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post #16 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 01:10 PM
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What's the cost on that wireless set up if done yourself?
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Installed mine today.

driller, the Firestone wireless set-up with compressor was $350 online. I just installed mine today. Having a bit of trouble getting it to respond/inflate/deflate right now. I must have a loose connection somewhere. I'll get into it tomorrow. Fairly easy system to install. I went above the spare tire on mine.

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Does the wireless remote system have the ability to control the bags seperately ?

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I use the Airlift 72000 on my 03 and its been on there since new. I put the compressor and manifold in a battery box mounted on the frame below the passenger side door. Yes the controller does work the bags seperatly.
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PerryB, yes the Firestone system has the ability to adjust each corner independantly, front or rear only and all four together.

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interesting

I didn't need air bags on mine at all with 4500# of hitch load and payload..

Must be something with the 2011's.

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You missed part of the thread. Under certain conditions some 6.4's and some 6.7's have driveline shudder. Some members have had larger carrier bearings put in under warranty, mine (6.4) didn't. My 6.7 is fine with the same, heavy, trailer. I'm also a lot happier with more power and better mileage LOL.
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driller, the Firestone wireless set-up with compressor was $350 online. I just installed mine today. Having a bit of trouble getting it to respond/inflate/deflate right now. I must have a loose connection somewhere. I'll get into it tomorrow. Fairly easy system to install. I went above the spare tire on mine.
I take it bags are not included? Add the bags and what does that run the cost to?
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I take it bags are not included? Add the bags and what does that run the cost to?
You're looking at around 550 - 600 for both if you install yourself. Just look on the WEB, pleanty of companies selling them...

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Having a bit of trouble getting it to respond/inflate/deflate right now. I must have a loose connection somewhere. I'll get into it tomorrow. Fairly easy system to install. I went above the spare tire on mine.
I have the Firestone Wireless controller and bags as well. Originally put the ECU, valves, and compressor on top of the spare. Wireless controller would not work in cab, only standing next to rear wheel. Called Firestone and they admitted that they have had complaints that the wireless controller won't always reach if the ECU was placed at the rear of the truck (mind you they advertise 50ft range).

I moved the ECU and the valves up in front of the spare, just behind the B&M, and it still won't work from the cab. Looks like I'm going to have to move the ECU and valves all the way up under the cab to get the remote to reach. Of course that requires running a lot more airline and more potential for leaks.

In short, I'm pretty disappointed with the firestone wireless controller's range, and more diappointed with their response of "yeah, we know, sorry."

I'd get the Airlift wireless if people are having better luck with the range on it.
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I have the Firestone Wireless controller and bags as well. Originally put the ECU, valves, and compressor on top of the spare. Wireless controller would not work in cab, only standing next to rear wheel. Called Firestone and they admitted that they have had complaints that the wireless controller won't always reach if the ECU was placed at the rear of the truck (mind you they advertise 50ft range).

I moved the ECU and the valves up in front of the spare, just behind the B&M, and it still won't work from the cab. Looks like I'm going to have to move the ECU and valves all the way up under the cab to get the remote to reach. Of course that requires running a lot more airline and more potential for leaks.

In short, I'm pretty disappointed with the firestone wireless controller's range, and more diappointed with their response of "yeah, we know, sorry."

I'd get the Airlift wireless if people are having better luck with the range on it.
Wow, sorry about that. What a disappointment. To add to the pain, the formerly cheaper Ride Rites are no longer cheaper. Firestone raised the prices on their bags about $50 to match AirLifts. There now is no reason to buy the Firestone product when the Airlift controller and bags are superior and the same price.

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When I was researching, I could never find one brand recommended over the other. I doubt the bags are really any different, and IIRC, the firestone bag install is slightly less complicated than Airlift bags, but neither is terrible. You can use either controller with either set of bags, they all just use 1/4" airline...

Either way, if anyone's looking in the future and come across this, go with the Airlifts...
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bighop, I had the same issue. I've just resigned myself to adjusting the bags when I'm loading/unloading or hitching/unhitching, which is for the most part the appropriate time to adjust anyway. I have mine above the spare and I ain't movin' em.

2013 F350 6.7L CC DRW KR in Kodiak Brown with Firestone bags and Airlift compressor and controller. Factory hitch prep with B&W hitch, all pulling the W&P 40 FK toyhauler.

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Taking the plunge, but I pull both goosneck & Fifth wheel. What setup would you recomend? Only looking at the wireless systems!

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Taking the plunge, but I pull both goosneck & Fifth wheel. What setup would you recomend? Only looking at the wireless systems!
Definitely the AirLift bags and on-board compressor system. With Firestone raising its prices recently, there is no longer any advantage to those.

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