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 F2542 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Firestone Vehicle Suspension - F2542

  • 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.


  • 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.

Air Spring Installation

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

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F2542 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details F2542 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2009 - 2014 Ford F-150

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 Installation - 2011 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on our 2011 Ford F150, we're going to be installing Firestone's Ride Rite air helper springs, part number F2542. This is what our springs are going to look like when they're installed. There's currently a moderate inflation on it to allow it to carry a decent load. Each spring can be adjusted individually. This way you can maintain a steady stable load from side to side no matter what you're hauling.It'll also help increase stability while under a heavy load. You can adjust it as necessary per your load, so you can help maintain that factory ride height and make it even on both sides.

This is important when it comes with stopping and turning because the weight will be more evenly distributed, allowing it to stop closer to its factory specifications.They feature a maximum carrying weight of 4800 pounds and operate between five and 100 psi. To give you a comparison on how this is going to affect the ride of your vehicle. Currently we're unloaded without the springs installed. Our ride height is measuring about 39 inches. And in the front our ride height is measuring about 37 and a half inches.

We've now loaded up our truck with several hundred pounds. Let's take a look at how that affects our suspension. Our rear is dropped down to 36 inches. That's a three inch drop in the rear. And our front suspension has increased to 37 and 3/4 inches.And now with our air springs installed and the truck loaded back up, let's see where we're at.

And we're right back to our factory ride height with about 45 psi in our air springs. And when we check here in the front, we once again returned back to our factory ride height. So now all that steering and suspension loss that we we're getting from that load in the back should be mostly restored.So as you can see here on our test course with this heavy load in the back. It's tipping the back side down and dragging the front up. So we're looking up towards the sky and if it was night time, this would really affect our headlights making it hard to see what's in front of us.

It's also really rough ride throwing us up and down, back and forth. So a bit of air springs will help even out that suspension. Now we're going to take it in to our test course. So as you can see here, our vehicles going to maintain it's level, which will help bring those headlights back down, so they're not pointing up at the sky from a heavy load in the back. It's also going to help increase that braking performance because it's going to be leveled out, so the weights going to transfer properly as most of your braking done by about 75% in the front. It's going to increase comfort of the ride, we're not going to feel those bumps as much and sway around as that load throws the cab up and down. And overall, it's just going to feel safer.We'll begin our installation off the vehicle, by pre-assembling our airbags. You'll begin by taking your top mount bracket with the flange facing up away from the airbag, slide it over the two studs. You can then install two of the small flange nuts to secure it in place. Then snug those down. You can snug them down using a 15 millimeter socket or a 9/16 socket. Now remove the plastic cap from the top of the airbag and thread on your air hose fitting. You'll then need to tighten it down using a half inch wrench until it contacts the sealant located on the threads. You'll want to orient this so it faces towards where your airlines are going to run.When it's installed on the vehicle, the flange will be facing outwards towards the tire and away from the inside of the vehicle. So we're going to be positioning it in this position. So it'll go towards the rear of the vehicle. We'll now install the lower bracket. This is going to be oriented with the L brackets facing away from this flange. This goes on the bottom, so we'll flip it over and we'll flip our bracket over. And we'll install it using the small copper colored bolt.Now if you had a two wheel drive vehicle, you would be using a spacer with the longer bolts. However, since our vehicle's four wheel drive we'll be using this one. You just want to snug it down. We'll torque it in a later step.Now we'll remove our bump stop on our vehicle over here on the passenger side and we're using a 13 millimeter socket. We'll set this aside but keep the bolt because we'll be using it in a later step.We'll now install our frame bracket onto the vehicle. There is a difference between the left and the right. So you do want to make sure that this L portion faces towards the front of the vehicle. So it'll be like this with this portion towards the front. Before we install our bracket, we'll need to remove the rubber seal from this hole here as we're going to need the access.We can now set our bracket up into place. And using the same bolt that we took out of the jounce bumper, thread it right back into that same hole and go ahead and snug that back down using a 13 millimeter socket.We'll now need to take the plated handle nuts and prepare them to install them into the frame. We'll slide in the frame such as this, but we'll need to angle this arm outward so we can still maneuver it around. So we're going to bend it in this direction. Almost to a 90 degree angle, but not quite. Do that with both of your brackets.Now take your bracket, slide it up into the frame. We're going to angle it towards our front hole first. Then take one of the one inch long 3/8 bolts, thread it through the bracket in the frame and tighten it into the handled plate nut. Kind of got to move it around til you find the hole and get it started.We'll then repeat that same process but this time for the rear hole by sliding that handled nut into the frame. Then using the same sized bolt again you're going to slide it through the back hole this time and line it up with that handled nut.Now torque your frame brackets to the torque spec per your instructions. We're going to be using a 9/16 socket to tighten them down. We can now take our spring assembly and set it into place. It is a tight fit. You can get it inside the bracket. So you may need to use a hammer, pry bar, or whatever means to get it in there.And once you've hammered it up into place, you'll need to align the holes to get your hardware through. Now they do go from the inside out, however, I liked to just get one started on each side to help line these holes up. Because it can be a bit tedious because the bracket sits very tight.Once you've got all your holes lined up, you'll then insert your bolt from the inside going outward and thread a flange nut on the other side. Do this for the remaining three holes. If you did a bolt in from the outside to help you align it, you'll just need to pop that bolt out, flip it around and put the nut on the outside.And now tighten down your hardware using a 9/16 socket and wrench. We can now install our U bolts. Line them up underneath your leaf spring going through the two holes in your lower bracket. Then thread on a flange nut onto each side of the U bolt. Do this same process on the other side of the rear bracket.Now tighten down your bracket, making sure that it's as close as possible to being centered on each side of your factory U bolts. You'll tighten these down with a 9/16 socket.Now go back and torque all of your hardware to the specifications in your instructions. Making sure not to forget the bolt located on the bottom side of your lower bracket. You'll repeat the same process on the other side.Now when installing these on the driver's side you may have to position your brake lines slightly higher and lower. You can just bend those ever so slightly just so you can get your handled nuts in place.We're now ready to install our air hose. I'm going to go ahead and route mine then I'll show you how I routed it. We're here on our driver's side airbag, we went ahead and pressed the airline hose into the fitting. It just presses right in and that locks it into place. It is a good ideal to wiggle it back and forth to make sure that it is secure.We then took the line down over the frame, following any factory wiring that we could securing it to that wiring. Up over our spare tire coming down to our hitch in the rear. This where we'll be mounting our airline fittings. You'll just need to zip tie it to any factory wiring whenever possible to make sure that this air hose stays secure and doesn't rattle around potentially causing an air leak.Now that we've run one side, it is a good idea to give yourself a little bit of excess just in case you need it for any future repairs that you may need to make. And then we'll cut our airline using the airline cutter tool part number F9009. Line the air hose up in the center and just bring it together. This will make a nice clean cut to ensure that it seals properly inside of our quick connect fittings. We'll now route our passenger side airline.We can now install the bracket that's going to mount our air inlet fittings. So we can air up our airbags. Position the bracket where you'd like it. We're going to put it on the hitch here. We're going to use a zip tie to secure it. These large zip ties do come provided in the kit. And we'll use two zip ties to make sure it's not going to go anywhere.Now take your fitting slide a flat washer on it. Push it through the bracket again put another flat washer on it and tighten down the brass nut. Repeat this for your other air hose. And snug them up using a half inch wrench.Now take your airline and simply push it in the back of your fittings. Make sure to give them a good tug in and out to make sure it's fully seated and secure. Do the same with your other airline. You can now air up your airbags per your instructions and check for any leaks.Now using some soapy water go ahead and spray down all your fittings and where your airlines connect to make sure that there's no leaks. The presence of bubbles would indicate a leak. Now that we've verified there's no leaks, we're ready to set to the appropriate pressure for whatever load we're hauling and hit the road. And that completes our installation of Firestone's Ride Rite air helper springs, on our 2011 Ford F150.

Customer Reviews

Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle - F2542

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (3 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.

- F2542
2014 Ford F-150

Installed it with no power tools in about 3 hours. Everything went together well. I just wish the valve bracket was longer so it would fit a little better on the receiver and clear the bumper 571446

- F2542
2012 Ford F-150

Package shipped next day, everything was in the box. Be careful of [on-line] installation video. Some of the parts are outdated in the video. Installation went fairly smooth cant wait try them out. Should lessen some tension on the easy lift. 677696

- F2542
2013 Ford F-150

These have been great. We love how they have leveled out our trailer, and made it tow better. 495660


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  • Firestone Ride-Tire Kit for a 2013 Ford F-150 4x4
  • We do have Firestone Ride-Rite kits that will fit your 2013 Ford F-150 4x4 but the Kit # F2582 that you referenced is only compatible with 2015 - 2018 Ford F-150 models. For your 2013 we have the Ride-Rite # F2525 (will not fit with in-bed hitches, the FX2, or Raptor models) or the Ride-Rite # F2542 if you have a B&W 5th wheel hitch installed with the universal brackets. Both of these options have the same 4,800 lb weight capacity that the kit you mentioned has. Please note that these...
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  • Compatibility of Firestone Ride-Rite # F2525 Air Springs w/ Curt 5th Wheel Install Kit # C16300
  • According to my Firestone representative, the # F2525 kit you have is not compatible with a fifth wheel bracket kit. As you can see in the photo I've provided, the # F2525 attaches to the outboard side of the frame members, which is the same footprint where the fifth wheel brackets would install. There are two alternatives. The least expensive option would be the Timbren # TFRTT1502D which you didn't seem really thrilled about. The other option would be to remove your existing #...
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  • Will Firestone Air Bag Kit # F2542 Fit a 2013 Ford F-150 4WD with OEM Trailer Hitch
  • The note about the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2542 only being compatible with a B&W hitch has to do with the in-bed gooseneck or 5th wheel hitch brackets. If you are talking about a trailer hitch then the Kit # F2542 will fit perfectly and have no issues. I recommend also installing a compressor kit like part # F2158 to keep from having to track down a compressor when you need to fill up the air bags. If you are eventually wanting to install a gooseneck or 5th wheel...
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  • Fit of Firestone Ride Rite # F2542 Air Helper Springs and 5th Wheel Hitch on 2014 Ford F150
  • According to Firestone, the only fifth wheel set up they've tested on the 2014 Ford F150 for fit with the # F2542 is the B&W Companion, which consists of the # BWGNRK1104 install kit and the # BWRVK3400 sliding hitch. My Firestone rep tells me that there's a good chance that a Universal Install Kit like the Husky # HT31564-686 would fit, but since they haven't tested it, we can't guarantee fit.
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  • Differences Between Firestone Ride Rite Air Helper Spring Kits # F2542 and # F2525
  • According to my Firestone representative, the only difference between the # F2542 and the # F2525 is that the mounting brackets on the F2542 are a bit different to allow a B and W fifth wheel hitch or a fifth wheel hitch with the # RP30035 universal brackets to be installed. The Firestone # F2525 would not be compatible with frame brackets for a fifth wheel hitch.
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  • Air Bag and Compressor Kit Recommendation for 2014 Ford F-150
  • For an air bag kit confirmed as a fit for your 2014 Ford F-150 the Firestone kit part # F2542 would be your best option as it has the highest quality air bags around. Then for a compressor kit we have the Air Command I part # F2158 which would work well. It comes with a gauge and all parts needed to install and maintain air pressure in the bags from inside your truck.
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  • Airbag Kit Compatible with 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2012 Ford F-150
  • As long as you are using either universal or semi custom frame brackets on your 2012 Ford F-150 such as the B&W Semi-Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit part # BWRVR3201-00 or the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit part # RP30035-426 then yes, the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2542 will work well for you. However, if you are using a set of custom 5th wheel frame brackets such as the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit part # RP50081-58...
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  • Can Airbags be Used with a Weight Distribution System on a 2014 Ford F-150
  • Adding a set of airbags like the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2542 which is what I recommend for your 2014 Ford F-150 can be used with a weight distribution system and will be an excellent one-two combo for you. The airbags will improve ride quality dramatically taking a lot of the bumps out of the system which will also help prolong the life of your existing suspension components. When using a weight distribution system on a vehicle that has airbags, you will want...
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  • Replacement Right and Left Frame Mount Brackets for Firestone # F2542 Ride Rite Air Helper Springs
  • We do indeed offer the frame brackets for the Firestone # F2542 Ride Rite air spring kit. The left frame bracket is # F5739 and the right bracket is # F5738.
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  • What is the Warranty on the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Spring # F2542
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Spring Kit # F2542 is covered by a two-tier warranty; the hardware is backed by a 2-Year limited warranty; the air springs themselves are covered by a lifetime limited warranty. This kit fits the 2WD and 4WD versions of the 2011 Ford F-150 but not the SVT Raptor.
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  • Is it Possible to install Firestone Ride-Rite Air Bags on a 2014 Ford F-150 with 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2542 will fit your 2014 Ford F-150. These air springs will work with both 2 and 4 wheel drive 2014 stock height models with 5th wheel hitch brackets (Excludes SVT Raptor, FX2 and F-15 models after 2014). However, I would suggest a different and more cost effective approach. I would go with a Timbren Suspension System, which is highly rated among my coworkers. You will also have no worries about compatibility issues when you install them...
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  • Air Bag and Compressor Kit Recommendation for 2010 Ford F-150 4x4 Towing Travel Trailer
  • For your 2010 Ford F-150 the Firestone Ride Rite kit part # F2542 would be the best kit to use. We have found these kits are the easiest to install and have the highest quality air bags. Then for a compressor kit we have the part # F2158 which comes with an analog gauge which allows you to monitor the pressure from inside the cab and inflate/deflate as needed to eliminate the suspension squat.
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  • 5th Wheel Rail kit Recommendation for 2010 Ford F150 with 5.5 ft box and Firestone Air Bags
  • As long as the Firestone System you have on your 2010 Ford F150 with a short bed is the part # F2542 then I have a solution for installing a fifth wheel hitch. You will want to use a universal fifth wheel installation kit like part # RP30035-426 as these kits are the only ones that are compatible with a # F2542 being installed as well. So the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation kit part # RP50081-58 that you referenced would not work. Since you have a 5-1/2 foot bed you would need a stationary...
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  • Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Comparison and Fitment for 2012 Ford F-150
  • The difference between the F2299 and F2535 Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Kits is which vehicles these kits will fit. The F2299 fits certain Dodge/Ram pickups while F2535 fits certain Ford pickups. Neither of these kits is the kit you will want for your 2012 Ford F-150. All air spring suspension enhancement systems are somewhat susceptible to leaking. This can be caused by installation hardware that wasn't tightened down enough, an air line that wasn't cut straight enough before being...
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  • Mounting Bracket Concerns For Ride-Rite System On 2012 Ford F-150 With B And W Fifth Wheel
  • The mounting brackets on the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, part # F2542 are designed so that it will allow a B and W fifth wheel hitch or a fifth wheel hitch with the # RP30035 universal brackets to be installed. According to Firestone the brackets for part # F2525 will interfere with a fifth wheel installation. To make it easier to adjust and monitor the air system from the comfort of your truck cab i recommend installing a compressor like part # F2178. This system will allow...
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  • Recommended Air Bag Kit for 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 with B&W Turnoverball Hitch
  • Timbren jounce springs are great for improving ride quality when the vehicle is loaded down with trailer or cargo weight but they can be a bit stiff without a load on them so I understand your interest in adjustable air bags that you can tailor to your specific load (or lack thereof). Since you have a B&W gooseneck the best option is Firestone kit # F2542. This installs without drilling and provides up to 4800-lbs of load support when needed. The pressure range is 5-psi up to 100-psi...
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  • Suspension Enhancement for Ford F150 2WD with PullRite SuperGlide Rails
  • Your best option would be to get a SuperSprings Custom Suspension Stabilizer part # SSA5MTKT honestly. Those PullRite brackets you have on your trailer frame are pretty huge and would prevent a Firestone Ride-Rite Helper Spring # F2542 from being installed because they both attach to the frame at the same point and would interfere with each other. A guy at my work has a set of the SuperSprings on his vehicle and really likes them. He says they help with sag and greatly reduce body roll...
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  • Firestone Air Suspension for 2011 Ford F150 Towing Enclosed Car Hauler
  • An air bag suspension such as one that would be controlled by the Dual Air Command II system you referenced is best suited for suspending weight carried in the bed of the truck. The part you referenced, # F2168 consists of the control, the compressor and an air storage tank. It does not include the spring system itself, part # F2542. The beauty of an air suspension system is that it can be adjusted to compensate as weight is added or removed. If you were considering an air bag system...
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  • Suspension Enhancement for a 2013 Ford F-150 with Draw-Tite Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installed
  • Firestone Ride-Rite kit # F2542 is designed to work ONLY on trucks that have a B and W hitch installed. Since you have a Draw-Tite hitch we can scratch this one off and look at kit # F2525. Kit # F2525 has brackets that mount to the outsides, bottoms, and a little on the insides of the truck frame rails on your 2013 Ford F-150. The Draw-Tite gooseneck hitch for your truck also has brackets that mount to the outsides of the frame so kit F2525 will not work with the hitch installed. A...
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  • Availability of Firestone Vehicle Suspension for 2012 Ford F-150 Compatible with 5th Wheel Hitch
  • According to Firestone, the # F2525 is not compatible with a fifth wheel hitch. Their # F2542 had been tested with the B&W hitches, but not with anything from Reese. Because the F2542 mounts to the outside of the frame rail, I believe the install brackets for the Elite Series would interfere with the install of the airbag kit. Going with a Timbren system like # TFR1502D for 2WD or # TFR1504D for 4WD would be compatible, as they replace the factory jounce stop on the bottom of the...
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  • Will the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Part # F2542 Work on a 2014 Ford F-150 with 4" Lift
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2542 will fit your 2014 Ford F-150 but will require a spacer to be used to compensate for the 4" suspension lift you have installed. The Firestone Lift Spacers part # F2370 will be the spacers you need so long as the distance between the upper and lower airbag brackets is between 9.5" and 10.5".
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  • Suspension Enhancement and Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Ford F150 Black Ops
  • The Black Ops 2014 Ford F-150 has a 6 inch suspension lift on it . So the setup I can recommend is the part # F2542 for a air bag kit. This kit can only be used with the B and W hitch part # BWGNRK1104 so that would be the hitch I would recommend. Since you have a 6 inch lift you would then need the 6 inch lift spacers # F2375.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2011 Ford F-150 6-1/2 Foot Bed with Firestone Ride-Rite Air Bags
  • If you are using Firestone Ride-Rite system # F2542 on your 2011 Ford F-150 short bed then you can install a B&W 5th wheel trailer hitch, # BWRVK3400-5W, using installation kit # BWGNRK1104-5W. This is because this particular air bag system is designed to fit the B&W install brackets. If you are using Firestone kit # F2525 then you will not be able to install the B&W hitch. But you should be able to install custom installation kit # RP50081-58 since it uses 4 smaller brackets as opposed...
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