Firestone Ride-Rite Kit Available
July 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Ride-Rite air helper springs from Firestone Industrial Products are now available in a no-drill kit for the 2008 Ford F-450.
The Ford F-450 Ride-Rite kit is designed to maximize the safe load carrying capacity, stability and ride quality of the F-450. The system uses the truck's factory holes and includes all the components needed for a quick and easy installation: brackets, air springs, hardware, air line and separate valves for manual inflation.
"Our no-drill kits are designed to be fifth wheel and gooseneck hitch compatible, which is perfect for this truck's heavy-duty towing capacity," said Todd Green, regional sales manager, Firestone Industrial Products, Ride-Rite division. "When hauling heavy loads, maintaining a level vehicle with Ride-Rite air helper springs is necessary for safety and comfort on the road."
By using air pressure to adjust Firestone's air helper springs, the Ride-Rite system helps maintain brake effectiveness, reduce tire wear, level off-center loads - individual inflation valves allow for separate side-to-side adjustment - and increase vehicle stability.
The kit comes with a two-year limited warranty and typically installs in less than one hour because there is no need to remove the wheels or tires. The system's reinforced double convoluted air springs install between the frame and the axle.
A pair of Ride-Rite air springs can provide up to 5,000 pounds of load leveling capacity.
Firestone also offers the Air-Rite air accessory system to complement the Ford F-450 Ride-Rite kit, which enables drivers to make air pressure adjustments with a button installed on the dashboard. In addition, Firestone offers a Coil-Rite kit for the F-450 to provide extra support in the front for snowplows, winches and more.
More info: www.ride-rite.com