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Old 12-25-2015, 04:28 PM   #1
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My towing mods that I just made to my Little Tacoma.

I bought my Tacoma back in March 2015. I bought my 2015 Rockwood 2502KS Mini Lite shortly there after. I invested in a WDH at the time of purchase. Took a few tries to get it all set up the way I wanted to but finally got it all level. Started camping with this setup in May. We clocked about 10,000 miles over the rest of the year until we finally packed it in late November. I had been just using the Equalizer WDH, and some crappy door mount CIPA Mirrors. It wasn't a terrible season; after the season was over I began to think about the things that constantly bugged me. The stock rear suspension on the Tacoma is about as mushy as a 1992 Buick Lesabre. Even with the Equalizer on it still bounced excessively in certain conditions. It definitely needed to reinforcement, and those mirrors had to go as well. They vibrated so bad I couldn't see anything half the time. So I took a weekend and Installed a couple of upgrades just to make the trips a little nicer. First up I installed some Firestone Ride Right Air Bags. These were bolt on, really glad I didn't have to drill holes in my frame. I also upgraded my stock mirrors with some Tyger Power Adjustable towing Mirrors. These also were bolt on plug and play.












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Old 12-26-2015, 05:28 PM   #2
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I like the mirrors!!
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Old 12-26-2015, 05:53 PM   #3
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Nice Towing Mod's! Can you lower the Tailgate while hooked up? Youroo!!
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Old 12-26-2015, 06:39 PM   #4
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I bought my Tacoma back in March 2015. I bought my 2015 Rockwood 2502KS Mini Lite shortly there after. So I took a weekend and Installed a couple of upgrades just to make the trips a little nicer. First up I installed some Firestone Ride Right Air Bags. These were bolt on, really glad I didn't have to drill holes in my frame.

i have a nissan titan cc. I've got a guy in my area that took some firestone air levelers he took off of his titan, for RV towing, and wants to sell them pretty cheap. the mounts look very similar to yours. if you don't mind revealing some facts, what prep did you perform to install on the truck?
thanks in advance.....
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Old 12-27-2015, 01:32 PM   #5
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Air bag install

Hi I've installed airbags on my Tundra and my buddies, Dodge and Tundra. Install is straightforward. Usually need to cutoff rubber jounce that keeps leaf springs from hitting frame of truck. Everything else is simply Bolton with no other prep other than jacking truck up and removing tire for better access to install. Run air lines to an area where you can easily access to fill or empty bags. If you visit Firestone site you can view copy of installation instructions.
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Old 12-27-2015, 01:51 PM   #6
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Interesting mods. I'm going to check them out for my '08 Taco.
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Here's a pic of fire stones on 2006 Nissan crew.Click image for larger version

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The Tacoma mods, very nice, air bags are awesome.
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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 ?
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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.
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Hi I've installed airbags on my Tundra and my buddies, Dodge and Tundra. Install is straightforward. Usually need to cutoff rubber jounce that keeps leaf springs from hitting frame of truck. Everything else is simply Bolton with no other prep other than jacking truck up and removing tire for better access to install. Run air lines to an area where you can easily access to fill or empty bags. If you visit Firestone site you can view copy of installation instructions.
that is great info.
didn't think about their website....:roll eyes:
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