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Old 10-23-2010, 06:40 AM   #1
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Ok, I had the B&W hide-a-ball with companion hitch installed on my 2005 F250. I'm very happy with it. However, In order to do that they had to remove my Firestone air lift bag system. I tried to find a way to modify them so I could reinstall them but it's not going to work. Any ideas out there on a system to help get additional support over the rear axle. Thanks

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Old 10-23-2010, 07:04 AM   #2
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Don't know if they will work in your case but I use Timbrens and really like them. They also improved my ride with the trailer in tow.
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:12 AM   #3
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Get to Firestone they make brackets for what you need.
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:18 PM   #4
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yep. firestone definitly makes two version of brackets. the bottom mounts on mine attach to the leaf spring blok perch. directly under the frame rail...not inboard of the rail.







heres a link.http://www.firestoneindustrial.com/riderite/rrkit/? Edited by: spinella
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Thanks for the advice. I think I'm leaning towards the Timbren system since it installs under the frame rail instead of on the side of the rail.

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Just remember Timbrens set 1" or less from the bottom of your frame. Any weight in your box and you are hitting them can be a choppy ride. A friend of mine had them and the weight of his hitch and generator made him hit. He switched to air bags.
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Guess it depends on what size (tonage)truck you have. I have had 1000 lbs of corn in the bed of my truck with the hitch and mytool box and just touched the Timbrens to the axle. I drove 200 miles that way and did not notice a difference in ride.
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my bags are under my frame.



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i would give the bags a shot, that is if you can buy the brackets alone. timberens are'nt cheap typically a little over $200
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