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

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  • Firestone
  • Air Springs
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
  • Extra 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. 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 or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.

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.


  • 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


  • 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.

2286 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

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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   (368 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.

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by: William S.03/30/2014

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


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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by: Eric S12/22/2014

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

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by: Don P.07/24/2014

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

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by: Patrick02/17/2013

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

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by: Ryan08/12/2013

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

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by: Nick S.05/22/2012

worked great 41355

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by: Terence05/27/2016

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension

I bought the Firestone F2535 for a 2015 Ford F-250. My need of the kit is twofold, 1, correct the slight sag which takes weight off my front wheels when I hitch up my race car trailer, 2, even up the side to side ride heights with the aftermarket 51 gal duel tank installed. I verified fitment on the Firestone Riderite website before purchasing from e-trailer. Shipment was prompt and the kit arrived in the manufacturers box. All of the parts were in the box and nothing was damaged. Installation was relatively straightforward and the written instructions combined with the video posted on e-trailer left nothing to the imagination. On my truck the brake lines and hoses needed to be tied back to create more clearance around the drivers side air bag. I don't remember this being mentioned in the video, it certainly isn't noted in the instructions. Removing the DEF tank captive nut was difficulties as the clip on the nut broke and resisted efforts to get it out from behind the DEF tank bracket. I pre-assembled each air bag on its upper bracket and made my alignment marks to ease aligning things up once under the truck. Then I installed the upper bracket(s) and loosely installed each airbag. Then I installed the lower (axle) mount parts. The drivers side was definitely more difficult because of more limited clearances to work in. Overall installation took approx 6 hrs in my driveway with no lift. I installed, removed and reinstalled the drivers side lower assembly 2x to verify I had the height set correctly over the factory jounce stop. In the end the highest setting is the only one that would work with my 4WD truck. Air leaks occurred at the threaded air line fittings on the airbag - but I expected this as I purposely lightly torqued the air line fittings on with the intention of re-torquing them during the leak testing process. There weren't enough tie wraps included with the kit (easy enough to solve) to properly secure the air lines to the chassis rails. This is especially important on the passenger side of the truck where the exhaust runs. I used both heat shield tubes (provided with the kit) on the passenger side airbag from the air bag back. The two lengths provided were sufficient to cover the tubing until it clears the last resonator box aft of the axle. I covered all of the rest of my tubing with split loom to help prevent chafing of the air lines. Overall, great product. Well made and was straightforward to install. 252460

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by: Smithsonite02/08/2015

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension

So far, so good. These things will hold some serious weight! I haven't had to exceed 6 lbs. yet, even towing cars on a flatbed trailer. The weight distribution setup I have has alot to do with that though. One gripe I have is that is should have came with a T joining both sides, going into a single Schrader valve. I don't like having to try and balance 2 separate sides. Just checking the pressure at lower pressures will release quite a bit of air - not alot of volume in there. If you load your vehicle correctly there should never be a need to have differing pressures on each side. At the very least, the option to choose should be included. Other than that, and a nagging slow leak I have on one side (at one of the quick-connect fittings), they've been great. 172906


I still havent fixed the slow leak yet. Ive developed a rattle from the top half of the bag mount against the frame. Need to take that down and see what the issue is - nut might have loosened up. Weve got some pretty bad roads up here in the Northeast, so its no surprise. Other than that, theyre still working great. My idea on the T is a bad one, because that will introduce some severe body roll, as air pressure is forced from one side to the other depending on which way you turn. Will definitely decrease stability, so I wont be making that modification. Wish there was a way to hook this up to my existing Viair compressor. Suppose theres a way, just not an easy one.

Smithsonite - 02/08/2016


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by: Dean G06/29/2016

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension

There are two parts to this review - one, on the product itself, and two, on the customer service from eTrailer. The product itself is one I have been installing on my trucks for years. However, this most recent purchase was missing a few bolts and the heat shields to protect the air bags from the exhaust pipe. I don't know if this was an anomaly, but I was a bit disappointed to find parts missing from a sealed box. Once I received the parts, and installed them, they performed as they always had - very well. I don't use them to add extra load, just to stiffen the ride a bit, making trailer towing a bit more stable in windy conditions. The second part of the review deals with customer service from eTrailer. I called to report the missing parts, and was told by the representative that there was nothing he could do, and that I would have to call Firestone direct to obtain replacement parts that were not included. He was rather curt, and not helpful at all. I told him that I wanted to return the product then, as I was not satisfied with his response. He said that it was not an acceptable reason to return the product. At that point, I asked to speak with a supervisor. Twice. Once on the line with the supervisor, she was very helpful and seemed unhappy to hear I had told her regarding the representative's attitude. She told me she would get the parts out of another kit, and send them out directly. I received them the next day, and was able to have them installed before my extended trip. She even checked to ensure I had receive the parts the following day. It was unfortunate that one individual could possibly scar a company's reputation, but I must say that the supervisor went the extra distance to ensure I was taken care of. For that, she gets 6 stars! And a continued returning customer. The only reason I gave 4 stars is due to Firestone's mis-packaging of the item. 266395

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by: James E07/11/2013

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension

I have purchased several items from etrailer and always impressed with their accuracy and speed of delivery. They have high shipping costs to Alaska so have not been able to use them except when in the lower 48. Installed on a 1-ton Dodge dually used to either carry a 4600 lb truck camper, pull a 11000 pound fifth wheel or tow a 10000 trailer. The truck camper really sat the truck on the axle and the recently installed Timbrens made matters even worse. When I hit a dip or bump it sounded like there were no springs what so ever. Installed the air springs and now I get a much improved ride and have not bottomed out to date. I installed the air springs in Oregon and drove to Homer Alaska over some pretty rough roads. Great ride!!! 88865


I still have the highest opinion of the air shocks! Been many miles and always loaded. Not one time have I had to add air and perform the same as they did when I first put them on. These shocks really tamed the load. Would not own a large truck camper without them.

James E - 01/09/2015


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by: John O.08/11/2017

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension

Installed this kit on a 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 4WD extended cab. Was planning to do one spring at a time by removing the wheels and jacking, then use jack stands to crib, etc., but it wasn't necessary. After removing the spare (highly recommended) I used a floor jack positioned under the receiver hitch to get adequate clearance to get under the vehicle. I did use jack stands for safety reinforcement; positioned under the frame. Worked the drivers side and then went immediately to the passengers side to perform steps 1-3. Make sure you have decent sockets and a torque wrench. The top "nylon jam nut" is tough to get to. The jounce bumper bolts were accessed by using a hack saw to cut the bumpers, which allowed me to see exactly how they were mounted to the frame. Make sure to watch the instructional video posted on the etrailer web page for this specific item. It was invaluable. All in all, it took me about 3 hours to install because I didn't get the best possible alignment on the first try, so I had to redo the mounting again. In other words, make sure you get the spring perpendicular to the rear axle as best you can. In step 3 of the instructions it says, "Insert the alignment pin into one of the small holes in the upper bracket that provides the best alignment". This is where I had to redo the process. The springs have provided a smooth ride so far and I'm pleased with them. Good luck with your install. 418859

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by: Robert N07/09/2016

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension

It was an easy install and everything fit OK. I removed the spare tire to make it easy. I had to slightly bend the brake hose bracket on both sides and another bracket just slightly to clear the rear spring clamp at the bottom of the spring. I carry my 1,400 pound Honda Pioneer 700 and pull my travel trailer with a 400 pound hitch weight. I have your weight distribution hitch for some of the hitch weight. 270021

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by: Jim F.08/25/2015

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension

The product is high quality. The components are heavy duty, well made and fit together properly. Just beware, this is a time consuming installation that requires lying on your back on a creeper for several hours and doing work requiring some arm strength over your head. If I were doing it again, the kit would go to my mechanic and the young guys would do it with the truck on a lift. Also, removing the jounce bumper on the four wheel drive truck was very difficult. The nut was well corroded on the bolt and it is in a nearly inaccessible position. I ended up using a sawzall with a metal cutting blade to remove them and that wasn't easy. After about seven hours of hard labor flat on my back, the job is done and I am satisfied with the results. 221540


A year later and all is well. I load the bed of my truck and tow a 7,000 lb trailer. The air lifts keep the truck level. That is the objective.

Jim F - 08/26/2016


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by: Steve C.08/06/2016

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension

Fast delivery. I suggest a "do it yourselfer" watch a couple of the You Tube videos before starting up on this, also have a helper which makes things easier while you're under the vehicle. I have a 2016 F250 with an underbed 5th wheel rail system from Reese. The driver's side rail was not a problem as it had an access hole for the DEF tank bracket bolt. The passenger side rail presented a complication in that the 3/4 inch bolt would strike the rail when installed to secure the top bracket. This was solved by my neighbor/helper who donated several 3/4 inch washers which when installed on the bolt before installation took up the needed distance on the bolt to keep it from contacting the trailer hitch side rail. (see photo) The bags are inflated in the photo to about 10-15 lbs. I took a ride on a local country road with plenty of curves. Normally the truck would tend to roll to the outside in the curves. The bags did a great job of minimizing any roll even when inflated with minimal pressure. I am anxious to see how the bags affect my towing experience when I'm loaded to almost max weight with 5th wheel tongue weight and an auxiliary fuel tank. 280563

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by: Tom10/21/2013

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension

These air bags are a must for carrying a load to make your truck handle better. Empty, I run at 5 lbs and only change I notice is the truck rides about a inch higher. The install went real smooth with the directions easy to under stand. Shipping was very fast and communication to let me know how and when the package was to arrive. 104545


customer service,quality and install was excellent,if Firestone puts their name on it I knew it had to be a good product,if you know what your looking at you can probably install it in 1 hour,excellent engineering as well,im lovin it,two thumbs up,or 5 stars as far as im concerned

-- comment by: michael c - 11/03/2013


05 Dodge 3/4 ton. Makes a big difference in handling with a camper. I run 5 lbs when unloaded and 15 lbs to haul a ton of pellets for the stove. No sag what so ever.

Tom - 10/27/2014


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by: Gary R.12/01/2016

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension

Air bags are so cool! So I put these on a Ford F-350 DRW 4x4 Extended Cab, with the diesel engine. The instructions are easy to follow and the kit contained everything you need. The videos are also helpful as well, plus I suggest reading though the entire instructions (sorry guys) to get a feel for what the end product will look like, this really helps to identify the challenges that you will face and for me it helps to answered some of the questions that pop up in the early part of the instructions. I didn't have any problems installing the kit, went on in half a day at a leisurely pace. I've had them on for a year now and they are working great. I carry a 4,000 pound slide in camper and jet boat and these air bags will level the truck right back out. I also installed a set of Troklift spring helpers (not sure of the correct title), they help take the sway out by fully engaging the overload springs when the airbags are inflated. Between the two they handle the camper without issue and actually make it please to drive. I do like airbags for the adjustability of them, I've used both air bags and super heavy overload leaf springs in the past and went back to the airbags just for this reason. Good luck wit your project. 321356

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by: Veterancowboy08/07/2013

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension

Good product could use better instructions for installation. Would be better if they placed them as 1.2.3. instead of paragraph sentences. The videos are helpful if they play properly. Took about 3 hours to install. Camping world wanted $150 to install them. 93671


i just bought a 2010 silverado with 6 lift. is that what you got as well i cant tell from your pics.did you have to buy or make a extension mount for the fram braket?

-- comment by: jj - 09/04/2014


If you truck has a 6 inch lift you might consider using the Firestone Lift Spacers # F2375. This kit is designed to work with kits that mount to the axle on your truck like how the Firestone Ride-Rite # F2250 install.

-- Rachael H - 9/5/2014

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by: Jason03/08/2017

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension

Ordered kit for a 2016 Nissan NV2500, Very easy to install, was able to complete in just a couple hours. The cargo area of my van is always loaded with parts and even though a 2500 it sagged in the rear, the bags were able to level out the load at 40 psi and make a much nicer ride. Great product. Shipping was a bit slow but etrailer staff was tremendously helpful in working out all the details. 349911

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by: Dave08/22/2015

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension

Installed on a 2009 F-250 SD. Installation was difficult. Only because I didn't have access to a lift. Product is well built. It provides the rear suspension support I was looking for. Added bonus is my 3/4 ton rides smoother now. I pull a 35 foot travel trailer and a golf cart in the bed of my truck. I noticed the added weight of the cart was lowering the back end of my truck and affecting the steering. Not much, but enough where I needed to do something. There was one problem with the instructions/diagram. When assembling the bottom bracket pieces, the diagram showed the bolt heads on the outside. I had to reverse them in order to clear the jounce stop to get proper alignment with the top bracket. See photos. I also found a leak on one of the connections on top of the drivers side air spring. I pressured both springs to 40 pounds and let sit over night. There was a 20 pound drop on drivers side the next morning. I applied a kids bubble solution with a syringe ( works great) to find the leak. since there is sealer on the threads, I just gave it about 3/4 turn. Problem solved. Overall, I think this is a great product which I would recommend. 221059

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by: Terry B05/21/2014

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension

Took a few hours to get it completed, and went in as described. Have not had opportunity to test them out under load, but figure they would perform as expected. Instructions were not totally accurate, 4 bolts had changed size (to a smaller bolt than listed), but anyone with common sense could figure it out. (I did. LOL!) Wish "they" had included a "T" to inflate them equally, but purchased one at Lowes for about $6. I also "beefed up" the hose around sharp corners to protect them from getting damaged. 131693


Working great! Added an on-board compressor to the unit and use it to tow Travel Trailer. Does not get a LOT of use, but when it does, its great!

Terry B - 05/23/2015


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by: Gordon M.05/19/2015

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension

My airbags showed up quickly and I installed them as soon as I got home. I spent about 3 hrs to install them, the instructions are alright, could be a little better. I have a gas F-250 and installed the air valves in behind the fuel door which makes them very easy to fill of deflate. I put 20lbs of air in them and they lifted the back end 1 3/4" with the truck empty. Going to be pulling the fver this weekend, looking forward to see how much air I need to put in them with a load and see how they perform. 194451


They are still performing great, only issue I had with them was I had to replace the valve stem cores right away as they started leaking.

Gordon M - 05/26/2016


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by: Bill T.04/30/2014

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension

Product was as described. Installation video was most helpful as were the written instructions. Bending the bolt plates was absolutely necessary and was the most difficult part of the installation. I dropped one inside the frame, after retrieving, 30 minutes later, I drilled small holes in the handles and put a piece of wire thru them so they could be easily retrived if dropped again. Tested as recommended with 70 lbs of pressure and the truck's rear end popped up about 4-5 inches! Can't wait to try then with the trailer! 128198

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by: Craig09/04/2015

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


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


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by: Terry S06/08/2015

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension

Easy to install, fit perfect with my 5th wheel hitch. My camper weighs 14000 lbs, hitch weight is 3000 lbs. It takes 85 lbs of air to raise my truck to standard driving height. Definitely a better ride. Thanks E trailer, Melinda, you were very helpful in helping me making the right decision for lifting air springs. 201678


I had to replace a couple of support brackets due to an auto accident. Etrailer was very helpful in contacting the manufacture for the parts. Thank you for you help. Now for the lifting bags themselves. All work great, very easy to make adjustments with load. I will have them on any truck I own from now on.

Terry S - 06/18/2016


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by: John09/17/2015

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension

Haven't had a chance to install but the bags were delivered very quickly. The install video that Etrailer has on them is great. Worth the look. 226147


Im still happy with the air bags. I do a lot of towing. From a camper to horse trailers. After hooking up either trailer I just add in the right of air and its a noticeable difference. I did add a T-fitting to add air at the same time to the bags. I own and drive tractor trailers and knew air bags are the way to go with my little 150. The Firestone product has held up and did recommend them who asked about them when they saw them. Also told them where I got them.

John - 09/21/2016


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by: Todd Ford09/25/2014

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension

I put the load levelers on a 2008 F250 SuperDuty (diesel). It took me about 4 hours per side, on the grass with no lift or power tools. I could probably do it in two hours per side the next time. The instructions are terse, but correct - the 2011 Ford F250 video was very helpful and resolve all my questions except for one. The bladder(s) have an forward/rearward bracket positioning option constituted by two positioning nubs on the bladder top, and 2 mounting bolt holes on the bladder bottom. I was confused by the positioning option until I actually tested bladder positioning on the installed brackets - the brackets don't line up exactly, so the positioning option was actually a good thing. You have to choose forward or readward depending on how your brackets line up. If your brackets line up perfectly then you still have to choose. I used the levelers on a couple of heavy trailers on fairly long hauls and they work as I expect them to - they: are easy to inflate/deflate, keep my bed level and support a heavy load, and keep my headlights out of everyones eyes. 152985

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by: Tim Rogers04/23/2016

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The Firestone Ride Rite was repackaged by etrailer and not shipped in the original manufactures shipping box. Heat shield was damaged considerably during shipping; bent, gouged and scratched. I straightened out the heat shield with a rubber mallet and anvil. Still scratched up but serviceable. I was able to file the rough edges. Everything else was fine. Installation and instructions very straight forward. The final assembly and installation came out very nice. I'm very pleased with the product and would highly recommend. I haven't hauled my new fifth wheel trailer yet and therefore have not had the chance to verify how well it levels and rides. I anticipate having to play around with air pressure to adjust the ride height and ride. Once air pressures are determined for a specific load, it just a matter of setting the pressure that works best for the load. I expect it to work perfectly and possibly improve my ride. This product was installed on a 2013 GMC Sierra Denali 3500 HD 4x4. Great fit. 4 out of 5 stars for packaging/shipping/damage. 246592

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by: Ken10/12/2015

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Installation was simple. Product performance is excellent. Instructions and video es very simple to follow. I also ordered the air line "T" so I only have one line at the back to air up the bags. Put 45#s of air in the bags then loaded a round bale of hay on, see pics 229764


Working out great! I pull a horse trailer and loads of cattle . No failure in the last 12 months

Ken - 10/11/2016


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by: Shaun L03/10/2014

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I installed the air bags and changed both shocks in less then 2 hours!! They went in perfect and the instructions were great. I do think the best part was the online video of the install!! Thanks Great product 120095


Well its been -40C up here in Ontario and these air bags are holding up just great!! Ive loaded my truck with would and put the bags to 50psi and the truck was level and the ride was just like there was nothing in the box. Ive also been able to add electric brake and tow and large trailer with a small pickup on it!!! Great product!!

Shaun L - 03/11/2015


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by: Roy D.02/09/2016

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These were installed on a 2012 Dodge 3500 DRW Crew Cab Laramie 4x4 with the 6.7 turbo diesel. I received my air shocks as expected. Very happy with that. Installation was easy and pretty straight forward. I only had two issues with the install. The first was installing both upper brackets after the axle bumpers are removed. This is a metric bolt, 10mm x 1.5p and somehow, I managed to cross thread all four of them. The first two bolts, drivers side, I did get in but the passenger side required the use of a tap and die to fix the threads on the bolt and to chase the threads on the mounting point. The second issue was both air lines leaked where the air line fitting screwed into the top of the air bag. I couldn't tighten them down enough to get them to stop leaking (the loctite that comes on these fittings just wasn't doing the trick) but a little bit of white teflon tape sealed them up tight. Overall, I'm very happy with how easy they were to install. Now, to hook up my 5er and take it for a spin. 237391

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by: farmerpjh09/21/2017

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easy install, leveled our motorhome. we put 90psi in right side and 15psi in left. shock absorber mount did not allow me to position pucks directly above each other. otherwise would have been 5 star. everything was in the kit. 434680

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by: F1Joe09/10/2014

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The product engineering is great, everything fit perfectly! It was easy to install especially after watching the video on, I hardly had to look at the printed instructions. So far the noise level when unloaded has decreased significantly, and when loaded with a 10k fifth wheel, it has smoothed out the constant push/pull bounce I usually got from the stiff springs. I should note that I have a 2004 Dodge 3500 and I took my factory overload springs off and used this kit to replace it. The factory overload springs would "slap" on the upper supports at times and that is the noise that was eliminated. Now the extra load is on the air bags and that has smoothed out the loaded ride. I only have to run 10 lbs. of air level the truck with the 1300 lb. pin weight. is a good company to purchase this product from, while I didn't need to call customer support, the shipping was super quick even when I ordered on the holiday weekend! Thanks! 150626

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by: b5210/16/2017

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This product was purchased to go on my 2018 GMC SIERRA 2500.Firestone assured me this would fit the 2018 truck as well as the 2017s.I ordered from etrailer and received it in 3 days.It was an easy process.The installation went along fairly easy.I had one small leak on the fitting on the driver side air bag.It just needed to be screwed in more.I installed the bags for the purpose of towing my 36ft 5th wheel.These bags do a good job leveling out the truck.The bags do sit at a slight angle which Firestone says is normal.I had a set on my 2013 truck and they worked well. 443148

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by: Martin-Hutchinson, KS12/07/2014

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I purchased an air bag suspension system (F2299) and a front hitch (65063) for my truck. Installation of the air bag suspension system was very simple and quick by following the video (excellent aid by the way; I praise e-Trailer to continue including installation videos, it helps a lot). I barely glanced at the instructions, and was just to ensure the order was completed (even though I never received orders with missing/defective parts from e-trailer). I am not in a any way a weekend mechanic or nothing similar, just an average car-truck owner with a bare minimum tools in my shed. Front Hitch installation was very simple too, even though I had to remove front grill to gain easy access to remove or fasten top bolts. Installed both parts in my 2011 Ram 2500 4x4. I'm just waiting the moment to hit the road towing a 34 ft camper to see how it handles. shipping, technical and sales services have been excellent over the years I've been buying from e-Trailer. 163526

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by: Rob B05/06/2013

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Good quality product, instructions are clear and kit was complete. The frame-mounting with the tabs is cheezy, and quite difficult on the driver side where access hole to the frame is obstructed by wiring/hydraulic lines. I recommend a solution that only uses access from outside of frame -- like a toggle bolt... after all the torque was only 20 ft-lb. 79157


I agree with Rob B on the frame mounting tabs. Definitely a two person job lining up the tabs with the bolts. Other than that it was an easy install and well worth the money. If you are going to haul a heavy trailer this is by far the way to go!

-- comment by: Rcerne - 06/12/2013


Installed a set today on my 2013 F-150. Nothing about this product is cheezy. I owned a repair shop for 35 years and was impressed with the quality of this kit. A toggle bolt would not replace the steel plate firestone uses for the bracket mounting inside the frame . All in all, a first class problem solver. Lloyd Church Powell Butte, Oregon

-- comment by: Lloyd C - 11/16/2013


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by: Wyatt S.09/26/2015

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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


No problems. Springs still working great.

Wyatt S - 09/25/2016


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by: Bob08/06/2015

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This is not my first purchase with etrailer. Prices and quality are always the best. Customer service is top notch. Very helpful and polite. Firestone Air bags are No.1! Great company! 217154


Bad pa winters. Salt. Bad roads. Towing 18k pounds plus. Flawless performance. These air bags also with just a few pounds in them when not towing make a world of difference in handling. Great product! Bought them for my 36 class A motorhome too!

Bob - 08/05/2016


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by: Bill B.04/03/2012

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Finally got a break in the rain yesterday so I installed the Firestone Ride-Rite air bags on my 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 4WD. Took about 4.5 hrs to install. My only problem was finding the correct way to remove the jounce bumpers from my truck. Directions state to simply unbolt them, but it took me awhile to figure out that the correct socket was a 10mm since you can't see or feel the bolt. The perfect setup to remove them is a deep well 10mm socket with a universal joint to get the right depth. After that the directions were right on and everthing went together nicely. I used a tubing cutter for the air lines and had no leaks. This is my second truck with air bags and I find them very useful in keeping the truck level and reducing sway while towing a 5th wheel trailer. 36071


Great tip. Im getting ready to install mine and would have had to figure this out. Thanks.

-- comment by: Jeremy B - 12/03/2014


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by: Jim W.07/13/2017

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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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by: cdave08/25/2015

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Pretty easy to install. Instructions could be better. As usual, the next time would take half the time. 2009 3500 single axle Silverado duramax now seems to ride better without load. Will check it out under load soon. Would recommend 221562


Easy install. Cant believe I pulled my 5th wheel for years without these. Ride saver. No more broken dinner ware etc. great.

cdave - 08/24/2016


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by: Joel03/07/2017

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I'm a do-it-yourself repair person, so no professional training. And I'm not one to follow instructions, though for this install I did... Installed on a 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 4x4 Duramax. When I bought the truck I had had the front end of the truck lifted to level it out, then put on tires two sizes up. I can't drop (don't want to drop) the front end back down, so I picked these up to help the rear end when I have loads or heavy trailers. Easy to install! No special tools! In fact, only a 9/16 box wrench and socket, a 1/2 in wrench, a 13mm socket and pair of dykes to cut the zip ties. That's it! No lifting the truck off the ground (did remove spare). No leaks! Took about 2.5 hours (at my pace). Instructions were accurate, and what the paper instructions didn't say, the video that e-trailer has covered the rest. Thank you! 349576

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by: David B08/01/2017

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This was a fantastic addition to my 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab 4x4. It has allowed me to raise/lower my truck while hauling, increased my bed load and pin weight while pulling 5th wheel and gooseneck trailer, and has eliminated sway while pulling a trailer with my weight distribution hitch. This has overall increased my drive stability and safe hauling capacity. Was a much a better buy and better decision in my mind then adding extra "helper" leaf springs which would have changed my ride permanently and would not have given me the flexibility to change back to a regular setup when not hauling or towing. With these you can go as low as 10lbs or as much as 100lbs of psi, thus giving you a lot more of different options than a fixed helper-leaf spring would....without the stiffer ride when not hauling or towing anything. 413512


Thanks for the follow up David. I would like to caution you that this air bag kit is not intended to increase the hauling capacity of your truck. Please make sure that you are within the towing capacities of your truck.

-- Rachael H - 08/02/2017


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by: Peter R08/10/2015

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Is air bangs seem to be of good quality. They were easy to install. I was happy to see that there was a bracket included for the air fill valves. I did not want to drill holes in my new bumper! 218305


The airbags work so good I do not have to use sway bars when I pulled my 35 foot camper.

Peter R - 08/10/2016


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by: Roger M07/07/2015

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received in 3 days from order and on time. Now installed. Only thing I needed was a T fitting so I could use only one filler line. Understand its available but I didn't see it when ordering, installer had one in stock however 209894


good, good addition , works as advertized

Roger M - 07/06/2016


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by: Jim10/17/2017

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This kit was super easy to install. Matter of fact I did the install in the driveway of my in-laws with a basic tool kit as I found I needed these to provide a more pleasant towing experience when I was moving cross country. The hardware was very nice and the tubing and fittings were very easy push connect type. Instructions are well laid out and straight forward. These also are very beneficial for flexible needs. When I don't have any large load in the bed or when not towing, I keep them at about 7lbs and you basically have factory ride but with less roll in turns. When you are loaded up, just add air to level out and ride comfortably (any truck loaded to full capacity will squat and the steering and driveability is fairly compromised at that stance.) 443350

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by: Brianm10/02/2016

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I have ordered two other times from etrailer and including this time all have exceeded expectation. I love the quick and frequent communication on the status of the order. Very clear and concise updates let you know where things are every step of the way. The site also has great reviews that helped me decide what part met my needs and then when I went to install the part the step by step video made it a breeze. The air bags themselves work well and were very easy to install. Took about 3 hours total with setup and cleanup included. After the initial ride I am happy with the results. I have not yet had my travel trailer hooked up, but I will by the end of the month and I expect big improvements in ride. Thanks again for a great customer experience. 302518

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by: Shawn P.08/22/2012

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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

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by: Eucario Ruiz04/16/2014

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Excellent product. The installation was very easy, it only took me 45min to bolted on and have it working. The installation video on your website is excellent, very helpful. Thank you to the etrailer team for the excellent service, keep up the good work looking forward to do more business with you. Ps. Sorry didn't take to many pictures. 125547

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by: Jan S.07/10/2014

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Packaging of this product was fine, and delivery was on time. Pricing very competitive with other internet providers. Etrailer support is as expected....very good. I and my neighbor installed this air bags in my 2009 Silverado 2500 HD Diesel to give me greater support while pulling my fifth wheel trailer (with a tongue weight of 2300 lb). Install took us about 3 hours to complete, with no problems what so ever (not even a leak in the air lines...which I worried about...cut them carefully with a razor knife). After the install and air test, I hooked up my fifth wheel and was pleasantly surprised how the ride improved. Would recommend this product. I put 30 psi in the bags and the results on the suspension we outstanding! 140486

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by: Ryan B.08/07/2012

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I purchased the helper springs for my 2011 Toyota Tundra for leveling the truck while towing. It took me about 3 hours to install the helper springs and they work great. I attached a photo of my truck with my VW on a U-Haul to show how the helper springs kept the load level with about 50 psi in each helper spring. I pulled the VW a little over 2000 miles, from WI to WA, and never needed to add air (the photo was half-way through the trip). Unloaded, I keep about 5 to 10 psi in the helper springs and the ride is still very smooth. 50874

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Air Spring Kit for 2003 4WD Dodge Ram 1500 That Is Compatible with Gooseneck Hitch Installation
  • Firestone offers rear-axle air bag kit # F2286 that fits the 4WD version of the 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup. The upper mounting bracket for this kit will extend up on the outside of the frame rails about 2-inches as shown in the linked photo. You can compare the placement of your hitch's installation brackets to that of the Firestone kit to determine if they will work together. If you can give me your hitch brand and part number I can check for compatibility of the Firestone kit or other...
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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. The Firestone # F2264 will fit Dodge Ram models up to the 2001 model year only, it won't fit your truck. I've linked you to some installation videos...
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    We've been serving customers since our parts store first opened in 1946 and continue to be recognized by our customers, our vendors and third parties for exceptional service.
  • Returns Policy

    Satisfaction Guarantee
    Need to return an item? No problem. Please read our Returns Policy for more information.

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