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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. Great Prices for the best vehicle suspension from Firestone. Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle part number F2582 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Firestone Vehicle Suspension - F2582

  • 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 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: 4,800 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 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. No drilling is required for installation.



W217602582 Firestone Ride Rite Air Bags - Suspension Kit - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle

Firestone 2582

Installation Details F2582 Installation instructions

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Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle - F2582

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1687 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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Great system, on 2020 f150 3.5 ecoboost. Eliminates light steering when loaded, levels out load perfectly.
Easy install, no leaks. Love these air bags. etrailer has great pricing, fast shipping and excellent support.


Comments
Still works great, pulled RV thousands of miles and keeps trucks amd RV much more stable.
Jacob - 11/01/2022


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2020 Ford F-150

Product appears to be of very high quality and 1 week after installing, it appears to be working as expected. I was able to install the product myself, but only with the help of a neighbor. The ordering process was great, and thank goodness for the video that was linked to the etrailer site. I wish a few things were better: 1. The optional T connector that combines the two air valves should have been more prominently advertised, because I certainly would have gotten it. As is, it's a bit of a pain to try and inflate both sides separately. 2. Firestone should have labeled ALL the parts that were specific to right or left side of the vehicle. Even with the video, it was frustrating to try and decifer which parts went on which side, and the picture orientation in the installation manual was zero help. 3. There HAS to be a better way to attach the frame bolts. Those bendable tabs and long handles and trying to line them up with the upper bracket were ridiculously tedious and time-consuming, and very nearly resulted in me returning the product. Other than that, I am very happy with the product and the competitive price.


Comments
Continues to perform as expected. Took me several trips with the trailer to arrive at an optimal inflation for highway speeds, so the manufacturer might be advised to provide some guidance.
Jeff - 03/24/2022


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Installed as described in the Video on a f-150 2019 Lariat, max tow package 4x4. I have not loaded up the bed and towed yet so they are set to 5 psi and are riding fine. I have used the ride rites on other trucks and very happy with them. Now note you need to monitor them when not loaded as the should be kept at 5 psi unloaded.

I also bought the wheel liners and mud flaps. Wheel liners needed to be cut so they would not run on the air bags.


Comments
Great, I did tow with my TT, truck was almost at max GVWR. Airbags were set to about 50psi to return factory rate. The ride was very good and controlled
Glen - 01/09/2021


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I have owned these for about a year now and they have performed great. I installed them to accommodate the weight of some storage and gear I added in the truck bed. They have performed great and have fixed the issue I had with my headlights aiming to the sky with a load in the back. Adjusting the pressure is not difficult, but I would strongly recommend getting the t-fitting for the air lines to make it a little less tedious.

Installation was pretty easy as long as you pay close attention to the orientation of the brackets. Overall, I am very satisfied with these and wish I had gotten them sooner.


Comments
Still going strong 2 years later!
Chris - 07/26/2022


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2018 Ford F-150

Kit was missing air hose, called customer service and received excellent service. Rating is for Firestone not etrailer.




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2019 Ford F-150

This is my 2nd purchase of this system . 1st time for my 2013 Ford F-150 Limited , easy to install ,instructions were great and they worked awesome for pulling my car trailers and my travel trailer with the bed loaded with firewood and camping equipment. This time I purchased it for my 2019 Ford F-150 Limited. The kit was complete and as before easy to install. I took my time to route the air lines in the frame to hide them and used provided protectors so no chafing . I purchased the tee fitting to conect 2 lines into 1 and used the mounting bracket . I would highly recommend this product to enhance your trucks rear suspension .




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2016 Ford F-150

Works with lift kits, i have 6inch block under spring and was Easy to install and no air leaks so far. I used basic hand tools..14 & 15 mm box wench and 3/8 drive with 14mm & 15 mm deepwell sockets. Took 3 hours, biggest chore was the spring shackle bolts took forever with hand ratchet. Most frustrating part was frame bolt brackets...actually lost one inside frame...i recommend making them with longer handles also marking the upper frame mounts left or right. Would give a 5 but havent had a chance to test under load yet.




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2015 Ford F-150

After a year of use It has been a great investment, enabling safe dump trailer hauling of 3.5 tons using my 2015 F150 pickup, *Truck empty without trailer attached i charge each air bladder to 30 psi to ensure a level and stable load once trailer is attached and loaded.*


Comments
Still working great very valuable hauling our 30ft travel trailer now, I keep a small manual bicycle tire pump in the truck for whenever I need to adjust the pressure anywhere, easy cheap alternative to onboard compressor.
D.J. - 04/20/2022


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Very easy to install and does a fantastic job when pulling my 5th wheel trailer. I like a more firm ride when pulling, so I run 80psi. I have an F150 and can pull my trailers just fine.

Great service from etrailer too. Very knowledgeable.




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After a year of use I am still very impressed with the reliability and functionality of these bags. The Bluetooth compatibility of the compressor unit which allows the user to increase or decrease pressure via the phone app is great, no wiring to run into the cab, or mounting a control head under the dashboard is fantastic. Run these at 10psi for everyday driving with no noticeable change in the ride of the truck. I only have to air them up to 40psi to stiffen the suspension perfectly when towing my 34’ travel trailer. Would recommend this product within it hesitation!


Comments
This is the second set of these I have had. I purchased a new truck and I am not disappointed. Installed the first set my self in an afternoon, also installed the compressor as well and was impressed with the quality of the materials and the fitment. Had this installed by the hot rod shop up the street, who recommended the product when we talked previously. He loves the Bluetooth phone app for the compressor and has started to recommend it to his other customers. Would highly recommend this product and your company to anyone considering the purchase of a like product.
Bill H - 05/27/2021


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2021 Ford F-150

Bolted on very easily and seems to function well. I would give a five star rating, but I personally think that the tee adapter should just be included in the kit instead of having to purchase separately. Overall completely satisfied.




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2019 F150 Lariet
Has tow options but
not tow package springs. Therefore rated at 10,000 max.
I bought the air system because i only pull a RV trailer a dozen times a year and dont want my truck riding hard the rest of the year.
Installed these in roughly 90 minutes….takes as much time threading the air line as it doe to install the springs. I didnt go with a compressor system because it was something i thought to add later. I use a bicycle pump and it takes less than a minute to air and holds the pressure indefinitely. Havent lost any air and check it probably every 2-3 months. I wont be buying a compressor!
The difference in towing is impressive. I pull a 30’ trailer weighing roughly 8,000 and the difference with springs and without is huge. I take a tape measure and measure the bumper before and then hook the trailer and air back to same height.as without. In my case this is 40psi. The truck handle the trailer like its not even there. I bought the Firestone version because i know other people that have them and no one has had issues. I looked at lots of different options and this is the best to keep your truck performing the same with a trailer as without…just add air.




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2016 Ford F-150

I recently installed the Firestone Ride Rite air helper springs model # 2582 on my 2016 F150 Supercrew 4x4. The install was straight forward. I watched a couple of the etrailer installation videos before I installed the Ride Rites. I found the videos very helpful. I installed the Ride Rites on my truck in my driveway on jack stands. I think it took me about 2 to 3 hours. The driver side took longer to install because the hard brake lines block access to the hole in the frame. It also took me a little while to choose the best route for the air lines. I am going to be installing the Air Lift WirelessOne system very soon to use with the Ride Rites. I am very happy with how the Ride Rite system turned out.




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These air bags were easy to install and provide a great ride while leveling the truck for safe handling while towing or hauling. I highly recommend them.




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These helpers were easy to install and provide all the support I need with the trailer loads I haul. I have one year's use on them and have had no issues.




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Thank you, etrailer. On time delivery with a great product!




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Great quality ease of installation great price over a year of towing 5 days a week and still moving along




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2021 Ford F-150

Works well so far. Just installed on my 2021 F150 Powerboost. The headlight self adjuster needed some modifications on install as expected. Good product.




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2017 Ford F-150

I haven't installed these yet but the friends I have say I will be pleased




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2016 Ford F-150

Typically not a review writer but in this case I'll make an exception. Prior to purchase of Firestone airbags truck and travel trailer would get pulled into box truck, bus or big rig vortex when passed not to mention cross wind drift. Reviewed several products, watched many [online] videos and asked several RV owners about different products. Decided on Firestone at the end. Installation was easy and etrailer's installation video removed all the "gotchas" from the process. One year later I've had zero issues with airbags. No longer do I have truck/trailer movement when being passed and overall stability is greatly improved. Was concerned about non-towing truck ride but dropping airbags to 5 psi provide quality comfort. Firestone airbags have been the #1 investment I've made in my truck and suggest to others.




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Volvo Cross Country

Very happy with this product. I used it on a 7,000 mile cross country travel trailer trip to level my trailer to prevent sway. Coupled with my WD hitch, sway was almost non-existent. As an example, I noticed a slight difference in towing from an almost empty TV gas and a full tank. Some fine tuning with my air pump resolved that. Also, a little extra tongue weight and drop was remedied with increasing air in the bags.

The only negative was the bags loses some air when not under extra weight. I had my mechanic check for a leak but none was found so he claimed it must be thru the pump. not a deal breaker.




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2016 Saturn Sky

Installed on 2016 F-150. This product works as advertised! Very easy to install, you may need an extra pair of hands though. Installed in just under three hours in garage with floor jack and jack stands. A lift would definitely aid with installation but not necessary. Once installed it was easy to dial in the correct amount of air to inflate the bags. I needed to get my headlights out of the sky and back on the road while pulling our 25 foot deck boat. Smashing success! I also noticed another benefit of the helper springs, even at the minimum required air pressure it really stiffened up the suspension to take some of bucking that the long wheel base trucks experience.




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2017 Ford F-150

I have received Ride-Rite, and gone through the box everything seems to be built from high-quality materials. It wouldn't be fair to write an accurate review until I install the Ride-Rite. So until this happens,s I can't say. But I can say is, that two of my friends have the Ride-Rite system on their trucks, and love them, plus having nothing but good things about the system. That why I brought one for myself. Once I put the system on, I will come back and post a full review.


Comments
No issue at all, working and performing as it should.
Sapper F - 08/28/2019


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2016 Ford F-150

This product makes a huge difference when hauling my new horse trailer. The product took a few hours to install. The online video was excellent and really aided the installation. Good tips, tricks and things to watch out for. The only improvement I would make relates to instructions and instructional videos. The U-bolts are extremely long. The locking nuts took a long time to turn down. If I was tipped off early, I would have spent the money on a deep socket.




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Sad that we have only had one road trip with our near new and brand new trailer. Thigs will get better. Very happy with with our ride right system. It matches great with our shocker hitch. Did buy a air inflater which travels with us. I'm very happy with our setup. Chris Winchester BC



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