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Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2006 Lincoln Mark LT

Today on our 2006 Lincoln Mark LT we're going to be installing the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs. These are the double convoluted style, made for the rear axle. The part number is F2350. Here's what the Firestone air springs are going to look like on your passenger side, and here's what they're going to look like on the driver's side. These are to help level out your vehicle when you're carrying those heavy loads, so it's going to evenly dissipate your contact patch over all four tires. Typically, if we put a heavy load in the rear of the truck, the rear end sags and the front end is going to come up a little bit. That's going to reduce the amount of weight on your front tires.


Air Lift LoadLifter Air Helper Springs Installation - 2008 Toyota Tundra

Today on our 2008 Toyota Tundra, we're going to take a look at then install the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 ULTIMATE Air Springs with the Internal Jounce Bumpers. These are going on the rear axle. The part number is AL88299. Now, before we load some weight in our vehicle, let's get a measurement to see what our factory ride height is. It looks like we're going to have about 39 and a half inches to the inside edge of our rear fender and we'll have about 36 and five eighths of an inch to the inside edge of our front fender. Now, we're going to load up our water tank. It's got about 250 gallons in it and we've added about a thousand pound water tank to the back of the truck here.


Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Today on the 2004 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cab, we're going to show you part number: #F2550. This is a Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs. All right, now before we start our install, we'll go ahead and get a quick measurement of the height of the truck before we install our air springs. From the ground to the top of the wheel well will be about forty and a quarter inches. We'll go ahead and put some weight in the back of the truck, then we'll go ahead and get a second measurement. And we are down to thirty seven and a half.


Air Lift LoadLifter Air Helper Springs Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500, we'll be installing the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers, part number Al88338. Now before we install the air bags, we're going to go ahead and take a dry weight measurement with nothing in the pickup from the bottom of the wheel well to the ground. Right at 41-3/4". Now we're going to go ahead and add 2750 pounds to the bed of our pickup. With our weight added, we'll now take a second measurement from the bottom of the wheel well to the ground. From the ground to the bottom of the wheel well, and it's dropped it 40", losing 1-3/4" with our weight added to the rear of the pickup. Now we're going to go ahead and run it through our test course.


Air Lift LoadLifter Air Helper Springs Installation - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado New Body

Today, on our 2007 Chevy Silverado, new body style, we'll be installing the airlift vehicle suspension system, part number AL88275. First, to begin our install, we're going to go ahead and check the ride height of our truck. Here, with the vehicle on flat ground and no weight added, from the ground to the top of our wheel well is 41 1/2 inches. Next, we're going to go ahead and add approximately 2500 pounds to the bed of our truck. We'll double-check our ride height. We're now sitting at 39 inches from the ground to the top of the wheel well. Next, we'll go ahead and run it through our test course.


Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs Installation - 2006 Hummer H3

Today on a 2006 Hummer H3, we'll be installing the air lift ride control air helper springs, part number AL59563. To begin our install we're going to go ahead and raise up the rear axle and remove the rear wheels. While it may not be required, it will make it a lot easier to install our air bags. Now with the wheels out of the way, we'll go ahead and remove the ABS wire fastener that's secured to the side of the frame. Next we'll go ahead and assemble our air bag. Take the top of the air bag and the air fitting that screws in to the top, and thread it in hand tight. Once we have it hand tight we'll take a wrench and tighten it down two more full revolutions. Now with the air fitting tight, we'll take the upper bracket, put it down over the air fitting and use the plastic nut to secure the upper bracket to the top of the air bag.


Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System Installation - 2013 Ram 1500

Today on this 2013 Ram 1500 crew cab, we're going to show you part number TDR1500DQ. This is the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System. This is what the suspension enhancement looks like when it's installed in a truck. Now, with this part number, you get two Aeon Hollow Rubber springs. What this does basically, it replaces the factory bump stop which was originally located in the same spot. What this does is it actually reaches down, closer to the axle and it starts working when you put a load in your truck. Typically, you have an inch of clearance from your axle and the bottom of the rubber spring, so your truck will ride normally before you put a load into it.


Air Lift Air Helper Springs Installation - 2001 GMC Sierra

Today on our 2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD, we'll be installing the Air Lift Load Lifter 5000 Air Helper Springs, part number AL57275. Now here's what our vehicle looked like with the manufacturer's suspension and no weight added to the rear of the vehicle. We'll go ahead and take a measurement from the bottom of the wheel well down to the ground. As you can see, we're at 41 inches. Next we're going to go ahead and add approximately 2,700 pounds of weight to the rear of the vehicle. Now with our weight added, you can see it's lowered the rider height from 41 inches to 37 1/2. Next we're going to go ahead and run the vehicle through our test course.


Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

All right today on this 2013 Ford F150 super crew cab we're going to show you part number AL57200, the Air Lift Load Lifter 5000 air helper springs. Now this has a load baring capacity up to 5000 pounds. Whatever you put in your truck that makes it squat, the Load Lifter 5000 will go ahead and bring your truck back up to level. This is what the Air Lift 5000 looks like once installed on the truck. With this part number you get two air bags, one for each side of the axle. It mounts to the axle, basically using large clamps. This does replace the factory jounce stop.


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fit of Firestone # F2535 Ride Rite Air Helper Springs on 2015 Ford F350
  • Firestone has not yet determined if their # F2535 Ride Rite Air Helper Spring Kit is a fit for the 2015 Ford F350, although my representative said he was pretty sure it would fit. He mentioned to be sure that the correct bracket is being used on the correct side of the vehicle, as they are not the same.
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Towing a Gooseneck Trailer
  • For occasional towing with your 2011 Dodge Ram 1500, I would go with the Timbren suspension enhancement system. If you do not have a Quad Cab, use # TDR1500DS. If you do have a Quad Cab, use # TDR1500DQ (instructions linked for reference). The Firestone systems are good when you carrying varying sized loads and have to adjust the ride accordingly. But for occasional towing of the same trailer, the Timbren system would be the way to go.
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  • Wireless Air Compressor System for Firestone Air Bags on a 2015 Ford F-350 Diesel
  • You have a couple of options for wireless air compressor systems for Ride-Rite air bags. It is going to depend on what you need the air bags for. For average everyday hauling and towing I recommend the Wireless Air Command II # F2540. It features a standard duty compressor and dual paths so you can add or remove air independently from each bag individually. But if you are going to be doing some heavy duty towing and hauling then I recommend going with the Remote Air Command system #...
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  • High Capacity Suspension Enhancement for a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500
  • The frame and suspension is different between the 1500 and 2500 series 2012 Dodge Ram so the parts are not interchangeable. But if you want the most capacity for a 1500, take a look at the Timbren springs # TDRTT1500. These guys are rated for 7,000 pounds and would be ideal for beefing up your suspension. The Timbren springs will provide leveling support independently of each other, increase stability and ride quality, and reduce side to side body roll. I have included a link to an...
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  • Timbren Suspension Enhancement for a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 with Rear Coil Springs
  • If your 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 is a crew or quad cab then you can use the Timbren springs # TDR1500DQ. The coil springs at the back are not an issue. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation of this system. As you can see the truck in the video also has rear coil springs. I have also included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • What Timbren Rear Axle Suspension Kit Best for 2013 Ford F-350 DRW Pulling 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Rubber jounce springs such as the Timbren # TFR250SDG that you referenced offer several advantages over air springs. Jounce springs generally cost less, they are easier to install and they require no maintenance or periodic adjustment. Also, since jounce springs do not engage the axle unless the vehicle is under load normal everyday ride quality will be unaffected by their installation, but when under load they will provide progressive resistance as the load increases. Please note that...
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  • Air Helper Spring Kit Recommendation for a 2015 Ford F250 Super Duty 4x4
  • I have a suspension enhancement very similar to the one you referenced that has been confirmed to fit your 2015 Ford F250 4x4, but the part # F2535 has not been confirmed as a fit yet so I cannot safely say it would work for you. The Air Lift Loadlifter 5000 part # AL88396 would be a great choice for you as it has been confirmed to fit your vehicle. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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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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  • Firestone Union Tee for 1/4 inch Tubing Recommendation for Filling 2 Airbags Evenly With One Valve
  • The diameter hose that is used on the Firestone Coil-Rite Air Helper Springs - Rear Kit, part # F4182, is 1/4 inch. You would need a Firestone Union Tee for 1/4 inch Tubing, part # F3025-1, if you wanted to use a single valve to fill both bags evenly on your 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander. You may also be interested in a Single Inflation Valve, part # F3032-1.
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  • What Air Bag Kit is Compatible with 2013 Ford F350 Dually 4x4 with B&W Hidden Gooseneck hitch
  • Since your 2013 F-350 4 x 4 is a dually, I take it that it has an 8-foot bed. The B and W Gooseneck we offer for the F-350 with 8-foot bed is part # BWGNRK1111. The Firestone rear suspension kit you referenced, part # F8615, is a rubber jounce spring kit, not an air bag kit. The suspension products compatible with your vehicle will depend on its specific equipment and indeed some of these rear suspension kits will be compatible with a B and W goose neck hitch. This jounce spring kit...
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  • Is There an Advantage to Installing 3000 lb SuperSprings over 2000 lb SuperSprings on a 2012 F-150
  • As long as the gross vehicle weight (GVW) of your 2012 Ford F-150 does not exceed 7,500 lbs, then you will be fine installing the 2,000 lb SuperSprings, # SSA5MTKT. The important thing to consider when you are choosing between the 2,000 lb SuperSprings or the 3,000 lb SuperSprings, # SSA28, is the GVW of your truck when it is fully loaded and hooked to your trailer. Your GVW will include the curb weight of the truck plus the weight of any passengers, cargo and the pin weight of your trailer....
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  • Rear Suspension Enhancement Options for a 2004 Cadillac Escalade EXT
  • I may have a solution that will work for you, however, we do not offer replacement air shocks for your 2004 Cadillac Escalade EXT at this time. We do offer coil spring air bag inserts like the AirLift 1000 Air Helper Springs, # AL60769. These air bags fit in the rear coil springs and can be manually inflated for additional support. Another option would be a bump stop replacement like the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, # TGMRG25C, that you referenced. These are rubber springs...
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  • Air Lift or Helper Spring Recommendation for a 2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Towing a Camper Trailer
  • The product that will work best for you will depend on how you will be using your truck and why you are looking for a suspension enhancement system. If you are looking to level your truck because you do a lot of hauling with varying load weights and tow the trailer occasionally then the air bags would work well. I would recommend using the Air Lift LoadLifter air springs, # AL57298, for 2 wheel drive or, # AL57390 for 4 wheel drive models of the 2000 F250. I recommend these air bags...
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  • Which Timbren Rear Axle Suspension Kit Fits 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie With HD Rear Coil Springs
  • The Timbren Rear Axle Suspension Kit you referenced, part # TDR2500CA, does not come up in our fit guide for your 2014 Ram 2500 Laramie. This kit is specified for Ram 2500s up through the 2013 model year. According to my contact at Timbren the correct kit for your 2500 Laramie is their new kit # TDR2500D. Please note that this new kit is not yet up on their site. If your application is for a constant load (a camper or welder in the truck at all times) then you could use the # TDRTT3500D.
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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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  • How to Install SumoSprings Custom Rear Helper Springs # CSS-1168R on a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab
  • SumoSprings Custom Rear Axle Helper Springs # CSS-1168R are a good choice for your application since they will provide progressive resistance as the load on them increases, and unlike complex air bag systems these Sumo helper springs require zero maintenance. I have attached the installation guide for your review. These include clear step-by-step instructions and excellent color photographs. You will need a floor jack, 2 jack stands and 4 wheel blocks for safe installation. Soapy...
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  • Air Suspension Recommendations for 2011 Ford F150 4WD SuperCrew Towing 5th Wheel
  • I'd recommend the Air Lift Load Lifter 5000, part # AL57200, if your fifth wheel frame brackets were manufactured by Reese, Curt, Husky or Valley. Instead of the 2K capacity of the Ride Control helper springs you were looking at, the # AL57200 has a full 5000 lb capacity, which will handle the pin weight of your fifth wheel with no problem, while the 2K capcity of the # AL59568 Ride control springs might not be enough (keep in mind the springs WILL NOT increase the existing capacity of...
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