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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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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 F2579 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Firestone Vehicle Suspension - F2579

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

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 truck'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 truck
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Load-leveling capacity: 5,000 lbs
    • Ride-Rite springs will not increase your truck's weight-carrying capacity. Do not exceed the manufacturer's recommended weight limit.
  • Adjustable air pressure: 5 psi to 100 psi
  • Warranty:
    • Limited lifetime for air springs
    • 2-Year limited for hardware


Firestone Ride-Rite Air Spring Basics

Firestone Ride-Rite springs are designed to increase safety and reduce the strain on your truck when you are hauling heavy loads or towing a heavy trailer. The springs partner with your existing rear suspension system to help keep your truck level, maintain even load distribution, and increase stability. Hauling heavy loads or towing a heavy trailer can make the rear of your truck 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 truck 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 the Ride-Rite springs can be adjusted manually, side to side, to compensate for off-center loads. A centered load improves the stability of your truck by reducing body roll. The air springs will also help to absorb road shock and 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 truck's bumper to provide easy access to the manual inflation valves.


Air Spring Construction

Firestone Ride-Rite 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 truck. The rubber springs provide cushioning between your suspension components and operate at up to 100 psi. The springs have 4 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. No drilling is required for installation.



W217602579 Firestone Ride Rite Air Bags - Suspension Kit - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle

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Installation Details F2579 Installation instructions

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Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle - F2579

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (782 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.

- F2579
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2015 Dodge Ram Pickup

These air shocks helped firm up the ride of my 2015 Ram 3500 dually when pulling a 20K fifth wheel. The truck already sat above level, but the bounce was just a tad bit more than I wanted when pulling and these air shocks helped quite bit. In addition to the more ryde pin box, pulling the fifth wheel is easy as pie now. One not is that the box was missing a part. I called etrailer and they immediately dropshipped the necessary part straight from firestone and I had it a day or two later. I've had these shocks for a year and they've held up perfect. 324848



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


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



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


We purchased the airbag kit for my husbands truck. The shipping of the product was quick and now it is a matter of doing the install. I will definitely do business with etrailer.com again and recommend them to my friends and family. 540654



- F2558
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Very easy to install 732515



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


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



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


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



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


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. 483120


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

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


Excellent product and follow-up service from etrailer. 671578



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


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. 603952



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


2016 Toyota Tundra Crewmax 4x4 - Installation was easy. Took about 1.5 hours. I pull a 27ft. travel trailer and these springs greatly improve the towing experience. Firestone Ride Rite air springs are a must have! 398929


Comments
These springs improved my towing experience. I would not pull a trailer using a half ton truck without using these springs.
Mitch S - 06/25/2018

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- F2176
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


fit perfect works great 503642



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


Just received parts good quality, looking to install over the weekend Very fast service and reliability for all the trailer and truck parts I have ordered, dont see this to be any different. Very pleased with the service Darryl Ziemba 230534



- F2597
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Review from a similar 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



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


etrailer people were very helpfull to pick the right product for my 2016 truck and it arrived when they said it would. Thank you again for your help 429967



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


The air bags are the second purchase for this product for two different Toyota trucks in three years. I chose etrailer because they are thorough, always right and provide excellent customer service. The bags worked well with my bumper pull last year at around 20 psig and now with our new fifth wheel at 55 psig. Both sets of Firestone bags have been excellent. The Toyota Tundra pulls our Grand Design very well. We drove from South Carolina to New Mexico with no problems and a smooth ride thanks to etrailer and Firestone! 409027



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


Order came in fast . Installation wasn't hard at all. The instructions were easy to follow took my first trip with the Firestone air springs handled better than I expected thanks etrailer your the best . 418563



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


I have had these air bags on 3 vehicles over the past 20 years, my current F250 hauls a 38 ft fithwheel with ease and no porpoising wouldn’t have it any other way 634924


Comments
Just returned home from a 3400 mile trip and as always the air springs preformed great
Dan - 04/25/2020

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


Very good fitment, so you do get what you pay the premium for. My only concern is some sort of regulator would go a long way to getting the pressure equalized between the bags. This is not something I expected, but will probably add later to enhance the ease of use and warranted that fifth star. Highly recommend as advertised regardless! 635267



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


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



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


Figment was good and the instructions were definitely straight to the point with only 3 detailed pictures! Easy installation and holds my F250 level with a 48 volt golf cart in the bed with an approximately 1000 pounds of other junk. 573250



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


The parts came in on time. They were installed next day. It took about two hours to install. Everything went well with the install. The air bladders work very well with my truck. No problems at all. Thank you E trailer for your support, and the follow up after the sale. GREAT JOB. 359859



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


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. 665369


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


Great product. Easy install. Run 26lbs. to level truck when towing 32' 5th wheel. Truck still rides great, but corners better and feels more stable all around. 313173



- F2250
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Easy to install. Directions are great, as are the videos. I also ordered and used the T piece to make it easy. Just pulled my trailer and definitely noticed a difference. Very smooth over bumps. Just FYI, even at only 5 PSI (minimum recommended) it raised the rear of my truck almost an inch compared to the height before install. Not a big deal, but if you leveled the front of your truck like I did to get rid of the rake, you will now have some rake again. Not a big deal, but just be aware. I used the lift spacers (item F2536) because I have 1.5" spacer blocks on my leaf springs. I basically hook up the trailer or load the bed, watch the back end drop, then hit the air bags with the air compressor until the truck is level again. Rides like a dream. Would definitely purchase again. 454972


Comments
Still works great after a year. Definitely makes a difference in the ride quality when you have a heavy load. No leaks. I used the T so only have 1 valve to mess with. I like having the ability to dial in a little bit of rake in the truck Had previously leveled the truck by cranking the torsion bars in front, also have 1.5 blocks in rear. 2007 Duramax
John - 11/26/2018

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


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


Comments
good, good addition , works as advertized
Roger M - 07/06/2016

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    I do have options for you but the Air Lift LoadLifter 7500 XL Air Helper Springs part # AL57595 has not yet been tested on a 2019 Ram 3500 so I cannot confirm fit. The only airbag system we have confirmed to fit your 2019 Ram 3500 DRW at this time is the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2579 for 4x2 or part # F2560 for 4x4. This system is rated for 5,000 lbs but if you need more than this then we do have an option for you in the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System part...
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    I definitely have to go with Firestone. For one the Firestone kits that are compatible with your 2016 Ram 3500 use 4-ply rubber and the AirLift kits use 2-ply. This won't impact their capacity but will make a difference in how well they'll hold up to wear and tear. Also, the rubber is connected to the metal end plates by using a rolled crimp seal to prevent leaks. AirLift does not use this same method and simply crimps the rubber into the end plate. The Firestone airbags for your...
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