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Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty Vehicle Suspension Videos

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.



Air Lift LoadLifter Air Helper Springs Installation - 2013 Ford F-350

Today, in our 2013 Ford F-350, we'll be installing the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumper, part number AL88396. The difference between this Air Lift air bellow and another without the internal jounce bumpers, is that it won't be completely compressed like one that does not have an internal jounce bumper. First we'll go ahead and compress the air helper spring with jounce bumper. Then we'll do one without. Here is a side-by-side comparison. With the internal jounce bumper, it will prevent the air bellow from being pinched if you we're ever to lose air while the vehicle is loaded. Before we install our Air Lift air helper springs, we'll go ahead and do a test with some weight in the bed of the truck.



Firestone Level Command II Installation - 2011 Ford F-350

Today on our 2011 Ford Super Duty well be installing the firestone level command two dual gauge with heavy duty compressor, part number F2219 to an already existing firestone airbag suspension system, part number F2535. To begin our install well first go ahead and take the compressor and find a suitable mounting location. Because theres no room underneath the hood to install a compressor, we will go underneath the vehicle and on the inside of the frame, near the engine compartment is a good mounting location. Using the compressor as a template and our 3/16 drill bit we will go ahead and mark the frame. Once weve marked the frame well take the compressor out of the way and drill out or holes. Then using the hardware provider well go through the compressor attachment point, through the frame and secure it on the inside of the frame with an additional flat washer and nylon lock nut.



Firestone Level Command Compressor Installation - 2005 Ford F-350

Today on our 2005 Ford F350 we'll be installing the Firestone Level Command single gauge heavy duty compressor in conjunction with the FirestoneRide Right air-helper springs forthe rear axle. For our compressor part number F2097 and our air helper-springs will be part number F2400. The first step of our process will be to install the airbags. To install the airbags we'll first need to remove the bolt securing the gooseneck for this application. By removing the nut, pulling the bolt back, we can now gain access to the top of the jounce bumper hold-downnut.We'll be removing the manufacturer jounce bumpers because the airbag will sit in this position. Now, with the jounce bumper out of the way, we're ready to go ahead and install the upper bracket. This will also come with a spacer block and get secured with the taper bolt and lock nut. Let's go ahead and put our bracket in place.



Air Lift LoadLifter Air Helper Springs Installation - 2004 Ford F-250

Today on our 2004 Ford F250 we'll be installing the Air Lift Load Lifter 5000 air helper springs, part number AL573090. Now today our F250 has a 6 inch lift on it, but the Load Lifter 5000 will still bolt into place, now again because our vehicle has a suspension lift on it we dont need to expand the suspension on the truck, but it is a good idea to go ahead and do that to give you enough clearance to get your air spring in. now today we'll be installing the passenger side. The drivers side installs the exact same way with a few minor additions. On the drivers side you'll want to make sure that you keep the wiring harness out of the way of the air spring and the hardware. Also the kit comes with an emergency brake cable clamp that you'll bolt into place to hold the emergency brake out of the spring.



SuperSprings Suspension Stabilizer Installation - 2005 Ford F-350

Today on our 2005 Ford F350 well be installing the Super Springs custom suspension stabilizer and weight control kit, part number SSA22. The system will reinforce the vehicles rear suspension with an extra lead spring that prevents sagging and reduce sway by up to 30%. To install our Super Springs weve already gone ahead and raised the vehicle and removed the rear wheels. This will allow us easier access to the manufacturers lead springs. Next well remove the nylon lock nut and nylon bushing from the shackle bolt on the Super Spring. Now with the shackle bolts removed, well sit that aside and move to the manufacturers lead spring pack.



SuperSprings SuperSway-Stops Installation - 2008 Ford F-350

Today, on this 2008 Ford F-350 we're going to install part number sss-2. This is SuperSprings SuperSway-Stops, an anti-sway system for air spring suspension. The intent of this part is that it reduces body roll and decreases the sway by replacing the factory bump stops with the SuperSway-Stops. This is very easy to install. Basically, all we have to do is remove the factory bump stops. Of course, in this case we just sprayed them down with some lubricant.



Timbren Rear Suspension System Installation - 2012 Ford F-250

Today on this 2012 Ford S250 we're going to install part number TFR250SDG Timbren. Our first step is to go ahead and remove the original jump start. You can bolt it from the top using 15mm ratchet range. Now it's unbolted we'll go ahead and get our Timbren spring and some preassembling. We'll take the spring and the bracket and we'll bolt them together using the longer of the two bolts with lock washer. Now there's a flat washer already located inside the sprint.





Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System Installation - 2005 Ford F-250

Today on this 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty we are going to install Timbren rear suspension part number TFR250SDF. The first thing we need to do is go ahead and raise the truck in the air so we can lower our suspension. Now you do not have to remove the rear wheels but we are doing it just to make things a little bit easier to see. And what this product does is actually replaces the factory bump stop which is located right here. So our first step involved is to go ahead and unbolt it from the truck and remove it. Now there is a nut on top that we have to remove. Then we can lower it. 0:31



SuperSprings Vehicle Suspension Installation - 2010 Ford F-350

Today on this 2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty, we are going to install part number SSA10 from SuperSprings. The first thing you want to do is go ahead and get the vehicle up in the air a little bit. You do not have to take off the wheel, but it makes things a lot easier to fit inside there. So, we have our wheel off. We have the suspension unloaded. And basically what is going to happen is we are going to set a block that goes on top of the factory overload spring right here. Alright, the first thing we want to do is go ahead and install this block that fits right here. Now this will fit a couple of different vehicles. You will need to flip it around and find out which is the best fit. Once you have that just like that, you can take the SuperSpring and lay it on top. And you will have to maneuver it around some cables, especially the parking brake cables, and make sure you do not hit anything else in the way. We also took off the bolts that go through the bottom, just to make it easier to thread everything inside because the unit does come preassembled. 1:07



Rear Air Helper Springs Installation - 2006 Ford F-250

Today on this 2006 Ford F-250 we are going to install Firestone Ride-Rite air helper springs using part number F2400. We are showing you now the components that are used to install one half of the kit. There is going to be two of everything for both sides of the vehicle. We are going to start off on our install by doing the driver side of the vehicle. The first thing we need to do to get started is to remove the old factory bump stop which is right here. There is a bolt on top that you have to get from the back side of the frame to unbolt it and it should come apart. It is a good idea to spray it down with some lubricant too to help remove it because that bolt does get rusted pretty easily. Moving on to the upper bracket, that is this piece right here, and it is going to wrap around the frame and it is going to have the spacer block that will go on top just like this. 00:54



Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System Installation - 2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Today on this 2002 F-250 Super Duty we are going to install part number TFR250SDE from Timbren. This is our Suspension Enhancement System. The first thing we did was remove the spare tire. Then we took off the tire on the side we are going to work on. You do not have to do that, we are doing it to make the instructions a little more clear. One thing you need to do is raise the frame off the suspension so you have plenty of room to work. :28



Air Helper Springs Installation - 1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Today on this 1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty we will be installing the Firestone air spring system part number F2330. The first thing we want to do is locate the jounce bumpers located directly above the axle near the springs on each side of the vehicle. These need to be removed from both sides of the vehicle so that is what we want to do first. With the jounce bumper removed you can see the collar that is in here. This collar we are going to reuse. If yours does happen to fall out when you are removing the jounce bumper you want to make sure you hold on to that. With the jounce bumper removed over on the driver side we need to clear out the wiring lines that are in the way because we want to make sure we do not pinch those when we install that upper bracket. We also need to remove this upper bolt that is holding the brake line on the outside of the frame, that is also interfering with our bracket. 00:48





Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty Vehicle Suspension Questions and Answers


  • Does Bolt for Timbren Front Suspension Enhancement System # TFF350SDC Match the OEM Bolt
  • I spoke with my contact at Timbren and he said the bolt supplied with your Timbren Front Suspension Enhancement System # TFF350SDC that goes from axle to frame should match the OEM bolt. If not, you can use the factory bolt. I have included a link to the installation instructions at right.
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  • Tips for Removing Factory Front Bumpstops on a 2014 Ford F-350 4x4
  • On your 2014 Ford F-350 you can remove the existing factory jounce bumper assembly by grasping it firmly and with a twisting and pulling motion, work it until the jounce bumper pops out of the retaining cup. It can also be pried out of the retaining cup utilizing a large flat blade screwdriver.
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  • Weight Rating for the SuperCoils Custom Front-End Suspension Coils # SSC-34
  • The weight rating for the SuperCoils Custom Front-End Suspension Coils # SSC-34 is for the pair. Together they both have a capacity of 5,060 lbs. SuperCoils will not increase your vehicle's weight-carrying capacity. Do not exceed the manufacturer's weight limit for your vehicle.
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  • Compatibility of Air Lift LoadLifter # AL88398 Air Suspension with 2006 Ford F250 with 6 Inch Lift
  • The Air Lift LoadLifter # AL88398 will fit your 2006 Ford F250. If the lift is a body lift, you would simply install the kit according to the linked instructions. If your truck has a suspension lift, you'd need to use a spacer kit like part # AL52150, which installs between the air bag and the mounting bracket. For extra convenience, you might consider a compressor kit like part # AL25592, which will allow you to add or remove air from the springs without exiting the truck or having...
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  • Recommended Air Spring Suspension Kit for 2008 Ford F350 Diesel Dually
  • As long as your truck isn't a V10 SuperCab model, the Firestone # F2550 would be my recommendation. Using an air bag system will allow you to adjust the stiffness of the suspension according to the weight of the load being carried. The kit is compatible with gooseneck/fifth wheel hitch brackets and would be compatible with your truck regardless of whether it's equipped with the factory top overload springs. There's also a compressor system available, part # F2097 that would allow you...
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  • Air Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2001 Ford F-250 4WD
  • Yes, both air bags of the Air Lift Vehicle Suspension kit part # AL57390 and # AL88390 will install on the inboard side of the frame on your 2001 Ford F-250. The only advantage the # AL88390 has is it has an internal jounce bumper for additional support. The Reese Fifth Wheel install kit part # RP50082 that you referenced installs on the outboard side of the vehicle frame. The Firestone kit part # F2550 is a very similar kit but uses a slightly different brackets. Firestone has also...
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  • Firestone the Ride-Rite Air Helper Spring Kit part # F2550 Recommend for a 2010 Ford F350 DRW
  • According to Firestone the Ride-Rite Air Helper Spring Kit part # F2550 that you referenced is compatible with gooseneck and fifth wheel hitches installed in the bed of your 2010 Ford F-350 dually so it would work well for you. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well. You might also be interested in the Firestone Level Command Compressor part # F2097 to make maintaining air pressure in the bags easy.
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  • Air Bag Recommendation for a Lifted 2012 Ford F-250 Diesel
  • Although Firestone does not have an air bag set that will work on your 2012 Ford F-250 diesel with an 8 inch suspension lift, I do have a product that can work for you. Air Lift offers the LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers. With this kit you not only get the adjustability of the air springs but you also get the comfort and reliability of the jounce springs. If your truck is 2 wheel drive you will need part # AL88395 and for a 4 wheel drive, part #...
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  • Air Lift Loadlifter Air Helper Spring Recommendation for a 2014 Ford F250 with 3-1/2 inch Lift
  • All you would need to install the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers # AL88396 on your 2014 Ford F250 with a 3-1/2 inch lift kit is the correct lift spacer kit. For that you would need the spacer kit part # AL52140. If your lift is a body lift then the spacers wouldn't be needed. I attached an install video for you to check out as well for the # AL88396.
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  • Will Air Lift Suspension Enhancement System Work On 2011 Ford F-250 With B & W Gooseneck
  • You said you have the B and W gooseneck installed on your 2011 Ford F-250 with the short bed. If you install the # AL57396 on your truck you may need to drill through the brackets of the gooseneck hitch. I spoke with my contact at B&W about your truck and about the hitch you have installed on your truck. They told me that as long as you do not weld on or cut off any part of the gooseneck hitch, you will not void their warranty. If you decide to install the # AL57396, you will need...
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  • Air Spring Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2011 Ford F250 with Gooseneck Hitch
  • For your 2011 F250 super duty 4x4 lariat with a 6.7 turbo diesel 3/4 ton I would still recommend the part # F2535. The part # AL88396 that you referenced has a note that it will only work with universal gooseneck or fifth wheel install kits. Because of that I would not recommend it for you since you have a B andW turn over ball gooseneck hitch.
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  • Air Spring Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2011 Ford F250 with Gooseneck Hitch
  • If your 2011 Ford F-250 has a gasoline engine the correct air spring kit would be the Firestone Kit part # F2550. If you have a diesel engine you would want the part # F2535 instead. Both of these kits are compatible with the gooseneck hitch you have installed in your truck bed.
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  • Fit of SuperSprings # SSR-102-47 Helper Springs on 2006 Ford F350 DRW
  • I spoke with my SuperSprings representative, who confirms that the SumoSprings Custom Helper Spring Kit you referenced, part # SSR-102-47 will fit a 2006 Ford F350 DRW 4x4. Please keep in mind that this SumoSpring kit won't increase the capacity of your truck, and is meant to be used on suspensions that are in good repair. If you'd care to see the install instructions, feel free to click the provided link.
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  • Firestone Air Helper Spring Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F250 with Fifth Wheel Rails
  • If you have a Gas engine in your 2012 Ford F250 the Firestone Air System part # F2550 would be the correct system to get. If you have a Diesel engine you instead would want the part # F2535. Either of these would work with your fifth wheel rail kit part # RP50073-58 that you have installed.
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  • Comparison Between TorkLift And SuperSprings SuperSway-Stops For 2013 Ford F-350
  • The biggest difference between the TorkLift StableLoad Suspension, part # TLA7200, and the SuperSprings SuperSway-Stops, part # SSS-2, is the warranty. Torklift provides a lifetime warranty versus a 2-year warranty on the SuperSprings. Both are designed to replace the factory bump stops on your 2013 Ford F-250, and will help reduce side-to-side sway and body roll. Both are easy to install and require no drilling.
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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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  • Air Bag Compatibility With 5th Wheel Bracket Kit Installed on 2011 Ford F-250 Diesel
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Spring Kit you referenced, their part # F2535 for 2WD trucks, installs on the outsides of your F-250's frame rails. This is the same placement as for the 5th wheel brackets in your Reese hitch set-up, part # RP50073-58. Good news, however! My Contact at Firestone confirmed that this kit will work along with installed 5th wheel brackets as of the 2011 model year, so this kit will work fine for you.
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  • Air Spring System Recommendation for a 2001 Ford F250 4-Wheel Drive
  • For a similar air spring suspension enhancement system as the part # AL88390 that you referenced that will work with fifth wheel hitches installed in your 2001 Ford F250 4WD you would want the Firestone Air System part # F2550. This system has been confirmed to fit with 5th wheel hitches. I attached an install video for this product for you to check out.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Compatible Air Helper Springs for 2010 Ford F350
  • According to my contact at Firestone, it looks like their Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, part # F2550 would fit a 2010 F350, 4x2 or 4x4 models as long as it's NOT a SuperCab V10 model with the 8-foot bed. The # F2550 is compatible with an in-bed fifth wheel or gooseneck hitch. If you're interested in an onboard compressor system to inflate/deflate the springs as needed, I'd recommend the Firestone Level Command w/ Heavy-Duty Compressor, part # F2097. I've linked you to some install...
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  • Air Lift Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2003 Ford F250 with Universal 5th Wheel Rails
  • Since you have universal install fifth wheel rails the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 part # AL88390 that you referenced would install in your 2003 Ford F250 and be completely compatible.
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  • Will SuperSprings SuperCoils Fix the Sag at the Front End of a 2001 Ford F-250 2-Wheel Drive Diesel
  • My question is why is the front end of your 2001 Ford F-250 sagging? It could be that there is something in the suspension that needs to be replaced. Suspension enhancement like # SSC-31 is designed to be installed on a vehicle that has suspension that is in good working order. When installed the SuperCoils will increase ride height by 1-5/8 inches so they should definitely take care of the sag. I have included a link to the installation instructions to the right for you.
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  • Suspension Enhancement, 5th Wheel and Gooseneck Hitches for a 2011 Ford F-250 Diesel Long Bed 2WD
  • Yes, your 2011 Ford F-250 does certainly have the prep package installed. If the gooseneck ball was not included then you will need ball kit # RP30137 or # C60601. For a 5th wheel hitch you can use any of the following hitches that fit directly into the 4 pucks: Reese Elite Series hitch # RP30142 (18K), # RP30143 (25K) B&W Companion hitch # BWRVK3300 Or any of these Curt hitches: # C16530-16017, # C16520-16017, # C16515-16017, or # C16545-16017 For suspension enhancement I actually...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Compatible Air Helper Spring System for 2001 Ford F 2-350
  • In some instances, the install brackets that connect the fifth wheel bed rails to the truck frame will occupy the same space needed to install the air suspension. Folks with slide-in campers and people that routinely haul lots of weight in their truck beds might need the suspension enhancement even though they don't tow a gooseneck or fifth wheel. This being said, there are options for air springs that are compatible with a fifth wheel hitch. If your truck has a GVWR over 8500 lbs, the...
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  • Will Firestone Air Bags Fit a 2013 Ford F-250 with B&W Gooseneck Trailer Hitch
  • It looks like the B&W Turnover ball gooseneck hitch has brackets that fit the outsides of the frame rails on the 2013 Ford F-250. And Firestone kit # F2535 has brackets that fit the insides. Both brackets can use the same hole. That isn't to say that the parts are made for each other. There could be some modification required if the holes do not match up. Though technically it would work this would void the warranty on the part(s) modified. If you could email me pictures of the problem...
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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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  • Can Both Springs In Air Helper Springs System Be Inflated From One Valve
  • I checked the enclosed installation instructions for the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs, part # AL88397. Near the back of the instructions, they have either separate air spring inflation or equal air spring inflation options listed, and both are acceptable. I would opt for the separate inflation option because you could at some point have a load that is uneven and one side would need more support than the other. But using a single inflation valve would make it...
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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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  • What Size Hardware Fits Driver Side Mounting Bracket for Air Lift LoadLifter Air Springs # AL88396
  • My contact at AirLift confirmed that if your existing 5th wheel installation hardware is 3/4-inch diameter rather than the 1/2-inch supplied with the AirLift kit, you can simply drill out the holes in the AirLift brackets so they will accept the larger hardware in place from your 5th wheel installation. He assured me that this minor modification will not have any negative effects on the installation.
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  • Compatibility of BandW Hitch and Sumo Springs Kit in 2013 Ford F-250
  • The SumoSprings Custom Helper Springs Kit # SSR-102-47 that you referenced fits both 2WD and 4WD versions of the 2013 Ford F-250. This kit installs from below the frame rails. The BandW hitch # BWGNRK1111-5W that fits your F-250 mounts to the sides of the frame rails and so should not interfere with installation of the SumoSprings kit. If you compare the diagrams in the install instructions for both items (both are linked for you) you will see that their mounting points are not the same.
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  • Air Bag or Leveling Kit for a 2011 Ford F350 4x4 DUALLY
  • If you are looking for a change in ride height for aesthetic purposes I would recommend you get a leveling kit. If you need more front axle support in your 2011 Ford F350 4x4 because you have a front accessory like a plow I would recommend an air system like the Firestone Coil Rite System part # F4187. If you wanted a red air bag you would want the Air Lift Helper Springs part # AL80537.
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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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  • 5th Wheel Hitch and Install Kit Compatible with Air Ride Suspension on 2012 Ford F250 Short Bed 4x4
  • Firestone offer some Ride-Rite air helper spring options that are compatible with fifth wheel / gooseneck hitch installations. If your truck has a gas engine, you'd use # F2550 or # F2535 for a Diesel engine equipped truck. A compressor kit with a standard duty compressor is available as part # F2158 or part # F2097 for a heavy duty compressor. For a fifth wheel hitch, you'll need the rail/bracket kit, part # RP50073-58. Because your truck has the short bed, you'll need to use a sliding...
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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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  • Solution for Rear-End Sag in 2012 Ford F-350 4X4 Pulling 16K 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Suspension enhancement kits such as the Firestone Air Springs and the Timbren and SuperSprings jounce springs that you referenced are intended primarily to support heavy cargo loads in the truck bed, but you will get some benefit when towing your 5th wheel by giving the rear suspension some additional support. If you often remove your 5th wheel hitch to haul uneven heavy cargo loads then the higher cost and installation complexity of a Firestone Air Spring system may be worthwhile; if...
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2008 Ford F250 with Pullrite Hitch Installed
  • The only suspension enhancement I can recommend for you is the the SuperSprings Custom Suspension Stabilizer and Sway-Control Kit # SSA10. All the air spring setups confirmed to fit your vehicle attach to the vehicle frame in the same place as your Pullrite rail brackets so they are compatible. If you try the # SSA10 you will like them and they will work for you. You also will not have to worry about maintaining air pressure in bags or have to worry about air leaks.
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2008 Ford F250 with Pullrite Hitch Installed
  • There is an excellent suspension enhancement system I can recommend for your 2008 Ford F250 that has the Pullrite Industry Standard mounting kit part # 2726. But I checked the installation instructions for this rail kit and the # AL57398 and found that the two would interfere with each other so they could not be installed at the same time. Check out the SuperSprings Custom Suspension Stabilizer and Sway-Control Kit # SSA10. This system will give you adjustable suspension support by reinforcing...
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  • Selection of Timbren Rear Axle Suspension Kit for 2006 Ford F250 Crew Cab Short Bed 4WD
  • The Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TFRTT350F is intended primarily for heavy-duty service vehicles but would work fine for your application. Both this kit and the lower-rated # TFR250SDF are confirmed fits for your 2006 Ford F-250 Crew Cab Short Bed 4WD. For your reference I have linked the instructions for both kits along with a video on the TFR250SDF. Please note that all suspension kits, including these Timbrens, are designed for use with vehicles whose suspension...
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  • Recommended Air Springs For 2014 Ford F-350 Diesel Dually 4 X 4 Truck With Factory Fifth Wheel
  • For your 2014 Ford F-350 Dually Diesel I recommend the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs, part # AL88396. This system requires no drilling for installation and has internal jounce bumpers in case the system loses air pressure. This system has a load-leveling capacity up to 5,000 lbs and has a lifetime warranty. To make it easier to monitor and give you added features I recommend part # AL25572. This system has an onboard compressor and allows you to monitor and adjust...
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  • Will Firestone Ride-Rite Rear Air Helper Springs # F2452 Fit 2006 F-350 2WD Dual Rear Wheel Pickup
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Rear Air Helper Springs # F2452 that you referenced will not fit your 2WD F-350 due to the dual rear wheels. My contact at Firestone confirmed the correct kit for your truck is # F2398. This kit installs without drilling, but please note that it is not compatible with 5th wheel or goose neck hitches because it mounts in the same location on the frame as these hitch's brackets. For the ultimate in convenience and flexibility you might consider the Firestone...
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  • Recommendation for an Air Bag System on a 2003 Ford Pickup with Fifth Wheel
  • If you are looking for an air bag system that mounts to the inside of the frame, the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2550, would be a great option. Since these springs mount on the inside of the frame and the install brackets for your fifth wheel mount on the outside of the frame, there is no interference.
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  • Total Height of Spring, Bracket and Spacer on Timbren Rear Axle Spring Kit # TFR250SDE
  • The Timbren rear axle jounce spring kit for Ford trucks that you referenced, part # TFR250SDE, is a correct fit for the 2002 F-250 Super Duty. This kit will fit both 2-wheel-drive and 4-wheel-drive versions and installs without drilling. The attach photo shows the dimensions of each of the main components in this kit. The springs are 5-1/16-inch tall, the spacer is 1/2-inch thick x 3-7/8-inch diameter, and the overall height of the bracket is 2-inches. I have linked both the written...
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  • Install Difficulty of Firestone Ride-Rite Air Bags for a 2009 Ford F-350 XLT, Crew Cab Long Bed
  • I will be happy to send you a copy of the instructions in a separate email. The Firestone Ride-Rite kit # F2550 seems like a typical installation to me based on the many, many instructions I have gone through over the years. A mechanic like yourself would probably have no problem with the installation.
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  • Can Rear Axle Air Spring # F2222 and Jounce Spring # TDDR00 Kit Be Used at the Same Time
  • The two rear axle suspension kits you referenced, Timbren Jounce Spring kit # TDDR00 and Firestone Sport-Rite Air Bag Kit # F2222, cannot be used together. Also, neither of these kits is a fit for your 2000 Ford Super Duty. Both of these rear suspension enhancement kits are intended for Dodge trucks and will not fit your Ford. Your best option in a rear suspension kit will depend on the nature of your hauling. Air bags are ideal if you will often haul varying and uneven loads and jounce...
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  • Suspension Enhancement for a F350 Super Duty DRW Diesel 4WD Cab Chassis Custom B&W Flatbed & Hitch
  • We have suspension enhancements available for your 2014 Ford F350 Cab and Chassis, but none of them are air spring. Which since you have a 5th wheel hitch and air spring kits are notorious for interfering with 5th wheel rail brackets-you're not really missing out. What I would recommend is the SuperSprings Custom Suspension Enhancement kit part # SSA22. These install on the leaf springs and would provide you with more support to help with the sagging you are experiencing and also prevent...
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  • Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Recommendation for a 2001 Ford F350
  • For your 2001 Ford F350 4x4 you would want the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2550. This has been confirmed as a fit for you vehicle. The Firestone Kit part # F2068 that you referenced is for older model Fords so I would not recommend it for you.
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  • Timbren Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2014 Ford F-250
  • I spoke to my contact at Timbren, I explained your situation and they said that in your situation you could go ahead and use the Timbren System part # TFR250SDF. The mounting bracket is the same as the # TFR250SDG with the only difference being the 1 inch spacer included with the # TFR250SDF. Before you do this I would recommend you go out and double check the measurements you took on your truck. I attached an install video for you to check out also.
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  • Suspension Upgrade for a 2004 Ford F-250 4x4 Short Bed with Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit
  • Since the Curt custom installation kit for your d2004 Ford F-250 install on the outboard sides of the frame, I recommend a suspension enhancement kit that installs only on the bottoms of the frame. You can use Timbren springs, # TFR250SDE. These springs are not air bags but they do work independently from each other and are ideal for carrying the same or similar loads in the truck like when towing a 5th wheel or gooseneck trailer. I have linked a video showing an installation, the...
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  • Air Suspension Recommendations For Front And Rear Of 2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Truck
  • We do offer front and rear air bag suspension systems that will work with your 2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty truck. All air suspension systems will not increase the weight carrying capacity of your truck and are designed to be used with trucks that have a good working suspension. For the front of your F-350 I recommend the Firestone Vehicle Suspension, part # F2223. The adjustable air pressure is from 5 psi to 100 psi. On the rear of your truck I recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite Air...
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  • Can SuperSprings SuperSway Stops Be Used With SumoSprings On Ford Super Duty Pickup Truck
  • The SuperSprings SuperSway-Stops, part # SSS-2 you referenced are a fit for your 2011 Ford F-250 or F-350 Super Duty truck, if you have overload springs. These are designed to replace the factory bump stops and fill the gap between the overload springs and the truck frame. I spoke with my contact at SuperSprings and they told me that you can use the SuperSway Stops with SumoSprings. The SumoSprings I recommend are the SumoSprings Custom Helper Springs Kit, part # SSR-102-47. This kit...
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  • Will the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2071 Work on a 2004 F250 Towing a 26 ft Camper
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2071, would be more than adequate to reduce sag and improve ride quality when towing your 5,750 lbs camper. The additional weight that the airbags would support would only be the tongue weight of the trailer, plus the weight of any cargo in the truck bed. For this kit to fit, you must have at least 7-1/2 inches from the outside of the truck frame to the inside of the tire. If you have less than 7-1/2 inches, then I recommend going with the...
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  • What is the Estimated Installation Time for Firestone Ride-Rite Air Bags on a 2006 Ford F-250
  • If you are installing just the Firestone Ride-Rite kit, # F2400, and not also adding an on-board air compressor such as # F2158, then I would estimate that it should take about 2 hours to install the kit. That is for someone with some mechanical ability and automotive experience working at home in the driveway or garage and having someone help. A professional may take less time depending on how many similar installations they have done. Individual results will vary so that 2 hours is...
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  • Recommended Suspension Enhancement for 2013 Ford F250 with Service Body
  • We have a Timbren Aeon Spring system that is specifically designed for service-body truck and has the high capacity necessary for such a vehicle, part # TFRTT350F. The springs will add extra support to your rear suspension, and will become progressively stiffer as more weight is added. A weight distribution system would work best for combating the squat you experience when towing, but the Timbren system will help somewhat. Since you tow infrequently and for short distances, you can probably...
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  • Fit of AirLift Air Bag System on 1999 F250 With Gooseneck Hitch
  • According to my AirLift representative, there are LoadLifter 5000 systems that are compatible with most gooseneck hitches. If your truck is a 4WD, use # AL57390 or for 2WD models, use # AL57393. I have linked you to the instructions for the AL57390 and will send you a .pdf copy of the instructions for the AL57393 in a separate email. I would recommend you do a visual inspection of the underside of your truck, paying special attention to how the gooseneck hitch brackets attach to the...
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  • Recommendations for Rear Air Bags for Ford 2009 F-250 FX4 no 5th Wheel and Wireless Compressor Kit
  • Both Firestone and Airlift are quality products, and both are have confirmed fits for your truck. My recommendation is to use the AirLift Load Lifter 5000 Kit # AL57398, and instead of investing the money in a wireless compressor system, I recommend the Airlift Quick Shot Compressor System # AL25690. With the Quick Shot Compressor System you have the option of having an on-board 2 gallon reserve air tank, and accessory hose. The in-dash controller allows for continual monitoring,...
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  • Will Firestone Air Bags Fit a 2007 Ford F-350 4x4 with Underbed Reese 5th Wheel Install Kit
  • The brackets for the underbed 5th wheel installation kit for your 2007 Ford F-350 install on the outboard sides of the truck frame. The brackets for Firestone Ride-Rite kit # F2452 also install on the outboard side so you will not be able to use this kit on your truck. Timbren suspension enhancement # TFR350SDF mounts to the bottoms of the frame and will not interfere with the 5th wheel brackets. This kit would work better for 5th wheel towing compared to air bags because air bags really...
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  • Will the Firestone Air Suspension Kit # F25352012 Fit a Ford F-250 Diesel With a Gooseneck Installed
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2535 are confirmed as a fit for your 2012 F-250 2 wheel drive truck. It is also confirmed to fit a diesel, and works with a fifth wheel or gooseneck hitch installed. Since your gooseneck hitch installs on the outside of your truck frame and the Firestone kit installs on the inside of your truck frame, there should not be interference. I will be sending you a separate e-mail with the installation instructions for the Firestone Kit # F2535...
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  • Do Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2550 Work With 5th Wheel Hitch on 2012 F350 4WD Diesel
  • The Reese 5th Wheel Under-Bed Rail Kit you installed in your truck, part # RP30126, installs with its attachment brackets on the outsides of your truck frame rails. You cannot use a rear axle suspension kit that attaches in the same location. The kit you referenced, Firestone # F2535, is a correct fit for your diesel F-350, but please note this kit cannot be used if your truck is lifted or if the stock jounce bumper spacers have been removed. I have linked a video showing installation...
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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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  • Will Timbren Suspension System Help Smooth Ride For 2013 Ford F-250 Hauling A 5th Wheel Trailer
  • For your 2013 Ford F-250, the Timbren Rear Suspension System, part # TFR250SDG, should work just fine. These install in place of the factory installed bump stops so they should not interfere with the fifth wheel installation at all. These are designed to provide additional support as needed when carrying light loads, and become more rigid as more weight is added. One of my co-workers has these installed and said that when traveling over very rough roads, these will cause the ride to be...
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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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  • 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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  • Fit of Firestone Air Spring # F2400 on 2006 Ford F250 Diesel Crew Cab 4x4 with Husky 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Certain air spring kits will only fit trucks with a 5th wheel hitch if the hitch was installed with universal-fit brackets. For example, the Air Lift kit # AL57398 will not work with trucks whose 5th wheels were installed with custom-fit frame brackets. The Firestone rear-axle helper spring kit you referenced, part # F2400, will fit your 2006 F-250 diesel 4 X 4 truck with a Husky 5th wheel installed. I confirmed with my technical contact at Firestone that there will be no compatibility...
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  • Can Firestone Ride-Rite Air Springs # F2550 Enable Lowering Rear End of 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Rear Axle Helper Air Springs # F2550 that you referenced are a correct fit for your 2012 F-250 Super Duty, but they are intended to support a rear suspension in good working order when carrying a heavy or uneven load. When installed in your truck this kit will not allow the rear of the vehicle to drop down lower than it does already. We do offer a variety of loading ramps, including fixed, telescoping and folding types, but these are not intended for use with...
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  • Would the Timbren System for a 1999 Ford F-350 Affect the Ride Height
  • The Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TFRTT350E that you referenced will not affect your unloaded ride height at all on your 1999 Ford F350HD. These do not begin helping support your factory suspension until the suspension has been compressed somewhat, so basically your vehicle will feel and look unaffected when not loaded. I attached an FAQ article on Timbren systems for you to check out also.
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  • Where Do Timbren Suspension Enhancement Springs Install on a 2013 Ford F-250
  • The rounded platform that comes into contact with the Timbren springs # TFR250SDG on your 2013 Ford F-250 will not be an issue. The Timbren springs install in place of the factory bump stops that would also come into contact with this platform. The Timbren springs are bolted into place and centered over that platform and cannot move so there is no worry of them slipping off. The bed, when loaded down, will come straight down compressing the suspension so there is no worry of it coming...
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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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  • Can Firestone Air Bags be Installed on a 2011 Ford F-250 with B and W Gooseneck Trailer Hitch
  • The Firestone air bags # F2535 have brackets that install on the in-board sides and bottoms of the frame rails and have one bolt on each side that goes through the frame to the outboard side. If the brackets for the gooseneck hitch install on the inside or bottom of the frame or cover up that hole in the frame then you will not be able to use the Firestone air bags. I have linked a video showing a typical installation so you can see where the brackets install and compare it to your truck. It...
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  • What is the Estimated Installation Time for Timbren Springs on a 2008 Ford F-350
  • Both the front Timbren kit # TFF350SDC and rear kit # TFR350SDF can be installed in about an hour per kit. It will help to have someone helping. These kits are fairly straight forward to install. I have included a link to the installation instructions for each kit for you. Installation times can change based on the installers level of ability and whether or not all of the tools needed are readily available. I have included a link to our FAQ article on Timbren springs for you.
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  • Will Firestone Ride-Rite Air Bags Fit a 2013 Ford F-350 4x4 Diesel with 6 Inch Lift Kit
  • If the lift kit on your 2013 Ford F-350 is a body lift kit then any of the custom fit suspension enhancement products, including # F2535, will fit. But if it is a suspension lift you would need to use spacers, # F2374 for the Firestone kit, which are designed for a vehicle with a 6 inch lift. I have included a link to our FAQ article on the Firestone products for you. You could fill up the air bags with a compressor if you have one or at a gas station with a compressor. Or to avoid all...
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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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  • What AirBag Will Fit a Ford F-250 Super Duty 4 Door Super Duty With Draw-Tite Gooseneck # 9460-48
  • According to my technical contact at Air Lift, the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 # AL57398 that you referenced will fit your 2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty, as long as it is a 4WD model. If you have a 2WD, then you will need the Air Lift # AL88397. Both of these kits are supposed to work with an under-bed gooseneck hitch. After looking at the instructions, everything is very likely compatible because they install on opposite sides of the frame, however, the catch is if they will share an installation...
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  • Will the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Fit with a B&W Gooseneck Hitch on a 2012 F250 SB CC?
  • The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs, # AL57396, install on the insides of the frame rails on the truck. If you look at your gooseneck brackets that are on your vehicle now and they mount on the outside of the frame it is possible that these two systems could work together. You will need to compare the instructions for the Air Lift kit which I have linked for you with the current situation on your truck to determine fit.
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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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  • How Many of The SuperSway-Stops Are in SuperSpring Package # SSS-1
  • There are 4 of the SuperSway-Stops in SuperSprings part # SSS-1. I have also attached an installation video on a 2008 Ford F-350.
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  • Rear Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2000 Ford F-250 Towing a Horse Trailer
  • I prefer the Timbren springs to air bags when towing a trailer. I recently installed a set of the Timbren springs in my Dodge Ram and they do a great job when I am towing my fifth wheel trailer. The Timbren springs are more ideal when the load in your truck bed is constant, such as a trailer. The air bags are more ideal when the load in your truck bed fluctuates or when the load may be heavier on one side than the other. For your 2000 Ford F-250 4x4, I recommend installing the Timbren...
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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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  • 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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  • Will Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2550 Affect Tongue Weight on 2008 Ford F-250 4WD
  • Using the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2550 on your 2008 Ford F-250 4WD will not affect the tongue weight of your trailer or your ability to properly hook it up to your tow vehicle. If you have concerns regarding the tongue weight of your trailer, and any sag the trailer tongue weight might cause, I would recommend a weight distribution system. If you choose to go this route, you will want to set the airbags prior to hooking up the weight distribution system. If you can...
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  • Rear Suspension Enhancement For a 2000 Ford Super Duty With a Gooseneck Hitch
  • The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000, # AL57298, was designed to work with specific gooseneck hitches because it installs on the outboard side of the frame rails on your Ford Super Duty. This kit will fit the 2WD models only. If you can tell me what type of hitch you have in your truck, I can check the compatibility with this kit. This kit will not fit with gooseneck hitches that mount with custom brackets on the outboard side of the frame rails. Another option from Air Lift is the LoadLifter...
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  • Will the SuperSprings Super Sway-Stops Work on Vehicles without Air Bags
  • As long as you have factory overload springs on your 2001 Ford F-250 then you can install the SuperSprings SuperSway-Stops Anti-Sway System # SSS-1 on your vehicle whether you have air bags or not. I checked with my contact at SuperSprings to confirm this. Since this is an overload spring you will not feel the effects of this suspension enhancement until there is a load on your vehicle. I attached an installation video for this product for you to check out also.
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Will Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs Fit a 2012 Ford F-250 4x4 with 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs, # AL57396, install on the insides of the frame rails on the truck. I looked up the instructions for the SuperRail kit 4426 and it looks like the brackets install on the outside of the frame rail so it is possible that these 2 system will work together. You will need to compare the instructions for the Air Lift kit which I have linked for you with the current situation on your truck to determine fit. With the air bags inflated properly...
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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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  • Will Firestone Air Bags Fit a 2012 Ford F-350 with Factory 5th Wheel Prep Package
  • Take a look under your 2012 Ford F-350 to see where the brackets are mounted for the 5th wheel prep package. They should be installed on the upper half of the frame rails on the outsides of the frame. Any suspension kit including # F2535 that does not install in this same area will fit. A B and W hitch must install in areas needed by Firestone kit # F2535 and that is why it is excluded. The Firestone kit installs using some existing holes and mounting location already present on the...
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  • Will Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2264 Fit a 2007 Ford F-250 with 4 inch Lift
  • I checked with Firestone and you can use the Ride-Rite kit # F2264 for your 2007 Ford F-250 with a 4 inch lift. The kit only fits if your truck is rated for 8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight or more.
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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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  • Compatibility of Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 with Fifth Wheel Hitch on 2008 Ford F150
  • The answer to your question will depend on which installation kit you used to attach the hitch to the truck frame. Although the Air Lift # AL57398 installs on the inboard side of the frame member, the mounting bracket is installed using an existing hole in the truck frame. If this hole is blocked by your fifth wheel install bracket, you will not be able to install the air spring kit. I checked out the Pullrite Website, and was unable to access the instructions for their install brackets. The...
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  • Suspension Enhancement for a 2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty with Blue Ox Gooseneck Trailer Hitch
  • The Timbren suspension enhancement springs, # TFR250SDF, will mount to the inside of the frame rails on the truck. This could cause interference issues with the Blue Ox gooseneck # DH1203 because of the u-bolts used to attach the hitch to the frame. Since the frame on the truck above the axle is blocked by the u-bolts and hitch, systems like the Timbren will most likely not work. What I recommend is to go with a set of SuperSprings, # SSA15. These springs fit over the leaf spring pack...
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  • Rear Suspension Enhancement Options for a 2008 Ford F-250 With a Gooseneck Hitch
  • Since the u-bolts from your gooseneck hitch wrap all the way around your vehicle frame, the only rear suspension enhancement system option that we have for your 2008 Ford F-250 is the SuperSprings Custom Suspension Stabilizer and Sway-Control Kit, # SSA15. The u-bolts from your gooseneck hitch will interfere with the top brackets of the Timbren springs and similar suspension enhancement systems. The SuperSprings are easy to install and simply bolt on above your existing factory springs....
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  • Do Timbren Suspension Enhancement Springs Give a Rough Ride When Under Load on a 2008 Ford F-250
  • When under load, the Timbren springs, # TFR250SDF, actually help absorb road shock rather than just transfer it to the frame where you would feel it. This also extends the life of the factory suspension components. The unloaded ride will not be affected. because this system mounts to the bottom of the frame, it will work with a 5th wheel hitch installed. I have included a link to the instructions and a link to our FAQ article on Timbren products for you.
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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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  • 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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  • Timbren Suspension Enhancement Versus Firestone Work-Rite for 2004 Ford F250 Towing Fifth Wheel
  • One of my co-workers did a comparison test on similar Timbren and Firestone Work-Rite springs on his Dodge Ram. He found that all-around, the Timbren preformed better but that when the truck was not heavily loaded, the Firestone system provided a better ride. So, if you only pull your fifth wheel occasionally, the Firestone # F8613 would probably be a better choice for you. If you will be towing frequently, or will have the bed of the truck heavily loaded on a frequent basis the Timbren...
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  • Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Spring Kit Clearance to Exhaust Pipe when Installed on 2010 Ford F250
  • According to my contact at Air Lift, the correct LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Spring Kit for your 2010 Ford F250 would be part # AL57212. My contact did not have any information available regarding the maximum amount of heat the air bag can take without failing, but he assured me that the heat shield will protect air bags within 1 inch of the exhaust. The # AL57215 you referenced is designed to fit a 1989 Ford F350.
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  • Air Lift Load Lifter 5000 Suspension for 2003 F350 Cab and Chassis
  • The Air Lift # AL57345 that you mentioned would be a great choice for you if there is 8 inches of clearance to the inside of the frame members without any interference from the gas tank of other obstruction. Also, the kit requires that there be 9 inches of clearance between the inside of the tire and the outside of the frame member, see figure # 3 in the instructions. Keep in mind that that an air suspension will not change the capacity of your truck. You will still be limited to...
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  • Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4x4 Long Bed
  • Adding a Timbren vehicle suspension to your 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4x4 is a great idea to help support your camper and other loads that you may carry throughout the year. The peg style casting on your rear axle that you are referring to will withstand the contact of the Timbren suspension systems. Timbren designed their rubber springs to contact that peg and in the instruction manual that I have attached, they state not to remove the peg. The Timbren rear suspension enhancement...
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  • Air Lift LoadLifter Suspension Enhancement and Spacer Kit for a 2003 Ford F-250 4x4 with 6 Inch Lift
  • I do have a solution for you. You can use the LoadLifter system, # AL57390. It bolts to the inside of the frame. Take a look at the instructions I have linked for you. There is an additional kit you will need to accommodate the 6 inch lift on your truck. It is Air Lift Lock-N-Lift Spacers, # AL52150. You may also be interested in an on-board compressor and monitoring system. I had a chance to see the wireless one in action, # AL72000, and it worked well. It takes the guess work out of...
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  • Firestone Ride-Rite Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2007 Ford F 250 w Factory Lift Kit
  • It sounds like you have the high arch springs that give your 2007 Ford F-250 4 inches of lift. This is a factory option and there is a suspension kit available for you. You would want the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2264. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out.
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  • Will a Timbren Rear Suspension System Work on a 2004 Ford F-250 with a Custom 5th Wheel Install Kit
  • The instruction manuals you will need for the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Square Tube Slider, # RP30051, are available online for part # RP30047 and part # RP30048, see links. These two parts make up the # RP30051 fifth wheel hitch. The Custom Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit, # 50043-6008, is a good choice for your truck and will work great with the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, # TFR250SDE. The Timbren system will install in the factory bump stop location...
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  • Will Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Interfere With 5th Wheel Rails n a 2011 Ford F350 CCSB
  • I spoke with my contact at Firestone and he confirmed that you could use Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2535 with a fifth wheel rail kit installed in your 2011 Ford F350 crew cab short bed without any interference. He said that people with fifth wheel hitches use these all the time without any issues.
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  • Is There a No-Drill Suspension Enhancement Kit for a 2004 Ford F-250/F-350 Super Duty
  • There will be some drilling involved to install the Air Lift suspension kit, # AL57215, on a 2004 Ford F-250/F-350 Super Duty. I have included a link to the isntallation instructions for you to view. We do have a Firestone system, # F2484, that does not indicate drilling is required. I have included a link to the installation instructions for this system as well. I have also included a link to all of the suspension enhancement options for a 2004 Ford Super Duty for you to view.
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendations for a Fleet of 2002 Ford F-350 Ambulances
  • Air springs are a good solution if the load in the back is frequently changing side to side. When it remains static a better solution would be to go with a non-air system. The load in the back of an ambulance can change depending on the personnel inside, the equipment, and the patient. But there is also not as much room to move the variables around in the back. Either type of system would work for you. For your ambulances, and for an air system, I recommend the Firestone system, # F2484....
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  • Firestone Work-Rite Custom Helper Spring Recommendation for a 2011 Ford F250
  • Since you only plan on towing 2-4 weeks per year I would recommend the Firestone Work-Rite Custom Helper Springs Kit # F8615 that you referenced. The benefit to this kit over an air spring kit is that you will not have to monitor air pressure like you would with an air spring kit. With air springs you have to make sure there is always air pressure in the bags otherwise you will damage them. Which if you are only towing 2-4 times a year this would be easy to overlook. This product will...
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  • Rear Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F-250 4x4 Crew Cab Diesel
  • The Timbren suspension enhancement, # TFR250SDG, that you have referenced is my first choice for your truck. The Timbren springs are designed to do exactly what you need plus they will reduce side to side body roll, absorb road shock, and will not affect the empty ride of the vehicle. When you have a load in the bed, like your 5th wheel trailer, the bed will drop and what the Timbren springs do is take of the gap between the axle and frame more than the factory bump stops. This is what...
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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 Firestone Ride-Rite air helper springs, # F2330, or the Air Lift LoadLifter air springs, # AL57298, for 2 wheel drive or, # AL57390 for 4 wheel drive...
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  • Suspension Enhancement to Reduce Squat Experienced When Trailer is Hitched to 2006 F350 Dually
  • Adding an additional leaf spring would somewhat increase the height of the rear of your truck, as you suspected. A suspension enhancement product like the Timbren part # TFR350SDF you mentioned is primarily designed for loads placed in the truck bed. In most cases, using this product will somewhat decrease the squat you are experiencing, but the weight being applied to the rear of the vehicle will lighten the front end, resulting is decreased front braking performance and steering response. A...
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  • Air Bag Helper Spring Kit for a 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • We do have air bag helper spring options available for your 2008 Ford F-250. Firestone Ride-Rite kit # F2550 will fit 2- and 4-wheel drive models (will not fit on SuperCab V10 models with 8 foot bed.) I have included a link to a video showing installation for you. I also recommend adding an on-board air compressor system, # F2097. This will allow you to inflate and deflate the air bags from the comfort of your truck cab.
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  • Availability of Heavy Duty Front Coil Springs For 2011 Ford F-550
  • For the 2011 Ford F-550 the stock front coil spring has a weight capacity of 3,150 lbs. I have the Super Springs Front SuperCoils - Extra Heavy Duty, part # SSC-34, which has a weight capacity of 5,060 lbs and will increase the ride height by 1 inch. Super Springs also has the Front SuperCoils - Extra Heavy Duty, part # SSC-35, which has a weight capacity of 7,700 lbs and will increase the ride height by 2-1/2 inches. The Super Springs SuperCoils will not increase the vehicles...
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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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  • Firestone Air Command Compressor Recommendation for a Firestone Ride-Rite Helper Spring
  • For a digital air command kit for the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2450 on your 2008 Ford F250 4x2 you will need to get a Firestone Wireless Air Command # F2489. I linked installation instructions for the # F2450 for you to check out also.
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  • Installation of SuperSprings Custom Suspension # SSA13MTKT on 2011 Ford F-250
  • I contacted our representative at SuperSprings about the installation of the SuperSprings Custom Suspension, part # SSA13MTKT, on your 2011 Ford F-250. She informed me that the emergency cable bracket will just need to be bent outward (see linked picture). The representative also gave me some other details on the installation of SuperSprings # SSA13MTKT. The top bolts and bolts on the front of the spring should be installed with the nuts on the inside, otherwise the e-brake cable will...
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  • Suspension Enhancement for 2005 Gulf Stream Class A Motor Home
  • Can you provide any more descriptors for your motor home chassis? Firestone lists an application for a F53 Class A motor home chassis, which includes your model year.. If this is the chassis you have, Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Spring Kits are offered. For the rear springs, the part # is F2170. The rear springs are part # F2070. These systems are set up for manual inflation, although the Digital Command Kits are available as an option to monitor and control the springs from the...
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2001 Ford F-350 with Overload Springs
  • Suspension enhancement systems like the Firestone, # F2330, 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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  • SuperSprings Custom Suspension Stabilizer # SSA22 Recommendation for 2005 Ford F-350
  • This SuperSprings Custom Suspension Stabilizer and Sway-Control Kit # SSA22 that you referenced would be a good choice for your 2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty 4x4 to help distribute weight throughout your existing suspension system. What is nice about this system is that it has different ride options that let you decide how much load support you would like and how much of the ride height you would like to adjust. I attached installation instructions for this product as well for you to...
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  • Will the Firestone Work-Rite Custom Helper Springs Kit # F8615 Fit on a 2011 ford F-350 Diesel
  • The Firestone Work-Rite Custom Helper Springs Kit, item # F8615, is the correct kit for your 2011 Ford F350 diesel dually, and will work on both the 4x2 and 4x4 models.
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Diesel and 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The Timbren Suspension Enhancement, # TFR250SDE, that you have referenced will work well to stabilize and keep the truck level while preventing sag. Adding air springs is a good idea if you frequently carry different load weights and need to level the truck accordingly. But for towing the 5th wheel trailer, the Timbren springs will work well. I have included a link to the installation details and a video showing a typical installation.
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2006 Ford F-250 King Ranch 4x4 and 5th Wheel Trailer
  • For your 2006 Ford F-250 King Ranch, we have numerous suspension enhancement products that will help with the rear vehicle sag you are experiencing. I recommend the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, # TFR250SDF, that you have referenced. These springs will not affect the unloaded ride of your truck. When loaded that will prevent sagging, provide more roll stability, and prevent the truck from bottoming out. And, they have more than enough capacity (6,000 pounds) for your trailer....
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  • Will The Firestone R4Tech Air-Over-Leaf Rear Suspension Work On A 1999 Ford F-350 SD LB DRW 4X4
  • There is a Firestone R4 Tech kit available for your 1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Dual Rear Wheels 4x4 Crew Cab Long Bed. It also lists that the vehicle needs to have a Dana 80 axle and a 2 inch rear axle spacer block. The part number you will need is the Firestone R4Tech Hybrid Air-Over-Leaf Rear Suspension, part # F0015. This kit will work well on your Ford F-350 when towing your 17,000lb 40 foot Fifth Wheel. This kit will replace your existing rear suspension with a combination air...
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  • Suspension Enhancement that Helps Reduce Sway for a 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty Dually
  • Since the R4Tech systems have been discontinued, I recommend going with a more simple solution that will provide suspension enhancement and help to reduce sway. Take a look at the SuperSprings Custom Suspension Stabilizer and Sway-Control Kit, # SSA10. These springs attach to the existing leaf springs on the truck and provide 30 percent sway reduction and have a capacity up to 3,000 pounds. I have included a link to the installation details below. I have also added a link below to all...
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  • Recommendation On Timbren Suspension Enhancement System For 2011 Ford F-350 Pulling 10k 5th Wheel
  • I contacted our representative at Timbren and she informed me that the Timbren Front Suspension Enhancement System, part # TFF350SDC, will work great on your 2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty 4x4. She informed me that part # TFF350SDC, will give you more stability, but is typically used on a truck with a snow plow. She recommended using the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, part # TFR350SDF, in addition to the Front Suspension Enhancement System, part # TFF350SDC since you will be pulling...
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  • Will Firestone Air Helper Springs, # F2330, Fit A 2002 Ford F350 With Under The Bed Gooseneck Hitch
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Rear Kit, # F2330, 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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  • Will Firestone Ride-Rite Helper Springs Fit On a 2005 F-250 Super Duty with 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Yes, the Firestone Vehicle Suspension for the 2005 F 250 and F 350 Super Duty by Ford, item # F2398, will fit on your 2005 Ford F250 Super Duty crew cab short bed, as long as it is 2 wheel drive. If you have a 4 wheel drive model you will need the Firestone Vehicle Suspension for the 2005 F 250 and F 350 Super Duty by Ford, item # F2400, for your truck. We have online instructions for you to review that show specific mounting locations for these kits. These kits install on the inside...
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  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2330, 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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  • Which Weight Rating Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement Should I use on my 2009 Ford F-250
  • It depends on the loads you are putting in your 2009 Ford F-250. The Timbren Suspension Enhancement Systems for F-250 rear axle have the following capacities: 6,000 pounds for part # TFR250SDF and 12,000 pounds for part # TFRTT350F. If the total weight of what is in the bed of the truck and the tongue weight of any trailer used is less than 6,000 pounds, use part # TFR250SDF. If the combined weight of what is in the bed an any trailer tongue weight is more than 6,000 pounds, use part...
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