Firestone Air Springs for Tundra
I have the 2007, 5.7 liter Tundra LTD. We recently purchased a Rockwood 8244S 5th wheel. I have had no problem with power on Rocky Mountain hills with the truck, I was a little concerned about the back end squatting when we were fully loaded. The weights were all within acceptable ranges for the truck but the leaf springs were working. After a long trip I climbed under the truck and sure enough there were signs the leaf bumpers were hitting the frame stops.
I had read a previous post where someone had installed Firestone Air Springs and they installed flawlessly. I purchased a set and went to work. After cutting off the leaf bumper I noticed the air spring top plate did not fit the frame properly. I tried the other top plate hoping there was a left and a right side. Nope. Same problem. The main air line hole to the frame did not line up. After some head scratching on how I was going to modify the top plate, or the frame I went in the house for a coffee to settle my temper. Nothing is ever made to fit properly. I explained the problem I was having to the GW. She asked if I tried flipping the plate over? AHH, .....no. Out I go, flip the plate. Perfect fit. I had the spring in place and bolted down in under 5 minutes. I really believe the instructions should come with a notice for men installing these things to have a woman present to make things go easier.
Really though, Firestone did do their homework on these kits. They are easy to install, carry a good warranty and should work fine. Planning a 5 day trip this weekend so we will find out how they handle.
DRINK COFFEE--do stupid things faster and with more energy ! Rockwood 5th wheel, Signature Untralite, 8244S
Tow Vehicle: Ram 3500 6.4 litre Hemi.