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Has anyone had a bad experience with the Firestone Ride-rights?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by N736RA, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. Jun 27, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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    N736RA

    N736RA [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've read all the praise of them on the forum, and I think I'm going to install a pair (can't get the TSB, and I only really freight it a handful of times/year). So I just want to know if anyone has had a bad experience, or wouldn't recommend them. Thanks!
     
  2. Jun 27, 2012 at 7:23 PM
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    landphil

    landphil Wishin' I was Fishin'

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    You've probably read my comments among others, I don't think there's any negatives for use on stock trucks. Lifted / increased travel is a different story.
     
  3. Jun 27, 2012 at 7:40 PM
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    ------------------------------------------------------------ Stabilus.EZDown.Tailgate http://www.ezdown.com/home.php ----------------------------------------------- Tekonsha.Primus.IQ.Trailer.brake http://www.tekonsha.com/content/default.aspx---------------------------------------------------------------- Leer 180 CC http://www.leer.com/Truck-Caps#------------------------------------------------ Firestone Air Rite Air Bags--------------------------------------Kargomaster Rack
    I had them on a 2wd and now on a 4x4. They have worked perfect. No problems at all.
     
  4. Jun 27, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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    Smoke2

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    I have a set. They raise my truck about 1 1/2 inches higher with 5psi. It rides differently too but I really like them.
     
  5. Jun 27, 2012 at 7:43 PM
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    mike1025

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    Mine are a little leaky(like -7 psi every 2 weeks)....but they were installed by the previous owner so i have no idea how he treated them or how many miles are on them.
     
  6. Jun 27, 2012 at 7:46 PM
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    badger

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    I think you are in for a long wait if you want unhappy Riderite owners. About the only negative is they are not designed for long suspension travel. That won't be a problem with stock suspension.

    one suggestion: Get a 1/4" pushloc tube connector and keep it in the glove box. If for any reason you develop a leak in a line you can fix it permanently in minutes. One easy way to get such a leak is welding under the truck.
     
  7. Jun 27, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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    kieth

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    I'm running them with dakars and they don't seem to affect my rear suspension enough when off roading to even notice. they are great IMO
     
  8. Jun 27, 2012 at 8:18 PM
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    N736RA

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    thanks for the replies guys! Hopefully I'll have em sometime next week, also, suggestions on where to route the hoses too? It seems bumper or trailer hitch are the general ideas....

    Oh, and having these installed won't void my warranty or anything will it?
     

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