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

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

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  • Firestone
  • Air Springs
  • Extra Heavy Duty
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
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 F2286 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Firestone Vehicle Suspension - F2286

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.



W217602286 Firestone Ride Rite Air Bags - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle



F2286 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details F2286 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2002 - 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500




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


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




Video Transcript for Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - 2007 Dodge Ram 1500

Today we are working on a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500, we will be installing Firestone Air Spring Kit part number F2286. Per the instructions it is not necessary to take the wheels off the vehicle, but we found that this application is much easier if you do so. Our first step will be to remove the manufactures bum stops. They are two fasteners, one on each side. Now that we have our bum stop removed, we will come over to our air bag and get it set up. :33

Our first step will be to install our angle valve. There are two points of interest when installing your angle valve. One, you want to make sure you get it seated securely all the way into the sealant that is already on the angle valve. Two, we want to make sure it is pointing in the direction of where we are going to install our air line. When in the truck, our air bag will sit similar to this. Next we are going to install the heat shield, this is only necessary on the passenger side, and then our top mounting bracket. We will hold those two on with flange nuts. Before we fully tighten down our upper mount, we are going to take our mounting bolt and slip it in there, as the heat shield my be in the way to get it installed later on. We can go ahead and tighten them down now. 1:20

With our top mount set up we can turn it over and mount the bottom. You can see there are two holes here, we will use the one that lines up best with the axle and the orientation of the top mount. We will install it finger tight at this time. Now we can go ahead and set our new bag in the vehicle. With our upper mounting bolts lined up, we can go ahead and tighten them down. You will notice here that our forward most hole lines up best with our lower bracket, bag, and upper mount. So we are going to go ahead and tighten it down now. With our bag set, we can go ahead and put on our hardware for our lower mount. Now I can go ahead and install the bail clamp and wrap around the shackle bracket and go through our lower mount. We will install two flange nuts to secure it. We can tighten these down now. When tightening down your bail clamp you want to make sure that you do it evenly. With our bail clamp tightened down we can install the bolts for our lower clamp. One on the front and backside of the lower bracket. Once again we want to make sure we tighten it down evenly. With all of our hardware fastened and tightened down, it is time to run our air line. 2:56

When running our air line we want to stay away pinch points, such as moving parts in the suspension and the heat from the exhaust. It looks like our best avenue for running this airline is through our frame. With the majority of our air line run, we are going to locate a simple mounting point for our air fitting. We are going to mount our air line to the back bumper here. We will drill a pilot hole, and then a larger hole to put our fitting in. With our hole drilled we can install our air fitting. Put a washer over it, install our nut, and tighten it down. Now we can get back underneath our vehicle and install our air line. The key when making your air line connection is to make sure your cut is clean, not crimped. Push in, give it a slight pull to make sure it is locked in. Then lets go back to our air bag. Figure out our length, take my tubing cutter and cut my air line to fit. Push it in, give it a tug. Our airline is installed. Take a zip tie and secure our line in the back and cut off the extra. Put some air into the back and check for leaks. With our air line checked and everything installed, that finishes our install of Firestone air bags part number F2286.


Customer Reviews

Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle - F2286

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (627 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.

- F2286
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Great product 692531



- F2286
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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup

Very easy to install. Quality parts an service as always. 548145



- F2286
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One of the products I ordered was missing a piece and I called it in and Dianna was very helpful. I will see if the part comes in, It was a manufacture oversite and nothing to do with ETrailer. You guys have been fantastic! 539161



- F2286
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2006 Dodge Ram Pickup

Installation was simple and straightforward. Levels the load without compromising the ride. 525552



- F2286
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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup

The ride is amazing in these air bags! I will install on all of my trucks. etrailer is awesome to deal with. The only challenge I had during install was the passenger side. 506212



- F2286
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2002 Dodge Ram Pickup

I just received the kit at noon. I installed it in about 3hrs. with 5psi on bags it raised the truck rear end 1in.it took longer to route the air lines than it did to install kit. i have not put camper on truck yet but I am sure this kit will solve the rear sag I had .overall the kit what I was looking for. 505576


Comments

air bag are excellent they keep the ride of truck level with camper on . I have since installed a set on my nephews truck and he loves them I would recommend these air bags

Richard - 05/07/2019

54982

- F2286
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Dodge Ram Pickup

Put these bags on my truck a year ago. I pull an 8k lb camper with a 1500 Ram. These made a huge difference. Puts more weight on the front axle which helps tremendously with steering and the handling of the truck. Feels less like I’m pulling a load. Don’t know why I waited so long to buy them. Now that I know what they do for me, I’ll put them on my next truck immediately. etrailer.com has been an awesome company to work with. I recommend etrailer.com to everyone I can. 484962



- F2286
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Air bags were easy to install. made a huge difference in my truck's handling when towing or hauling a heavy load. 467869



- F2286
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2006 Dodge Ram Pickup

Kit arrived within three days of order. Installed on 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. Everything installed just as the instructions indicated. My only problem was trying to remove the original frame bolts that held the rubber frame bumper. The bolts were rusted so bad, two of them snapped off while trying to remove. I was able to ease the remaining two off. Inserted two new bolts, then tack welded the new mount to the frame on the side of the busted bolts. Great product so far, will test with a full load this weekend. I pull an enclosed trailer and need the additional support. 166553



- F2286
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They were very helpful with all the questions I had and helping to make sure I had the right kit for my truck . I would recommend them to anyone looking for air bags for their trucks 142771



- F2286
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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup

I recieved my air bags a couple of days ago. They were super fast with delivery and everything was accounted for. Installed it myself on my 2005 ram 1500 4x4. Took around four hours. Simple instructions to understand. As soon as I completed the installation I hooked up a heavy gooseneck trailer and with jus ten lbs. of air it leveled the trailer and never dropped and inch more. Even when loading a horse into the front of it. I I havent pulled the gooseneck yet put pulled a bumper trailer and it handled well... even with out a load I can tell the difference with them on... very well made product and would recommend to anyone. Very satisfied customer right here. 122885


Comments

I really like the product. I have hauled a gooseneck several times in the past year with five horses in it and it performed well beyond my expectations. Very pleased.

William S - 04/06/2015

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- F2286
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service was fast and excellent!! great item will defiantly buy again 94496



- F2286
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great product and the service was awesome....great people to deal with 66663



- F2286
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2004 Dodge Ram Pickup

worked great 41355



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


Easy install and now the weight of my cap and trailer don’t sag my truck and it’s a big plus for the price and long haul. Would buy it over and over again. 567358


Comments

Awesome product will install on New trucks every time .

Louis M - 09/21/2019

61381

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


Excellent product and follow-up service from etrailer. 671578



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


We’ve had the airbags on for several trips now and love them. Our cousin was impressed so they had a set installed with the onboard compressor. I have always carried an air compressor with me so I didn’t install one. Our 5th Wheel has a much gentler bounce over rough terrane, and unhitching and hitching up is a little nicer now. Great product. 672981



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


Installed by professional mechanic. instal went well. Totally changes the dynamic of towing. We have a 34 ft travel trailer. Control is excellent. Far better feel with heavy loads in the bed as well. Over all excellent product, very satisfied. 601774



- F2582
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Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


I have received Ride-Rite, and gone through the box everything seems to be built from high-quality materials. It wouldn't be fair to write an accurate review until I install the Ride-Rite. So until this happens,s I can't say. But I can say is, that two of my friends have the Ride-Rite system on their trucks, and love them, plus having nothing but good things about the system. That why I brought one for myself. Once I put the system on, I will come back and post a full review. 559190


Comments

No issue at all, working and performing as it should.

Sapper F - 08/28/2019

60523

- F2407
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Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Easy to install. The bags were easy to install, Ride is nice, If I had to pick on the install I wood say cutting the bump stops makes removing them shod you wish to cost you new bump stops. 2991



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


The product works great. 417766



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


They work perfect. Due to my truck coming with the factory installed Puck System, it was the only to go for installation. Other systems required a bracket to go up and over the frame which in not possible with factory installed hitch system.They perform perfectly as I like to have a little more support when hauling my fifth wheel camper and gooseneck trailers. 609449



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


Got the product a couple of weeks ago and today was the only time I had to install them, easy to install I wish the instructions were a little more clear, had go online to get more specific details, it took me about an hour and a half to complete the job, looks great and I'll be trying them out tomorrow with my first load 544323


Comments

We have an install video on the product page for the air bag kit you purchased. You can view it by using the provided link.

-- Mike L - 07/23/2018

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Comments

They work great, one issue I have is there is a small leak somewhere, I have to air the bags up about every 10 days, no big deal that gives me a chance to get under the truck and check for other issues, I like the product , easy to install

Ryan S - 07/22/2019

58065

In checking for leaks we recommend using a spray bottle with some soapy water, and I would start your leak inspection at any of the connections points (to the bag, or at the fill point), and then the rest of the lines.

-- Rachael H - 8/7/2019


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


A absolute must for anyone that tows a fifthwheel , install took about 1.5 hours and made a huge difference Im towing ! 669476



- F2598
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Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


easy install bags work great, almost 70K with zero malfunctions 380629



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


Was very easy to install. My 11 yr old boy and i did it in less than 3 hrs. They are great and make the ride so much better. Pulling a 35 ft toy hauler on a 3/4 ton diesel. I have recommended etrailer and these air bags to friends. 265873



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


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



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


Kit was delivered in good shape, installed as advertised! Very happy with the product! 616144



- F2025
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Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Makes load leveling very easy..easy ins tall. 605794



- F2407
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Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Product arrived quickly. These air helper springs look very well made. They were relatively easy to install. The difficulties I had were related to the equipment and tools I had (or didn't). I only had hand tools. So the install took a lot longer than suggested. All the parts fit and matched up without interfering with any parts on the vehicle. We'll see how they stand up to use over time. 227862


Comments

No problems. Springs still working great.

Wyatt S - 09/25/2016

21225

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


Just Installed the new Ride Rite Airbags on my new 2019 Silverado High Country 3500 SRW. This is my 3rd set of Ride Rite Bags. I've had these air Bags on a previous 2008 GMC HD 2500 and a 2013 GMC Denali 3500 Dually. I have a heavy Toy Hauler Fifth Wheel and these Airbags are a must have. I have about 3500 LBS on the Pin and with about 60 PSI in the bags it brings me back close to factory ride height and gives a much nicer ride than without. The bags bring you back up off of the overload springs so it rides much smoother and the other added benefit is that your headlights are pointed correctly so you are not blinding the oncoming vehicles and constantly getting flashed. As to the installation I had my 2 previous sets installed at a shop. This set I decided to do myself after watching the install video and reading the supplied instructions. It was pretty simple I took my time to make sure I had each step correct and It took about 3 hours to complete. I think now that I have done it I could cut that time in half. Best choice for handling a heavy load I highly recommend them! 638023



- F2597
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Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Great product. But they should have an option if there is a lift in the truck to make the bottom bracket longer if needed. 555352



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


Product is well engineered but difficult to install doing to the limited room. The disc that goes into the joust bumper holder needs to be looked at. the joust holder has a radiused upper edge while the disc has a square corner. a radius had to be ground on the upper edge of the disc to get it to fit. Other than this all parts fit well, brackets lined up. Kit was put on a 2015 silverado 2500hd 6.6 liter duramax. definitely a 2 man job due to the limited access. overall a good product 224103


Comments

after using for a year my only comment would be the slow air leaks I have. Have been unable to find them to date but not a deal breaker

Craig - 09/12/2016

20923

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


Simple to install, took my time, the brackets of my 5th wheel did not prevent me from installing it, there was room between the custom bracket and my frame, so if you have a Silverado 2012 with custom brackets check to see if you have nearly 1/2 an inch clearance, than you can use this item. Suggestion to etrailer, re-box the item, reinforce the box to ensure that the box and items are not mangled in shipment. the box was a mess, had been re-taped some time along the shipment line, freaked me out where I had to inventory everything and really check for damage, especially the hose, part of it was not serviceable and I had to ensure that I did not use that section which was right in the middle of the hose. Other than that, I am happy with it. 52628



- F2407
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Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


The Firestone Ride-Rite vehicle suspension system is excellent. It allows me to easily increase the air pressure to compensate for camper tongue weight and lower pressure for a soft ride when no tongue weight exists. The installation at etrailer was superior as always. Outstanding company to do business with. 432066



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


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



- F2407
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Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


etrailer was out of stock when I ordered the first time. I asked and was notified when the new shipment arrived. Five days later my dad had his present. Excellent customer service!!! An example for others to follow. Thanks for everything!!! 446203


Comments

My dad says it’s a must have for any truck owner. Solved the problem with his camper with no fuss. Went on easy with clear instructions. Others have expressed interest in the air bags.

Andrea - 10/26/2018

45078

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


So far, I would give this product a 5 star rating. I must say, the installation directions from Firestone are a bit lacking. However, the installation video from etrailer made the installation a snap. I completed the installation in about 3 hours. I'm confident these Ride Rite bags will improve my hauling and towing performance when I go on long fishing trips fully loaded with gear and pulling my 19 foot boat. Also, etrailer was as good as their word when I asked them to honor their price pledge. 505966


Comments

Still very satisfied.

Ken - 05/09/2019

55081

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


Just installed this kit on my 06 F250. Quality is excellent, Installation is a breeze. Wish I would have done this sooner, Its definitely worth the money! 55146



- F2025
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Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


I installed this on my 93 Chevy Z71 shortbed about one year ago and it is working great. The short wheelbase allows for more strength but the hwy springs are too soft for heavy loads. This airbag system allows me to haul a full load of wood on my 10k trailer and the pickup bed loaded as well. I carry a hand air pump in the toolbox to adjust the air bags whenever needed. This suspension mod allows me to haul maximum loads out of the woods and makes for a smooth and safe ride on the Hwy. 316278



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


Perfect fittment on a 2014 Toyota Tundra. Very easy install and very easy to use daily. I have a small 12V compressor I keep in the truck to adjust pressure. I normally run about 12psi in the bags. 319941



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


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



- F2025
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Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


I am always worried when I try someone new online, but they were wonderful!!! They even upgraded my deliver time for no extra charge and keep me posted on the delivery times. I will definitely continue to be their Customer..............Great Service Guys!!!1 116440


Comments

Will these Springs fit my 1994 GMC 3500 Dually 2-wheel drive.

-- comment by: jim w - 03/30/2014

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Yes, as long as the truck was not originally built as a Cab and Chassis model, the part # F2025 air sping kit will fit.

-- Patrick B - 4/1/2014


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


Third Firestone air bags. 3 trucks. I won’t use anything else 519628


Comments

Great

Donald - 06/09/2019

56369

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


Great product. Fit just like directions said. This is the second truck I have put this product on. First truck was a 2003 GMC 2500 duramax second is a 2015 GMC duramax. Very pleased with this product 463867



- F2071
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Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Running a 1300 pound truck camper in a Ram 1500, with 30 psi, the truck handles like nothing is there. Had it semi off road with no issues. The only pain was the install due to having to drill the frame, but other than that I have no complaints. 617058



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


I purchased a Ride Rite kit for my 06 Ram. This is my third kit for my trucks. I haul scrap and routinely gross 30K. I need quality running gear. etrailer provided what I needed at a great price and fast. I also needed a replacement air bag for my 2012 Ram. I found it cheaper from a competitor. Rather than order it from that vendor I gave etrailer the info and they matched the price plus a little extra. This is where I shop, and so should you. 551930



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


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



- F2407
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Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Kit cam quickly and the instructions were clear enough if you are mechanically inclined. If your not then don't try this because you need to have a good safe way to raise you vehicle pull the wheels off the back and work under for a couple hours. That being said once installed on my 2016 Tacoma the performance was excellent. I am currently running about 12 psi. And the hitch is about 1 1/2" higher with no load. Hooked onto my mower trailer with mower and it handled it as easily as my 2500HD. Mower is a JD 27hp 60" zero turn commercial. Haven't hooked the camper up to it but this definitely made the towing on my Taco much better. Great addition to any smaller or 1/2 ton truck that needs some beef in the back. Truck will be safer to handle loads if you do your air to match the load. I just use a bicycle pump to adjust. Easy to be accurate with each side. 405062


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  • Firestone Ride-Rite Suspension Enhancement for 2008 Dodge Ram 1500
  • You can certainly add Firestone Ride-Rite Airbags to your 2008 Dodge Ram 1500. The correct set of airbags for your truck will depend on if your 1500 is a Mega Cab or not. If your 1500 is a Mega Cab, you will want to use the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2299. If your 1500 is not a Mega Cab, you will want the Firestone Ride-Rite # F2286. Both of these springs have a capacity of 5,000 pounds and will not require drilling for installation. I have attached installation...
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  • How to Determine if 2007 Ram 1500 With Lift Needs Spacers to Install Air Bags
  • It is possible you will need lift spacers when installing the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2286 that fit your 2007 Ram 1500, though you will need to measure in order to determine this. I have added a cut out from Firestone which details the measurement you need to take in order to find the correct spacer. For example, if you installed the Ride-Rites on your Ram and the distance between the upper bracket and lower bracket was between 7-1/2 inches and 8-1/2 inches you would...
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  • How to Inflate Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs
  • You can inflate the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Rear Kit, # F2286, using an air compressor like some people have at home or that can be found at service stations. I recommend the Firestone Level Command II - Single-Gauge with Standard-Duty Compressor - Single Function, # F2158. You can control inflation/deflation from the comfort of your vehicle cab with the push of a button. I have included a link below to the installation details.
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  • Proper Inflation of the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs
  • The air bags in the Firestone Ride-Rite systems can be inflated to a minimum of 5 psi and a maximum of 100 psi. This amount will vary depending on the weight of the load, type of load (in your case a trailer), condition of factory suspension and personal preference. For the best ride use only enough air pressure in the air helper springs to level the vehicle when viewed from the side. Over-inflating the bags beyond what is necessary will cause a harsh ride. I have attached a link...
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  • Which Firestone Ride-Rite Rear Air Spring Suspension Kit Fits a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 Quad Cab
  • I spoke with my contact at Firestone about the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Rear Kit, # F2299. He stated that this particular kit will only fits the Mega Cab models. Instead, you will need Firestone Vehicle Suspension, # F2286. It is basically the same kit except the F2286 is designed to fit your 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 Quad Cab. I have included a link to the installation details for this kit below. I have also included a link to an FAQ article on Firestone suspension kits....
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  • Will The Draw-Tite Hide-A-Goose Gooseneck Hitch Work With Air Bag Suspension on a 2005 Ram 1500
  • I have a few options for you, but it doesn't look like the Draw-Tite Gooseneck Hitch # 9464-38 is going to work. After looking at all of our available gooseneck hitch options, it looks like none of them are going to work with your Air Lift suspension due to the location of the u-bolts and inboard brackets required for the installation. Since the bracket on your Air Lift Suspension # AL88230 sits a little wide on the frame, it doesn't leave any room for those u-bolts. There are two...
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  • Are Lift Spacers Required to Install Firestone Air Bags on a 2007 Dodge Ram 4X4 with 4 Inch Lift
  • Yes, you will need Firestone Lift Spacers, part # F2370, in order to install the Firestone Ride-Rite Suspension Enhancement Kit, part # F2286 on your lifted truck. This kit will work on your 2007 Dodge Ram 1500, 4X4 with 4 inch suspension lift, but if your Ram had a body lift, rather than a suspension lift, the spacers would then not be required. This kit will not affect rear wheel articulation and does not require drilling for installation. I have linked for you an installation...
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  • Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Spring Spacer for Trucks with a 1-3/4 Inch Lift
  • I recommend going with the 2 inch spacers, # F2366, if you plan on using the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs. It is better to have the spacer take up more room between the bag and the frame or axle. Using a spacer that is smaller that the lift on the truck would reduce the effectiveness of the air bags. Keep in mind, these spacers will not fit Ride-Rite kits, # F2350 or # F2286. If you can tell me the year, make and model of your truck, I would be happy to make a specific recommendation...
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  • 4 Inch Lift Spacer for Firestone Ride Rite Air Suspension # F2350 Installed on Lifted 2004 Ford F150
  • According to my Firestone representative, you'll need the # F2371 spacer kit, which you can see by clicking the provided link. This spacer is compatible with the Ride-Rite # F2350, which is the correct Ride-Rite application for your truck. I don't have an installation video for the spacers, but the spacers install between the mounting bracket and the underside of the air spring, as shown in the instructions I'll send to you. The F2286 kit you referenced is for a Dodge Ram 1500, and...
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  • Recommended Suspension and Max Trailer Size I Tow with a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 5.7L Hemi
  • To know the actual max weight you will be able to tow, will want to gas up your vehicle and take it to a weight station to find out the actual weight of the truck. Then you will subtract that number from the 13,000lbs GCWR. We can do this together with the GVWR, this is the max the truck is rated to weight to give you an idea of your highest towing capacity. I can tell you that the GCWR is 13,000lbs and the Max GVWR is 6,700lbs. (13,000 - 6,700 = 6,300lbs) Once you find your actual...
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  • Can a Union Tee Be Used with Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs
  • You can certainly use a union tee to allow one air line to inflate both of your Firestone Ride-Rite air helper springs at the same time. Firestone offers the Union Tee for 1/4 Inch Tubing # F3025-1 to allow you to use only one air line. This fitting will work with the 1/4 inch air lines that come with the air helper springs. I have attached a review video of this part for you.
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  • Is Firestone Level Command II # F2158 Compatible with Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2286
  • The Firestone Level Command II, # F2158, will work with the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2286, on your 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 SRT-10 Viper Truck. This kit allows you to control air pressure levels from the cab of your truck. The system levels one pair of springs equally and works great for light towing applications.
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  • Recommended Airbags for a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD with 5th Wheel Brackets
  • In order to install a set of airbags on your 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD with the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit part # C16419-204 you will want to use the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57257. The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2286 would likely require modifications and would not be a direct fit out of the box due to the upper bracket. That said, the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs are just as good as the Firestone Ride-Rite Air...
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  • Will Firestone Ride-Rite Air Springs # F2286 Improve Ride of Factory Suspension on 2007 Dodge Ram
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, part # F2286, on the rear of your 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 is designed to absorb road shock when your truck is loaded. It provides additional support for the existing suspension. It is not designed to smooth out the ride of your factory suspension when there is no load on the vehicle suspension. It will increase stability and improve ride quality when you are hauling a heavy load. The suspension enhancements that I have are designed to provide additional...
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  • Why Do Air Ride Helper Springs have to be Deflated if Lifting a 2008 Dodge Ram by the Frame
  • You are correct. If you have air helper springs on your 2008 Dodge Ram, it is recommended that the vehicle not be lifted by the frame. The reason is that because of the way the springs are attached to the truck, lifting the truck by the frame could over-extend them. This could cause damage to the springs. Deflating them would allow them to expand more than if they were inflated. I have included a link to the instructions below.
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  • Firestone Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 with 6 inch Lift
  • For vehicles with 6 inch suspension lifts Firestone makes the lift spacers part # F2375. This would be what you would need to go along with the part # F2286 which is a confirmed fit for your 2004 Dodge Ram 1500.
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  • Firestone Air Bag Helper Springs for a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 with 6 Inch Lift
  • If the 6 inch lift on your 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 is a suspension lift, meaning the axle is further from the frame than stock, then you will just need a spacer kit, # F2375, to use Firestone air bags # F2286. The spacers are designed for vehicles with a 6 inch lift AND 11-1/2 to 12-1/2 inches between the upper and lower brackets (when installed). You also might be interested in adding an onboard compressor kit to adjust the air springs from the comfort of the truck cab. The most basic is...
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  • Recommended Firestone Ride Rite Air Helper Springs for 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 with 4 Inch Lift
  • For your 2004 Ram 1500 4x4, you'd use the # F2286 Firestone Ride Rite Air Helper Spring system along with the # F2371 spacers for a truck with a 4 inch lift. For the convenience of being able to adjust the air pressure in the springs with a touch of a switch, you might be interested in the Level Command compressor kit, part # F2158. I've linked you to some installation videos and FAQ articles that I hope you'll find helpful.
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  • Rear Suspension Enhancement for a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 Quad Cab
  • All of the install kits for the Draw-Tite Hide-A-Goose # 9464, have the brackets on the out side of the frame rails. The Firestone Kit, # F2286, installs on the bottom of the rail. However, it has a bracket that goes on the outside of the rail so it and the gooseneck would interfere with each other. Instead, you can use the SuperSprings Vehicle Suspension, # SSA8MTKT. These springs do not mount to the frame so they should not interfere with the gooseneck hitch.
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  • Firestone Ride Ride Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2003 Dodge Ram 1500
  • The Firestone Ride Rite suspension enhancement system part # F2286 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 2 wheel drive. If the lift you have is a body lift you wouldn't need any spacer blocks. If you have a suspension lift then you would need the part # F2368. If the body of your truck basically got lifted higher with a spacer between it and the frame you have a body lift. If the suspension of your truck got lifted then you have a suspension lift....
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  • Which Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Kit Will Fit My 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4wd
  • The right air bag kit for your rear-axle application in the 2008 Dodge Ram Quad Cab 1500 SLT 4 x 4 is # F2286. This kit will come with all the hardware necessary for installation. Switches and gauges, compressors and air tanks are available for quicker and easier air spring inflation/deflation from inside the vehicle and are sold separately. One system is Firestone Level Command II - Single-Gauge w/ Standard-Duty Compressor - Single Function, part number F2158, that will allow you to...
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