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We offer a complete selection of both rubber spring and air ride suspension enhancement systems from Firestone, Air Lift, Super Springs, and Timbren. These kits are custom fit to your vehicle for an easy installation. They can offer either a progressive suspension enhancement or an adjustable level of suspension depending on your system and the types of loads you carry.

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Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2015 Ram 3500

Today on our 2015 Ram 3500 we're going to be taking a look at installing the Firestone Ride Right Air Helper Springs which are a double convoluted air spring for the rear axle, part number F2560. Here's what these airbags look like, once they're installed on your truck. One of the main difference between these airbags and some of the other rear suspension enhancements that are out there on the market, is that these, you can adjust the air pressure to just how stiff or soft they are. They don't just get stiffer the heavier the load. You can adjust them to have them set at whatever you'd like them to be. They help maximize the safe load carrying capacity of your vehicle. They help level out your truck when hauling the load, which assists with safer breaking, handling, improves your headlight angle, and helps reduce uneven tire wear.


Air Lift AirLift 1000 Air Helper Springs Installation - 2012 Honda Odyssey

Today on our 2012 Honda Odyssey, we're going to be taking a look at and installing Air Lift1000 Air Helper Springs for the rear part number AL60815. Here's what these airbags are going to look like once they're installed on the vehicle. As you can see, they fit inside the existing coil springs from the factory suspension. These airbags are going to do a good job of helping to level out the load of the vehicle when you've got a heavy load in the back or if you're pulling a trailer that pulls the back end down a little bit because it's going to help support and not allow the spring to compresses much so therefore it doesn't sag and the rear end stays higher. When that rear end stays higher, what that does is help to reduce irregular tire wear. It makes it handle better because it's sitting at the factory right heighth and it's also helping maintain good control in the front for steering and braking but also keeping your headlights level so you can see the road at night. What's nice about this airbag is that you can adjust the air pressure inside to a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 35 psi which is going to help to level out your ride as you need it and give you the quality ride that you wanna have, whereas with some the other ones that only work as a bit more pressure on them, the ride quality isn't quite as good as when you can select what you want. Since these springs help to keep the factory coil springs from compressing as much with a load on 'em, it's going to help lengthen the life of the factory coil springs because it's going to help prevent them from sagging as much over the life of the vehicle. Let's take some measurements to see where our factory suspension sits unloaded, so if we measure at the top of the rear fender here, it's sitting right about 30 inches.


Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System Installation - 2009 Ford F-150

Today on our 2009 Ford F150 we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, part number TFR1504D. This is what our truck's original suspension looks like. You can see our rear axle taking the brunt of our heavy load. This will result in our rear end sagging while the front end rise is giving us decreased stability, steering, and traction. Afterwards the Timbrens are installed, you can see that our rear suspension will have increased stability. Our truck will have better performance while hauling heavy loads because our truck is leveled out from front to back. You're going to have a hollow Aeon Rubber Spring here. That's going to help compensate for an off-center load, so if you have more weight on one side of the vehicle than the other, it's going to allow it to operate separately from one side to the other.


SumoSprings Maxim Rear Axle Helper Springs Installation - 2014 Ford F-53

Today on our 2014 Ford F53 Jazzy RV, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Sumo Springs Maximum Custom helper springs for the rear axle, part number SSR-187-54-1. Here's what they're going to look like once the Sumo Springs are installed. As you can see, they're right in there bolted to the frame and they're also bolted down to the lead spring and what these springs are going to do is they're going to help to support a heavy rear load to keep the vehicle level. They're also going to help to absorb bumps and shots while driving down the road. I think one of the most important features is that it's going to minimize the sway and body roll when you're going through turns and you're out on the road because that's just going to help it feel a lot safer and sturdier. These springs feature progressive load control so when there isn't as heavy of a load on them, it's going to be softer and therefore give it a nicer ride and when there's a heavier load, they're going to get stiffer to help support it properly. If you're looking for something that's going to help level out your motor home when you've got it loaded with all your gear but also to minimize that body roll and sway when rolling down the road and make it easier on the driver, these springs are going to do that for you. Now let's take it out on the test course. Going over the alternating speed bumps, you can see it recovers a lot quicker and there isn't nearly as much suspension, articulation, and body roll.


SumoSprings Maxim Front Axle Helper Springs Installation - 2014 Ford F-53

Today in our 2014 Ford F3 Chassis Motorhome, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the SumoSprings Maxim Custom Helper Springs for the front axle, part number SSF-180-40-1. Here's what the SumoSprings are going to look like once they're installed on the motorhome. As you can see, it bolts up to the frame but also using clamps and carriage bolts, bolts down through the leaf spring itself. These SumoSprings help to support a heavy front load to help keep the vehicle level, especially with motorhomes that have slide-outs. They also help to absorb bumps and shocks for a smoother ride. They feature progressive load-control, which means with lighter loads, it will give a softer, nicer ride, and with heavier loads, the springs get stiffer to make sure that they RV doesn't sag and that your ride quality doesn't suffer. These springs help to improve the ride of the motorhome when gear is loaded up and it's fully weighted and it minimizes body-roll and sway to make it easier on the driver on long road trips.


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Vehicle Suspension Questions and Answers

  • Recommended Air Pressure of Firestone Ride Rite Air Springs # F2071 on Dodge Ram 3500 Dually
  • Other than saying that the air bags need to be kept between 5 and 100 psi, Firestone does not offer much in the way of specifics. The instructions mention that as a general rule of thumb, 1 psi will support approximately 40 lbs of load. Your best bet is to use enough pressure to level the vehicle, and then adjust plus or minus according to your personal preference. You can do this with the 5th wheel in place, and for the unloaded scenario. Keep in mind that using an air bag suspension...
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  • How To Tell What Size Firestone Lift Spacers Are Needed On A Truck With A 6 Inch Lift Kit
  • To determine what size lift spacer to use on your vehicle with Firestone Ride-Rite Air Springs, measure the distance between the upper and lower brackets of your air helper spring kit, and whether the kit mounts on the leaf spring or the axle. The spacer needs to be the same length as the amount of lift applied to the axle on which the air helper spring is installed. The axle mount kit would have the lower bracket mounted to the axle. The leaf mount kit would have the lower bracket mounted...
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  • Towing Capacity of a 2013 Toyota Tacoma 4.0 Double Cab 4x4 with Factory Tow Package
  • I can help you out, no problem. What you are going to want to look at is the towing capacities of the truck. You need to know the gross combined weight rating. This is the most the vehicle, including cargo and occupants, plus the trailer can weigh. This information is usually in the owners manual or on a sticker in the door jamb. Looking at an online copy of the owners manual the 4 liter V6 model of the 2013 Toyota Tacoma with 4-wheel drive could have one of several capacities depending...
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  • Firestone Air Bag Suspension Enhancement for a 2014 Chevy Silverado LTZ Z71
  • The axle your version of the 2014 Chevy Silverado would be the Z71 rear axle and that should also be a 4 wheel drive model. The proper kit for a 1500 would be # F2430 that you have referenced. But if it happens to be a 2500 or 3500 then you would need to use # F2528. I have linked videos to the right showing typical installations for you. Also, if you do not want to manually fill the air bags every time you can install a Level Command II kit, # F2219, which will allow you to fill/remove...
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  • Best Way to Prevent Sagging Suspension When Towing a Trailer
  • For sag from towing a trailer the best recommendation I can make is actually a weight distribution system. Suspension enhancement will help level your truck while towing. But the advantage to a weight distribution system is that it levels the vehicle by distributing the tongue weight of the trailer up to the front axle of the vehicle as well. This will help greatly with handling and braking, especially in an emergency situation. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is...
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  • Rear Helper Springs for a 2016 Ram 2500HD 4x4 Towing a Travel Trailer
  • We do have some rear helper springs for your 2016 Ram 2500HD 4x4 that do not require adding air. The most popular option for your truck are the Timbren springs # TDR2500D. These springs have an 8,600 pound capacity (but do not increase the capacity of the truck bed) so they will work well to keep the truck level and provide a better ride. I have included a link to our informational article on Timbren springs for you.
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  • How to Remove the Air Hose for the Firestone Sport-Rite Air Helper Springs
  • I made a short video for you showing you how to remove the air hose from the air line fittings on your Sport-Rite air helper springs. The main thing to remember is to have the collar on the fitting pushed down when removing the air hose. It may take a little elbow grease to remove, but it should release if the collar is held down.
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  • Timbren or SumoSprings Recommendation for a 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • Because the Timbrens like part # TGMRCK25D that you referenced have a reputation as having kind of a harsh unloaded ride quality I would recommend the SumoSprings part # SSR-207-47 since you will get the same support without as harsh of a ride when the vehicle is unloaded. I attached an FAQ on Timbrens for you to check out as well.
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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. 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 Air Springs, # F2550. The Timbren springs and the Ride-Rite kit that I mentioned...
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  • Recommended Suspension Enhancement And Air Compressor For 2015 Ram 3500 Truck
  • The air suspension enhancement system I recommend for your 2015 Ram 3500 is the Firestone Ride-Rite System, part # F2560. This system requires no drilling for installation and it has a limited lifetime warranty on the air springs. I recommend this system because the air bags and the brackets are built stronger that those on the Air Lift LoadLifter , part # AL88396 system. One of the air compressor system we offer is the Firestone Wireless Air Command F3, part # F2581. This system lets...
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  • Air Lift Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2011 RAM 2500 Carrying Heavy Loads
  • For your 2011 Ram 2500 hauling heavy loads I would recommend the Air Lift HD suspension kit part # AL57295 as it is confirmed as a fit and is designed for the higher end of your vehicles carrying capacities. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well.
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  • Timbren Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-250 Towing Fifth Wheel
  • I would recommend the Timbren part # TFR250SDG which has the 8,600 lb capacity over the part # TFRTT350F as this kit is designed for severe duty vehicles like tow trucks. The ride quality would be rather harsh. I attached an install video for the # TFR250SDG for you to check out as well. This kit will provide you the support you need without being overly harsh.
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  • Front Suspension Enhancement System for Adjusting Ride Height and Quality on a 2008 GMC Sierra 2500
  • The Timbren Front Vehicle Suspension Package, item # TGMFK25S, for the 2008 GMC Sierra 3/4 Ton HD will not pickup or raise the front end of the vehicle when installed, see instructions link. This system is designed to enhance the suspension when there is a load applied, like carrying a snow plow or front mounted accessory. This kit works with the vehicle at the stock ride height. If you would like a system that will allow you to adjust the front ride height of the vehicle when you...
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  • Will the Air Lift Compressor Kit # AL25592 Work with the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Springs # F2245
  • You can certainly use the Air Lift Compressor Kit, # AL25592, with the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Springs, # F2245. I spoke with my contacts at Air Lift and Firestone to confirm that it would work. The Air Lift compressor kit and the Ride-Rite both use 1/4 inch air lines and fittings so they are compatible with each other. I have attached the installation instructions for the Air Lift compressor kit for you to check out. I would also recommend picking up the Air Lift Air Hose Cutter, #...
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  • Suspension Enhancement Product Recommendation for 2015 Silverado 1500 Towing 8500 lb Travel Trailer
  • The SuperSprings product will somewhat help with the bouncing you're experiencing, but I'd recommend that system more for preventing rear end sag and sway. For what you're experiencing, I'd recommend either an air bag system or a Aeon Spring set up that would replace the factory bump stop on your truck. Either type of system has its advantages and disadvantages. An air bag system allows you the ability of infinite adjustment by adding or removing air from the system. However, you'll...
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  • Best Suspension Helper Springs for a 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 with 2 Inch Block Lift
  • If the blocks on your 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 lift just the body and not the suspension then you can still use Firestone air bags # F2430. If it is a suspension lift then they would not fit properly. The suspension can still travel but depending on how much air pressure is in the bags it will not travel as much. The more air the less travel. What I recommend if the truck has a suspension lift is to use SuperSprings # SSA8MTKT or # SSA5MTKT (for stock leaf spring stacks above the...
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  • Can Firestone Air Bags be Used with Weight Distribution Hitch when Towing a Trailer
  • I do not recommend using air bags and weight distribution at the same time. If you are experiencing rear end sag on the tow vehicle caused by towing a trailer then the best solution is weight distribution. But not just any weight distribution system. It has to be the proper capacity. To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding...
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  • What is the Maximum Air Pressure for Air Lift 1,000 Pound Capacity Air Helper Springs
  • According to the instructions which I have linked for you for Air Lift suspension enhancement # AL60769, the maximum air pressure is 35 psi and the minimum is 5 psi. Over-inflation and under-inflation can damage the air bags so you will always want to stay within the 5 to 35 psi range.
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  • Can Firestone Air Helper Springs be Used with Existing Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch Kit on a 2013 F-250
  • The Timbren Rear Suspension Kit # TFR250SDG is recommended for use with your 2013 Ford F-250, due to the the fact that the Timbren Springs mount in the exact same location as the factory installed jounce springs and would not interfere with the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rail and Installation Fifth Wheel kit # RP50073-58. The Firestone Ride Rite Air Helper Springs # F2535 that you mentioned, are possible to use in conjunction with the Reese 5th Wheel Custom Install Bracket # RP50073-58....
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  • Will Firestone Ride-Rite Rear Air Helper Springs, Part # F2407, Fit 2013 Toyota Tacoma V6 Double Cab
  • I confirmed with Firestone the fit of this suspension kit with the 2013 Toyota Tacoma 4WD. Firestone does show that their Ride-Rite Rear Air Helper Spring, part # F2407, fits both 2WD PreRunner as well as 4WD versions up through model year 2013. If you wish you can review the included instructions and linked video demonstrating installation in a 2011 Tacoma. Please note that this part does not include a compressor/gauge, available as part # F2158 (single gauge and function) or part #...
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