Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Chugiak Alaska
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Well several questions. What is the loaded weight of the 5th wheel and what is the GCVW of your truck???? Who mounted the air bags? Because from the picture the base was mounted too far outboard. Two posts on a 2012 truck so I take it this truck is new to you? Someone else did this work?
If you are within the GCVW of the truck you could call firestone and see what they can do. But!! I think it is not installed correctly, feel free to check. If not suck it up and get a set that set on top of the springs!!!! The issue will be to make it work with the 5th wheel hitch. I did some welding/cutting on mine (1999 F350 DRW) to make it work. I also got rid of the block and set the spring on the axle so my truck has no rake. I lowered my tailgate hight 5 inches just by getting rid of the F350 blocks!! Great when your are a old guy and use your truck to haul stuff!!
If you don't mind redneck fix like myself. You could Look up instructions/ if I am right about placement, hammer the bent stuff straight/ add metal plate to bent part and few extra bolts. That is about 3-4 hours with a buddy and a few beers and see what ya get. Lots of rust on the shock so if you are a redneck it is up North. Add some location in you sig or post.
Friends don't let friends do airbags unless they are over the spring!!
Early 1999 F350 AUTO 4x4 CC LB DRW 4.10 6.0 trans cooler, Front hitch, 2,000 hubs/ brakes, Bilstein shocks/steering stabilizer, Diesel site coolant filter 203 thermostat, EBV delete, new O-rings, new Oil cooler, RIFF RAFF FRX, Glow plug led, Pillar gauges, Lighted cupholder, Painless wiring fuze block, Harpoon/hutch mods, Removed axle blocks. Air bags, 5 wheel hitch, In bed 7 pin plug. Spare tire key delete. KLHANSEN on speed dial. 75,000 as of May 2019