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Old 10-02-2011, 07:36 PM   #1
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Firestone Air Bag Installation

Hello All, I'm installing Firestone Air bags (2070) on the front of my 2000 Adventurer 37U and have run into a bit of a problem. On the passenger side the bag is only about 1.5" away from the Banks Headers. I'm thinking this is too close. If I move the mounting bolts to another hole the bag is misaligned which I don't think is a good thing either. Anyone have any ideas ???
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:57 PM   #2
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How about making a heat sheild to keep the heat away from the bag
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:23 PM   #3
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I was going to try a shield but a rubber bag an 1.5" from a hot header pipe is still very close don't you think.
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:40 PM   #4
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Is the 1.5" different than the original bag clearance?

There is a sort of heat wrap available for headers; check w/outfits that sell junk to hot rodder's (maybe Summit Racing or Eastwood?).
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:42 PM   #5
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The MH didn't have air bags I'm installing the first
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:46 AM   #6
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Why are you installing air bags? Are you trying to improve ride or?
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:28 PM   #7
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I'm trying to improve the last bit of banging on those bridge transitions. The Koni shocks made quite a difference. There also was a slight sag in the rear of the coach so I'm installing air bags on the rear also.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:48 PM   #8
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There is a lot of controversy about header ( exhaust ) wrapping. It is really tough on headers and may void warranty - need to check with Banks. A lot of racers prefer the ceramic coating ( Jet-hot ) option. I'd speak with Banks / get their recommendations, and also Firestone to see how much heat the bags can actually take. 1.5" sounds pretty risky to me.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:08 PM   #9
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which co did you buy them from. I am also buying front and rear from SD Trucking.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:53 AM   #10
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I bought mine from AdventureRV.net $244 for the fronts and $225 for the rears. Great prices on many big ticket items.
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HELLO All, the air bags are installed. I managed with a slight change in the front bracket and some heat shielding on both the bag and exhaust to hopefully have the heat problem solved. I've taken a short drive and all seems to be working as advertised. I'll keep you posted with any new developments. Thanks for all you inputs.
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