyelr » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:07 am

No test with any weight yet, but with no load and 50psi in the bags the rear is 2.5” higher than the front (with the 1.5” leveling kit). I dont think I will really have any issues keeping the truck level without the bag spacer.
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Re: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+

Post by NickTF » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:22 am

Good to hear that bags are able to solve the issue for the guy looking for a level truck loaded or unloaded.

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Re: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+

Post by MikeKey » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:23 pm

I have a much better solution than using bags.

Removable gas shock. Install when towing, pressurize, and drive. Remove when done towing, just release pressure then remove pins. Boom, bang done. All you need is a power tank with some nitrogen. Not too terrible. Way better ride and handling then sticking two bricks between the frame and axle.

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Re: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+

Post by Colibri » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:55 pm

Is that a raptor trick? Pretty interesting
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Re: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+

Post by olyelr » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:04 pm

Air shock, air bags... arnt they serving pretty much the same purpose, pretty much the same way? Why are they better (other than they are gone when not needed)?
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Re: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+

Post by olyelr » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:58 pm

MikeKey wrote:
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Way better ride and handling then sticking two bricks between the frame and axle.
Are you referring to airbags as bricks?

My bags ride perfectly fine when aired up for towing, and you cant tell they are there when Im not towing.

In my mind bags are without a doubt less work/trouble than those nitrogen shocks would be. And probably work just as good.
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Re: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+

Post by Ducky's Dad » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:36 am

Good to hear that bags are able to solve the issue for the guy looking for a level truck loaded or unloaded.
One of the reasons I bagged my truck was that it was riding lower on the right when loaded for a trip. Right side has both house batteries, plus both water tanks, plus a five-foot stainless and aluminum drawer that is typically filled with heavy stuff. My bags can be aired up independently of each other, so I can level the truck side-to-side after it's loaded.

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Post by Retired BLM Rig » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:35 am

MikeKey wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:23 pm
I have a much better solution than using bags.

Removable gas shock. Install when towing, pressurize, and drive. Remove when done towing, just release pressure then remove pins. Boom, bang done. All you need is a power tank with some nitrogen. Not too terrible. Way better ride and handling then sticking two bricks between the frame and axle.

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IMHO, a shock needs to be pinch/torqued in it's mount or it will rattle and eventually wallow out the mount or bushing or pin. The softest metal will be the first to fail, it's just a matter of time.

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Re: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+

Post by israelstanage » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:24 am

I wish I would have installed bags the day I brought my truck home. Rides so much better under any kind of load. With on board air, it's easy to adjust to the exact ride your load requires. For anyone that tows/hauls very often, bags/cradles are a no-brainer.

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Re: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+

Post by ramv » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:53 pm

So is drilling and tapping the bumpstop pad the best way to mount the daystars? 3/8" tap?

Wifey bought me these for Christmas. :)

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Re: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+

Post by olyelr » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:44 pm

ramv wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:53 pm
So is drilling and tapping the bumpstop pad the best way to mount the daystars? 3/8" tap?

Wifey bought me these for Christmas. :)
That is the only way that I saw how to do it. The other idea would be to actually mount them to the bottom of the bag (the bags have bolts holes in them), but I’m not sure if that would possibly cause a slapping sound or not at times.
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Re: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+

Post by israelstanage » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:59 pm

I mounted the cradles on the bottom bracket that came with my bags. Required no drilling; just had to pick up some shorter bolts and do a bit of grinding.

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