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Old 03-16-2019, 11:31 PM   #1
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Firestone ride rite helper springs

I am looking to install the Firestone Ride Rite Helper Springs to my 2012 Ford F350 Lariat 4WD SB. Towing a 2018 Eagle 327 CKTS. Firestone has an air shock (Rancho) that works with the air Helper Springs. These are quite costly, $300 a pair. Any one using these or is it best to just go with a quality shock like Bilstein.
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I put the Fire Stone Ride Rite air bag system on my pickup and loved it. I don't know anything about the Fire Stone system your looking for.
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I am looking to install the Firestone Ride Rite Helper Springs to my 2012 Ford F350 Lariat 4WD SB. Towing a 2018 Eagle 327 CKTS. Firestone has an air shock (Rancho) that works with the air Helper Springs. These are quite costly, $300 a pair. Any one using these or is it best to just go with a quality shock like Bilstein.
I bought and returned Firestone and went with Airlift air bags.

Go with quality shocks like Bilstein or Fox.

The Ranchos on my truck are junk
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:31 AM   #4
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I bought and returned Firestone and went with Airlift air bags.

Go with quality shocks like Bilstein or Fox.

The Ranchos on my truck are junk
What did you not like about the Firestone air bags?
What do you like about the Airlift?

https://www.etrailer.com/Vehicle-Sus...e/F4354.html#/
link is for the air shocks
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:18 AM   #5
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Did the air bags on my 3500 dully in 2006 no issues, good 200 investment!Pull 10k 5r.
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:14 AM   #6
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I went with the Timber grove air bags. They were very easy to install.
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Did the air bags on my 3500 dully in 2006 no issues, good 200 investment!Pull 10k 5r.
I'm very pleased with the factory air bags on my RAM 3500 dually. Particularly like the "alternate trailer height" adjustment. It lowers the rear end about 1/2 inch which makes the FW perfectly level when towing.
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You may want to consider Timbrens. I had them on my '12 F-250 and they helped a bunch. Install and forget. Lots of other options out there if you don't want to deal with air bags that you have to inflate/deflate each time you tow.
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I install the Firestone on my Cummins and love them I even have the remote that I can put air in them on the fly.
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I installed Firestone Ride Rite air bags some years back and they have been great. No issues. When I replaced my shocks, not at the same time as when I added the air bags, I installed Bilsteins front and rear.
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