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For safety and stability, air springs are the perfect partner for your rear suspension when you are hauling heavy loads. Springs reduce strain on your rear axle, keep your Chevrolet Van level, and adjust to load sizes for a consistently smooth ride.
Firestone Ride-Rite springs are designed to increase safety and reduce the strain on your Chevrolet Van when you are hauling heavy loads or towing a heavy trailer. The springs partner with your existing rear suspension system to help keep your Chevrolet Van level, maintain even load distribution and increase stability. Hauling heavy loads or towing a heavy trailer can make the rear of your Chevrolet Van sag and the front end rise. This puts more strain on your rear axle and reduces contact between your front tires and the road, causing problems with braking, steering control and traction. By adding air springs to your rear suspension, you can help to level your Chevrolet Van and improve braking and handling. The air springs also help to level your headlight beams and reduce wear on your tires.
Adjustable Air Pressure
The air pressure in your Ride-Rite springs can be adjusted manually, side to side, to compensate for off-center loads. A centered load improves the stability of your Chevrolet Van by reducing body roll. The air springs will also help to absorb road shock and to soften contact between your axle and frame. This prevents bottoming out, thus improving ride comfort. Route the air line tubing for the springs to your Chevrolet Van's bumper to provide easy access to the manual inflation valves.
Air Spring Construction
Firestone's double-convoluted Ride-Rite air springs are designed to give you maximum load support and enhance the performance and ride comfort of your Chevrolet Van. The rubber springs provide cushioning between your suspension components and operate at up to 100 psi. The springs have four layers of reinforced rubber to ensure durability and enhance load support. A braided wire girdle creates the double-convoluted shape of each air spring, increasing the burst pressure of the spring. The rubber springs are attached to corrosion-resistant metal end plates with a time-proven, rolled crimp seal that keeps the bags securely anchored.
Air Spring Installation
Each Ride-Rite kit includes custom-fit brackets that connect to your axle and frame. The brackets provide the mounting points for the air springs. Drilling may be required for some applications.
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