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Old 12-27-2015, 03:30 PM   #11
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tnfaulksr, go to the Firestone Ride-Rite website

http://riderite.com/Ride-Rite%20Product%20Detail

Do a "vehicle search" to make sure they fit model to model. Check the chart for your year and model and then of the sellers vehicle and model. The part (kit) numbers will probably be the same. If they are, these are pretty easy to install. Just make sure the bags were not damaged on removal and that you have all of the parts. As john5646 states, a new kit is $225. A bag replacement is about $100. They are well worth the $225-cheap is better if they are in good shape.

I believe that you can get the mounting instruction from Ride-Rite for your TV as-well. Mounting varies slightly from vehicle to vehicle, but no drilling of holes is required.

I removed a set of Ride-Rites from an '08 Sierra and wanted to put the on a 2013 Silverado. Basically the same bodies. However, the part numbers did not match, so I ordered a set for the Silverado. When the new ones arrived, I compared them with those from the Sierra. The only difference was that the top mounting hole was oval on the new ones and round on the older set. The new set would fit the '08 Sierra and the '13 Silverado, but the older set hole would have to be made oval and the would have fit. Had I known that, I could have saved some money and just reamed the holes oval by a quarter inch.
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Old 12-27-2015, 03:31 PM   #12
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Air bags allow the option of leveling while still maintaining stock ride. Simply run 5 psi for stock and go up to 70 psi plus, if say towing, or heavy payload, common sense needs to be factored in as air bags or springs do only level the load not make things safe. Also air bags can be done by DIY for $225.00. Takes 2 hrs to install and if you wanted to removal when you sell truck?
These were the reasons I went bags.
good stuff....
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Old 12-27-2015, 03:34 PM   #13
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tnfaulksr, go to the Firestone Ride-Rite website

http://riderite.com/Ride-Rite%20Product%20Detail

Do a "vehicle search" to make sure they fit model to model. Check the chart for your year and model and then of the sellers vehicle and model. The part (kit) numbers will probably be the same. If they are, these are pretty easy to install. Just make sure the bags were not damaged on removal and that you have all of the parts. As john5646 states, a new kit is $225. A bag replacement is about $100. They are well worth the $225-cheap is better if they are in good shape.

I believe that you can get the mounting instruction from Ride-Rite for your TV as-well. Mounting varies slightly from vehicle to vehicle, but no drilling of holes is required.

I removed a set of Ride-Rites from an '08 Sierra and wanted to put the on a 2013 Silverado. Basically the same bodies. However, the part numbers did not match, so I ordered a set for the Silverado. When the new ones arrived, I compared them with those from the Sierra. The only difference was that the top mounting hole was oval on the new ones and round on the older set. The new set would fit the '08 Sierra and the '13 Silverado, but the older set hole would have to be made oval and the would have fit. Had I known that, I could have saved some money and just reamed the holes oval by a quarter inch.
appreciate it... good info & thanks for the website.
we both have titan cc
his an '08 mine a '12
website shows that '04-'15 Titans are all the same...
he wants $150 for the firestones & a 5th wheel pin-tripod support.
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Old 12-27-2015, 04:08 PM   #14
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Tm,
Here's a pic of fire stones on 2006 Nissan crew.Attachment 96842Attachment 96843
The Tacoma mods, very nice, air bags are awesome.
are those stock shocks??
they look like bilsteins or something like that....
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Old 12-27-2015, 04:16 PM   #16
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ok great checked out their site...
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Since you are all talking about mods for towing, just bought an AFE exhaust from Amazon for daughters boyfriend for his new to him 14 taco. Was 395. Not huge power gain but sounds nice.


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Old 12-29-2015, 10:52 AM   #18
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My towing mods that I just made to my Little Tacoma.

Just had to take a sawsall to the jounce stop. I also had to drill some 5/16" holes for the fill valves. Other wise it was a straight forward bolt on set.
Here's the to a video of an installation on a similar truck.

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Nice Towing Mod's! Can you lower the Tailgate while hooked up? Youroo!!
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I see you have leaf springs what not just go to a truck spring shop and have them add a leaf or two to each side ?

I didn't want to have a stiff ride all the time. The air bags allow me to stiffen the suspension when I need it, and then go back to the soft stock ride when I'm not towing.
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