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Firestone Ride-Rite Air Bag Install Question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Sawtooth63, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. Sep 27, 2016 at 7:50 AM
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    Sawtooth63

    Sawtooth63 [OP] Member

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    I have an '07 Tacoma Double Cab that I'm going to install Firestone Ride-Rites on. My truck is lifted 2". What additional parts will I need, if any? Have any of you put air bags on a lifted Tacoma?
     
  2. Sep 27, 2016 at 8:02 AM
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    wake100

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    I am in the process of lifting mine (waiting for parts basically) and will be installing daystar cradles to deal with the same issue you are asking about
     
  3. Sep 27, 2016 at 3:57 PM
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    Sawtooth63

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    I see that Firestone offers a 2406 kit to fill in the space created by lift blocks. Has anyone used the kit for the air bag install?
     
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  4. Sep 27, 2016 at 9:53 PM
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    How is the rear of your truck lifted? If using add a leaf or block you will need something like this so the lower bracket rest on your axle.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0052XZ9OM/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    It will bend otherwise. The cradles are great for keeping your suspension travel but are not necessary. If you do any offroading you will want them, the bags really limit your travel. There are also airbag spacers but I'd go with the daystar cradles instead. Here's my setup.

    20160827_155358.jpg
     
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  5. Oct 7, 2016 at 5:40 PM
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    Just an update after I had got the parts and had the install done. I ordered the Ride Rite 2407 bags and the 2506 kit because my truck has a 2" block lift. The 2506 kit got the job done perfectly. This truck is now ready to pull my new travel trailer!
     
  6. Oct 10, 2016 at 6:56 PM
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    Here's the end result when we picked up our new travel trailer today. Perfectly level!
     
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  7. Oct 12, 2016 at 8:00 AM
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    To be fair you are using a weight distribution hitch
     

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