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Installation Questions about a Firestone Air Bag Kit and Compressor for a 2020 GMC Sierra 3500

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Hey guys I’m looking at purchasing the F2706 along with F2097 for my 2020 GMC 3500 diesel and I have a local shop who said the quote 125 250 per hour and I’m wondering how long you actually think it should take them to install this has a shop versus me as a private owner

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I would be happy to help you answer those questions but I want to start out by saying that you will need the Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs item # F2709 for your 2020 GMC Sierra 3500. The item # F2706 you were looking at are for Ram trucks. This is the same model of air bag system it is just a fit for your Sierra. The Firestone Air Command I - Analog Gauge w/ Heavy-Duty Compressor - Single Path - 150 psi item # F2097 is a great compressor but will not allow you to adjust your air springs individually. This function is needed to adjust your air bags for off center loads like heavy slide outs on one side of your trailer. You would want to use the Firestone Air Command II - Analog Gauge w/ Heavy Duty Compressor - Dual Function - 150 psi item # F2219. This is a dual path compressor that allows you to adjust the air pressure individually.

I spoke with Firestone and they said this installation for both an air bag kit and an on board compressor would take a full day if not longer by a professional. These air bags are custom fit but they involve some modification on your truck and there are quite a few things that will need to be unhooked and reinstalled. I have linked an installation video below. Without knowing what your skill level is or availability of tools and equipment it is hard to say how long this will take you. It could be twice as long or three or four times as long depending on whether or not you have a lift to get underneath your truck for easier access. If you are working on the ground using a jack and jack stands this system will take you awhile to get installed. This is a complicated install and we always recommend having a professional install these systems.

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