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

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

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4,800-lb Capacity. Ride-Rite air springs enhance your factory suspension for safety and stability when you are hauling heavy loads. They reduce strain on your rear axle, keep your vehicle level, and adjust to load size for a consistently smooth ride. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle suspension from Firestone. Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle part number F2430 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Firestone Vehicle Suspension

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

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


Features:

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


Specs:

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


Firestone Ride-Rite Air Spring Basics

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


Adjustable Air Pressure

Firestone Ride-Rite air spring airline installation

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.



Air Spring Construction

Firestone Ride-Ride air spring components

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.


Air Spring Installation

F2430 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.



W217602430 Firestone Ride Rite Air Bags - Suspension Kit - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle

Firestone 2430

Item # F2430

Installation Details F2430 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle - F2430

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1430 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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2018 GMC Sierra 1500

Great setup! Bought the helper springs to help truck sag when towing and having camping gear in the bed of the truck. The before and after shows the trailer connected with 600 pounds of tongue and 300 pound tent in the bed of the truck




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2015 GMC Sierra 1500

Installed these in the driveway today! Installation went flawless can't wait to put some weight on them try em out gonna come up with a gauge and single fill set up soon.....* THE ENTIRE TEAM AT ETRAILER WAS GREAT WITH MT QUESTION AND LINING UP EVERYTHING I NEEDED I LOVED THE TRACKING AND ALL THE FOLLOW UP STUFF




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2008 GMC Sierra

Quickly arrived and pretty easy to install. I filled to approx 20psi just as a daily driver but already can tell a big difference in the overall handling of the truck. The rear end feels stabilizes quickly when hitting bumps and the body rill is greatly reduced.I have yet to try them with a heavy load but I have no doubt they will perform great. 2008 GMC Sierra 1500.


Comments
Still a great product a year later. I have pulled heavier trailers across the country,used it for my 30ft travel trailer. Alls i need to do is adjust the pressure to my desired settings and the truck rides smoothly down the highway nice and level. Highly recommended product. Product is holding up well.
Ben - 06/04/2019



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2008 GMC Sierra

After emailing a fitment question to etrailer and having Erik B answer it in detail and correctly, I ordered this kit to install on my 2008 GMC Sierra 1500. It fit perfectly. From start to finish it took about 2 hours and I wasn't in a hurry. The kit came with everything I needed except for a few extra zip ties for the air line, but I had those anyway. The instructions that came with the kit are sufficient and easy to understand, but watching the video that Erik at etrailer linked to my question first made it much easier to understand how the installation should go.

I ordered the air bag kit because even with the weight distribution hitch on my truck, it still sags the rear about 4 inches before the air bags were installed. I haven't got to use the trailer yet, but I can't imagine having to run more than 40psi in the bags for my 10,000lb trailer with 1100lb tongue weight.




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It needs additional attachments to the upper brackets otherwise it makes rattling noises
I had to drill the brackets and install u clamps to the frame.


Comments
You mentioned that it was making rattling noises and that you needed to drill brackets to install u clamps. I wanted to see if you would be able to send a picture of the location? I would like to look into this with the manufacturer.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 03/02/2022
Comments
I will send you pictures the truck is now at my FL home, I fly there next weekend On an email will work for you?
-- comment by: Anibal - 03/02/2022
Comments
I appreciate it and through an email is fine. Whenever it is convenient for you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 03/02/2022


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Chevrolet Silverado

I don't typically do reviews but I was so excited about these I just had to share. installation was fine, it took me about 2 hours. Watch the installation videos, it helps. I thought I needed a 3/4 ton truck just to put some heavy loads in my bed a few times a year, but not anymore! See the picture I loaded. that is my Silverado 1500 with approximately 1,500lbs in the back (there are a bunch of concrete curbs in the back). Can you tell, I can't. That's with only 30lbs of air in the springs. I have used air shocks in the past but forget that, no comparison. I will say I did not get the series to fill itself which I will probably upgrade to soon, but for now, these are exceeding my expectations.




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Installation was not hard at all, I definitely recommend having an impact wrench handy though. The airbags definitely improved how my toy hauler towed!! They took out all sag and reduced the roughness on torn up highways. The pic shows my truck back to factory ride height with the bags.


Comments
I have traded this truck since then, however they improved my ride and stance every time I pulled my trailer.
Jason C - 07/02/2020


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2012 GMC Sierra

This was way easier to install that I was imagining. Watch the installation video and you'll have no problems. I didn't drop the spare or even jack up the truck at all. All of the parts and hardware are of great quality. Nothing cheap or flimsy.

I ended up mounting the air valves inside the bed by fishing the hose up the bed stake and using the factory holes in the bedside.

It took me about two hours to install on my 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 All Terrain Extended Cab.

5 Stars all the way.




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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Super happy with the air helper springs. They performed great while pulling my boat. Saves me thousands by not having to buy a new truck!!
As always, etrailer.com had great service and very quick shipping.




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Thanks for the information. I received the airsprings in good condition and have installed them on my truck. Attached is the photos of my installation. Everything installed great with no problems.




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2015 GMC Sierra 1500

Great product and excellent customer service from etrailer to fulfill the order on a tight schedule! Their installation video was also very helpful as the paper instructions with the product left something to be desired.




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2011 Chevrolet Silverado

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.


Comments
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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Opened the box and in awe, I called my service guy, but he couldn't get to it for a week, so I started in. Rolled my truck up on some blocks. Removing the stock rubber bumper was easy. Then the installation. Bolting the upper housing onto the frame was the first job and was easy, except I forgot to include the spacer. So two steps later I had to unbolt it , insert the spacer and re tighten it. The rest of it went well and is now ready for the air line. Quit for the day and this morning will install the other side, which should go much easier now that I have learned from the first side.
So it looks hopeful that even I can accomplish this. As a 75 year old retired surgeon that is saying a lot!
Stay tuned for next installment which should review performance.


Comments
Worked great. But sold vehicle 6 months later
Steve - 03/10/2019



by:
2016 Chevrolet Silverado

Excellent product. I’ve had these on my 2016 Silverado for a year and they work great! I am able to adjust the pressure easily depending on what load I have in my truck or what I am towing. I have a truck camper and these air bags reduce the roll I used to experience around corners.

The valves, connections and air lines all hold air pressure completely after a year of use.

The etrailer videos are a great help for installation which was pretty straight forward.

I am very happy with etrailer and these airbags!




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Really great product and does exactly what it is supposed to do! I really dread doing projects like this sometimes because of the so-so directions, but the directions for this kit were the best I have seen. You can tell somebody actually took the time to do it right! My 740 lb cruiser in the back of my truck used to push the bed down a couple of inches. Not anymore!




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2016 GMC Sierra 1500

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.


Comments
Still very satisfied.
Ken - 05/09/2019



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Easy install no drilling instructions were a little lacking but [online] came 5hrew




by:
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

This is the second set of airbags I have purchased from etrailer and my third truck using them, I have yet to utilize this new set as for I just installed them on this past Thursday and will get to evaluate them tomorrow pulling my camper. The last set on my last two trucks, I was extremely happy with their performance. as well as extremely happy with the service I get anytime I deal with etrailer. Cathy T is always very helpful.




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your quick delivery on product is aweso me
thanks
John




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2011 Chevrolet Silverado

We ended up with a 32 foot Flagstaff 5th wheel camper. I'm pulling the camper with a 2011 Silverado (1500). Though the weight of the camper is well within the published weight limits for towing, the trailer compressed the rear suspension.
The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs solved the problem completely! The truck rides level and seems more stable with the trailer on.
I would not hesitate to recommend this product to anyone!
Thanks for reading.........




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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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!


Comments
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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This airbag set was installed on my 16' Silverado shortly after receiving it, almost a year ago. My wife and I pull an 8000lb toy hauler camper with our truck and the Firestone airbags are a must have. Our truck handles so much better when pulling and I have had complete strangers stop and ask me why there's no "sag" in our truck when the camper is hooked up. I recommend these airbags to all my friends that pull trailers. They also remove a great deal of body roll when our truck is not loaded.




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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Fast delivery. Perfect fit. All good.




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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2008 Chevy 1500. Using to assist with hauling travel trailer. Product shipped quickly and arrived on time. Poorly written instructions but easily installed once I was able to sort out the installation process. Very heavy duty material. Vehicle drove great after installation. Cant wait to put it to the test with a load. Note that the reference pictures on the website are of an older design. The mounting brackets have been redesigned and probably easier installation now.




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Audi TT

Easy to install. It took longer to run the air lines than it did to install the bags. The way Firestone packages this kit needs some help as I had to paint the brackets as they were chipped and didn't want to worry about rust. Some of this is due to my OCD. I can see where they are going to work well as just a few LBS of pressure changes the ride height on my truck with no load. I have not towed with them yet but am sure they are going to be perfect for the application of towing my TT and a better ride. Not only that, but taking some of the strain off the stock springs.



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