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One thing you are not going to gain with airbags is more ground clearance .We have about 6" between the bottom of the shock mounts and the ground and that distance stays the same no matter how much you raise the body .I really like the idea of load leveling airbags , for trailer hauling or loads inside they are the best .
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It's a snug fit but I have completed one install of the 5000 air lift on a 350HD. Working on the second one now which is much easier as I don't have the generator installed yet which gives me a lot more room to move around under the rig :-)
Had to modify the top and bottom brackets that mount to the bags and reverse the top bracket that secures to the chassis.
I also made a plate to move the bracket that holds the brake lines out of the way.
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Great information on the modification of the brackets. Would you mind posting what kit you started with? I have read the posts over and over so I apologize if it was listed and I overlooked it.
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Installed the ultimate 5000 bags a few weeks ago. I can't recommend them enough for someone that is hauling a constant load. I went without the compressor. I'm really happy I went the route that I did.

Even found no drill routing for my Schaeder vavles.
Hey plumber, I carry HEAVY pallets of tile every week or so and am thinking my new 250 is gonna squat a lot compared to my Econiline. I do flooring so I am somewhat able to perform remedial tasks.....haha....is the installation of the air lift something I'd be able to do myself or would I need expertise in fittings like yourself?
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I doubt that 250 will squat at all with pallets of tile. Especially not as much as and econoline.

I think the payload for a 250 is 3700lbs or so.

This is a much more capable vehicle than the old econolines.
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Hey plumber, I carry HEAVY pallets of tile every week or so and am thinking my new 250 is gonna squat a lot compared to my Econiline. I do flooring so I am somewhat able to perform remedial tasks.....haha....is the installation of the air lift something I'd be able to do myself or would I need expertise in fittings like yourself?

It's really easy. Honestly it has the best set of directions with pictures I have ever seen on anything I've ever done in my life. LoL

You can handle it. It would help to have another person with you to help run the jack etc. Pretty straight forward.

From what I have seen with my van I would def. recommend them for what your doing.
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Cool. Appreciate the confidence. Would you mind letting me know if you got them local or online? And about how much they set you back?
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$341 I got mine here. http://www.truckspring.com/products/..._AIL88213.aspx

I'm pretty sure there are videos out there as well. Oh, you need to shop for a 2016 when looking for the bags because most sites aren't updated yet with content.
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