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Old 12-23-2016, 04:57 PM   #1
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Anyone running a helper spring/ air bag with a flipped leafs?

I am looking to install a pair of air bags. I have looked and researched but all the kits i have come across assume that the leaf springs are running over the axle. I have the leafs under the axle. Is anyone here running air bags with flipped leaf springs? If so what kit did you get?

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Old 12-23-2016, 05:21 PM   #2
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I am running them, I think they are McGaughy's. I'll see if I can find the paperwork and get you a part number.
Found it: http://www.mcgaughystore.com/dodge-t...g-helper-kits/
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I got a set of air shocks onto my truck back when I was towing even lowered ran fine down the road. I now need to take them off as I don't tow and they are useless now. The airbags still work but the shock is toasted. They are Monroe shocks with a built over airbag kinda like a Cadillac rear shock
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I have a pair of Timbren 660# springs on the rear that act as bump stops. I also use a heavier pair on the front. These prevent all hard hits. These are a bit non traditional but have proven over the years to be effective on my truck. There is no kits and can only be bought as individual pieces.
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I am hoping to find a kit that the top braket bolts to where the oem bump stop braket goes on the frame and the bottom bracket u-bolts to the differential tube. I think it would be the easiest installation. I remember seeing a kit like that before, but i dont remember which one it was
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Check with firestone!
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I am hoping to find a kit that the top braket bolts to where the oem bump stop braket goes on the frame and the bottom bracket u-bolts to the differential tube. I think it would be the easiest installation. I remember seeing a kit like that before, but i dont remember which one it was
The distance between those two points is too small to put anything other than a bump stop of some form.
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The distance between those two points is too small to put anything other than a bump stop of some form.
You are right. I got under the truck today and noticed the distance was small. The video i saw once must have been on a lifted truck
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Check with firestone!
I was browsing the Summit racing catalog and saw their kit there. I was hoping to avoid having to drill, but i guess i may have no choice
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I am running them, I think they are McGaughy's. I'll see if I can find the paperwork and get you a part number.
Found it: McGaughys Dodge Rear Air Bag Helper Kits
Do you have any pics of how it mounts or can you give me a brief explanation? I downloaded their instructions but it did not have any pictures
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