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Ride Rites for salt truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by stroker51, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. stroker51

    stroker51 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 819

    I've got a hiniker 8' hopper on the back of my 96 F250, just set it in last week. with that thing partially loaded it is all my trucks 12 year 205k mile springs want to hold. I'm going to build some heavier springs with mine and the rears off a wrecked 3/4 ton, but do the Firestone Ride Rites work well on a truck with that much weight in the bed. i know they help a lot for trucks pulling heavy trailers i've just never been around them on a truck with a constant heavy load on the truck itself. Thanks.
  2. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,445

    I've heard good things about them and we'll be putting them one one of the trucks this year. Timbrens would do the trick cheap and easy too.
  3. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    I have firestone bags in my 2500hd, they are awesome, they can hold 5000#'s. If i wasnt planning on selling my ford at the end of this season i would get a set for that truck too. truckspring.com has the best price.
  4. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

    I just put some on my 2500HD and love them they help alot and the ride is much better loaded....If you want some i bought mine on ebay for $199 shipped!!!..let me know if you want the link.

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