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Old 06-17-2012, 05:10 PM
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So I bought my 2010 Ram slt and it had some towing upgrades on it. I am new to the full size truck market and towing. I am handy and understand what these air bags are for but I would like to identify the brand/ model to get information on how to use them. Things like max pressure etc. I did notice the blue air line that runs to them has firestone on it. Any help identifying would be greatly apreciated.
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Those are Firestone Coil-Rite air bags.

If you are looking for an air bag solution, I recommend considering that TLC offerings. You can find them in the site vendor section.
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this Google search should tell you what you need to know about those
it is a list of different places that carry them, they should also have the contact info, so that you can send for brochures

Firestone Industrial Products – World Headquarters 250 W. 96th St. • Indianapolis, IN 46260 USA
Toll-Free: 1-800-247-4337

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Thanks. Looks like they can be filled from 5-35psi.
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I have the Air Lift version of those Firestone airbags and have used them on two different vehicles at this point including my Ram Express 1500. They work, and they're very affordable. I pull a 5000 pound travel trailer and don't have to use an equalizer hitch with minimal air in the airbags to maintain ride height and control. As a trailer gets heavier, an equalizer hitch can be a noticeable benefit. In fact if you have an equalizer hitch, I don't think you need any airbag system until you get to the outer limits of your equipment...and maybe at that point you need a bigger truck. I'd agree that the TLC bags are nice, but for the money and the amount of assist that I wanted, the less-than-$100 Air Lift bags were more than adequate. If I were pushing the envelope a little more on my load, I'd go for them. Still, I think the OP is good to go with his equalizer hitch and no air assist of any kind. One application that might really be addressed by the TLC system is where people like to carry an ATV or some other large weight in the bed of the PU and then pull a trailer.
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