Replacement Air Spring for Firestone Ride-Rite Kit - Double Convoluted - Model 224C

Replacement Air Spring for Firestone Ride-Rite Kit - Double Convoluted - Model 224C

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Replaces an air spring in your Firestone Ride-Rite kits (F2299, F2330, F2398, F2400, F2450, F2451, F2528, F2535, F2550, F2560, and F2579). Spring operates at up to 100 psi. Call 800-298-8924 to order Firestone accessories and parts part number F6401 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Firestone products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Air Spring for Firestone Ride-Rite Kit - Double Convoluted - Model 224C. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Firestone Accessories and Parts - F6401

  • Vehicle Suspension
  • Springs
  • Firestone
  • Air Spring
  • Double Convoluted
  • 3/4 NPT

Replaces an air spring in your Firestone Ride-Rite kits (F2299, F2330, F2398, F2400, F2450, F2451, F2528, F2535, F2550, F2560, and F2579). Spring operates at up to 100 psi.


Features:

  • Replacement air spring for Firestone Ride-Rite kits
    • Fits F2299, F2330, F2398, F2400, F2450, F2451, F2528, F2535, F2550, F2560, and F2579
  • Standard, double-convoluted air helper spring
    • Offers maximum load support
    • Provides cushioning between opposing components
    • Enhances performance and ride comfort on vehicles
    • Operates at up to 100 psi
  • 4-Layer reinforcement construction
    • Enhances air spring load support
  • Braided wire girdle hoop creates convoluted shape
    • Increases burst pressure of spring
  • Environmentally friendly, coated metal end plates
    • Provide superior corrosion resistance
  • Machined, welded, 3/4" NPT air intake hole
  • Time-proven, rolled crimp seal
    • Keeps rubber air bag secured to end plates


Specs:

  • PSI: Up to 100
  • Inflation port: 3/4" NPT
  • Compressed height: 3"
  • Extended height: 8.91"
  • Ride height: 5.50" to 7"
  • Maximum diameter: 7.52"
  • Quantity: 1 air spring


W217606401 Firestone Standard Air Spring, Double Convoluted, 3/4" NPT - Model 224C







Video of Replacement Air Spring for Firestone Ride-Rite Kit - Double Convoluted - Model 224C


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Firestone Ride-Rite Kit Replacement Air Spring Installation

Speaker 1: Today, we're going to be taking a look at Firestone's replacement air spring for Firestone Ride Rite Kits. Part number: F6401. These replacement air springs are going to work with Firestone's Ride Rite Kits. The replacement air bag spring will operate up to 100 PSI. Speaker 2: So, is your truck not staying level Your pressure gauges keep going down You need to check your air bags for leaks. On our drivers side here, we'll spray our air bag and we're looking for the presence of bubbles.

As you can see here, there's no bubbles at all on this air bag. Just the soapy water. Now, we come over to our passengers side and, as you can see here, we've got bubbles occurring. And, this is indicating that this is an air leak. Soapy water will trap the air and breathe bubbles.

So, we will need to replace this air bag. Now, it's not a common occurrence, but it does happen over time. So, we'll go through the steps now on how to get your air bag in.Before you replace your air bag, you want to relieve all the air pressure that's in it. Now, this a lot of times, is a valve that's located somewhere near the rear of the vehicle where you can just manually inflate it. However, on this vehicle, it has an automatic air pressure pump.

So, well be using this instead of a manual valve. This will make for a safe installation.We'll need to remove the hose first. Now, if you haven't already sprayed it, go ahead and hit it with some of that soapy water. That'll just make it a little easier to get that hose out of there. I'm using a small wrench.

This happens to be a 7 millimeter bit. It just needs to be small enough to fit over your hose. You'll press down on the valve, and pull up on the hose to release it.Next, we'll remove the valve with a 9/16 wrench. Just below the valve that we removed, there's a large nut. We'll need to remove that nut using a 1 and 1/8 inch socket. And, we'll remove that large nut. We'll set that aside as we're going to be reusing it. Our air bag can now be pressed downward, and we can take off the heat shield. We'll also be reusing that.Then on our lower bolt, we'll put our 9/16 socket on it, and you can actually unthread the airbag by just spinning it. That way, you can leave your bolt in place. And, we'll just pull our air bag out of there.We are now going to put our new airbag in. Now, you do want to pay attention to the top of the air bag. As you can see, there's a small alignment pin there. That is going to need to line up with one of the openings in our upper bracket here.We're going to go ahead and squish it down, push it in, and I'm going to thread it on to our bolt that we had down here. We'll put our heat shield back on. We're going to slide our air opening up through the hole on the upper bracket. Verify again that that pin lines up. We can then thread our large nut back on to our new air bag. After you get the top bolt hand tight, go ahead and tighten it down, then tighten down your bottom bolt.Alright. Then thread your air line valve back in. We can then re-insert our air hose. I like to wipe it off right before I put it back in. Make sure that it's fully seated. I like to push it in and out a little just to verify that. And, our new air bag is now in. So, we can air it up and check it out for leaks.And, with no presence of any bubbles anywhere, our repair is successful and ready to hit the road again. And, that completes our look at Firestone's replacement air spring for Firestone Ride Rite Kits part number F6401.


Customer Reviews

Replacement Air Spring for Firestone Ride-Rite Kit - Double Convoluted - Model 224C - F6401

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

Replaces an air spring in your Firestone Ride-Rite kits (F2299, F2330, F2398, F2400, F2450, F2451, F2528, F2535, F2550, F2560, and F2579). Spring operates at up to 100 psi.

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the shipping was faster than expected 628777



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Thank you for a great service! 598603



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Great product! Had installed the kit on my 2011 ram two years ago! Developed a leak last week and thought there was a "rub hole" in original bag! Turned out that upper steel bag plate developed a crack! Think bag may have shifted in bracket and created a pressure point against plate, not a defect! 340659



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Needed a replacement the bags work great thanks for great service and helpful site 112407


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