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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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  • Firestone
  • Air Springs
  • Extra Heavy Duty
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
5,000-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 F2550 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Firestone Vehicle Suspension - F2550

5,000-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: 5,000 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.



W217602550 Firestone Ride Rite Air Bags - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle



F2550 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details F2550 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1999 - 2010 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty F-250

1999 - 2010 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty F-350




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 Vehicle Suspension - Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement - F2550 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Firestone Double Convoluted Ride-Rite Air Helper springs for the rear axle. This is a custom fit part, it is designed to fit the 1999 to 2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks. And on a custom fit part I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle and it'll show you if this part will work for your application. Now this kit will maximize safe load carrying capacity, helps increase stability and improve the ride quality. These do install between your vehicle's frame and its rear suspension. They will help keep your vehicle level when you're hauling a heavy load, helps improve the steering control and the braking when you're hauling or towing. They will help level your headlight beams and they also help reduce tire wear. These will maintain even load distribution with air pressure, leveling off any off-center loads.

The air bags will adjust manually side to side with individual inflation valves. This will help reduce strain on your rear suspension because it'll prevent permanent sagging and excessive friction in your leaf springs. Now these will help increase stability, they will absorb road shock for a nice smooth ride. It does soften the contact between the axle and the frame to prevent any bottoming out. They will also provide maximum load support and durability. Uses a stout rubber construction, it's a double convoluted design.

Now this part will include all the materials necessary for installation, everything shown here on the table, the air springs, the mounting brackets, all the mountain hardware, the air line, also the separate valves for the manual inflation. Now also you can use switches, gauges, compressors and air tanks. They are available. We sell those separately on our website. It'll give you quick and easy air spring inflation, deflation from inside your vehicle. These parts are made in the USA.

A few specs on this, the adjustable air pressure on these springs is 5psi to 100psi. The load leveling capacity is 5,000 pounds. Now you do want to make sure the Ride-Rite springs will not increase your vehicle's weight carrying capacity, so you want to make sure not to exceed the manufacturer's recommended weight limit. But that should do it for the review on the Firestone Double Convoluted Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs for your rear axle.


Customer Reviews

Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle - F2550

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (582 Customer Reviews)

5,000-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.

- F2550
by:
2009 Volkswagen Golf

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



- F2550
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2001 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

The product was easy to install and works perfectly. Etrailers customer service was excellent also, a part was missing from the initial package and etrailer shipped the missing piece right way. I will definitely do business with etrailer again Jimmy C 239397



- F2550
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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Put on 2008 f250. With a B&W turnover ball. Had to remove one bolt on both side of B &W to mount top bracket then replace with new bolts in kit No big deal. Put both sides on and ran the air lines in less than 2 hours. Had a leak on driver side. It was where I didn't cut the air line straight. Recut air line and that fixed the problem. I would recommend this to anyone. 181344



- F2550
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Super fast shipping to Amarillo TX. I'm 53 yr old fairly mechanically abled person... Installed on a 2001 F250 4x4 diesel with Fifth wheel hitch and goose neck ball plate. Did it in my home shop with a floor jack and jack stands. Took me about 4 hours and 4 beers and I installed new shocks on all 4 corners. Excellent product and fairly easy installation. Had to ream out the 3/4 inch hole in frame rail since I had a goose neck plate. Really impressed with how it went together. Can't wait to hook on to my 14000 # fifth wheel and give it a yank... I watched the video first and that helped a lot. Good luck! Cheers, 239632



- F2550
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2010 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

I've installed several of these now. No problems and a must have for heavy towing. Not only can you prevent rear end sag, but the ride is much better. 260170



- F2550
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty

I bought these for my 2002 Ford F-350 Crewcab DRW. I pull a 40' fifth wheel with 2200 lb toungue weight. Previously it was slightly below level and touching the overloads which was not a show stopper. Now pulling same trailer, this truck sits level with only 38 lbs of air. With the truck level, headlights are striking where they should at night and I can seriously tell the difference in the smooth ride, especially when entering and exiting concrete overpasses. I am totally impressed with these air springs and would recommend them to anyone that is interested in pulling loads and keeping your tow vehicle level which means safer for a better control. 249678



- F2550
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Ford F-250 Super Duty

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


Comments

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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- F2550
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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


Comments

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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- F2550
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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


Comments

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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- F2550
by:
2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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



- F2550
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Great product. On truck a year now with no leaks or other problems. I put a tee in the air line with a ball valve on one side so I could air them up evenly every time. My fifth wheels tongue weight is 1500 lbs and truck rides level with 20 lbs air. 472171



- F2550
by:
2008 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Installation was straightforward, I highly recommend watching the install video several times before you start. If you can put it on a lift or jack stands would be recommended as it's pretty tight getting under there to work. I didn't realize this until I started to run the air lines but take the spare tire out before you start! it gives you more room to move around and work. It probably took me about 6 hours total over 2 days but some of that was redoing a few things (don't forget the washers!), dealing with a stubborn bolt and double checking everything. Only got to take it on a brief drive with 70psi unloaded, it drove much better and wasn't too rough until I hit a couple dips, was a bit bouncy but expected. Can't wait to get the trailer hooked up and take it out! 644275



- F2550
by:

Took some time to install but directions and parts fit as they were suppose to. Install was very clean end product. I’m very happy with my purchase. 620337



- F2550
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2001 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

This is the second set of air bags I have ordered and put on. Out anything on or in the truck with no worries now. This time I added the air lift load control compressor seems like it will be a perfect match. Winter is here and sleds go on the deck. Will be nice to add air and empty from the cab with a switch! 590695



- F2550
by:

Wasn’t hard to install. Easy to adjust air pressure but I will definitely install an automatic adjuster in the near future. Levels out my truck with less than thirty pounds of pressure hauling a 40 foot fifth wheel. 483017


Comments

Still working great. Easy install. Would definitely buy again and refer to a friend.

Jeffrey D - 03/09/2019

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- F2550
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Easy to install. Works perfectly. I have always had a good experience from etrailer. 481589



- F2550
by:

This is a well thought out kit, complete and easy to install. etrailer was prompt and helpful thanks for all your products. etrailer videos are very helpful with good install tips. 470490



- F2550
by:
2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty

I have this product on a Ford F-250. Have towed a 34 ft Fifth wheel Trailer more than 10,000 miles this past year and the air bags have worked great. I keep 50lb when towing and 15lb when my Fifth Wheel is parked. Have been very happy with all product and service from etrailer 445579


Comments

Ive been very happy with the product. We have put 30,000 miles on the truck since purchasing the air bags and it has improved the drive tremendously with hauling a trailer. Thanks for following up.

Larry P - 10/24/2018

45003

- F2550
by:

After carefully reading the instructions and watching the video, I was able to put the air bags on the truck with little or no problems, I would recommend this system to anyone hauling a trailer with some weight . It helped out tremendously. 425596



- F2550
by:

Had to get these as they're the only ones that work with my B&W gooseneck hitch. The brackets that mount onto the axle seem to be on the weaker side. I have hauled m trailer once with these and so far so good. Time will tell. 411174



- F2550
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Ford F-350 Super Duty

Put these on my F350 4WD Diesel SRW to smooth the ride and balance the load when Alpenlite Cheyenne 900 '04 camper is loaded. Pretty easy install. Hardest part was getting the OEM jousts off the frame (required a 15mm metric wrench). Happy with these and have used before on an '04 F350 with Northstar Camper with good results. 410602



- F2550
by:
2009 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Very fast shipping 342377



- F2550
by:

These bags are great and fit perfectly with my BW hitch using the large bolt through the frame, hitch and bag bracket. I was concerned the the resonator on the tailpipe on my v10 would be too close to the bags, but with the provided heat shield I have no worries. I'm using these with a regular airlift load controller, nothing fancy and makes for a good simple solid system. 331815



- F2550
by:
2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty

These air springs are terrific. Have had some 2500# loads in the back and i can still level it out. 331724



- F2550
by:
2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty

After one year - Great product. Keeps my Superduty level when hauling my Lance Camper. Had my local mechanic install, and had a slow leak within days. Mechanic ended up putting thread goop on a couple of the fitting - no problem since. 330103



- F2550
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2003 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Everything is great. I appreciate you reaching out. 315921



- F2550
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1999 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

This business is great to deal with fast shipping good pricing and great customer service and follow up I have used them several times over the years and have never had a privlem 272009


Comments

Great

Leland H - 07/14/2017

26098

- F2550
by:
2010 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

installed and works real will , works great with the fifth wheel 248365



- F2550
by:

The Firestone F2550 Air Helper springs were received just in time for weekend installation. The kit was fairly easy to install. The installation instructions were well written and easy to follow. Along with videos on the website the installation went well. The air helper springs perform as advertised. I am very satisfied with the product. 179274



- F2550
by:
2012 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

I have not yet installed these, but I can say the staff at ETrailer was extremely helpful and the product arrived sooner than I expected. A great company to deal with, so far. Doug P 177743



- F2550
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2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Fit great! Delivery was very prompt, Th anks 172203



- F2550
by:
2003 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Great product. Easy installation 167886



- F2550
by:

Very good overall rating. The instructions a pretty lengthy considering the little amount of info they contained. Would have been much simpler if the three categories of installation instructions weren't mixed together. 120745



- F2550
by:

I am happy with product and performance, but the instructions we vague with confusing drawings and lack of dimensions when needed. If the instructions were well written, then install would have been half as long. 87821



- F2550
by:
2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Installation was pretty easy. About 2 1/2 hours to install when reading instructions. Installed on F250 for towing 10,000 max load car hauler. We'll see how it goes. 71331



- F2550
by:
2003 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Great turn around time from order placement In fact so fast I havent had time to install 60794



- F2596
by:

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


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


Comments

Great

Donald - 06/09/2019

56369

- F2430
by:

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


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. 517454


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

56153

- F2596
by:

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


So far so good. Install went ok. Have not towed my fifth wheel with them yet. Hopefully that goes great . Brandon at customer service was wonderful to work with thank you Brandon! 641664



- F2582
by:

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


I have used the Firestone suspension air bags to adjust my 2017 F150 when carrying large cargo box loads. It worked very well for the loads I was carrying, which were between 800 lbs to as much as 1100 lbs on other occasions. My only objection is a slow leak in my left side, which may be in the left air bag itself or tubing fittings. After I installed the system, I used a soap solution to check for leaks. At the time I could not find any. Because it is a slow leak, I simply have had to top off either the left or right side air bags and I am fine to go for the day. 636096


Comments

Dont forget to check at the Schrader valve, as well. Those have been known to leak. The soap solution test works great, unless its a very slow leak.

-- Mike L - 05/01/2019

54746

- F2597
by:

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Delivery was very quick. Everything I ordered came in great shape and complete. I installed these air bags on a 2015 F250 for hauling our 5th wheel. It took me around 5hrs more or less to install by myself. I have never done this before and kept checking everything twice. That and I used all hand operated tools. The instructions were good. But watching the installation video 1st was helpful. 638601



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


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


Comments

Still very satisfied.

Ken - 05/09/2019

55081

- F2400
by:

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


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



- F2596
by:

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


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



- F2598
by:

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


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



- F2407
by:

Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


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



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


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



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


Works well like it should . I pull a heavy fith wheel toy hauler 251420



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


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


Comments

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

Andrea - 10/26/2018

45078

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


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


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  • The best option for your 2004 Ford F-350 with lift and desired gooseneck hitch if you don't want the specific B&W Turnoverball option is the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle # F2550. You will then use the Lift Spacers for Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - 1-1/2" Spacers - Qty 2 # F2536. I spoke to my tech contact at Firestone and this will only work if the tab for the Jounce Stop is in the factory original position, so if your block lift changed...
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  • Installation of B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck on 2001 Ford F-350
  • The Custom Underbed Installation Kit for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # BWGNRK1108-5W is a great gooseneck system and is also a really nice combination with the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3500-5W on your 2001 Ford F-350. For this installation, you will need to slightly lower the exhaust and remove the heat shield as you mentioned. You will reinstall the heat shield so there won't be any issues with heat transfer. I double checked this with the manufacturer. Because...
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  • Replacement Parts for Firestone Ride-Rite Air Bag Kit F2550
  • We do not have a complete kit of all installation parts for Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2550, minus just the springs. We recommend using an entire new air bag kit since the combined cost of all the individual parts you'd need will be so close to your cost for a complete new kit. For individual parts for this kit we do offer the following items. Keep in mind you will need two of many of these. # FA21-760-2550 Replacement Hardware Kit # F3077 Replacement Bail Clamp #...
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  • Compairng Lower Overload Spring Pads to Airbags for Suspension Enhancement on 2004 Ford F-350
  • Both the StableLoad pads for the lower overload springs, part # TLA7311, or an air bag kit, like part # F2550 that fits your 2004 Ford F-350 dually, are compatible with the StableLoad bump stops, part # TLA7200. Which I recommend depends on how often your truck has the camper and is towing the boat. Or at least how frequently you switch between having the truck loaded to not loaded. The airbags are the easiest and most adjustable option for suspension enhancement available. They're...
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  • Replacement Upper Bracket for Firestone Ride Rite Suspension Kit for 2001 Ford F-250
  • I checked and the Firestone Ride Rite kit your 2001 Ford F-250 would have is the part # F2550 and the correct upper bracket is part # F5572.
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  • What Is Difference Between Firestone Ride-Rite F2535 And F2550 For 2015 Ford F-250 Diesel
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite suspension systems are designed for your truck based on the engine. For your 2015 F-250 with a diesel engine the Ride-Rite system designed to fit your truck is part # F2597. Part # F2550 is designed for gasoline engines. The difference is the brackets used to install the Ride-Rite system on the frame of the truck. Both of these system will work with a gooseneck hitch system installed on the truck. You can also control the amount of air pressure...
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  • Compatibility of Rear Axle Air Bag Kit with B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Hitch in 2001 Ford F-350
  • Compatibility of a rear axle air bag kit with 5th wheel rail installation depends on the specific products you have. Some combinations will be compatible while others not. I linked our page for rear axle air bag kits for your truck. Firestone kit # F2550, which fits both 2WD and 4WD versions of the 2001 F-350, is compatible with an in-bed hitch like a B&W Patriot # BWRVK3270. But the AirLift kit # AL57215 is not compatible with an in-bed 5th wheel or gooseneck hitch. 5th wheel hitches...
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  • Operation and Compatibility of Demco Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch with Air Lift Rear Air Bag Kit
  • The rack-and-pinion slider mechanism in the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550022 does work in both forward and reverse directions. Once the pin box causes the hitch head to turn past about 15-degrees the autoslide mechanism engages and slides the head unit rearward for better turning clearance. In your 2016 Ford F-250 short bed without factory rail kit you can use Demco installation kit # DM8551000 and for a wiring harness part # DM8555002 which plugs right in...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2000 Ford F350 with Air Bags
  • You have a couple options, but I cannot recommend you modify the mounting bracket of your air spring kit that you have installed. Instead the easiest thing to do would be to use a universal rail kit like part # RP30035. Universal kits typically fit with air bag kits better than custom install kits. The other option you have would be to use the # RP56005-53 that you referenced and then go with a different air bag kit that is confirmed to work with fifth wheel rails like the part # F2550. Either...
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  • Fit of Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs with B&W Turnover Ball Hitch on 2008 Ford F250
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite # F2550 is compatible with fifth wheel or gooseneck hitches, including your B & W Turnover Ball. I've confirmed this with Firestone for you. You might also be interested in an on-board compressor system like part # F2158. A compressor system would allow you to add or remove air pressure from the air bag helper springs from your truck cab with the touch of a button. I've linked you to some install videos and FAQ articles that you might find helpful.
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  • Will Installed Air Bags Interfere With Installation Of Fifth Wheel On 2001 Ford F-250 Or F-350
  • I spoke with my contact at Firestone about your 2001 Ford F-250 or F-350. Since we have a couple of air bag systems manufactured by Firestone I asked if there would be any interference when installing a fifth-wheel hitch and using the custom brackets like part # RP50082-58. My contact at Firestone said that if you have an air bag system like the # F2550 installed on your truck, they would not interfere with a fifth wheel installation because the brackets for the air bag system are installed...
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  • Differences Between Air Springs and Jounce Style Springs
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2550 for your 2011 Ford F-350 maintain an even load distribution using air pressure. The Firestone air bags' air pressure is adjusted for the weight of each individual load. This system includes air lines that run from the air bag to an easily accessible point on your vehicle's bumper. These air bags can be adjusted independently of each other for off-center loads. This system is dependent on an air tank of some kind, such as those found at...
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  • Will the Curt EZr Double Lock # C60685 and the Firestone # F2550 Fit a 1999 Ford F-250
  • Yes, the Curt EZr Double Lock Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # C60685 and the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2550 are compatible with each other. Since they mount on opposite sides of the frame they will both fit on your 1999 Ford F-250. You may also want to consider installing a standard duty compressor like the Firestone Air Command I # F2158 if you will be towing a few times a week. If you are towing more frequently than that I recommend going with a Heavy Duty option...
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  • Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs on 2003 Ford F-250 4x4 with 4 Inch Lift with Blocks
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2550, will fit on your 2003 Ford F-250 4x4 with 4 inch lift. You can use Lift Spacers for Firestone Ride-Rite # F2371 for 4 inch lift. I contacted the Manufacturer's Tech Support, and they said the blocks may or may not be an issue based on their location. They said that on the blocks there is a metal tongue stop that needs to be in a factory location for these Ride-Rite Springs to fit. If they are not, the blocks would have to be removed...
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  • Recommended Front & Rear Firestone Air Bags for 2002 Ford F-250 4X4 with Front Snowplow
  • If you install an 800-lb snowplow on the front of your 2002 Ford F-250 you will surely benefit from front-end load support in the form of an air bag kit like the Firestone Ride-Rite # F2223. This kit is a confirmed fit on your truck. For a rear axle kit you can use Ride-Rite # F2550 and an install video is linked to illustrate. I recommend using a dual path compressor kit # F2168. This allows you to control the front and rear air bags independently. If you were to carry, for example,...
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  • Available Lift Spacers for Firestone Ride-Rite Air Bag Kit F2550
  • If you do not know the height added by your truck's lift kit you can measure the distance between the upper and lower brackets (without the air bag) to determine which spacer you need to fill the gap. For a 2-inch spacer use # F2366; for a 3-inch use # F2368; for a 4-inch spacer use # F2370; for a 5-inch spacer use # F2373; for a 6-inch use # F2374. If your current lift block is tapered (from 3-1/2 to 4-inches tall) you'll probably be best off using the 4-inch spacer block # F2370.
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  • Recommended Underbed Gooseneck Hitch and Air Bags for a 2001 F-350 Dually Crew Cab Diesel 4x4
  • I recommend the Curt gooseneck hitch # C60720 for your 2001 F350 Crew Cab. This underbed gooseneck hitch has a 30,000 pound GTW and 7,500 pound tongue weight. I recommend Firestone rear air helper springs # F2550 as they will increase safety and reduce the strain on your Ford F-350 Crew Cab when you are hauling heavy loads or towing a heavy trailer. Furthermore, the gooseneck hitch # C60720 and air helper springs # F2550 will co-exist fine together. I included a couple FAQ's and...
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  • Air Helper Springs for 2008 Ford F350 Compatible with B&W Gooseneck Hitch
  • I'd recommend the Firestone # F2550, which is compatible with your B&W Gooseneck Hitch. As you can see from the provided diagram, the air springs mount to the inside of the frame member. B&W tells me that it is perfectly acceptable to drill through the side plates of the gooseneck hitch if necessary, as long as you don't weld or cut anything. I've linked you to an install video that you might find helpful.
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  • Difference Between the Firestone Air Spring Kit F2550 and F2071 for a 2001 Ford F250 Super Duty
  • Both the Firestone Air Spring Kits part # F2071 and # F2550 have been confirmed to fit your 2001 Ford F250 Super Duty 4x4. The main reason we recommend the # F2550 over the # F2071 is because Firestone says this kit is compatible with gooseneck and fifth wheel hitches whereas the frame brackets of the # F2071 would interfere with them. If you don't have a gooseneck or fifth wheel hitch installed in the bed of your truck the # F2071 would work just as well as the # F2550.
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  • Solution for Rear-End Sag in 2012 Ford F-350 4X4 Pulling 16K 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Suspension enhancement kits such as the Firestone Air Springs and the Timbren and SuperSprings jounce springs that you referenced are intended primarily to support heavy cargo loads in the truck bed, but you will get some benefit when towing your 5th wheel by giving the rear suspension some additional support. If you often remove your 5th wheel hitch to haul uneven heavy cargo loads then the higher cost and installation complexity of a Firestone Air Spring system may be worthwhile; if...
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  • Upgrading 2015 Ford F-250 with 5,000 lb Firestone Air Bag Kit to 7,500 lb Air Bag Kit
  • Your 2015 Ford F-250 actually would have the kit part # F2597 if you have the 5,000 lb bags. But either way I checked the contents of both the 5k kit that fits your truck and the 7,500 kit part # F2703 and all of the brackets are different part numbers so it wouldn't be just a matter of swapping out the bags. You'd have to go with the entire kit part # F2703.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation and Firestone Air Bag Fit for 2010 Ford F-250, 6-3/4 Foot Bed
  • Between the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Square Tube Slider # RP30084 and the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Ultra Slide 5th wheel Trailer Hitch # DM6076P-UL-21K, I recommend the Reese # RP30084 for you. I like the Reese # RP30084 hitch better because of the extended travel that it offers over the Demco # DM6076P-UL-21K. The Demco Hijacker offers 8 inches of front to back travel to complete a sharp turn, while the Reese will provide 10 inches of front to back travel. These couple...
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