Dodge Off Road 2nd Gen Air Bag System
2nd gen air bag system

Dodge Off Road 2nd Gen Air Bag System

Your Price: $799.00
Ships in 10 to 15 Days
Part Number:1080

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Rear Axle
DOR U Bolt Flip
If you are running our shackle flip or some aftermarket leaf springs, but need to bump your load capacity up to handle heavy trailers or campers, we offer a totally bolt-in air bag setup that does not affect your suspension ride or travel at all.  This setup bolts above your leaf pack using our U bolt flip kit, and to the frame above the leaf springs by drilling four holes and attaching 1/4" steel CNC cut and bent brackets using the provided Grade 8 hardware.  When this system is installed, your air bag will not touch or be attached to the leaf pack at all, but when your truck is loaded down the air bag will engage and support the heavier load.  The air bags are high quality Firestone bags that can be adjusted manually with an air compressor in a couple of minutes.  We are using Daystar cradles on the U bolt flip mount to keep the air bags in place once they are engaged with the suspension.  As soon as the weight is lifted off of the truck, the suspension raises back up and the air bags are disengaged.  With this setup, you will have the best of both worlds - a softer ride from your leaf springs (with our shackle flip or aftermarket progressive rate spring packs), without losing any of your towing capacity.  This is a perfect upgrade for those who had upper overloads prior to their rear suspension upgrade, but need that extra load capacity back.   

The good thing about air bags is that they provide the full capacity that your truck is rated for, but they do it with a much softer feel.  Overload springs are extremely stiff and always give you terrible ride quality.  The air bags we are using are larger than most, which allows you to run a lower PSI in the bags yet carry several thousands pounds in the bed of your truck without hurting the ride.  Some air bag setups use smaller bags that are stiff when aired up, because they have to be inflated to 35 or 40 psi.  Their PSI may be lower when unloaded, but if the bag is attached at both ends, it's going to give you some unfavorable ride quality.  With a floating air bag setup, the bags don't even come into effect until the truck is weighed down.  It's the best setup you can run on your 2nd gen truck! 

This kit includes everything you need to bolt the air bags to your truck, as long as you already have our U bolt flip kit.  If you don't have that, then you will need to add it to your order.  It does not work with other U bolt flip kits because of the design of the U bolt plate.  The kit includes: 

  • Two frame brackets made from 1/4" steel, with 9/16" Grade 8 hardware.
  • Two U bolt mount brackets made from 1/4" steel, with a Daystar cradle bolted in place. 
  • Two Firestone convoluted double bellow air bags, with standard air valves that can be adjusted just like inflating a tire. 
This setup works with our shackle flip with the factory block removed, or with progressive leaf springs.  The height is set for a 1" to 3" rear lift.  If you have more lift than that, you will need to email or call us so we can build you a custom setup.  Above 3" of lift, this setup will not engage the suspension correctly. 

This setup works with our bolt-on traction bar setup as well. 

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