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kirkl

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Posted: 09/12/19 03:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ordered them off amazon for 314 and will install my self.


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kirkl wrote:

Ordered them off amazon for 314 and will install my self.


Good call!!!


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Helped a buddy install bags in the coils on his 1500 Ram. Pretty easy install and they’ve worked as advertised for a fraction of the cost of standard bags.


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I have the Firestone bags on my Ram 2500 , no complaints . What is the advantage of inside the coils ?

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I can't even begin to wonder why you would compare a tire store air bag price to an online price. I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but even I know better than that.

Les Schwab here is AWESOME. I can relate at least a half dozen experiences where they saved my bacon, usually with no charge, even when the products they serviced weren't purchased there. Fast, prompt service with a smile every time. Yeah, they're proud of their products, no doubt. Well worth it in my opinion.

I haven't seen a tire dealer NOT use a torque wrench in probably 10 years.

And I'm not affiliated in any way with anybody involved with a Les Schwab.

The advantage of inside the coil bags are they are cheaper and easier to install. The disadvantage is they support less weight and are more fragile.


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kirkl wrote:

Ordered them off amazon for 314 and will install my self.


Be sure to have a separate air fill for each side, and have a good landing pad if you loose a bag in a corner.


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TurnThePage wrote:

I can't even begin to wonder why you would compare a tire store air bag price to an online price. I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but even I know better than that.

Les Schwab here is AWESOME. I can relate at least a half dozen experiences where they saved my bacon, usually with no charge, even when the products they serviced weren't purchased there. Fast, prompt service with a smile every time. Yeah, they're proud of their products, no doubt. Well worth it in my opinion.

I haven't seen a tire dealer NOT use a torque wrench in probably 10 years.

And I'm not affiliated in any way with anybody involved with a Les Schwab.

The advantage of inside the coil bags are they are cheaper and easier to install. The disadvantage is they support less weight and are more fragile.


X2 to everything here... my experience and thoughts exactly.

Love the 5000# Firestone bags on my 2500 (outside the coil spring). Inside coil bags serve a purpose but realize they are just a much smaller "tool" for a given job.

I run a small fleet of vehicles (five) through Les Schwab and they are overall great. I've probably had 50 points of contact in the last few years and 45 of them have been great. Sure, there are a couple minor things that aren't perfect but that's just life. When you see a thriving company like LS the fact (yes, FACT) is they are doing the vast majority of things right. Sure, people have anecdotal experiences to the contrary but they couldn't stay in business screwing everyone everyday.

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Yeah they can. Your average motorist these days knows less that nothing about cars or which end of a screwdriver fits the bolt. They don’t know any better.


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Posted: 09/13/19 05:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why not just install Timbrens?

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"I haven't seen a tire dealer NOT use a torque wrench in probably 10 years."

YEP they sure do use a torque wrench! Watch em they run the lugs up with a torque stick. Then they go around once with a click at each lug not rotating the handle one bit other than to get a click. No second circular torque. YEP they sure do have good customer service!!!

Let's not forget the HIGH quality of their parts they use. Less then 30k the front caliper piston is frozen and won't retract causing metal to metal on one side and the other pads still had 1/4" pad left. This is on the 01 Sport I bought last Summer.

See anything wrong with the pic below? 98 RAM 2wd, receipt in glove box showing LS did the "WORK".

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