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Firestone Releases New Load Adaptive Shocks

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

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Firestone Industrial Products has introduced Ride-Rite LS, new load adaptive shocks designed as an upgrade to its Ride-Rite air helper springs
The new Ride-Rite LS shocks are designed as an upgrade to its Ride-Rite air helper springs.
The new Ride-Rite LS  shocks are designed as an upgrade to its Ride-Rite air helper springs.
. A tri-tube mono-flow shock absorber, Ride-Rite LS was designed to perform under a full range of load and temperature conditions.

The new load adaptive shocks were designed through a partnership with Rancho, the off-road suspension and shock division of Tenneco. The shock absorber is directly connected to the helper spring, allowing pressure within the air spring to automatically control the product's performance. As a result, damping is low when the vehicle is unloaded to deliver a comfortable ride and then automatically increases to stiffer damping when the vehicle is loaded for improved control.

"We designed the new Ride-Rite LS to minimize the trade-off between ride and handling at various payloads," said Todd Green, regional sales manager, Firestone Industrial Products, Ride-Rite division. "The shock performance changes dynamically with the modifications in payload on the axle, resulting in better body and roll control as well as safe and secure handling of the vehicle. And because damping level is automatically controlled by the air pressure inside the spring, there is no need to crawl under the truck to adjust the shocks."

The product comes with air line and "T" fittings, and it is currently available for the following applications: 2001-2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD; 2003-2009 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500; 1999-2009 Ford F-250 over 8,500 GVWR; and 1999-2009 F-350.

More info: www.ride-rite.com

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