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Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle

Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle

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4,800-lb Capacity. Ride-Rite air springs enhance your factory suspension for safety and stability when you are hauling heavy loads. They reduce strain on your rear axle, keep your vehicle level, and adjust to load size for a consistently smooth ride. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle suspension from Firestone. Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle part number F2245 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Firestone Vehicle Suspension - F2245

  • Firestone
  • Air Springs
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
  • Heavy Duty

4,800-lb Capacity. Ride-Rite air springs enhance your factory suspension for safety and stability when you are hauling heavy loads. They reduce strain on your rear axle, keep your vehicle level, and adjust to load size for a consistently smooth ride.


Features:

  • Maximize safe load-carrying capacity, increase stability and improve ride quality
    • Install between your vehicle's frame and its rear suspension
  • Keep your vehicle level when you are hauling a heavy load
    • Improve steering control and braking when you are hauling or towing
    • Level your headlight beams
    • Reduce tire wear
  • Maintain even load distribution with air pressure, leveling off-center loads
    • Air bags adjust manually, side to side, with individual inflation valves
  • Reduce strain on rear suspension
    • Prevent permanent sagging and excessive friction in leaf springs
  • Increase stability
    • Absorb road shock for a smooth ride
    • Soften contact between axle and frame to prevent bottoming out
  • Provide maximum load support and durability with rubber construction and double-convoluted design
  • Include all materials necessary for installation
    • Brackets, air springs, hardware, air line and separate valves for manual inflation
    • Switches and gauges, compressors, and air tanks (sold separately) are available for quick and easy air spring inflation/deflation from inside your vehicle
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Load-leveling capacity: 4,800 lbs
    • Ride-Rite springs will not increase your vehicle's weight-carrying capacity. Do not exceed the manufacturer's recommended weight limit.
  • Adjustable air pressure: 5 psi to 100 psi
  • Limited lifetime warranty on air springs
  • 2-Year limited warranty on hardware


Firestone Ride-Rite Air Spring Basics

Firestone Ride-Rite springs are designed to increase safety and reduce the strain on your vehicle when you are hauling heavy loads or towing a heavy trailer. The springs partner with your existing rear suspension system to help keep your vehicle level, maintain even load distribution and increase stability. Hauling heavy loads or towing a heavy trailer can make the rear of your vehicle sag and the front end rise. This puts more strain on your rear axle and reduces contact between your front tires and the road, causing problems with braking, steering control and traction. By adding air springs to your rear suspension, you can help to level your vehicle and improve braking and handling. The air springs also help to level your headlight beams and reduce wear on your tires.


Firestone Ride-Rite air spring airline installation

Adjustable Air Pressure

The air pressure in your Ride-Rite springs can be adjusted manually, side to side, to compensate for off-center loads. A centered load improves the stability of your vehicle by reducing body roll. The air springs will also help to absorb road shock and to soften contact between your axle and frame. This prevents bottoming out, thus improving ride comfort. Route the air line tubing for the springs to your vehicle's bumper to provide easy access to the manual inflation valves.


Firestone Ride-Ride air spring components

Air Spring Construction

Firestone's double-convoluted Ride-Rite air springs are designed to give you maximum load support and enhance the performance and ride comfort of your vehicle. The rubber springs provide cushioning between your suspension components and operate at up to 100 psi. The springs have four layers of reinforced rubber to ensure durability and enhance load support. A braided wire girdle creates the double-convoluted shape of each air spring, increasing the burst pressure of the spring. The rubber springs are attached to corrosion-resistant metal end plates with a time-proven, rolled crimp seal that keeps the bags securely anchored.


Firestone Ride-Rite air spring installation

Air Spring Installation

Each Ride-Rite kit includes custom-fit brackets that connect to your axle and frame. The brackets provide the mounting points for the air springs. Drilling may be required for some applications.



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Installation Details F2245 Installation instructions

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Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle - F2245

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (727 Customer Reviews)

4,800-lb Capacity. Ride-Rite air springs enhance your factory suspension for safety and stability when you are hauling heavy loads. They reduce strain on your rear axle, keep your vehicle level, and adjust to load size for a consistently smooth ride.

- F2245
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2004 Toyota Tundra

Extremely helpful. My weight distribution hitch wouldn't quite level my truck, but the Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs do the job quite well. The install wasn't too bad. Took me a few hours. 735990



- F2245
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2004 Toyota Tundra

Bolted up nicely. Installed in 3 hours. Makes towing trailer much smoother. 551192



- F2245
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2001 Toyota Tundra

I have a 2001 Tundra TRD 4WD. I bought a slide in camper and the rear end sagged quite a bit, even with helper springs. So I bought the Ride-rite kit. Install was pretty straight forward. I originally had the air fitting at the top of the bag pointed toward the tire, but ended up rotating them to point to the frame rail instead; that way there is no chance of rubbing on the tire. The kit also included a plastic bracket (and zip ties) to mount the shrader valves on your receiver hitch. No drilling required. On one photo, I show using the 1/2" bracket laid across the top bracket to get the required offset from the frame as per the "Handy Tip" in the instructions. This is definitely the way to go for handling the weight of the truck camper! 541627



- F2245
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2002 Toyota Tundra

Installed these on my 2002 toyota tundra trd 4x4. Should have done it long ago- Installation was fairly straight forward- i recommend buying a step drill bit to put the holes in the frame- Harbor China has them in a 2 pack for around $15- well worth the money and takes alot of hassle out of drilling through a metal frame rail. I ordered the air lift basic on board compressor kit- still in the middle of installing it, i need two more tee's to hook the compressor to the air line- also there was not enough real estate in the cab to mount the gauge pod. I ended up mounting it on the center- lower dash panel. This took some work as the srs air bag pcm is right behind the panel. I had to trim the existing bracket and elongate the mounting holes to push the srs pcm back far enough so i could mount the gauge without interferance. Instead of running a fill valve to each bag (kit comes with two) I ran a single one back to the 7 pin connector mount then tee'd into both sides- this way i can fill them both equally at the same time with one valve. Even though i had the on board compressor i wanted a fill valve in case the compressor goes south. 511097



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2000 Toyota Tundra

Fast shipping. Product was exactly as described. Easy installation. I wish there was a install video for Toyota Tundra 2000 -2006 but got it done. I. Bought these to add extra support to the rear while towing my 28ft trailer a great addition to the Eaz Lift weight distribution bars 486399



- F2245
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2001 Toyota Tundra

Etrailer's service was excellent as usual. As for the Firestone Air Bags, I have no complaints. The instructions were spot on and the install went well. But make sure you have the tools necessary including a sharp drill to drill out the frame holes as needed. I use these airbags to help support the weight of a trailer. It's easy enough to adjust the air for the given load(s). If you have fluctuating weight needs, these are a great solution. 376439



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2006 Toyota Tundra

It has been one year since I have installed the Firestone Ride-Rites on my 2006 Tundra. I load the truck and pull a boat and trailer that puts the Tundra within 600#'s of its CGVWR. The Ride-Rites keep the truck level and I my situation, greatly improved the steering and ride quality. This is one purchase that has met all of my needs for helping the truck do its job- even better. 274302


Comments
The Ride Rites have performed as advertised. I have had zero problems with the kit which was installed following the included instructions exactly. Because the truck sits level, even in full towing load conditions, the vehicle is a pleasure to drive long distances in spite of it being near the Total GVWR.
David B - 01/06/2018

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- F2245
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2002 Toyota Tundra

Great product. Just what I needed. I was referred by my neighbor, will use your company for future materials ! Great Job etrailer, Thanks. 137264



- F2245
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2003 Toyota Tundra

Very pleased with the product. An installation caveat: For the placement of the inflation valves (per the instruction example), be aware that the 2003 Tundra Ltd bumper has a plastic cowling that is part of the bumper but separated from the metal part by ~0.25". This plastic requires an ~1.25" opening to reach the valve (attached to the metal) with an air chuck. An alternative is to reassess the location of the inflation valves before drilling the 5/16" holes. 120214



- F2609
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Package arrived in good shape and when promised. Installation was very straight forward as per the instructions. The only difficulty I had was threading the large nylocnut on to the airbag. Because of the limited access and view it was very difficult especially with the brass fitting already screwed into the airbag stem. I removed the airbag, removed the brass fitting then screwed the large nut over the stem several times. This made it easier to install the nut once everything was put back together as per the instruction and complete my installation. 638817


Comments
The air bags have worked great for over a year now. I have no complaints.
Paul - 05/07/2020

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- F2400
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


I have had these air bags on 3 vehicles over the past 20 years, my current F250 hauls a 38 ft fithwheel with ease and no porpoising wouldn’t have it any other way 634924


Comments
Just returned home from a 3400 mile trip and as always the air springs preformed great
Dan - 04/25/2020

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- F2560
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Product was a perfect fit and easy install. Thanks for awesome service again trailer and crew! 483523



- F2558
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Very easy to install 732515



- F2430
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


We purchased the airbag kit for my husbands truck. The shipping of the product was quick and now it is a matter of doing the install. I will definitely do business with etrailer.com again and recommend them to my friends and family. 540654



- F2430
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Great product well packed no damage and easy installation. Around two hours without impact wrench. Would recommend impact wrench. Differently would recommend to anyone who hauls heavy loads or trailers. Keeps truck level. Also and maybe must important Emily my customer service representative was very helpful, friendly, and great to work with very professional. Thank you for all your help. Have a great day and be safe. . 773364



- F2176
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


fit perfect works great 503642



- F2445
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


2016 Toyota Tundra Crewmax 4x4 - Installation was easy. Took about 1.5 hours. I pull a 27ft. travel trailer and these springs greatly improve the towing experience. Firestone Ride Rite air springs are a must have! 398929


Comments
These springs improved my towing experience. I would not pull a trailer using a half ton truck without using these springs.
Mitch S - 06/25/2018

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- F2445
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Excellent product and follow-up service from etrailer. 671578



- F2299
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Great company, service and products! I will buy from them again!!!!!! 359124



- F2445
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


The air bags are the second purchase for this product for two different Toyota trucks in three years. I chose etrailer because they are thorough, always right and provide excellent customer service. The bags worked well with my bumper pull last year at around 20 psig and now with our new fifth wheel at 55 psig. Both sets of Firestone bags have been excellent. The Toyota Tundra pulls our Grand Design very well. We drove from South Carolina to New Mexico with no problems and a smooth ride thanks to etrailer and Firestone! 409027



- F2596
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


everything arrived fast and in good shape. nice job e-trailer 227552



- F2430
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Very good fitment, so you do get what you pay the premium for. My only concern is some sort of regulator would go a long way to getting the pressure equalized between the bags. This is not something I expected, but will probably add later to enhance the ease of use and warranted that fifth star. Highly recommend as advertised regardless! 635267



- F2445
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


They work great and easy to install. 2015 Toyota Tundra 5.7 pulling an 8600 lb travel trailer. 299350



- F2596
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


etrailer people were very helpfull to pick the right product for my 2016 truck and it arrived when they said it would. Thank you again for your help 429967



- F2250
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Easy to install. Directions are great, as are the videos. I also ordered and used the T piece to make it easy. Just pulled my trailer and definitely noticed a difference. Very smooth over bumps. Just FYI, even at only 5 PSI (minimum recommended) it raised the rear of my truck almost an inch compared to the height before install. Not a big deal, but if you leveled the front of your truck like I did to get rid of the rake, you will now have some rake again. Not a big deal, but just be aware. I used the lift spacers (item F2536) because I have 1.5" spacer blocks on my leaf springs. I basically hook up the trailer or load the bed, watch the back end drop, then hit the air bags with the air compressor until the truck is level again. Rides like a dream. Would definitely purchase again. 454972


Comments
Still works great after a year. Definitely makes a difference in the ride quality when you have a heavy load. No leaks. I used the T so only have 1 valve to mess with. I like having the ability to dial in a little bit of rake in the truck Had previously leveled the truck by cranking the torsion bars in front, also have 1.5 blocks in rear. 2007 Duramax
John - 11/26/2018

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