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How to Decrease Vehicle Sag and Improve Ride Quality on a 2014 Ram 2500

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I read only one review that complained of a stiff ride once the TDR2500D was installed with a 12000lb trailer, referred to it as rattle the whole trkinch and uninstalled the product.. with that being said can u tell me if that will happen, I want a smooth ride an to have truck not sag, I have a 2014 ram larimie 6.4 hemi 4x4 coil springs. HELP

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I have the perfect option that will give your 2014 Ram 2500 both comfort and support but the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System part # TDR2500D are prone to creating a stiff ride. I cannot guarantee whether or not you will experience this discomfort but if the springs are loaded then the chances of a stiff ride are high.

For the best of both worlds (support/comfort), I recommend using a set of airbags like the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2598. This airbag kit is specifically designed to maximize safe load-carrying capacity up to 5,000 lbs., increase stability, and improve ride quality. It will help with vehicle sag in addition to providing you with a nice smooth ride.

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My son installed the airbags we discussed F2580 did on the ground (no lift) jacked up an did one side at a time. Took around 3 1/2hrs son broke a bolt on one of the stoppers. (He can be like a bull in a china shop) now my concern is when im hooked to my 5th wheel an go to set it down an pull out. With about 45-50psi in bags Are the bags gonna jump up an make truck bed hit underside of 5th wheel or am i gonna need to let air out of bags before unhooking? Also i have included some pictures. You will notice that the bags (both) lean to the pass. Side of my truck. Is that common or did we do something wrong? If i have to let air out an put back in all the time can u recommend a compressor set up for those bags. Nothing to $$ but simple enough for me to use.

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I spoke to my contact at Firestone and they informed me that the airbags leaning to the passenger side is normal for your 2014 Ram 2500 with rear coil springs. I looked at the photos you sent me and the extent of the airbag lean is not severe and will not cause/create any problems.

In order to use the airbags properly, you will first want to connect the 5th wheel trailer with your airbags deflated. Once the trailer is connected you can then fill the airbags until the proper level is achieved. You do not need to deflate the airbags before uncoupling the trailer.

To operate the airbags from inside the vehicle, I recommend using the Firestone Air Command I part # F2158. This kit is simple/easy to use and will allow you to inflate/deflate both airbags with one flick of the switch. The system comes with a standard duty compressor, analog gauge display, and single function switch.

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