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Firestone Vehicle Suspension for the Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty, 2011

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Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle - Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty, 2011

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 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty level, and adjust to load sizes for a consistently smooth ride.

Features:

  • Maximize safe load-carrying capacity, increase stability and improve ride quality
    • Install between your Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty's frame and its rear suspension
  • Keep your Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty level when you are hauling a heavy load
    • Improve steering control and braking when you are hauling or towing
    • Level your headlight beams
    • Reduce tire wear
  • Maintain even load distribution with air pressure, leveling off-center loads
    • Air bags adjust manually, side to side, with individual inflation valves
  • Reduce strain on rear suspension
    • Prevent permanent sagging and excessive friction in leaf springs
  • Increase stability
    • Absorb road shock for a smooth ride
    • Soften contact between axle and frame to prevent bottoming out
  • Provide maximum load support and durability with rubber construction and double-convoluted design
  • Include all materials necessary for installation
    • Brackets, air springs, hardware, air line and separate valves for manual inflation
    • Switches and gauges, compressors, and air tanks (sold separately) are available for quick and easy air spring inflation/deflation from inside your Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Load-leveling capacity: at least 3,200 lbs (at most 5,000 lbs)
    • Ride-Rite springs will not increase your Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty's weight-carrying capacity. Do not exceed the manufacturer's recommended weight limit.
  • Adjustable air pressure: 5 psi to 100 psi
  • Limited lifetime warranty on air springs
  • 2-Year limited warranty on hardware


Firestone Ride-Rite Air Spring Basics

Firestone Ride-Rite springs are designed to increase safety and reduce the strain on your Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty when you are hauling heavy loads or towing a heavy trailer. The springs partner with your existing rear suspension system to help keep your Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty level, maintain even load distribution and increase stability. Hauling heavy loads or towing a heavy trailer can make the rear of your Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 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 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty and improve braking and handling. The air springs also help to level your headlight beams and reduce wear on your tires.


Firestone Ride-Rite air spring airline installation

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 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 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 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty's bumper to provide easy access to the manual inflation valves.


Firestone Ride-Ride air spring components

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 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty. 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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Video of Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle


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Video Transcript for Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2011 Ford F-250

Today, on this 2011 Ford F250 were going to install part number F2550 from Firestone, your ride right 00:00:08 air helper springs. Well go ahead and air to the springs, and you can see how it goes up and down. Next, we will go ahead and take it for a road test and you can see how the air spring will work with the springs on the truck. All right, before we start the install were actually going to loosely assemble all the components for one side and show you how they all interact together. It is a little easier to see it this way than it is when its installed on the truck. Also, you want to note theres a small stub on the end of the air spring that it will go into, and we will show it here. Ill rotate it as it clicks into position.

Youll make your final decision on this once installed on the truck. One other thing about our vehicle today is that it has a gooseneck hitch already installed on it. Now, this will use of part of the hardware from the gooseneck hitch. What you want to do is make sure you get an okay from your manufacturer to install this part, and basically make sure that the bolt is long enough to attach the hitch and the new bracket from the air spring kit. First, well go ahead and remove the joint stop 00:01:31. Theres a nut on top. We will go ahead and remove that first, and then we can go ahead and take it down.

With that removed, we will go ahead and start loosening up the bolt for the gooseneck hitch. Once thats removed and loosened up, well go into your top bracket and get it ready to install. Well show that the spacer plate that goes between the bracket and the bottom of the frame, and also theres a bolt that goes through. This bolt will go through the bracket, through the spacer, and through the hole in the frame where the joint stop used to be. Then, a flat washer and a lock nut will go on top. Now, were going to loosely install our hardware for now.

Ill take one of the extra thick washers that come with the kit and run it over the hitch bolt. This washer should fit over the bracket going into the inside of the frame. Then well take the original fastener, reinstall it, and snug it down. We will also snug down the fastener on the bottom of the frame as well. Next, we will onto some pre-assembly onto the air spring. Well take the bottom bracket for the air spring and loosely attach it to the bottom 00:03:07 of the air spring using a threaded fitting at the very end.

Now that the holes divided in two, so once again, you may have to adjust this. Then we will compress it with our hands, and then install between the axel and the frame. The large threaded section will go through a hole in the upper bracket. Also, there will be a bar above the axel that the bottom bracket will sit on top of for now. All right, next, we will install a star washer that goes on top of the bracket, and goes to the larger threaded fitting, and then well install the nut on top of that. Well snug it down for now, and then also well snug down the air fitting that goes onto the top. Next, we will go ahead and install a bracket that goes between the bottom bracket and the axel, so that our bracket that sits on top of the axel will get four bolts and four lock nuts. Well loosely install them to hold its shape. There is a little bit of adjustment to this. Basically, you want the bolt on the bottom of the spring to be just above the bar thats above the axel, the closer the better. In this case, we had a little extra room. This will vary with the different types of suspensions on different trucks. Next, we will install the U-bolt that goes around the outside of the suspension U-bolts, and a lock nut, and thread it on as well. The lassige 00:04:52 is a strap that goes below the bottom of the axel. Well install two carriage bolts from the top down, and two locking nuts. At this point, it just is a good idea to take a final look at the assembly and make sure its sitting all in a straight line. Once again, due to suspension variations, it may not be in an exact perfect straight line, but as close as possible is what you want to aim for. Once were satisfied with the arrangement, well go ahead and tighten down all the nuts and bolts and then torque them down as specified in the instructions. One thing to note that the torque values are listed on top of the air springs, so you may want to take a look at it before you install both springs. All right, were done with our drivers side. Well go ahead and repeat the same process for the passenger side. One difference though is that since the exhaust is right next to that spring, well install the heat shield that goes between the top bracket and the top of the spring, so it will get sandwiched in there. Basically, its set together and moves around to protect it between the spring and the exhaust. Now, well go ahead and install our airline fittings on the bumper. Were going to install one on each side of the license plate area. Well go ahead and mark out where we want it, and then we will go ahead and drill it out. Were going to drill out to a 5/16th hole and install our air fitting. On the backside of the air fitting will get a stainless steel washer. We will slide it on through the hole from the inside to the outside, then another stainless steel washer, and then the nut. Put a wrench on the nut and spin it from the backside, and then tighten it down as best we can, as long as we dont crush the plastic. Were going to do one on each side. Next, well go ahead and run our airline tubing from our spring to our air fitting. We need to go ahead and add some of the protection for the tubing itself. The two black tubes are heat shielding for our airline tubing going onto the spring on the exhaust side. Now, well go ahead and take our tubing, and install into the spring. You want to make sure you have a square cut on the end, and then just go ahead and push into place. It will stop. Push in some more and then it will go all the way and snap into place. Starting on the drivers side, well cut off a fresh piece of end of the hose. Youll make this cut as square and as smooth as possible. This tubing cutter is also available as part number S9009. Its very easy to install the airline; basically, you just push it into the fitting. We have a spare fitting that we can show you how easy it is. Well just push it together as far as it goes, then pull back to lock it into place. All right, lets go ahead and do it underneath the truck. Well cut our airline to length and add to the fitting in the back of the bumper. Its also a good idea to put an extra loop in there in case you have to take it apart and redo the seal. Were completely done for our passenger side. Now well go ahead and work on our drivers side. Well go ahead and add air to the springs. Next, we will go ahead and take it for a road test and you can see how the air spring will work with the springs on the truck. All right, with that, that will finish it for our install of part number F2550 from Firestone, on our 2011 Ford F250. .


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Customer Reviews

Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle - F2550

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (141 Customer Reviews)

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.


- F2550

by: Todd Ford09/25/2014


I put the load levelers on a 2008 F250 SuperDuty (diesel). It took me about 4 hours per side, on the grass with no lift or power tools. I could probably do it in two hours per side the next time. The instructions are terse, but correct - the 2011 Ford F250 video was very helpful and resolve all my questions except for one. The bladder(s) have an forward/rearward bracket positioning option constituted by two positioning nubs on the bladder top, and 2 mounting bolt holes on the bladder bottom. I was confused by the positioning option until I actually tested bladder positioning on the installed brackets - the brackets don't line up exactly, so the positioning option was actually a good thing. You have to choose forward or readward depending on how your brackets line up. If your brackets line up perfectly then you still have to choose. I used the levelers on a couple of heavy trailers on fairly long hauls and they work as I expect them to - they: are easy to inflate/deflate, keep my bed level and support a heavy load, and keep my headlights out of everyones eyes. 152985






- F2550

by: Mac s.03/29/2015


Put on 2008 f250. With a B&W turnover ball. Had to remove one bolt on both side of B &W to mount top bracket then replace with new bolts in kit No big deal. Put both sides on and ran the air lines in less than 2 hours. Had a leak on driver side. It was where I didn't cut the air line straight. Recut air line and that fixed the problem. I would recommend this to anyone. 181344






- F2550

by: Alan M.03/17/2015


The Firestone F2550 Air Helper springs were received just in time for weekend installation. The kit was fairly easy to install. The installation instructions were well written and easy to follow. Along with videos on the website the installation went well. The air helper springs perform as advertised. I am very satisfied with the product. 179274






- F2550

by: Daryl A.03/14/2014


Very good overall rating. The instructions a pretty lengthy considering the little amount of info they contained. Would have been much simpler if the three categories of installation instructions weren't mixed together. 120745






- F2550

by: John D07/05/2013


I am happy with product and performance, but the instructions we vague with confusing drawings and lack of dimensions when needed. If the instructions were well written, then install would have been half as long. 87821






- F2550

by: Doug P03/10/2015


I have not yet installed these, but I can say the staff at ETrailer was extremely helpful and the product arrived sooner than I expected. A great company to deal with, so far. Doug P 177743






- F2550

by: Steve03/18/2013


Installation was pretty easy. About 2 1/2 hours to install when reading instructions. Installed on F250 for towing 10,000 max load car hauler. We'll see how it goes. 71331






- F2550

by: Les B12/06/2012


Great turn around time from order placement In fact so fast I havent had time to install 60794






- F2550

by: MIKE G02/02/2015


Fit great! Delivery was very prompt, Th anks 172203






- F2550

by: Steve01/06/2015


Great product. Easy installation 167886






- F2299

by: James E07/11/2013

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


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


Comments

I still have the highest opinion of the air shocks! Been many miles and always loaded. Not one time have I had to add air and perform the same as they did when I first put them on. These shocks really tamed the load. Would not own a large truck camper without them.

James E - 01/09/2015

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- F2299

by: Tom10/21/2013

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


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


Comments

customer service,quality and install was excellent,if Firestone puts their name on it I knew it had to be a good product,if you know what your looking at you can probably install it in 1 hour,excellent engineering as well,im lovin it,two thumbs up,or 5 stars as far as im concerned

comment by: michael c - 11/03/2013


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05 Dodge 3/4 ton. Makes a big difference in handling with a camper. I run 5 lbs when unloaded and 15 lbs to haul a ton of pellets for the stove. No sag what so ever.

Tom - 10/27/2014

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- F2250

by: Veterancowboy08/07/2013

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Good product could use better instructions for installation. Would be better if they placed them as 1.2.3. instead of paragraph sentences. The videos are helpful if they play properly. Took about 3 hours to install. Camping world wanted $150 to install them. 93671


Comments

i just bought a 2010 silverado with 6 lift. is that what you got as well i cant tell from your pics.did you have to buy or make a extension mount for the fram braket?

comment by: jj - 09/04/2014


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If you truck has a 6 inch lift you might consider using the Firestone Lift Spacers # F2375. This kit is designed to work with kits that mount to the axle on your truck like how the Firestone Ride-Rite # F2250 install.

Rachael H - 9/5/2014




- F2525

by: Bill T.04/30/2014

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Product was as described. Installation video was most helpful as were the written instructions. Bending the bolt plates was absolutely necessary and was the most difficult part of the installation. I dropped one inside the frame, after retrieving, 30 minutes later, I drilled small holes in the handles and put a piece of wire thru them so they could be easily retrived if dropped again. Tested as recommended with 70 lbs of pressure and the truck's rear end popped up about 4-5 inches! Can't wait to try then with the trailer! 128198



- F2407

by: Shaun L03/10/2014

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


I installed the air bags and changed both shocks in less then 2 hours!! They went in perfect and the instructions were great. I do think the best part was the online video of the install!! Thanks Great product 120095


Comments

Well its been -40C up here in Ontario and these air bags are holding up just great!! Ive loaded my truck with would and put the bags to 50psi and the truck was level and the ride was just like there was nothing in the box. Ive also been able to add electric brake and tow and large trailer with a small pickup on it!!! Great product!!

Shaun L - 03/11/2015

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- F2299

by: F1Joe09/10/2014

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


The product engineering is great, everything fit perfectly! It was easy to install especially after watching the video on etrailer.com, I hardly had to look at the printed instructions. So far the noise level when unloaded has decreased significantly, and when loaded with a 10k fifth wheel, it has smoothed out the constant push/pull bounce I usually got from the stiff springs. I should note that I have a 2004 Dodge 3500 and I took my factory overload springs off and used this kit to replace it. The factory overload springs would "slap" on the upper supports at times and that is the noise that was eliminated. Now the extra load is on the air bags and that has smoothed out the loaded ride. I only have to run 10 lbs. of air level the truck with the 1300 lb. pin weight. etrailer.com is a good company to purchase this product from, while I didn't need to call customer support, the shipping was super quick even when I ordered on the holiday weekend! Thanks! 150626



- F2299

by: Martin-Hutchinson, KS12/07/2014

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


I purchased an air bag suspension system (F2299) and a front hitch (65063) for my truck. Installation of the air bag suspension system was very simple and quick by following the video (excellent aid by the way; I praise e-Trailer to continue including installation videos, it helps a lot). I barely glanced at the instructions, and was just to ensure the order was completed (even though I never received orders with missing/defective parts from e-trailer). I am not in a any way a weekend mechanic or nothing similar, just an average car-truck owner with a bare minimum tools in my shed. Front Hitch installation was very simple too, even though I had to remove front grill to gain easy access to remove or fasten top bolts. Installed both parts in my 2011 Ram 2500 4x4. I'm just waiting the moment to hit the road towing a 34 ft camper to see how it handles. shipping, technical and sales services have been excellent over the years I've been buying from e-Trailer. 163526



- F2525

by: Rob B05/06/2013

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Good quality product, instructions are clear and kit was complete. The frame-mounting with the tabs is cheezy, and quite difficult on the driver side where access hole to the frame is obstructed by wiring/hydraulic lines. I recommend a solution that only uses access from outside of frame -- like a toggle bolt... after all the torque was only 20 ft-lb. 79157


Comments

I agree with Rob B on the frame mounting tabs. Definitely a two person job lining up the tabs with the bolts. Other than that it was an easy install and well worth the money. If you are going to haul a heavy trailer this is by far the way to go!

comment by: Rcerne - 06/12/2013


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Installed a set today on my 2013 F-150. Nothing about this product is cheezy. I owned a repair shop for 35 years and was impressed with the quality of this kit. A toggle bolt would not replace the steel plate firestone uses for the bracket mounting inside the frame . All in all, a first class problem solver. Lloyd Church Powell Butte, Oregon

comment by: Lloyd C - 11/16/2013


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- F2430

by: Bill B.04/03/2012

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Finally got a break in the rain yesterday so I installed the Firestone Ride-Rite air bags on my 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 4WD. Took about 4.5 hrs to install. My only problem was finding the correct way to remove the jounce bumpers from my truck. Directions state to simply unbolt them, but it took me awhile to figure out that the correct socket was a 10mm since you can't see or feel the bolt. The perfect setup to remove them is a deep well 10mm socket with a universal joint to get the right depth. After that the directions were right on and everthing went together nicely. I used a tubing cutter for the air lines and had no leaks. This is my second truck with air bags and I find them very useful in keeping the truck level and reducing sway while towing a 5th wheel trailer. 36071


Comments

Great tip. Im getting ready to install mine and would have had to figure this out. Thanks.

comment by: Jeremy B - 12/03/2014


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- F2430

by: Nate G01/09/2015

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Overall this product works good. I will say that the driver side bracket required trimming to get around the brake lines. I watched many reviews and found only a 2013 Silverado installation where they did not have to trim the bracket. They must have changed the way the brake lines were route on the 2014 Silverado's because mine certainly would not a fit if I didn't trim. Picture included. Even with the trimming installation took me only 2.5 hours and the product appears to be working good. Will test soon with a load. 168376


Comments

Have tested now with many heavy loads and works great

comment by: Nate G - 01/15/2015


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- F2430

by: Smithsonite02/08/2015

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


So far, so good. These things will hold some serious weight! I haven't had to exceed 6 lbs. yet, even towing cars on a flatbed trailer. The weight distribution setup I have has alot to do with that though. One gripe I have is that is should have came with a T joining both sides, going into a single Schrader valve. I don't like having to try and balance 2 separate sides. Just checking the pressure at lower pressures will release quite a bit of air - not alot of volume in there. If you load your vehicle correctly there should never be a need to have differing pressures on each side. At the very least, the option to choose should be included. Other than that, and a nagging slow leak I have on one side (at one of the quick-connect fittings), they've been great. 172906



- F2528

by: Shawn P.08/22/2012

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Simple to install, took my time, the brackets of my 5th wheel did not prevent me from installing it, there was room between the custom bracket and my frame, so if you have a Silverado 2012 with custom brackets check to see if you have nearly 1/2 an inch clearance, than you can use this item. Suggestion to etrailer, re-box the item, reinforce the box to ensure that the box and items are not mangled in shipment. the box was a mess, had been re-taped some time along the shipment line, freaked me out where I had to inventory everything and really check for damage, especially the hose, part of it was not serviceable and I had to ensure that I did not use that section which was right in the middle of the hose. Other than that, I am happy with it. 52628



- F2250

by: Eucario Ruiz04/16/2014

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Excellent product. The installation was very easy, it only took me 45min to bolted on and have it working. The installation video on your website is excellent, very helpful. Thank you to the etrailer team for the excellent service, keep up the good work looking forward to do more business with you. Ps. Sorry didn't take to many pictures. 125547



- F2250

by: Jan S.07/10/2014

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Packaging of this product was fine, and delivery was on time. Pricing very competitive with other internet providers. Etrailer support is as expected....very good. I and my neighbor installed this air bags in my 2009 Silverado 2500 HD Diesel to give me greater support while pulling my fifth wheel trailer (with a tongue weight of 2300 lb). Install took us about 3 hours to complete, with no problems what so ever (not even a leak in the air lines...which I worried about...cut them carefully with a razor knife). After the install and air test, I hooked up my fifth wheel and was pleasantly surprised how the ride improved. Would recommend this product. I put 30 psi in the bags and the results on the suspension we outstanding! 140486



- F2445

by: Ryan B.08/07/2012

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


I purchased the helper springs for my 2011 Toyota Tundra for leveling the truck while towing. It took me about 3 hours to install the helper springs and they work great. I attached a photo of my truck with my VW on a U-Haul to show how the helper springs kept the load level with about 50 psi in each helper spring. I pulled the VW a little over 2000 miles, from WI to WA, and never needed to add air (the photo was half-way through the trip). Unloaded, I keep about 5 to 10 psi in the helper springs and the ride is still very smooth. 50874



- F2299

by: Bruce M03/18/2014

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


I installed this kit on a Ram 350 in less than 1 hour on the garage floor. I also purchased the compressor kit but that took a little longer to install. It works great. 121224


Comments

etrailer was easy to work with and the products are great

Bruce M - 03/18/2015

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- F2430

by: James M08/10/2012

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Installation was pretty easy, instructions were basic. It would have helped to had an example picture of the installed product on the vehicle as part of the instruction booklet. For my truck, the bumpers were bolted to a part of the frame that didn't match the illustrations in the guide. After some looking around (a video on etrailer.com) I found that it was expected. Also, it would have been nice to know how to remove the stock bumpers. I spent a good 30 minutes trying to figure out that it was a 10mm socket up the middle of the bumper (I'm not a vehicle guy). Overall, the product was simple enough to install and I suspect it will be fine, as I'm testing it out tomorrow. 51312



- F2250

by: Michael C.03/06/2014

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


When I first purchased the kit I thought it was over priced. Once I finished the install by myself, in under two hours, in my driveway, with only a few simple tools, the price looked a little better. When I added in the very heavy-duty construction and quality construction the price started to look pretty darn good. Well, as I sit here in Florida after the nicest 750 mile pull I must say that the F2250 kit is probable the best money I have spent in a long time. If you pull you will understand what I mean about the problem you have when you hit a number of bumps in a row. This product almost completely solves the problem. In addition the over-all ride is much better. 119698



- F2286

by: William S.03/30/2014

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


I recieved my air bags a couple of days ago. They were super fast with delivery and everything was accounted for. Installed it myself on my 2005 ram 1500 4x4. Took around four hours. Simple instructions to understand. As soon as I completed the installation I hooked up a heavy gooseneck trailer and with jus ten lbs. of air it leveled the trailer and never dropped and inch more. Even when loading a horse into the front of it. I I havent pulled the gooseneck yet put pulled a bumper trailer and it handled well... even with out a load I can tell the difference with them on... very well made product and would recommend to anyone. Very satisfied customer right here. 122885



- F2430

by: Steve W08/06/2014

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Thanks for the information. I received the airsprings in good condition and have installed them on my truck. Attached is the photos of my installation. Everything installed great with no problems. 144702



- F2286

by: Eric S12/22/2014

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Kit arrived within three days of order. Installed on 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. Everything installed just as the instructions indicated. My only problem was trying to remove the original frame bolts that held the rubber frame bumper. The bolts were rusted so bad, two of them snapped off while trying to remove. I was able to ease the remaining two off. Inserted two new bolts, then tack welded the new mount to the frame on the side of the busted bolts. Great product so far, will test with a full load this weekend. I pull an enclosed trailer and need the additional support. 166553



- F2430

by: Bubba K05/26/2013

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Easy to install. It took longer to run the air lines than it did to install the bags. The way Firestone packages this kit needs some help as I had to paint the brackets as they were chipped and didn't want to worry about rust. Some of this is due to my OCD. I can see where they are going to work well as just a few LBS of pressure changes the ride height on my truck with no load. I have not towed with them yet but am sure they are going to be perfect for the application of towing my TT and a better ride. Not only that, but taking some of the strain off the stock springs. 81999



- F2299

by: Fred N04/17/2015

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Gear product! Installation very easy and went just like explained on video! Very pleased with product, installation ease, and how I am able to level truck out when towing. :-) 185691



- F2445

by: Eddy M.10/09/2014

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Product was in good shape when it arrived. Instructions were easy to follow. Put 2014 Toyota Tundra on a 2 post lift. Cut off my bumper pads on springs with a sawzall and mounted lower bracket. Tightened it with 3/8 dewalt impact. Next we set the bags in place and started the lower bolt. We then drilled the 2 holes in rear bumper and mounted air chucks. Then we lowered truck and started top of bag thru hole and the lowered to top bracket. Tightened bolts and nuts. Installed sit hoses. Inflated to 5psi. Very easy. 1.5 hours total. Easy to install. Ride stayed the same. 155412



- F2525

by: Rob B08/22/2012

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Everytime I order from eTrailer the products arrive faster and the installation gets more enjoyable. I used the air bag system to correct trailer sway and vehicle sag on my '09 F150. Putting these brackets on the suspension was awsome with only three common hand tools and the results are wonderful. I needed the adjustability of air ride to compensate for light loads when empty and of course heavy trailer weight when pulling a 20ft enclosed v-nose. This system allows me to maintain level vehicle travel with just a portable air tank and a low pressure tire PSI gauge. 52552



- F2250

by: Marvin J02/16/2011

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Was concerned if thls kit would fit a 2010 Silverado 2500 HD Quad cab with 6.5 ft. bed with a B&W fifth wheel turn over ball hitch. It took me 2.5 hours and every thing fit perfect. No problem with the instructions dead on, and the only holes I had to drill was in the rear bumper for the air fittings. Have had them on since November no air leaks or problems. This make my truck ride excellent with my toy hauler and other gooseneck trailer I have. Alot cheeper than a air pin box and does the same thing,no more chucking and bouncing. thanks 7291



- F2176

by: LutherC11/21/2014

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


I ordered the wrong parts. I needed a replacement bellow. I blew a tire and the interior tire destroyed the bellow for my Firestone Ride-Rite air helper spring. I am not sure if Firestone don't provide enough information or if etrailer.com failed to provide enough information for replacement bellows. I had to re-order from a different supplier. The other supplier had the exact information to get the correct replacement bellows. This research was expensive and time consuming, but I finally got the correct part. 162040



- F2299

by: Alex V07/10/2013

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


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



- F2528

by: Hank G10/11/2014

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


I ordered a set of Firestone air bags (springs) and Torklift camper tiedowns for my new Chevy 3500HD Duramax. I had both on an older truck that was just traded. I put the last set on myself, but this time hired a mechanic (ain't gettin' any younger!). Anyway, the shipment was both prompt and correct. Both items were correctly engineered for this 2015 model truck. Installation was no problem for the pro, and I'm very happy. The airbags are hard to beat for heavy loads, and Torklift makes super tiedowns. 155610



- F2407

by: Terry B05/21/2014

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Took a few hours to get it completed, and went in as described. Have not had opportunity to test them out under load, but figure they would perform as expected. Instructions were not totally accurate, 4 bolts had changed size (to a smaller bolt than listed), but anyone with common sense could figure it out. (I did. LOL!) Wish "they" had included a "T" to inflate them equally, but purchased one at Lowes for about $6. I also "beefed up" the hose around sharp corners to protect them from getting damaged. 131693



- F2430

by: John Masters11/09/2013

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


My 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 4X4 has a leveling kit on it. It looks great until I hook up to a trailer and the rear end lowers making it look like I'm driving uphill all the time. Because of this I ordered Firestones RideRite air bags. So far I really like them. They keep the truck nice and level even under a load. Time will tell if the air is gonna bleed off over time. I wish etrailer sold this kit with a compressor as well so you could adjust the bags at the push of a button. I may have to buy one and try it! 106863



- F2299

by: Rick03/25/2015

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As usual the service is great. Received the Firestone Airbag kit about 2pm. on the day it was supposed to be here. The parts all but fell together. No problems putting this kit in the truck. It was a very easy installation, took about 2 hours. I like the idea of the air bags going between the frame and the axle. The last set I did on another truck the airbags went beside the frame, it just didn't seem to be as strong. I'll get to try them out next week when I pick up my new truck camper. Can't wait. 180894



- F2430

by: Dana D.07/16/2014

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


2008 Chevy 1500. Using to assist with hauling travel trailer. Product shipped quickly and arrived on time. Poorly written instructions but easily installed once I was able to sort out the installation process. Very heavy duty material. Vehicle drove great after installation. Cant wait to put it to the test with a load. Note that the reference pictures on the website are of an older design. The mounting brackets have been redesigned and probably easier installation now. 141466



- F2245

by: Scott E.03/11/2014

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Very pleased with the product. An installation caveat: For the placement of the inflation valves (per the instruction example), be aware that the 2003 Tundra Ltd bumper has a plastic cowling that is part of the bumper but separated from the metal part by ~0.25". This plastic requires an ~1.25" opening to reach the valve (attached to the metal) with an air chuck. An alternative is to reassess the location of the inflation valves before drilling the 5/16" holes. 120214



- F2299

by: Don Olson05/22/2012

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


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


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Im having the same problem with driver side install. Brake line in the way and bracket does not fit. Am talking to Firestone but no luck yet. Can anyone help??

comment by: Maureen W - 04/23/2013


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Let us know the year, make and model of your truck and we can follow up with you. You are using F2299 kit, correct?

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- F2430

by: Tom A.01/10/2014

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


This is my first set of Firestone air shocks - my last set were made by Air Lift, which I used for about 10 years and really liked. It took me about 2 hours to install these air shocks on my 2014 Chevy 1500 4x4 but I could see it taking less time for someone with more mechanical experience. I haven't tried towing with these shocks yet but I like the quality and fit. I may add an update once I tow something heavy with them inflated. 112435



- F2407

by: Roger09/10/2013

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


My fault. I grossly looked at all the parts and separated them for each side. Then went ahead and put the truck on jack stands and removed the tires. In step one I needed a 5/8-18 jam nut, none were to be found, anywhere. Iand I only slit the plastic sack and layer it open on the bench. All other hardware accounted for, except the two jam nuts. Putting the tires back on now to go to the store to buy a couple. Not pleased! 99279



- F2535

by: Jeff Sousa03/31/2014

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Very satisfied from beginning to end. Low prices very easy to use website and helpful people to deal with. My order got upgraded to faster shipping without any extra cost from myself. Product worked out great very easy to install and works great. I can now tow my 37 foot 5th wheel travel trailer without a problem. Would defiantly recommend this product to others and I will be shopping here again. 122887



- F2071

by: Paul W02/12/2011

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


My Firestone air bags were delivered across the nation as promised in 5 business days. This company obviously cares about Customer service...Oh and no shipping charges and the least expensive price I could find on the internet. My only issue is my wife...asking if I really need all these things for my new truck!! Thanks for the great service - I will definitley buy at etrailer first! 7070



- F2525

by: jon o02/08/2015

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Quick install. watch the video that is available on etrailer it is much better than the directions that come with the product. 9 Just Ordered Another One For My Neighbor. 172913

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  • Recommended Air Helper Spring Options for Lifted 2001 Ford F250
  • I'd recommend the Firestone Ride Rite Air Helper Spring Kit, part # F2484, unless you have a gooseneck or fifth wheel hitch, in which case the # F2550 would be a better choice. You'll need either the # F2375 6 inch or # F2371 4 inch spacer kit, depending on the amount you're truck has been lifted. You might also be interested in an on-board compressor system like part # F2158 for the standard-duty or # F2097 for the heavy duty compressor. A compressor system would allow you to adjust...
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  • Rear Air Bags Recommendation for a 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty 2WD
  • For your 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty 2WD, I would recommend installing the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2550. There is not much of a difference between the Ride-Rite Kits, # F2550, that I recommended and # F2484 that you referenced, but the brackets that are included with the # F2550 springs are compatible with fifth wheel and gooseneck trailer hitches. It may not seem that important now if you do not have a gooseneck or fifth wheel hitch, but the # F2550 air springs will...
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2001 Ford F-350 with Overload Springs
  • Suspension enhancement systems like the Firestone, # F2550, are meant to supplement existing suspension on a vehicle, but should not be used to replace any factory suspension components. What I recommend is using a Timbren system, # TFR350SDE. This system will work to provide a more comfortable ride while taking some stress off of the factory system. It will fit on trucks with or without overload springs, and fits 2 or 4 wheel drive models. I have included a link to the installation...
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  • How to Reduce Sag on a 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty with Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The best way to reduce the sag on your 2012 Ford F-250 when towing your fifth wheel trailer is to add a rear suspension enhancement system like the SumoSprings Custom Helper Springs, # SSR-102, that you referenced. The two most common types of rear suspension enhancement systems are air bag systems and rubber spring systems. The rubber spring systems like the SumoSprings and the Timbren Springs, # TFR250SDG, are typically more economical than an air bag kit like the Firestone Ride-Rite...
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  • Are Air Springs or Helper Springs Better For Sag When Towing a 5th Wheel With a 2008 Ford F-250
  • The decision between an air ride system or helper springs should be made based on how you will be using your 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty. Air bags are a good option if you tow your fifth wheel trailer occasionally and do a lot of hauling with varying load weights. I would recommend using the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2550, as these air bags will work with a fifth hitch installed in your truck bed. Air springs should be manually adjusted for each load using an air compressor....
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  • Will Firestone Air Helper Springs, # F2550, Fit A 2002 Ford F350 With Under The Bed Gooseneck Hitch
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Rear Kit, # F2550, are designed to be installed on the inside of the frame rails on your 2002 Ford F350. This part number is listed for trucks with In Bed Hitch. If the Hide-A-Way gooseneck hitch on your truck is installed on the outside of the frame rails, and there are no brackets on the inside of the frame rails to interfere with the air springs, then this part number will work on your truck. The air helper springs are a bolt on application,...
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  • Rear Suspension Enhancement System for a 2000 Ford F-250 4x4 Towing Gooseneck Trailer
  • The best rear suspension enhancement product for your 2000 Ford F-250 is going to depend on a couple things. First, how your gooseneck hitch is attached to the frame of your truck and second, whether you prefer adjustable air springs or fixed rubber springs. For an air spring system, I recommend installing the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2550, that you referenced. This system is compatible with most gooseneck and fifth wheel hitches and have been tested for up to 5,000...
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  • Will Firestone Ride-Rite System Install With Reese Custom Brackets on a 2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • We do have a rear suspension enhancement system that is confirmed to work with your Reese 50073-58 custom brackets and rails on your 2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty, however, I cannot guarantee that the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2550, will fit because the Reese custom brackets cover the hole in the frame rail that the upper bracket from the air bag uses to install as you mentioned. The Ride-Rite air bags are compatible with the Reese universal brackets and the Elite Series...
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  • Air Spring Recommendation for a 2002 Ford F250 with a 6 inch Lift Kit
  • Since you have a 6 inch lift kit on your 2002 Ford F-250 you would need the Lift Spacers for Firestone Ride Rite Air Springs part # F2374 to go along with the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2550. This kit is confirmed to work on vehicles that have gooseneck hitches installed so it should work well for you, but since your setup is custom I would recommend you check out the installation instructions I attached and compare them to the hitch you have to see if the mounting hardware...
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  • Comparing Firestone and Air Lift Air Bags for a 2001 Ford F-250 4x4 with 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Firestone Ride-Rite kit # F2550 is going to be a higher quality than Air Lift # AL88390 but both are going to get the job done well. Both kits would work for 5th wheel hitches because they mount on the inboard sides of the frame rails. I have included a link to a video showing installation of the Firestone kit for you. To be able to add or remove air from the bags from the comfort of the truck cab I recommend Level Command kit # F2158.
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  • Will Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2550 Fit 2008 Ford F-250 4WD With Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, part # F2550, will fit your 2008 Ford F-250 4WD if you are using the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, part # RP50082-58 for your fifth wheel hitch. The Reese install kit includes the Reese Custom Brackets, part # RP50082, that will install on the outside of the frame rails and has a square hole located in the center of the bracket that is where the top mounting bracket of the Firestone kit will install. The Firestone...
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  • Air Helper Springs for 2008 Ford F350 Compatible with B&W Gooseneck Hitch
  • I'd recommend the Firestone # F2550, which is compatible with your B&W Gooseneck Hitch. As you can see from the provided diagram, the air springs mount to the inside of the frame member. B&W tells me that it is perfectly acceptable to drill through the side plates of the gooseneck hitch if necessary, as long as you don't weld or cut anything. I've linked you to an install video that you might find helpful.
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  • Recommended Suspension Enhancement for 2011 Ford F250 Towing 14K 5th Wheel
  • If in addition to towing a fifth wheel, you also regularly haul loads of varying weights in your truck bed, an air bag system like the Firestone Ride-Rite # F2550 would be a good choice, because you can vary the air pressure according to the load being applied to the truck bed. If you will be primarily towing with the truck, and therefore the amount of load applied to the bed (in this case, the pin weight of the fifth wheel) will not vary much, the Timbren # FR250SDG system you mentioned...
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  • Will Timbren or Firestone Ride Rites Work Better on a 2013 Ford F-250 Carrying Camper and Trailer
  • When choosing between the Timbren # TFR250SDG and Ride-Rite # F2550 rear suspension system for your 2013 Ford F-250, I recommend using the Timbren for a couple of reasons. The main reason that I would choose the Timbrens over the Ride-Rite is because you have a camper that weighs approximately 2200 lbs and the Ride-Rites handle between 3200 and 5000 lbs. The Timbrens activate whenever a load is encountered and stabilize that load accordingly. The Timbrens have a 6,000 lb weight...
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  • Compatibility of Firestone Air Helper Spring Kit # F2550 on 2004 Ford F250 with 5th Wheel Hitch
  • According to our friends at Firestone, the Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs you mentioned, part # F2550 are indeed compatible with a fifth wheel or gooseneck hitch installed on a 2004 F250. The Reese fifth wheel install brackets you mentioned part # RP50082-58 would not interfere with the installation or operation of the helper spring kit.
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  • Comparing Timbren and Firestone Suspension Enhancement for a 2003 Ford F-250
  • The main difference between Timbren suspension enhancement # TFR250SDE and # TFR350SDE is capacity. The 250 model has a 6,000 pound capacity and the 350 model has an 8,600 pound capacity. Since the pin weight of a 5th wheel is not normally as high as 6,000 pounds, the 250 system should work well. However, there is an issue. Most 5th wheel trailer hitches have brackets mounted to the outside of each frame rail. These brackets will interfere with a suspension system that installs on the...
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  • Can Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs be Used With Reese Custom Install 5th Wheel Bracket
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2550 in conjunction with the Reese Quick-Install Custom Brackets # RP50082 should be able to be installed without interference. The mounting brackets for the Firestone Ride-Rite # F2550 attach to inboard side of your 2003 Ford truck frame. The Reese Custom Brackets # RP50082 mount to the outboard of your 2003 Ford truck frame. The Reese Custom Bracket has a square hole in the center of the bracket and this should line up on to the hole...
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2001 Ford F-250 with 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • Both the # RP50043 brackets and the Firestone brackets # F2550 for your 2001 Ford F-250 install on the inboard side of the vehicle frame rails so they cannot be installed at the same time. What I recommend is a Timbren system, # TFR250SDE, that installs on the bottom of the frame rail and will not interfere. I have included some instructional links for you to view. This system will work well for towing a 5th wheel trailer and they will not affect the non-loaded ride of the vehicle....
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  • Will Firestone Air Bag Suspension Kit F2550 Fit 2013 Ford F-250 with B and W Gooseneck Trailer Hitch
  • The B and W Turnover gooseneck hitch for the 2013 Ford F-250, # BWGNRK1111, has brackets that mount to the outsides of the frame rails on the truck. Firestone air bags # F2550 uses brackets that mount on the insides of the frame rails and require a bolt that goes through the frame to the outside. The B and W brackets also use this same hole and it is permissible to install the air bag using this same mounting hole and one bolt to secure the center part of the hitch bracket and the air...
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  • Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Spring Kit Compatible with Gooseneck Hitch for 2001 Ford F250
  • Firestone does offer an Air Helper Spring kit that would be compatible with certain 2001 F250 models. Part # F2550 is only compatible with trucks with a GVWR over 8500 lbs. The GVWR of your truck should be listed on the sticker in the door jamb on the drivers side. This kit is compatible with fifth wheel and gooseneck hitches. The F2071 kit you mentioned is compatible with Dodge trucks only.
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  • Will Firestone Air Spring Kit F2250 Fit with Reese 5th Wheel Brackets RP50082 on a 2008 Ford F-250
  • That is what you would have to do. The factory bump stop bracket also should be in this location or just below the 5th wheel rail. In that square hole on the # RP50082-58 brackets you would put the bolt through to secure the bracket, put the Firestone air spring bracket from kit # F2550 on the other side of the frame, then put the nut on and torque to spec. I have included a picture showing the outboard and inboard sides of the frame with the 5th wheel bracket and Firestone air spring bracket...
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  • Suspension Enhancement for a 2008 Ford F-250 with 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installed
  • The Firestone suspension enhancement system, # F2071, is not designed for the 2008 Ford F-250 so the short answer is no. What I recommend , if your 5th wheel underbed brackets install on the outsides of the frame rails is # F2550. This kit has brackets that install on the bottom and insides of the frame rails. Another option, if the bottoms of the frame rails are free of obstructions, is a Timbren system like # TFR250SDF. These are not springs that inflate but they work in much the same...
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  • How To Raise Ride Height of Fifth Wheel If the Axle Cant Be Flipped
  • Since the axle cannot be flipped, there's not too many other options, I'm afraid. You can have taller spring hangers installed on the 5th wheel, but a 2 inch taller spring hanger won't necessarily translate into a 2 inch gain in height. The Ford bed sides are taller than GM or Ram, and if your truck is lifted at all, it will further compound the problem. If you have enough clearance, you might be able to go up in wheel diameter by 1or 2 inches or so, and combined with taller hangers...
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  • Need Air Bag Kit Compatible with Reese # RP50073-58 5th Wheel Hitch in 2014 Ford F-250 SD
  • We offer several rear axle air bag kits for your 2014 Ford F-250 SD with 6-3/4-foot bed. Some of these, as you note, are not compatible with your 5th wheel hitch installation but we do offer a kit from Firestone, their item # F2550, that will work alongside 5th wheel hitch installations with gas engine-equipped trucks. Kit # F2550 will work on both 2WD and 4WD trucks and its installation is shown in the linked video. The Firestone kit includes everything needed for installation and manual...
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  • Best Air Bag Helper Springs for a 2012 Ford F-250 with Factory Installed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch
  • The brackets for air bags and those for the hitch installation kit on your 2012 Ford F-250 are not meant to be stacked. So you will need an air bag kit that mounts in a location that does not interfere with the hitch brackets. That kit could be Firestone Ride-Rite kit # F2550. It mounts on the inboard sides and bottoms of the frame rails. I have included a link to a video showing how they install. Compare this to where the brackets are on your truck to make sure they will work together....
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  • Air Bags and Suspension Enhancement For a 212 Ford F-250 4x4 with Gas Engine
  • Firestone air bags # F2535 are designed to fit a 2012 Ford F-250 4x4 with a diesel engine. For a gas engine you would use # F2550. The brackets for the air springs will install on the inboard side and bottoms of the truck frame rails. You will need to take a look at the gooseneck brackets attached to the frame to see where they install to determine if there will be any interference. I have included a link to the installation instructions for # F2550 for you to compare to your truck. Another...
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  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2550, Quit Working On 2003 Ford F250/F350 Super Duty
  • You should use a circuit tester, like the Quickee Circuit Tester, # 3808, and test the wiring to the compressor to make sure it is getting power and working properly. If the compressor is working then I would check the air springs on your 2003 Ford F250/F350 Super Duty to make sure they are not damaged. When you had the front brakes worked on, if the mechanic lifted your truck by the frame and did not deflate both air springs completely, that could have over extended the air springs....
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  • Will a B&W Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Fit a 2001 Ford F-250 4x4 with Air Bags
  • The B&W Turnover ball hitch for your 2001 Ford F-250 is # BWGNRK1108. The brackets for it install on the outsides of the frame rails on the truck (part fits underneath but would not interfere with the airbags). However, there is that center bolt that holds the air bag top bracket on. The hole for that bolt is also used for the B&W bracket. So the two parts will share that same hole and it will work out fine. I have linked instructions for the B&W hitch and a video showing installation.
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