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Anyone have a DIY for Air lift Air bags install??

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Old 05-07-2009, 12:07 AM
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Hey all just ordered and should be getting my AIR LIFT 59551 Ride Control Rear Air Spring Kit soon from Amazon.com, (great price on them Amazon has everything).

Has anyone done and posted a DIY with pictures for these?? I'm sure its a pretty straight forward deal just want to make sure there are no suprise's I should be aware of Thanks, H-
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I did mine before I even knew this forum existed, so I didn't do a DIY, but the docs are really good, you won't have a problem. But if you do, PM me...
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Hell, weld here, weld there, run line there, insert here... DIY... good luck, maybe this is a good time to write one?
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Ooook, I'll be the guinea pig, I need to start doing this anyway once I get them I'll take some pic's and post them (once I can figure out how to do that too) I'm sure it will be fine. I even went to Harbor Freight and picked up a mini 100 psi compressor w/an aluminum body, and a gauge mounted on it with a 10 foot hose and cig/power outlet plug-in wire on it. I'll post it in the next couple of weeks.

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don't be alarmed, even though 04 mentioned welding, and I welded mine, the docs just call for drilling a couple holes and using the supplied bolts. It's about a 2 hour install without onboard compressor. Obviosly, if you are going to use a compressor it will take more time...
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No no , I meant I got a mini-air compressor for filling the air bags when I need too, instead of tracking down a air hose at some gas station. I'll mount it in the truck somewhere. I was wondering about the mounting method I assumed it was a drill and bolt deal. Maybe later I'll weld the brackets in but for now the bolting them on should be enough.

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OK gotcha. I didn't know if you were going to try to fab something up instead of buying their auto fill/leveling system.
I just fill mine manually when I need to. I carry a 12v compressor in my tool box and always have a jump box with two 12v outlets in there as well. Not to mention my ATV has a 12v and a mini 12v compressor on it at all times. Combine that with my 220v compressor in the garage and I don't ever need to find one at a gas station.

BTW, if you got factory tow, there are two perfect holes in the receiver to mount the valve in. Just pick one...

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Thanks HammerZ71. I have the tow package but the previous owner took off the reciever mount, I still had everything esle, bar, mount plate etc, I ordered a 2" mount bracket from Summet for like $70 or something like and put it on back in March. I'll fab up something for the valves to mount too if I have too.
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