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Are the available air spring mounting holes the same?

The person I will be dealing with sells Firestone 2600 air springs, but I want Air Lift 2B6 Gen II air springs. If I get him to make my mountings to suit 2600s, will the 2B6 Gen IIs fit?

I have been told that Firestone have a lot to do with Air Ride Technologies and Air Lift Company, so I hope that the air springs will have the same mountings :) .
 

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Thanks for your reply! :biggrin:

Don't shoot me, but I criticized you in one of the other sections! :biggrin:

All in good spirit though! :biggrin:
 

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good question man,ive often wondered the same thing. its nice to see a question other than.... how do i bag a 86 topaz or, where do i get the stuff for cheap.
 

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I have read that the Slam Specialties air springs are a direct replacement for Firestone air springs.

Air Lift Company designed their Gen II air springs with Goodyear, and make a comparison between them and Firestone air springs on their website, so I can only assume that they have the same fitting dimensions, otherwise I'm sure that they would say that they aren't a straight swap.
 

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Im pretty sure the AirLifts are a different bolt pattern.

I know the Firestones and the Goodyears are different. Then since the Airlift are modeled after the Goodyears....
 

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Originally posted by skandalouz@Nov 2 2003, 08:34 PM
they are different!!! Firestones have 1 bolt on the bottom. air lift has 2.
Some of the newer Firestones have 2 holes on bottom as well.
 

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Er........um.......maybe the Post Your Rides section...... :biggrin:
 

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Regarding the air spring mounting question, thanks for the replies. I'll have to make sure what is what before I get any mounting brackets.

I have just found an air spring specification sheet on Air Lift's site & it shows nearly all of the air springs as:

Top & Bottom Fasteners: 3/8"-24
Mounting Hole Centres: 2 3/4"

I'm not sure what the '24' means in 3/8"-24.
 

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Well, I'm English.....

Just shoot me........


:cheesy: :biggrin: :cool:
 

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Most bags have a "like for like" fitment.
i.e you buy bags dirrect from maker ( goodyear / firestone )
each will sell you a bag identical to each other. ( same dia, mounting, rate.)

HOWEVER.... Air lift / easystreet Etc Etc. will somtimes modify bags to suit "there own application and fitment..

So you will have to check each suppliers bags in there own right.
Or just be prepared if nessasary to modify mounting brackets.

:) :) :) :)
 

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I've spoken to one of the air suspension specialists over here and he said that Air Lift make some direct replacements for Firestone air springs, but the rest have their own mountings.

The Gen II air springs have two mountings on each end, 2 3/4" apart.
 
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