INDIANAPOLIS - Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC has introduced a new product designed to convert the Dodge Ram 1500 coil spring suspension into a full air suspension to deliver higher leveling capacity and improved ride quality.
The 2009-2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Rear Coil to Air Conversion System, part # W21 760 2518 is a no-drill kit designed to completely replace the factory coil spring with an air spring, therefore converting the rear suspension to an Airide suspension. Firestone's full-air conversion provides a higher leveling capacity - up to the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of the vehicle - than traditional systems while smoothing the vehicle's ride.
"Our Dodge Ram Coil to Air Conversion System keeps the vehicle level under all load conditions, and the conversion maintains all the factory hardware and suspension geometry to seamlessly integrate the air springs with the factory coil spring retainers," said Todd Green, regional sales manager, Firestone Industrial Products, Ride-Rite division. "As drivers turn to more coil-suspension vehicles like SUVs and crossovers for their main tow vehicle, we anticipate an increased demand for these systems in the future."
Firestone's system also allows for easy loading and trailer attachment thanks to the system's capability for a 6-inch kneel at the hitch by "dumping" air from the springs. The kneeling feature is controlled by an in-cab switch; no calibration is required.
The easy-to-install Dodge Ram Coil to Air Conversion kit includes all the components necessary for installation. The kit comes with a two-year limited warranty and has an MSRP of $1,599.
Trained technicians are available toll-free (800.888.0650) to answer any product application, installation or warranty questions Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST.
Firestone offers a line of Complete Suspension Solutions that includes Ride-Rite, Sport-Rite, Coil-Rite, and Level-Rite air helper springs; Work-Rite load assist springs; and the R4Tech hybrid air/leaf suspension system. These products have become synonymous with quality, durability and outstanding customer support. For more information, visit www.ride-rite.com.