I was a bit concerned with having sufficient wheel clearance between the back sides of my tires and the air bags when inflated after reading some of the reviews about the bags that are posted online. I believe most of those individuals have larger than factory type, off road tires. Although, I have a hybrdized off road tire on my truck they are not as wide as some of the one's specifically geared towards offroading are. I was able to install the bags on my truck and even after inflating them still have ample space between the two.
I spent the better part of 6-8 hours one evening to take both rear truck tires off and to install the springs. Ended up calling a good friend so that I could utilize his concrete driveway to do so. Was not about to execute this feat on grass lawn. The proper mounting of the brackets come with a handy dandy little device in the kit, that allow you to properly align the two bracket halves alongside the chassis where they are to be mounted, so you can obtain location specific marks for drilling.
Then I had to drill some holes in the chassis...newly purchased, sharp HSS bit made this go smoothly.
Overall, the install was not difficult. Routed a little bit plastic air hose to the rear of vehicle (supplied in kit) where I mounted my valve stems in the bumper near the registration plate mounting area and I was in business. It only takes a small bicycle tire handpump to maintain these bags. I am able to keep them taut with only minimal air pressure. I am impressed with the ease of operation in inflating these...they really work well.
I have not had any issues with loss of air from the bags and they have been on over a year now.
|installation location of my air bag valve stems|