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Where do you put an air bag compressor?
The preferred location for mounting air compressors is on the inside of the frame rail under the vehicle. There is plenty of air flow to keep the compressor cool and the compressor itself is sufficiently protected from the elements. A little water splashed on the compressor won’t hurt it.
How long does it take to install Firestone Ride-Rite air bags?
For a first-time installer I would plan on 2 to 4 hours total time. Naturally a second set of hands will go a long way to reducing this. If you’re also planning to install the on-board compressor kit # F2158 then add another 1 to 2 hours.
How much air do I put in Firestone air bags?
The instructions mention that as a general rule of thumb, 1 psi will support approximately 40 lbs of load. Your best bet is to use enough pressure to level the vehicle, and then adjust plus or minus according to your personal preference.
How long does it take to install air bags?
Most shops take up to 10 hours to install a full air bag suspension kit, add-ons included. At a labor rate of around $100 – $125 per hour, you can expect the installer to charge you $1,000 – $1250 plus shop fees.
How much pressure should I put in my air bags?
The most common cause for failure in air bags is running them without the minimum air pressure. This causes them to bottom out, tear, etc. You should always keep 5 lbs. of air pressure in your air bags to prevent any damage.
Can you install airbags yourself?
Airbags are very technical. They are designed to go in a specific direction and deploy based off of a certain level of force. If you try to install them yourself, they might not work at all. And if they do trigger, they might not work properly.
How long does it take to install air bag suspension?
A basic installation of most kits will take a competent shop 8-10 hours. For the most part, the suspension components mount just like their OEM counterparts. It is the compressor/tank/manifold/wiring/air line configuration that can alter the time required to install.
Is installing air suspension hard?
If you have any mechanical aptitude whatsoever, then installation of an Air Lift air spring suspension kit is quick and easy. It is easy because all the parts needed for installing Air Lift air springs are included in the kit and can be installed with common hand tools in about 2 hours or less.
Is air suspension hard to install?
Setting up a performance-oriented vehicle with an air suspension system is surprisingly straightforward. To install the shocks themselves, you follow the same procedure as you would for a standard shock/strut replacement. This is because air ride shocks are designed to bolt right in place of the factory equipment.
How do I install the Firestone air compressor?
Installing the Firestone air compressor system is easy. Air compressors will work with Firestone air suspension products including Ride-Rite, Sport-Rite and Coil-Rite. First you will find a convenient location to install the compressor. On our vehicle, we installed the compressor underneath the back seats.
What are Firestone air compressor mounting brackets?
We offer a Firestone air compressor mounting brackets and air tank mounting brackets that are optional. The brackets will mount the compressor and air tank to the frame of your vehicle and will eliminate the need to drill or weld. Looking for air compressor accessories?
Why choose Firestone Air Command™ products?
While your vehicle counts on Firestone Ride-Rite™ air springs to offer on-the-road control, confidence, and comfort, you rely on Firestone Air Command™ products to help you command the whole experience. You look to air accessories like the Level Command II Standard Duty Single Analog Air Compressor System Kit.
What are some quick tips for my Firestone air accessories?
Some quick tips that apply to all Firestone air accessories: All compressors are direct drive units (NO oil or belts). This means the compressor can be mounted in any position without detriment to the compressor. In systems using tanks, when connecting the compressor to a positive wire on the vehicle, make sure the wire is ignition activated.