Originally Posted by wmorrisw
I just picked up my 2002 Explorer 230 XLW.
Can I get some help on where to set my airbag pressure when driving and in storage.
Thanks for help.
Welcome to the Xplorer world. Ours is a 1999 230 xlwt and we love it.
They are a couple of years apart but I would bet most components are the same. You probably have Firestone air bags with on board air pump to each bag independently.
I just googled Firestone air bags and without a specific part number, the best I could find is none of their air bags are intended to exceed 100psi.
I have generally run in the 60-80psi range, and have tried as high as 90psi.
I don't feel a lot of difference between those settings so I leave it alone.
I do, however, use them regularly to level the thing at camp sites - not unusual to have 10-20 on one side and 80-90 on the other to get level. Or, sometimes both down to 20, just depends...
Trick is remembering in the morning before you head out to check and adjust - doesn't drive too well with one side at 20 and the other at 80
I have never considered what is best for the winter when parked.