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"Ride Control" Air Helper Springs

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by tundraatx, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. Jan 23, 2019 at 2:27 PM
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    tundraatx

    tundraatx [OP] 2008 Limited Double Cab, 5.7L

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    1) Bought with 225k miles on it, a Westin bullnose bumper, and OEM tundra steps 2) Current Mileage 238k Mods: 1) Dirty Deeds BA Mufflers 8 inch with resonator (as of Feb 2021) - Had the 10 inch with resonator - Prefer the 10 inch without resonator - deeper sound hear it more in the cab 2.) Ranch Hand Summit Front Bumper/Guard 3) Ranch Hand Summit Bumper 4) Billstein 5100s all around 5) TRD front and rear sway bars 6.) Rough Country wheel to wheel steps 7) Pioneer 8400 NEX Wireless ApplePlay 8) Backup Camera: e-raptor 9) LED white lights replaced in headlights, fog lights, inside cabin, and exterior lights 10) Linex (unbranded by Central Texas Truck Coatings) 11) OEM Toyota side panels and generic panel on tailgate Maintenance/Repairs: 1) Valve covers, belt tensioner, alternator belt - $415 2) Evaporation fuel canister and filter replacment $1547 *This was a Toyota TSB for 07-08 AFAIK. Toyota covered in first 3 years of ownership. Mine failed after 13 years of daily regular driving use. Not bad at all. 3) Pioneer Unit - had to ship to Pioneer to replace Output IC - $45 (shipping) free under 1 year warranty fix 4) Pioneer Unit - Electrical feed back coming through speakers when accelerating. Fix was to check all wiring/tighten up/ make connections good again $42. 5.) Rear passenger door actuator replaced. Part was $287 with tax on ebay from Toyota dealer free shipping. 6.) Rack and Pinion, tow mirrors, shocks install, lifetime alignment - $1884.36
  2. Jan 24, 2019 at 4:53 PM
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    HappyGilmore

    HappyGilmore Ex 1st Gen Member

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    In my research the Airlift ones do not clear anything but a stock tire. I think it even notes it won't fit a TRD tire. I went with the Firestone Ride Rite and it cleared my 33 x12.5s by only a 1/4 inch. I trimmed the bracket back to get more clearance. They worked really well for towing. But at minimum psi, it lifted my truck about a half inch. But my leaf springs were worn and sagging.

    Edit. Not sure on your tire size but here's the ones I bought after extensive research on clearing oversized tires.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Firestone-...027581&hash=item41e16571b2:g:7iYAAOSwUWpa7sJ5
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2019
  3. Jan 24, 2019 at 7:43 PM
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    Rex Kramer

    Rex Kramer Vinyl Spinner

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    Your 1st Gen Tundra needs the Firestone 2245 Ride-Rite air spring kit.
     
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  4. Jan 24, 2019 at 8:24 PM
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    HappyGilmore

    HappyGilmore Ex 1st Gen Member

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    Correct, which is in my link. Sorry I didn't specify I recently had a 1st Gen, which is what I'm referring to. I still lurk here because I miss it dearly. :D wish I could have both, but the resale value was so damn good I could justify keeping it. :rolleyes::eek2:
     
  5. Jan 24, 2019 at 9:56 PM
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    Pudge

    Pudge Super Secret Elite Member #7

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    TRD PRO grille, OCD consol organizers, DIY wireless phone charger, 33" Michelin Defender LTX MS, Bak revolver X2 tonneau, weathertech liners, 20% tints. DIY pop n lock, 2018 LED headlights, morimoto fogs, TRD shift knob, DirtyDeeds 8"BAM exhaust, kenwood HU,JL amp, Tech12volts Tundra full speaker upgrade w/sub, Swing case, and lots of fluid film
    I'd recommend Firestone over air lift. Better quality IMO. I have had both on tacomas
     
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