I just completed an install of the air lift bags. I tow an Outback 310BHS with a dry weight of about 7,900 pounds. I estimate that we are about 9,000 loaded. The air bags made a huge difference in the stability and ride quality.
I also upgraded to LT rated Michelin AT2 tires. Although the ride is a bit rougher, it is not unpleasant at all. Between the bags and the tires, this has made a huge difference in how the truck tows.
The main reason for my post is how I installed the compressor system. I bought it from JC Whitney and I think it was just over $100 on sale. I couldn't resist. It does not have to have it. I just thought it was cool to have. It does make getting hooked up easier too so I have to justify it somehow!
Now for the good part. I read in another post on here about the guys at gaugeplates.com. I saw where someone used their plate for a boost gauge. I purchased their gauge plate for mounting the pressure gauge. I was determined to not hang that little gauge pod under the dash.
I have attached photos of the gauge install. There are plenty of how to's on the bag and compressor install so I won't get into all of that again. I have not seen anything on the gauge plate / gauge pod so I wanted to get this on here. It would be a simple upgrade for anyone doing this and it really cleans up the install of the cab nicely.
These guys were great to work with and very responsive in my order. The website with the tundra info is Gaugeplates.com, your home for custom gauge and switch plates.
I'm headed from Texas to Utah in the morning so it will be the first good run on the setup. I will write back more on the trip after we get back. This is an outstanding truck and I have been nothing but impressed. The forum is great too. I have been reading for quite awhile but this is my first post.
Enjoy the reading and images.