"With remote and app-based wireless dual-path controls, and robust product offering, Airide will change the way people think about towing and hauling," said Monaghan. "We are excited for heavy-load towers and haulers to test out Air Command for themselves."
Firestone Airide debuted the technology to the off-road racing and toy-hauling enthusiast community at the 2024 King of the Hammers event in early February. The event hosts a large audience of people who are into camping, towing, ATVs, dirt bikes, rock crawlers and other vehicles. Monaghan said the event is just one of the many audiences for Airide and that the product will be showcased at many other events throughout the year.
"The standard Ride-Rite requires manual inflation using an outside air source to inflate the air-helper springs. Air Command adds onboard inflation," Monaghan said. "This is important because, whatever the capacity, a customer can change the pressure of their air helper springs anywhere—going down the road, at home, on the worksite, you name it. Furthermore, installing Air Command also adds pressure monitoring, taking the guesswork out of properly inflating the air helper springs."
Leveling out the vehicle's suspension and reducing sag while towing offers more than visual benefits. It's about safety, too.
Leveling the suspension helps increase steering control, levels headlights, enhances ride comfort, balances heavy loads, prevents cargo from bottoming out and can add trailer braking efficiency.