So I figured I should get around to this now that I have the pictures.
Here’s my ride … 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 QC longbed, Cummins 6.7L, G56 manual … it’s the blue one on the right.
Firestone air bag kit. I had this done at the dealer before I took delivery.
The tank for it was about the size of my 64 ounce 7-Eleven Thermos cup. The lines were run through the firewall into the cab and the dual needle gauge for it failed twice in one year, so I also did an upgrade because I got tired of smelling “bag air”. I gutted the old system and went with AirLift’s Wireless AIR system … it’s not fully installed because I ran out of time while from on vacation from Iraq.
Air system on/off switch.
This is a $10 Radio Shack switch just for turning the compressor on or off. I have a small leak that I couldn’t fix because I was pressed for time, so this was a good idea. I used the mounting hole for the power pedal adjustment switch because I didn’t get this option. It totally looks stock, and the light turns on and off with the switch. I have it run from “key on” power so even if I forget to turn it off, the whole system turns off when the key does.
This is something else I need to work on when I go on my next vacation. Again, I was rushed and I don’t like the way it looks so for the sake of cosmetics its going to get re-done.
I mounted the K3LA to the frame rail on the driver’s side. It hangs down a little bit so I had to black it out so that its not very noticeable.
Tank and compressor mounted on the passenger side. The tank is mounted to the bottom of the bed and the comp is mounted directly to the frame rail. It rattles really loud when I fire up the compressor, so I’m going to change the way I put it on there.
Some of this was done by a specialty garage because I didn’t have the time to get everything right before I had to leave, and I plan on doing some upgrades next summer for more air and either dual compressors … or I might splurge and get an XD3000.