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 vehicle 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 vehicle when you are hauling heavy loads or towing a heavy trailer. The springs partner with your existing rear suspension system to help keep your vehicle level, maintain even load distribution and increase stability. Hauling heavy loads or towing a heavy trailer can make the rear of your vehicle 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 vehicle 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 vehicle 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 vehicle'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 vehicle. 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.
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (10 Customer Reviews)
These air bags are a must for carrying a load to make your truck handle better. Empty, I run at 5 lbs and only change I notice is the truck rides about a inch higher. The install went real smooth with the directions easy to under stand. Shipping was very fast and communication to let me know how and when the package was to arrive.104545
by: Steve D08/12/2013
2004 Dodge 5.9 Cummings 4X4 with Over Cab Slide-in Camper. It took me about 4 Hours to install. A lift would have decreased the time by half. Everything installed as described in the instructions. Added support and leveled out truck.94508
by: James E07/11/2013
I have purchased several items from etrailer and always impressed with their accuracy and speed of delivery. They have high shipping costs to Alaska so have not been able to use them except when in the lower 48. Installed on a 1-ton Dodge dually used to either carry a 4600 lb truck camper, pull a 11000 pound fifth wheel or tow a 10000 trailer. The truck camper really sat the truck on the axle and the recently installed Timbrens made matters even worse. When I hit a dip or bump it sounded like there were no springs what so ever. Installed the air springs and now I get a much improved ride and have not bottomed out to date. I installed the air springs in Oregon and drove to Homer Alaska over some pretty rough roads. Great ride!!!88865
by: Alex V07/10/2013
Awesome product! Air bags have worked wonders to easily help level my truck while pulling a 36' bumper pull camper with 1000LBS of tongue weight. I also have installed a weight distribution hitch from ETRAILER and the combo works amazing... I ordered a sway bar for my truck from another source as ETRAILER didn't have one and their service isn't near as good as ETRAILERS. They have an awesome turn around on the product as well as shipping times generally are only a couple of days... Will continue to buy from you!88656
by: Don Olson05/22/2012
Etrailer did a wonderful job. The installation was a breeze once I had the right bracket. Turns out that the bracket on the drivers side needed to be different (2012 Dodge Ram 3500 Laramie) and a call to Firestone got me that bracket. Installation about 1.5hrs with modest hand tools.41289
Easy install. Great customer service. 55577
by: paul s09/11/2012
this kit was super easy to install on my 08 dodge and the only problem was one of the inflation valves was missing the guts and am waiting for the replacement from firestone54377
by: Brian Z.08/06/2012
Easy install, great instructions, smooth ride. I would recomend this product to anybody you pulls a heavy trailer.50645
by: Curt C.07/25/2012
This is my 3rd time ordering from Etrailer and every time my order arrives on time. I would highly recommend Etrailer to anyone49327
by: Tri State Towing &Transport07/07/2012
Extremely easy to install and I'll be testing them out this weekend. Etrailer has the most courtes staff I have ever delt with. I'll continue to be a loyal customer and keep up the good work.47069
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