Author Topic: Air Bags For Rear 1977 Clipper  (Read 1580 times)

Offline Clipper Joe

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Air Bags For Rear 1977 Clipper
« on: June 21, 2013, 03:48:23 AM »
Hi All,

I Would Like Some Info On Air Lift Bags For Rear Of 1977 Dodge Clipper. I Have 2 Types, I Have Been Looking into.  One Is Firestone & Air Lift 5000

Has Anyone Installed These Type, I Have A Large Gas Tank There Is Not A lot Of Space @ Rear Area For Bags.

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Joe
1977 Dodge 440  Rear Kitchen
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Re: Air Bags For Rear 1977 Clipper
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2013, 05:35:08 AM »
I replaced my originals with Firestones I have the 50 gal tank and had no clearance issues
77 821 FCIT Dodge 440 w/less then 30,000 miles

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Re: Air Bags For Rear 1977 Clipper
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 12:43:32 PM »
Hey Bulldog,
Went With The Firestone Model # 2109 Ride Rite Air Helper Spring Kit 1977-03 Dodge.
Great Aftermarket Kit, No Drilling Limited Lifetime Warranty Not Cheap About $337.00.

It Took About 4 Hrs. Most Work Removing Wheels & Torqueing After. I Did Pass Side First, A little Harder Than Driver Side Do To Tank & Shock. I Did Driver Side Super Fast. I Guess It Is Always Easier After You Have Did One First :-[
I Ran Hose To Inside Rear Wheel Well, & Added Fill Units. Put Protective Sleeve On Hoses to Protect & Used Rubber Clamps  & Tie Wraps To Secure Inside Of Wheel Well. The Kit Has Tie Wraps Supplied..

They Worked Great, I Put About 60 Psi On Pass. & 65 Psi On Driver Side Do To extra  Wt. Of  Water Tanks, will Fine Adjust After Boat Is Hooked Up.
I Think I May Add One More Leaf Springs To Help A Bit More. Plenty Of U-Bolt Left.. ;D


Thanks For Reply.

Joe
1977 Dodge 440  Rear Kitchen
ACOC#3749