I recently got a slightly heavier truck camper for my 1st generation Tundra and decided to replace my Timbrens with Firestone air bags.
Ordered up the kit and had my local shop do the swap. The mechanic said that with the truck on the lift, there was about a 6 inch space between the top of the air bag and the truck frame (before he connected the upper air bag bracket to the frame).
He finished the install, although he had concerns about what will happen if I take the truck off road and the bags need to flex with the suspension- and too, what about when I get my truck tires rotated and its on a lift- won't the weight of the rear axel pull the bags apart...?
Please chime in. Who has done this before and can offer some advice. My truck has an add-a-leaf and Rancho RS9000s. I'm the 2nd owner- I don't think it was lifted, but it sits a tad higher because of the beefed up suspension...
Am I overreacting? Do I need to get an extension mounting bracket for the Firestone air bags, or pucks to raise them up?
It seems to me that the top of the airbags should not be connected, but should have some kind of a cradle that they nest into when the camper is on the truck....?