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Firestone 7500 Air Bags vs. Air Lift 7500 Air Bags for 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 2WD

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I am considering the firestone and air lift air bags for my 2019 gmc sierra 3500 two wheel drive (I have a hitch in the bed) and would like to know if there is one kit that you would consider better than the others? I can't tell much difference?

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The 7,500 lb air bag kit I highly recommend for your 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 two-wheel drive are the Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs # F2709 because of the superior construction of the bags compared to the Air Lift LoadLifter 7500 XL Air Helper Springs # AL57538.

The reason the Firestone air bags are higher in quality than the Air Lift is because the Firestone bags are constructed with four layers of rubber which is reinforced, while the Air Lift bags are a double-ply construction. What this means is that you will get a stronger, more durable air bag with the Ride-Rite that is going to last longer. Additionally, the Air Lift kit requires drilling into your Sierra's frame to install with an in-bed hitch like a fifth wheel or gooseneck while the Firestone kit does not require any drilling.

Along with the air bags it is a very good idea to add a compressor, the Air Command F3 Compressor System w/ Wireless Remote and Heavy Duty Compressor # F2590 because it has a wireless remote so you can adjust the pressure of the air bags from the comfort of your Sierra's cab. This is a heavy duty compressor that can adjust the springs to their max 150 psi swiftly. You can mount it with the No-Drill Mount Kit # F2588 and for the air lines you can make the straightest cuts by using the Air Lift Air Hose Cutter # AL10530.

I have added links to an install of the Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs # F2709 for you to take a look at as well as links to video reviews of the springs, compressor system and tube cutter to check out.

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