1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Firestone Ride Rite Air Bags

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Cypherian, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. Jul 20, 2013 at 10:46 AM
    #1
    Cypherian

    Cypherian [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2011
    Member:
    #57670
    Messages:
    7,920
    Gender:
    Male
    Mid Atlantic Region
    Vehicle:
    2011 Dbl Cab TRD Sport
    Hey,

    Here I sit waiting for a friend to pick me up since apparently Firestone makes a nice kit , packs everything you need in it .....Well mostly grr unpacked the kit checked hardware count and all everything looks good. Start install and tada the fitting firfor the top of the bag are THE WRONG size !!!! So off to the hardware store to get reducers grrr. Check ALL items for count and FITMENT learn from the maroon.....that is all.

    Cypher
     
  2. Jul 20, 2013 at 1:58 PM
    #2
    BillJC

    BillJC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    Member:
    #56265
    Messages:
    180
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bill
    Novato, CA
    Vehicle:
    2011 White SR5 DCLB 4x4
    Was the box assembled in May 2013? Mine and at least one other posted on this site had the same problem. If you call them, they will send you the correct fittings.
     
  3. Jul 24, 2013 at 9:48 AM
    #3
    Cypherian

    Cypherian [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2011
    Member:
    #57670
    Messages:
    7,920
    Gender:
    Male
    Mid Atlantic Region
    Vehicle:
    2011 Dbl Cab TRD Sport
    I couldn't find the date on the box just went to ace got two reducers and done but did call them. After I read the UPC code off the box to them they said yes it was made in the time frame of "Issues with the part sort machines" lol I read that as someone loaded the wrong part in the bin :} They sent me some out I will just keep them as spares.

    Cypher
     
  4. Aug 22, 2013 at 7:13 AM
    #4
    DolphinJohn

    DolphinJohn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2012
    Member:
    #83954
    Messages:
    351
    Gender:
    Male
    Nature Coast, FL
    Vehicle:
    '13 Access Cab 4x4 SR5
    I just got a call from the mechanic installing my air bags....

    "hey John, the fittings on the top of the airbags are the wrong size"

    sonofabitch.

    Unfortunately I bought mine off Amazon so I just spent 20 minutes trying to explain the problem to a clueless Indian woman and hope that they send me the right ones.

    They are going to send me an entire kit, I told her that there have been several kits that have the wrong parts and told her the date of packing info I got here. I pleaded with her to make sure someone actually checks to make sure the parts are correct before sending it out.

    Wish me luck..

    The mechanic is going ahead with the install without the air lines for now, and then will put them on when I get the right parts.

    Fuck me.

    .
     
  5. Sep 15, 2013 at 5:03 AM
    #5
    Deadcrowm

    Deadcrowm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2012
    Member:
    #90178
    Messages:
    128
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Ventura County
    Vehicle:
    07 4x4 TRD
    Camper shell, bed kit, tires
    Any news on the fittings?
     
  6. Sep 15, 2013 at 4:26 PM
    #6
    BillJC

    BillJC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    Member:
    #56265
    Messages:
    180
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bill
    Novato, CA
    Vehicle:
    2011 White SR5 DCLB 4x4
    Call Firestone directly. I did and they sent me the correct fittings in about a week. They packed the box, not Amazon. BTW, I got mine from Amazon too and had no issues going directly to Firestone.
     
  7. Sep 15, 2013 at 7:30 PM
    #7
    rockhopjohn

    rockhopjohn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2013
    Member:
    #111412
    Messages:
    316
    Gender:
    Male
    ID, MT, ND, I'm a transient
    Vehicle:
    2013 Tacoma T|X Baja
    I just bought a set of Ride Rites from Amazon, got them installed yesterday and everything went together no problems. I am guessing there must have been a small run of kits that had the wrong parts.
     
  8. Sep 16, 2013 at 8:22 PM
    #8
    Deadcrowm

    Deadcrowm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2012
    Member:
    #90178
    Messages:
    128
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Ventura County
    Vehicle:
    07 4x4 TRD
    Camper shell, bed kit, tires
    Thanks guys. Just placed my order. No more saggy ass
     
  9. Sep 1, 2016 at 6:13 PM
    #9
    tomeverard

    tomeverard Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2014
    Member:
    #125731
    Messages:
    52
    Gender:
    Male
    Just installed my ride fits on a 2014 double can off road. Is the bottom bracket supposed to rest on the axle housing? Mine is about 1/2 inch short....anyone have this issue?
     
  10. Aug 26, 2017 at 9:00 PM
    #10
    econwatch

    econwatch Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2016
    Member:
    #204860
    Messages:
    40
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma TRD OR MT DCSB #2
    Its like an epidemic of wrong sized air fittings. WTF is going on with your QC Firestone?
    Went to two HDs to find alternatives for now and will contact FS for replacements. rps20170826_215713_877.jpg
     
    rjbiii likes this.
  11. Aug 27, 2017 at 12:52 AM
    #11
    bagleboy

    bagleboy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2017
    Member:
    #226018
    Messages:
    248
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    Vehicle:
    2014 base AC M5
    Snug top Rebel, Thule tracks, Bagged rear suspension, backup camera, intermittent wiper switch
    Many days late but the bottom bracket has folds that rest on the axle housing and hold the bracket above the axle u-bolts also providing clearance for the bolt that holds the bag to the bracket. On mine I found it easier to temporarily disconnect the brake line bracket to finish tightening the Ride Rite bracket u-bolts. '14 AC.
     
  12. Aug 28, 2017 at 8:03 AM
    #12
    econwatch

    econwatch Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2016
    Member:
    #204860
    Messages:
    40
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma TRD OR MT DCSB #2
    Yes, the brackets appear 1/2 inch short at the cutout.
    Hadn't seen any write-up or comments on this before so cut some steel bar and bolted it to the brackets to fill in the cutout and fully support the bracket properly on the axle.

    Contacted Firestone tech support, they're mailing out some properly sized air hose connectors.
     
  13. Aug 29, 2017 at 7:08 AM
    #13
    Broverlanding

    Broverlanding Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2017
    Member:
    #213739
    Messages:
    394
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Grant
    St. Augustine, Fl
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD OR
    CBI all the things BP51 Shadow Awn - Custom bed rack
    My brackets are about 2 inches too short. Ill be making some support brackets and welding them on the existing ones

    I also had the wrong size hose fittings. Got another one locally. My time is worth more than the effort to call and track it all down and wait for it
     
  14. Sep 6, 2017 at 8:42 PM
    #14
    reedbrynn14

    reedbrynn14 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2017
    Member:
    #214740
    Messages:
    47
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2014 TRD Tacoma
    supercharged, icon stage 2, rock sliders, 255/85-16

    Any competent hydraulic shop should have them in stock. Or Grainger
     
  15. Sep 27, 2017 at 10:15 PM
    #15
    econwatch

    econwatch Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2016
    Member:
    #204860
    Messages:
    40
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma TRD OR MT DCSB #2
    Firestone mailed out a pair but I was able to cobble something together from HD in the meantime.
    Weekends are for play time!IMG_20170902_093911.jpg
     
To Top