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

Timbren Rear Suspension System Installation - 2013 Ford F-350

Today on our 2013 Ford F-350, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System. This is Part Number TFR-350-SDF. Now the Timbren suspension and enhancement is an aon rubber spring. This is designed to take place to the jounce stop already in your vehicle. It's got the double design here that when your vehicle is empty doesn't affect ride at all. You've got just the same as what our factory ride would be.



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2012 Ford F-350

Today on our 2012 Ford F350 Crew Cab, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs. These are the double convoluted style for the rear axle. Part number is F2535. Here's what the air bags are going to look like once they get installed in your vehicle. The Ride-Rite system you see here is the double convoluted bag. That gives us two areas to kind of hold the air and act as absorbers for us.



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.



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2008 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Today on our 2008 Ford F250, we're going to be installing the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Spring. These are double convoluted and for the rear axle, part number is F2550. Before we install our helper springs from Firestone, we're going to get a measurement and see how this truck sits normally and unloaded. As you can see, we've got about 41 1/4" to the bottom edge of our wheel well. We'll put some weight in the back, that's going to draw that down some and we'll get another measurement. Now that we've added just a little bit of weight to the back of the truck, we're now going to see that the suspension's taken some of the load that we're now down to about 39 3/4". So, we lost about 1 1/2" of our level here in the rear. Here on our driver's side, just above our jounce, we do have the fuel lines that are going to run right through there.



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Today on this 2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty, we're going to install part number F2550. This is the Firestone Ride Right Air Helper Springs. A few notes about our install, is that to make things a little bit easier, we removed the spare tire to get it out of our way. Now also this vehicle had a previous set of air springs installed, and has since been removed. Typically there'd be a john stop that we'd have to remove from the bottom of the frame, but that's already been removed. We'll start with basically a bone-stock frame. There's pre-existing bushing that's in the frame. We'll need to reuse that.



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2012 Ford F-250

Today on our 2012 Ford F250, were going to be installing the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, part number F2535. First, were going to go ahead and take a measurement before we install the airbags. Well go ahead and take a measurement here. Without our airbags in and theres no weight in the bed of the truck, were at about 40-3/4 inches from the ground to the bottom of the wheel well. Were going to go ahead and add approximately 1500 pounds of weight to the bed of this vehicle. Now were just over 38-1/2 inches.



Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System Installation - 2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20515Order #TC0601312084 Today on 2004 Ford F250, we'll be installing the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, part number TFR250SDE. Just sitting on level ground, we have approximately 40 3/4 inches from the ground to the top of the wheel well. Without the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement installed, and with about a hundred gallons of water in the bed of the vehicle, it's squats the opening to about 39 1/2 inches from the ground to the top of the wheel well. Now that we have our system installed, now we'll go ahead and put the water tank back in the vehicle and we'll get another measurement. Now it measures 39 and 3/4 inches from the ground to the top of the opening in the wheel well. To begin with, we'll need to go underneath the vehicle and we'll need to remove the original bump stop from each side. We'll be removing the rubber piece by removing the bolt as well as the center spacer from each side. The bolt will come out from above the bracket.



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2002 Ford F-250

Today on our 2002 Ford F250, we're going to be installing the Firestone Ride-Right Air Helper Springs, part number F2550. Now we've gone ahead and added a water tank to our truck. This will help simulate the truck being loaded down. Now we'll go ahead and take it out on our test course to show you how the truck reacts with the factory suspension. You'll notice how much movement and sway the body of the vehicle has as we're on our test course. Now we'll go ahead and take our vehicle out on our test course again.



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2005 Ford F-250

Today on our 2005 Ford F-250, we'll be installing the Firestone Ride Rite Air Helper Spring Kit, part number F2400. First, we've gone ahead and raised the vehicle up, lowered and removed the spare tire to give us more access underneath the vehicle. Now, we need to remove the jounce bumper here on the passenger side. Keep in mind, loose so you 00:00:22 get the nut that secures the jounce bumper in place. The more difficult would be as the nipple at the top of the jounce bumper will come out of the frame, so maybe necessary to secure it with a pair of pliers or Channellocks. Now with the jounce bumper out of the way, we're ready to go ahead and install the upper bracket. The upper bracket will consist of the metal bracket, the attachment bolt that will go through the bottom of the bracket to this spacer block, then to the frame at the point of where we just removed the jounce bumper. We'll secure it with a large flat washer and 3/8 lock nut. We also secured the upper bracket using a 3/4 inch, 3 inch bolt flat washer running it from outside of the frame to the inside through the bracket, then adding a large flat washer, split lock washer, and 3/4 inch nut. With both fasteners in place and secure, we're ready to move onto the lower bracket.



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





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


  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Reduce Sag on a 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty with Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The best way to reduce the sag on your 2012 Ford F-250 when towing your fifth wheel trailer is to add a rear suspension enhancement system. The two most common types of rear suspension enhancement systems are air bag systems and rubber spring systems. The rubber spring systems like the SumoSprings and the Timbren Springs, # TFR250SDG, are typically more economical than an air bag kit like the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Springs, # F2550. The Timbren springs and the Ride-Rite kit that I mentioned...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Options for Correcting Sag on 2010 Ford F-350 Hauling 48 FT Haulmark Gooseneck Trailer
  • It sounds like you could benefit from a set of the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs. For your 2010 Ford F-350 you would need part # F2550. The air springs will help to keep your truck level which will improve stability and braking when hauling your Haulmark gooseneck trailer. I have attached a video of the air bags being installed on a 2011 F-250 that you can check out. Air bags are adjusted manually and with the addition of the Level Command II - Single-Gauge with Standard-Duty...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • TorkLift Stableload Helper Springs for a 2005 Ford F-350 Dually
  • The folks over at TorkLift know their stuff so if they say StableLoad system # TLA7310 is going to work with the set up on your 2005 Ford F-350 you can take it as gospel. The normal set that is listed for the 2005 model year is # TLA7311 but unless I'm missing something it is the same brackets and main components in both kits. If you already have the appropriate hole then you wouldn't need the drill bits that come with # TLA7311. And without the drill bits it appears to be identical...
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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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  • 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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  • Where on Vehicle Suspension Does Timbren Suspension Enhancement System # TFR350SDF Attach
  • The Timbren Suspension Enhancement System # TFR350SDF bolts on to your 2006 F-250/F-350 in place of the factory bump stops. It works on trucks either with or without factory top overload springs. The installation instructions are included along with a video. Timbren springs offer the advantage of not affecting your ride quality unless they are under load. I have provided a link to our main page for rear suspension products for your Ford truck. You can use the drop-down menu at the...
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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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  • Are Air Springs or Helper Springs Better For Sag When Towing a 5th Wheel With a 2008 Ford F-250
  • The decision between an air ride system or helper springs should be made based on how you will be using your 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty. Air bags are a good option if you tow your fifth wheel trailer occasionally and do a lot of hauling with varying load weights. I would recommend using the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2550, as these air bags will work with a fifth hitch installed in your truck bed. Air springs should be manually adjusted for each load using an air compressor....
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  • 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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  • Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4x4 Long Bed
  • Adding the Timbren suspension enhancement springs to your 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4x4 is a great way 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...
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  • Air Suspension Kit Recommendation for a 2002 Ford F-250 with B and W Turnover Ball Gooseneck Hitch
  • Personally I like the Firestone kits like the part # F2550 that has been confirmed to fit your 2002 Ford F-250 with a fifth wheel hitch installed in it. The bump stops of the Air Lift kits are redundant in that they don't really do anything beyond what a standard air bag already does. For a compressor kit to make inflating and maintaining pressure in the bags easy I would recommend the part # F2158.
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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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  • Recommended Air Suspension System For 2004 ford F-350 Diesel 4 X 4 With Gooseneck Hitch
  • We do have air suspension systems that will work well with your 2004 ford F-350 Diesel 4 X 4. I recommend the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs, part # AL57390. This system will not interfere with the B and W Gooseneck hitch you said you have installed in the bed of your truck. From my research I found that the hole in the frame that the AL57390 uses to attach the top bracket is open and accessible with the B and W hitch installed. This system is designed to work with a suspension...
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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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  • 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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  • Recommend Suspension Enhancement For Towing 5th Wheel Trailer With 2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • Yes, the item you selected, SumoSprings Custom Helper Springs Kit, part # SSR-101-40-1, would be a good option and I would recommend them for preventing vehicle sag when towing your fifth-wheel trailer. Part # SSR-101-40-1 is intended for use when towing a fifth-wheel trailer and will fit both the 2 and 4-wheel drive models of the Ford F-250 and F-350. Using the SumoSprings # SSR-101-40-1 will not increase your vehicles towing capacity. You will want to make sure not to exceed the towing...
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  • Air Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2007 Ford F-350 with Gooseneck
  • Firestone offers air suspension kits for your vehicle that are designed to work with gooseneck hitches like your Draw Tite. If you have a 4 wheel drive model you would want the part # F2400. If you have a 2 wheel drive model you would want the part # F2398 instead. For a compressor kit for either you would want the Heavy Duty Compressor Kit By Firestone part # F2168.
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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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  • 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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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2001 Ford F-350 with Overload Springs
  • Suspension enhancement systems like the Firestone, # F2550, are meant to supplement existing suspension on a vehicle, but should not be used to replace any factory suspension components. What I recommend is using a Timbren system, # TFR350SDE. This system will work to provide a more comfortable ride while taking some stress off of the factory system. It will fit on trucks with or without overload springs, and fits 2 or 4 wheel drive models. I have included a link to the installation...
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  • 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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  • Standard Duty Versus Heavy Duty Compressor in a Firestone Level Command II Kit for a 2007 Ford F-250
  • All of the Ride-Rite springs for a 2007 Ford F-150 have a 5,000 pound capacity and for this I would go heavy duty. The Level Command II kit, # F2219, comes with a heavy-duty compressor that is rated for 145 max psi. The difference between the heavy-duty compressor and the standard duty is the amount of time it will take to inflate the springs. The heavy-duty compressor will take less time. The kit with the heavy-duty compressor is recommended for you truck. I have included a link to...
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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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  • 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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  • Will Firestone Air Helper Springs, # F2550, Fit A 2002 Ford F350 With Under The Bed Gooseneck Hitch
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Rear Kit, # F2550, are designed to be installed on the inside of the frame rails on your 2002 Ford F350. This part number is listed for trucks with In Bed Hitch. If the Hide-A-Way gooseneck hitch on your truck is installed on the outside of the frame rails, and there are no brackets on the inside of the frame rails to interfere with the air springs, then this part number will work on your truck. The air helper springs are a bolt on application,...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Compatibility of Air Lift Wireless ONE Compressor with Firestone Air Springs on 2011 Ford F250
  • The Air Lift Wireless ONE Compressor System you mentioned, part # AL25870 is indeed compatible with the Firestone # F2535 system. I have confirmed this by checking with my Air Lift representative.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Differences Between Air Springs and Jounce Style Springs
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2550 for your 2011 Ford F-350 maintain an even load distribution using air pressure. The Firestone air bags' air pressure is adjusted for the weight of each individual load. This system includes air lines that run from the air bag to an easily accessible point on your vehicle's bumper. These air bags can be adjusted independently of each other for off-center loads. This system is dependent on an air tank of some kind, such as those found at...
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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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  • Rear Suspension Enhancement System for a 2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty With 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The SumoSprings Custom Helper Springs, # SSF-102-47, that you referenced will work great on your 2001 Ford F-250 with a fifth wheel hitch. These springs mount to the underside of the frame rail so they will not interfere with the brackets of your fifth wheel rails. I have attached a copy of the installation instructions for you to check out.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Installation Clearance of Timbren Vehicle Suspension Kit # TFR350SDF on 2006 Ford F-350
  • The Timbren Vehicle Suspension Kit # TFR350SDF for your 2006 Ford F-350when installed correctly will have a gap between the bottom of the springs and the vehicle suspension. This gap is typically 1-inch or less according to my technical contact at Timbren. (Please note that this clearance gap is not unique to this product; similar products from other brands also can have a gap when installed correctly. Please refer to the included article if you wish.) This small gap is intentional and...
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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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  • 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 Firestone Air Bag Suspension Kit F2550 Fit 2013 Ford F-250 with B and W Gooseneck Trailer Hitch
  • The B and W Turnover gooseneck hitch for the 2013 Ford F-250, # BWGNRK1111, has brackets that mount to the outsides of the frame rails on the truck. Firestone air bags # F2550 uses brackets that mount on the insides of the frame rails and require a bolt that goes through the frame to the outside. The B and W brackets also use this same hole and it is permissible to install the air bag using this same mounting hole and one bolt to secure the center part of the hitch bracket and the air...
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  • Firestone Ride-Rite 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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  • 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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  • Timbren or Firestone Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2006 Ford F-350 Dually Crew Cab
  • I think you are looking at all the right information. I agree with you that for your situation a suspension enhancement system would help with the sag you are experiencing. Keep in mind that no suspension enhancement product is going to increase the weight capacity of your truck, they are designed to help the OEM suspension to handle loads within their limits better and provide a longer service life for the vehicle suspension. I have a Firestone Work Rite Kit (not available for your...
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  • Are Helper Springs Available for a 1999 Ford F-350 with a 4 Inch Lift
  • First, we need to find out how your truck is configured. The 4 inch lift kit will not be a problem as long as your truck has not been fitted with aftermarket springs with the lift kit. In this case I would recommend that you go with a set of Super Springs, see link. The Super Springs will be working at all times to prevent body roll and enhance the suspensions ability. If your truck has dual gas tanks, some of the 1999 models still had this option, you will need to go with a shorter...
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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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  • 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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  • Will the Firestone Lift Spacers # F2371 Work on a 2002 Ford F-350 4x4 with 4 Inch Lift
  • Yes, the Firestone Ride-Rite Lift Spacers, # F2371, will work with the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2223, on your 2002 Ford F-350 4x4 with the 4 inch lift. The spacers will install between the bottom of the air bag and the lower bracket. I have attached the installation instructions for the lift spacers and the Ride-Rite kit for you to check out. When installing the air bags, I recommend picking up the Firestone Tubing Cutter, # F9009, as well. One of the most common...
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  • Firestone Air Bag Helper Springs for a 2014 Ford F-250 with B&W Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installed
  • If your 2014 Ford F-250 has a diesel motor then you can use Firestone air bag kit # F2535. The top brackets for this kit install on the insides of the frame rails. There is a bolt that goes through the frame and it does appear that the B&W gooseneck hitches for your truck do have the hole on the frame brackets and would be compatible. If you have a gas motor then you can use # F2550 (but will not fit SuperCab V10 models with 8 foot bed). I have linked videos showing installations of...
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  • Recommended Suspension Enhancement System for a 2012 Ford F-350 4x4 with Max Tow Weight of 15,500 LB
  • I recommend going with the Timbren rear suspension system # TFR350SDF because it will keep your 2012 Ford F-350 4x4 more level and improve driving performance. The Timbren springs won't compress as much and have a higher weight rating. I think you will be very pleased with the Timbren system because they are designed to work with heavy loads. The weight capacity is 8,600 pounds and will be more than enough for your setup. The SumoSprings # SSR-104-54 that you referenced is not a...
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  • Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System Spring Fell Off 2008 Ford F-250
  • This is extremely rare and I can only imagine this happening if the springs were incorrectly installed, or were in the wrong location, under an extremely heavy load, or possibly having the wrong system installed. Per the instructions, there should only be a gap between 1/2 to 1-1/2 inches when the vehicle is empty. That gap is eliminated when the vehicle has a load added. The Timbren system is designed to work with a suspension system that is in good working order.
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  • Will Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TFR250SDG Fit 2011 Ford F-250
  • The rubber springs on the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, # TFR250SDG, measure 4-1/2 inches tall and this system has been confirmed to fit your 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty. I have included the installation video for you.
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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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  • Compatibility of Timbren Jounce Spring Kit # TFR350SDF with 2008 F350 with B&W Turnover Hitch
  • I contacted the technical staff at B and W to confirm compatibility of their Companion 5th wheel hitch with aftermarket rear suspension kits such as the Timbren Jounce Spring Kit # TFR350SDF in your 2008 F350. My contact there advised that a jounce spring like this kit will not interfere with the hitch installation. This kit installs in place of the factory jounce bumper. Please refer to the attached photo which shows the mounting location. Hardware is included. Advantages of this type...
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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 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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  • Spacers for Firestone Air Bag Kit on 2011 Ford F-250 Lifted 2 Inches
  • If you are adding a body lift then you would not need any spacers because just the body would be higher. But if it is a suspension lift you will need spacers equal to the amount of lift you are adding. It sounds like 2 inches so spacer # F2366 would be correct.
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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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  • 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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  • Helper Springs for a 2000 Ford F-250 Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • For your 2000 Ford F-250 towing a 5th wheel trailer I recommend the Timbren helper springs but the ones you will need are # TFR150SDE because the other ones you mentioned are for Severe Service vehicles only. Since you need support from towing a 5th wheel trailer the Timbrens are a better option than air bags. This is because the load weight and position will basically be exactly the same every time which is what Timbrens are good for. Air bags are better if you carry uneven load frequently...
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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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  • 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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  • Fit of Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs with B&W Turnover Ball Hitch on 2008 Ford F250
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite # F2550 is compatible with fifth wheel or gooseneck hitches, including your B & W Turnover Ball. I've confirmed this with Firestone for you. You might also be interested in an on-board compressor system like part # F2158. A compressor system would allow you to add or remove air pressure from the air bag helper springs from your truck cab with the touch of a button. I've linked you to some install videos and FAQ articles that you might find helpful.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Rear Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F-250 6.7L Diesel
  • We have many rear suspension enhancement options for your 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty, but to determine which kit will work best, we will want to take a look at the frame brackets for your fifth wheel hitch. On Ford Super Duty trucks, there is a hole in the frame rail just above the rear axle (see photo). If that hole is exposed, then I recommend installing the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2535. Firestone is an industry leader in the air bag market and this kit was designed...
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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 Recommendation for a 2003 Ford F250 with Fifth Wheel Rails
  • Yes, the SumoSprings # SSR-102-47 that you referenced are compatible with fifth wheel hitch rail kits since all they do is replace the bump stop. For more information on how they install check out the instructions link I attached.
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  • Suspension Upgrades for 2004 Ford F-250 4x4 with Air Bags, Overload Springs, and Anti-Sway Bar
  • The first thing you are going to want to do is make sure that the truck payload capacity is high enough for your 3,500 pound camper. Adding suspension enhancement does not increase the capacity of the truck. It sounds like you have just about everything that you could use to enhance the suspension. Beyond that, all the components that you added to the rear suspension could be putting extra stress on the front. You could upgrade the front coil springs using # SSC-31. Or add some jounce-style...
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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 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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  • 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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  • Will Firestone No-Drill Mount Kit for Wireless Air Command # F2529 Fit 2008 F350 4x4
  • Yes, according to my contact at Firestone their No-Drill Mount Kit for Wireless Air Command, part # F2529, is designed with universal hardware to allow mounting on virtually all truck frames. It is confirmed to fit your 2008 F-350 frame.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Firestone Air Bags Fit a 2014 Ford F-250 with 3-1/2 Inch Lift and 5th Wheel Hitch
  • It is possible to install Firestone Ride-Rite helper springs # F2535 on your 2014 Ford F-250 diesel with the 3-1/2 inch lift. You would have to use a spacer kit. The problem is that there is a 3 inch spacer kit, # F2368, and a 4-inch, # F2370, but not a 3-1/2 inch. I would go with the 3 inch. The other issue is the location that the air bag brackets needed versus where the brackets for your 5th wheel hitch are installed. The air bag kit has brackets that mount on the insides and bottoms...
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  • Will Firestone Ride-Rite Rear Axle Air Helper Springs # F2176 Fit 1999 Ford F-350 Diesel Dually
  • The particular Firestone air spring kit you referenced, Ride-Rite Rear Axle Air Helper Spring kit # F2176, is a fit for the cab-and-chassis version but not for the pickup. The rear axle kit that fits your F-350 diesel dually 8-foot pickup is # F2550. This fits both 2WD and 4WD versions. I have linked an installation video and the written instructions. If you want to control the air bags from the comfort of the cab you can add a compressor kit like # F2097 which controls both bags with...
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  • Replacement Firestone Air Bag for Ride-Rite System on a 2012 Ford F-250
  • You can get just the air bag for Firestone Ride-Rite system # F2535. The bag you need is # F6401. Be sure that you are within the specified air pressure and weight capacity range for the system to keep everything in good working order. For the ride quality when unloaded you might want to experiment with different amounts of air pressure until you find what works best for you. Using a Timbren system such as # TFR250SDG might help when not under load since it will not constantly be...
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  • Will Firestone No-Drill Mount Kit for Wireless Air Command # F2529 Fit 2011 F-250 Frame
  • Yes, according to my contact at Firestone their No-Drill Mount Kit for Wireless Air Command, part # F2529, is designed with universal hardware to allow mounting on virtually all truck frames. It is confirmed to fit your 2011 F-250 frame. The compatible digital and wireless Air Command systems, and the compatible Firestone compressors, are listed on the product page.
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  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2550, Quit Working On 2003 Ford F250/F350 Super Duty
  • You should use a circuit tester, like the Quickee Circuit Tester, # 3808, and test the wiring to the compressor to make sure it is getting power and working properly. If the compressor is working then I would check the air springs on your 2003 Ford F250/F350 Super Duty to make sure they are not damaged. When you had the front brakes worked on, if the mechanic lifted your truck by the frame and did not deflate both air springs completely, that could have over extended the air springs....
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  • 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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  • Will Firestone Air Bag Helper Springs Fit a 2014 Ford F-350 with Pullrite ISR Custom Mounting Rails
  • Firestone air bag helper springs # F2535 are designed to work with most 5th wheel and gooseneck trailer hitch installation kits. The top brackets mount to the insides of the frame rails. But there is a hole in the side of the frame in this location that the air bag brackets use. If any part of the Pullrite brackets block that hole then you would need to contact Pullrite to see if you can drill through that bracket to install the air bags. The other option is to install Timbren helper...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Compressor-Compatbile Air Helper Springs for 2013 Ford F350 Dually
  • If your F350 Dually is a Diesel model, I'd recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite # F2535. If your truck has gasoline engine (but not a SuperCab V10 model with the 8 foot bed), use the # F2550. Both system are compatible with a fifth wheel or gooseneck hitch, so if you have one now or plan on installing one in the future, either kit would be compatible. If your compressor kit was manufactured by Firestone or AirLift, either kit mentioned above would work. The Work-Rite kit you mentioned,...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to Install Air Springs on a 2011 Ford F250 with an 8 inch Lift
  • If your truck has an 8 inch lift you would know it. Your truck would sit up much higher than a stock truck. However, If the lift block on your truck is 8 inches tall then yes you would have an 8 inch lift. If you have a body lift where only the body is raised up above the trailer frame then you would not need a spacer kit. If you have a suspension lift then you would need a spacer. The highest spacers we have go up to 6 inches, my contact at Air Lift said your only option would be to...
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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 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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  • Can Air Lift Air Helper Springs # AL57390 Install on 2003 F-250 Without Jounce Strike Plates
  • According to my contact at Air Lift their LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Spring Kit # AL57390 will not install on your 2003 4WD F-250 that does not have jounce strike plates. Instead you can use kit # AL57215 that mounts on your leaf springs. The written install instructions are linked for reference.
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  • Difference Between Firestone F4187 vs F4160 for 2008 Ford F250
  • The difference between the two front axle Firestone Coil Rite kits part # F4187 and # F4160 is that the # F4187 is designed for use on vehicles that plan to use snow plows, whereas the # F4160 is for all other applications. I checked with Firestone to confirm this.
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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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  • How to Use Timbren Rear Suspension Kit # TFRTT350F in 2006 Ford F-250 with 2-Inch Suspension Lift
  • Timbren offers 1-inch spacers # A25723-90AH00 that can be used when their rear axle suspension kits are to be installed in a lifted truck. You'll need 2 spacers per side in your application and to locally source 2-inch longer bolts. Please refer to the linked video that shows a suspension kit being installed in a lifted truck.
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  • Fit of Air Lift # AL88212 Air Suspension on 2009 Ford F350 w/ Custom 5th Wheel Install Brackets
  • We do have an air suspension application that is compatible with your fifth wheel frame brackets. If your truck is a 2WD model, use # AL57397 or # AL57398 for 4WD models. The spring brackets mount to the bottom of the frame members, so the existing fifth wheel brackets won't interfere. The Air Lift # AL88212 system you currently have is unfortunately not compatible with the custom 5th wheel frame brackets, only with the universal fifth wheel mounting bracket kit, part # RP30035. I've...
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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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  • 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 Ride-Rite Air Bag Kit for a 2002 Ford F-350 4-Door Crew Cab with 7.3 Liter Diesel
  • The Ford 7.3 liter Powerstroke Diesel is a V8 and not a V10 so Firestone Ride-Rite kit # F2550 will fit your truck. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation of these air bags for you to view.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Custom Gauge Pillar for the Gauge for Air Lift Suspension on a 2006 Ford F-350 King Ranch
  • The gauge size in Air Lift kits like # AL25856 is designed to fit most custom pillar pods or dash mounts but they do not offer custom pillars or pods. The kits do come with a small pad the gauge fits in that can be mounted on the dash. For a 2006 Ford F-350 you can use Air Lift system # AL57212. A company called AutoMeter makes some custom gauge pillars that might work for you.
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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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  • Recommended Kit to Inflate/Deflate Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs on a 2005 Ford F-250
  • The controller I recommend is the Firestone control kit # F2158 because you can mount the control in the cab of your 2005 Ford F-250. It will inflate or deflate your Firestone Ride-Rite springs like # F2398 with one simple switch. If you want to be able to add/remove air from each bag individually you would need to step up to a Firestone dual electric air command # F2178. You can also control the air pressure from the cab of your F-250. I included a couple installation videos and...
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  • Minimum and Max Air Pressure Rating for Air Lift Suspension Enhancement
  • The minimum air pressure for the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce # AL88338 is 5 psi and the max is 100 psi.
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  • Air Suspension Enhancement Recommendation For 2012 Ford F-250 4 X 4 Crew Cab
  • We do offer a great air suspension system that will work for your 2012 Ford F-250 4 X 4. I recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, part # F2535. This system will help stabilize your suspension and improve the ride quality when carrying heavy loads. These air bags adjust individually to help compensate for uneven loads. Everything is included with this system for installation on your truck. To enhance the system even more I recommend the Firestone Dual Electric Air Command,...
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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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  • Air Helper Suspension Kit Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F-250 Compatible with 5th Wheel Rails
  • I checked with Firestone and the air helper spring kit part # F2535 has been confirmed to fit your 2012 Ford F-250 diesel and they say that it will work with fifth wheel rail kits installed in the truck. The best recommendation I can make though would be for you to check out the picture and install instructions I attached to see how this attaches to the frame and then compare that to your Pullrite rail kit.
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  • Recommended Air Helper Spring Suspension for Carrying Slide In Camper w/ 2000 Ford F250
  • I'd recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite, part # F2550. You will need to remove the jounce bumper you described, but the collar shown in diagram I provided will be reused. Grinding off the head of the rivet would be the easiest way to remove it. The # F2550 Ride-Rite kit uses existing holes in your truck's frame, so drilling won't be necessary. If you click the provided link, you can see an install video showing the kit being installed on a 2002 F250. You might also be interested in...
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  • Firestone Air Bag Kit Recommendation for a Diesel 2012 Ford F-250 4x4
  • We get this question occasionally and what our contacts at Firestone always advise is to just go ahead and get a new kit designed specifically for your vehicle like the # F2535 since you have a diesel engine in your 2012 Ford F-250. The # F2550 would be the correct kit if you had a gas engine. By the time you pieced together all the brackets and hardware it would cost more than just buying the new kit, plus you will be saving yourself the headache of picking out all of the components.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Comparing Timbren Helper Springs for a 2011 Ford F-250 and F-350
  • The springs are different between Timbren helper spring kits # TFR250SDG and # TFR350SDF. The F-250 version uses a spring that is 4-1/2 inches tall. The F-350 version uses a spring that is 5-3/16 inches tall. Both systems are rated for 8,600 pounds. You could use the F-250 version and then add 2 spacers, # TA25722-90P00, to get it closer to the taller spring height found on the F-350 kit.
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  • Air Bag Helper Springs for a 2006 Ford F-350 4x4 Diesel with 6 Inch Lift
  • I have a great solution for your lifted 2006 Ford F-350 4x4. You can use Firestone Ride-Rite kit # F2400 with spacer kit # F2375 which are designed for trucks with a 6 inch lift like yours. I have included a link to a video showing an installation of the Firestone kit on a stock truck to give you an idea of what is involved in the installation. You might also be interested in an onboard compressor system, # F2158, that will allow you to add/remove air from the comfort of the truck cab.
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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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  • Are Fit Exclusions for Super Springs # SSA15 Leaf Spring Kit Noted on Website
  • We do note any fit exclusions for certain vehicle characteristics on our product pages when you use our terrific Fit Guide. I was able to review your prior questions to etrailer to see what vehicle you have, noting it is a 2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty. The included link will show you the page for Super Springs leaf spring kits for your truck. In the Installation Notes section you will indeed see the comment "Product intended for vehicles without factory top overload springs".
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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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  • Is it Normal for Super Springs Suspension Stabilizers to Be Noisy on Bumpy Uneven Roads
  • A certain amount of noise is normal with the Super Springs suspension stabilizers, especially on rough or uneven pavement. According to Super Springs, the bracket that attaches the Super Springs stabilizer to your truck's leaf springs has two possible sets of holes for the roller to install into. If the roller is installed in the upper holes, try using the lower holes which should quiet things down.
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  • Suspension Enhancement for 2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Towing 7630 LB Travel Trailer
  • Yes, the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, # TFR250SDE, will fit your 2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty truck. These springs provide additional support to help stabilize and level the Ford F-250 while providing a more comfortable ride by absorbing road shock and improving roll stability. Although installing springs will reduce sag on your truck, I recommend taking a look at a weight distribution system. Using a weight distribution system will actually reduce the sag by taking weight...
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  • Recommendation for Weight Distribution for 2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty Towing Horse Trailer
  • The Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, # TFR350SDF, you referenced is designed to alleviate sag caused by a load in the truck bed, not as a result of towing a horse trailer or camper. For sag caused by towing a trailer the best solution is going to be weight distribution. When choosing a weight distribution system, you will want one that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses the tongue weight of your trailer, loaded and ready to tow. The tongue weight of a trailer...
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  • Will Firestone Air Bags from a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Fit a 2012 Ford F-250
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite air springs for the 2007 Dodge Ram 2500, # F2299, use a completely different bracket systems than the ones for the 2012 Ford F-250 (# F2535 for a diesel or # F2550 for a gas motor). The kits are not interchangeable between the two trucks. All 3 kits do use the same air bags but everything else is different. By the time you piece together all of the brackets and hardware for the new truck it would end up costing about the same (in some cases more) than a complete...
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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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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2008 Ford F-250 Towing 2009 Keystone Toy Hauler
  • The biggest advantage to using an air bag system with the internal Jounce Bumpers, like the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate, # AL88398, is that you get the best of both worlds. The air bags offer the variable load carrying capability and reduce the strain on the rear suspension of your F-250. The internal jounce springs help to improve ride comfort and also work as a fail-safe if the air springs lose pressure. An on-board compressor system, part # AL25592 is available that would allow...
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  • Will Firestone Air Bag Helper Springs Fit a 2013 Ford F-250 4x4 with Pullrite 5th Wheel Hitch
  • For Firestone kit # F2535 the passenger side uses a special frame nut that is around 1/2 inch thick overall at most and that is counting the nub that fits in the frame hole. I am 99 percent sure that it will all fit with little to no modification required except for 1 issue. The bolts will probably stick out further. And you do want some threads to stick out past the end of the nuts they are threaded into. So if it were just the nuts I don't see an issue, but with the bolt length there...
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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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  • Helper Springs/Air Bags for a 2006 Ford F-250 with 5th Wheel Hitch and V-Nose Toy Hauler
  • First, when it comes to a truck that carries the same load frequently, like towing 5th wheel trailer, then going with Timbren springs would be more ideal than air bags. Air bags are better suited for leveling a bed side to side when carrying loads in the bed. But air bags would still work just fine for 5th wheel towing. With that said you can use Firestone kit # F2398 for a 2-wheel drive model or # F2400 for 4-wheel drive (as long as the truck has a gross vehicle weight rating over 8,500...
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  • Do You Add Air to Firestone Air Bags Before Adding the Load or After
  • When using Firestone air bag helper springs # F2550 you will first couple your 5th wheel trailer like normal. Then you would add air to level the back of the truck up to 100 psi, whichever comes first. If you want to add an onboard compressor system so you can add/remove air from the air bags from the comfort of the truck cab I recommend Level Command kit with heavy-duty compressor # F2097. I have included a couple of helpful links for you as well. When leveling the truck you do want...
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  • Air Spring Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2005 Ford F-250 with 6 inch Lift
  • If you have a 2 wheel drive model of the 2005 Ford F-250 the air spring kit I would recommend is the part # F2398. If you have the 4 wheel drive model you would instead want the part # F2400. Both of these kits have been confirmed by Firestone as fitting with fifth wheel install rail kits. Since you have a 6 inch lift kit you will also want the spacer kit for lifted trucks # F2375.
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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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  • Will Firestone Vehicle Suspension System Help The Ride On 2008 Ford F-250
  • Most of the suspension enhancement systems are designed to help when carrying a heavy load and are not as effective when the truck is unloaded. You can install a system like the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, part # F2550 on your 2008 Ford F-250 Diesel but to be honest it will probably not affect the ride when the truck is not hauling anything. If your truck tends to bottom out when hitting rough spots in the road, a system like the F2550 would help lessen the impact and may...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Heat Shield Makes Contact with Exhaust Pipe with Firestone Air Bags Installed on 2011 Ford F-250
  • If your 2011 Ford F-250 has Firestone Ride-Rite system # F2550 then take a look at the instructions and the video I have linked. This should be able to tell you if your system was installed incorrectly or not. The heat shield will be used on this system on the exhaust side only and it is supposed to be placed between the upper bracket and the top of the Firestone spring. It sounds like it might be a little out of position. In some cases you can bend or trim a heat shield without having...
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation For 2013 Ford F-350 Lariat Dually
  • The Firestone Vehicle Suspension, part # F2535 is designed to work with a 2013 Ford F-350 if it has a diesel engine installed. This system will help level your truck when you place heavy loads in the bed. It has separate valves for manual inflation which helps make sure you keep the bed level. If you have a gasoline engine in your F-350 the Ride-Rite kit you will want is part # F2550. These suspension kits are designed to work with a suspension system that is in good working condition....
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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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  • Firestone Rear Air Bag Helper Springs for a 2002 Ford F-350 Lariat Dually
  • For Firestone Ride-Rite kit # F2550, it will fit a 2002 Ford F-350 with 4-wheel drive, or a 2-wheel drive model as long as the 2-wheel drive model is not a SuperCab with a V10 motor and 8 foot bed. If you have a 5th wheel or gooseneck trailer hitch installed, this is the kit you would want. Another option if you do not have a 5th wheel or gooseneck hitch and do not plan to install one is # F2484. Ride-Rite kit # F2223 is for the front axle, not the rear. I also recommend Level...
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Hitch Compatible Firestone Ride Rite Air Bag Kit for 2002 Ford F250 4x4
  • I'd recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite # F2550 Kit. The kit will bolt to the frame using existing holes, and will not interfere with a gooseneck or fifth wheel hitch installation. The kit is typically installed so that the Schrader valves terminate at the rear bumper, but a compressor kit like part # F2158 would allow you to add or remove air from the system using a switch installed in the truck cab. I'll link you to install videos for both the air bag and the compressor kits, as well...
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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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  • Front Axle Suspension Kit to Reduce Impact on Factory Jounce Spring on 2014 Ford F-250
  • The Super Springs SumoSprings front axle helper springs # CSS-1094F will help stiffen your front suspension so that speed bumps do not cause so much impact on the factory jounce springs. These install easily without tools and require no maintenance. These springs will not give you a softer ride but they will prevent the front axle bottoming out against the bump stops. Please note that products like these helper springs do not increase your truck's weight carrying capacity.
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  • SuperSprings Leaf Spring Stabilizer Recommendation for a 2010 Ford F-250
  • The SuperSprings Custom Suspension Stabilizer and Sway-Control Kit # SSA15 that you referenced will work on your 2010 Ford F-250 without overload springs without needing an additional adapter.
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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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  • 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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  • How Much Lift to Expect from Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs on 2006 Ford F-350
  • I spoke with my contact at Firestone and he said Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2400, are not designed to lift a vehicle, but to help reduce sag when under a load. If your truck is sagging without a load you might want to have your suspension inspected by a mechanic. You can connect two airlines together. To do this you will want a T fitting, the Union Tee for 1/4" Tubing # F3025-1. No drilling is required to install these helper springs. For install details and some...
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  • Availability of Control Panel for Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs
  • Sounds like you are looking for the control panel for your Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2398, which you referenced. We offer several control panels depending on whether you need the electric or pneumatic version and whether you need the single function or dual function panel. The dual path lets you control both sides of your airbags individually. Take a look at the provided link which lists all of the control panels we offer.
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  • Size Wrench Needed to Install Firestone Air Spring Kit in 2011 Ford F-250
  • The nuts and bolts that come with the # F2535 come in two sizes one is 3/8-16 in size and would require the use of 9/16 inch wrench or socket. The other is 3/4-16 which would require a 1-1/8 inch wrench. Beyond that it's hard to say exactly what tools you would need as Firestone does not make a complete list. If you have a set of basic hand tools beyond that you should be just fine. Check out the install video and instructions I attached as well.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Firestone Air Spring Kit Recommendation for a 2002 Ford F-350 with 8 inch Lift Kit
  • I spoke to my contact at Firestone and he informed me that the Firestone Air Spring Kit you would want is part # F2550. You may have a hard time towing a fifth wheel trailer level with a truck as high as yours, but this kit is designed to work with fifth wheel rail kits. Normally for lifted vehicles we recommend lift spacers for the kits. But the highest spacers we have go up to 6 inches. My contact at Firestone said your only option would be to have a 8 inch continuous metal spacer...
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  • Troubleshooting Air Helper Spring Compressor that Runs Frequently
  • I think your question got cut off, but it sounds like your air suspension kit has an onboard compressor that is seemingly turning off and on. This most likely due to a leak in the system. You can check the fittings for air leaks with an applied solution of soap and water. If a leak is detected, deflate the air spring by depressing the valve core. The tubing can easily be removed from the fittings by pushing the collar on the fitting towards the body of the fitting while pulling out the...
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  • 2011 F-350 Firestone Ride Rite System Recommendation for a Diesel 4 Wheel Drive Model
  • The Firestone Ride Rite kit part # F2535 has been confirmed as a fit for your 4 wheel drive, diesel 2011 Ford F-350 and Firestone also lists this kit as being compatible with fifth wheel rail/gooseneck hitches so it SHOULD work for you. What you can do is check out the install video and instructions that I attached to compare to your truck to see if the two would interfere.
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2006 Ford F-250 with B and W Gooseneck
  • Yes, the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs # AL57291 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2006 Ford F-250 with a B and W gooseneck hitch 1105 or 1199R hitch installed in it so it should work very well for you as long as you have one of those hitches. Currently B and W is using the 1108 hitch, part # BWGNRK1108 so if this is the hitch you have it has not been tested. For a suspension system that will work regardless the Timbren part # TFR350SDF would...
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  • Difference Between the Firestone Air Spring Kit F2550 and F2071 for a 2001 Ford F250 Super Duty
  • Both the Firestone Air Spring Kits part # F2071 and # F2550 have been confirmed to fit your 2001 Ford F250 Super Duty 4x4. The main reason we recommend the # F2550 over the # F2071 is because Firestone says this kit is compatible with gooseneck and fifth wheel hitches whereas the frame brackets of the # F2071 would interfere with them. If you don't have a gooseneck or fifth wheel hitch installed in the bed of your truck the # F2071 would work just as well as the # F2550.
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  • Air Suspension System Recommendation For 2008 Ford F-350 With Fifth Wheel Hitch Installed
  • The Curt fifth wheel installation kit you have, part # C16448-204, has a hole in the bracket that will allow you to install the suspension kit I recommend, part # F2550. The # F2550 reduce the strain on your rear axles when you are carrying heavy loads, and helps improve steering and braking. I have attached a link to an installation video for this system you can check out. To make it easier to control the amount of air you have in your suspension system form the comfort of your...
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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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  • Helper Springs for a 2011 Ford F-350 4x4 Dually and Factory 5th Wheel Prep Package
  • The AirLift LoadLifters for your 2011 Ford F-350 4x4 are # AL88396. The upper brackets will attach on the inboard sides of the frame rails. Provided the frame brackets from the 5th wheel hitch mount to the outsides of the frame rails AND have a hole that matches the factory hole on the frame, centered above the axle, then you can install this kit. I have included a picture pointing out the hole. If that hole is not present on the brackets then you will need to use a different type of...
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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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  • Firestone Air Spring Kit Recommendation for a 2008 Ford F250 with 8 inch Lift
  • I spoke to my contact at Firestone and he informed me that the Firestone Air Spring Kit you would want is part # F2550. You may have a hard time towing a fifth wheel trailer level with a truck as high as yours, but this kit is designed to work with fifth wheel rail kits. Normally for lifted vehicles we recommend lift spacers for the kits. But the highest spacers we have go up to 6 inches, my contact at Firestone said your only option would be to have a 8 inch continuous metal spacer...
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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 B&W Gooseneck Hitch and Timbren Springs for 2008 Ford F-250
  • The correct rear axle Timbren Jounce Spring kit for your 2008 Ford F-250 4X4 is part # TFR250SDF. The kit # TFR350SDF you referenced fits the F-350. Any suspension kit can potentially have interference with either a 5th wheel or goose neck hitch if the two items require the same mounting points on the truck's frame. You can use the Timbren installation instructions I have linked to see where these jounce springs attach (in place of the factory bump stops) and compare that to your hitch...
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  • When Does the SumoSprings part # SSR-102-47 Engage on a 2013 Ford F250
  • I spoke to my contact at SuperSprings and he informed me that the SumoSprings part # SSR-102-47 that you referenced will engage when your suspension has been compressed to 50 percent. He also said that this would be right at 1,500 lbs.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Which Firestone Air Spring Kit Spacer for Use with Ride-Rite Air Spring Kit # F2550
  • Since your Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2550 mount to your axles you will use spacer kit # F2375. The other 6-inch spacer you referenced, part # F2374, is the correct spacer for air spring kits that mount to the leaf spring stack.
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