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
  • Occasional Towing and Hauling
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 F2596 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Firestone Vehicle Suspension - F2596

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
  • Simple, no-drill installation
    • Brackets, air springs, hardware, air line, and separate valves for manual inflation are included
    • 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.


Adjustable Air Pressure

Firestone Ride-Rite air spring airline installation

The air pressure in your Ride-Rite springs can be adjusted manually, side to side, to compensate for off-center loads. A centered load improves the stability of your vehicle by reducing body roll. The air springs will also help to absorb road shock and to soften contact between your axle and frame. This prevents bottoming out, thus improving ride comfort. Route the air line tubing for the springs to your vehicle's bumper to provide easy access to the manual inflation valves.


Air Spring Construction

Firestone Ride-Ride air spring components

Firestone's double-convoluted Ride-Rite air springs are designed to give you maximum load support and enhance the performance and ride comfort of your vehicle. The rubber springs provide cushioning between your suspension components and operate at up to 100 psi. The springs have 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 required.



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F2596 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details F2596 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2014 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

2011 - 2013 GMC Sierra 3500 - Pickup

2014 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Pickup

2011 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 - Pickup

2014 - 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 Pickup

2011 - 2013 GMC Sierra 2500

2014 - 2019 GMC Sierra 2500

2011 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500




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 - F2596 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Firestone double convoluted Ride-Rite air helper springs for rear axles. This is a custom-fit part. It is designed to fit the 2011 and newer Chevrolet GMC 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty trucks. On a custom-fit part I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use the fit guide. Put in your year and model vehicle and it'll show you if this part will work for your application. This kit will maximize safe load carrying capacity, increases your stability, improves your ride quality.

These will basically install between your vehicle's frame and its rear suspension. It'll help keep your vehicle level when you're hauling a heavy load, improves your steering control and braking when you're hauling or towing. Helps level your headlight beams and it'll even reduce tire wear. These do maintain even load distribution with air pressure, leveling off-center loads. The air bags do adjust manually, side to side with individual inflation valves. This will reduce the strain on your rear suspension, prevents permanent sagging and excessive friction in leaf springs.

This does increase the stability, absorbs your road shock for a nice smooth ride. It'll soften the contact between your axle and the frame to prevent any bottoming out. These do provide maximum load support and durability. They're a rubber construction, double convoluted design. This kit will include everything shown here on the table. All the materials are necessary for installation, has the brackets themselves.

Has the air springs, has all the hardware. Has the air line and it also in that hardware it includes the separate valves for the manual inflation. Comes with a nice set of detailed instructions on how to install everything. They do also offer switches and gauges, compressors and air tanks. We do sell those separately on our website and they're available for quick and easy air spring inflation or deflation from inside your vehicle.

These parts are made in the USA. A few specs on this kit. The load leveling capacity is 5,000 pounds. One thing you want to remember is Ride-Rite springs will not increase your vehicle's weight carrying capacity, so you want to make sure you do not exceed the manufacturer's recommend weight limit. The adjustable air pressure in these is 5 psi up to 100 psi. That should do it for the review on the Firestone double convoluted Ride-Rite air helper springs for the rear axle.


Customer Reviews

Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle - F2596

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (555 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.

- F2596
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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



- F2596
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Third Firestone air bags. 3 trucks. I won’t use anything else 519628


Comments

Great

Donald - 06/09/2019

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- F2596
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everything arrived fast and in good shape. nice job e-trailer 227552



- F2596
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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



- F2596
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Was very easy to install. My 11 yr old boy and i did it in less than 3 hrs. They are great and make the ride so much better. Pulling a 35 ft toy hauler on a 3/4 ton diesel. I have recommended etrailer and these air bags to friends. 265873



- F2596
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2012 Chevrolet Silverado

Simple to install, took my time, the brackets of my 5th wheel did not prevent me from installing it, there was room between the custom bracket and my frame, so if you have a Silverado 2012 with custom brackets check to see if you have nearly 1/2 an inch clearance, than you can use this item. Suggestion to etrailer, re-box the item, reinforce the box to ensure that the box and items are not mangled in shipment. the box was a mess, had been re-taped some time along the shipment line, freaked me out where I had to inventory everything and really check for damage, especially the hose, part of it was not serviceable and I had to ensure that I did not use that section which was right in the middle of the hose. Other than that, I am happy with it. 52628



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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

The Firestone air bag suspension kit was Great ! Very easy to install and does exactly what I wanted it to do. I pull a 20,000# trailer and have no issues with this product. I would definitely recommend it. 589334



- F2596
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I just received and installed my Air Springs. I AM IMPRESSED!!! Obviously, by the product as my 3/4 ton now rides like a 1/2 ton, but also by the service I received from Michelle at Etrailer.com. I phoned in my order and she was able to answer my installation questions and pointed out the videos on the product installation which were very detailed and made the actual install painless. I found the product at a slightly smaller price at another site and Etrailer honored their lowest price pledge. I would recommend Etrailer.com for your suspension needs! 190281



- F2596
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Have not attempted installation yet, but package appeared to have arrived in good condition. Person I spoke with on phone did check to see when this item would be in stock and let me know he would follow up on getter it shipped as soon as they arrived from manufacturer. Arrived real quickly. Thanks! 396976



- F2596
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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

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



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2015 Chevrolet Silverado

Product is well engineered but difficult to install doing to the limited room. The disc that goes into the joust bumper holder needs to be looked at. the joust holder has a radiused upper edge while the disc has a square corner. a radius had to be ground on the upper edge of the disc to get it to fit. Other than this all parts fit well, brackets lined up. Kit was put on a 2015 silverado 2500hd 6.6 liter duramax. definitely a 2 man job due to the limited access. overall a good product 224103


Comments

after using for a year my only comment would be the slow air leaks I have. Have been unable to find them to date but not a deal breaker

Craig - 09/12/2016

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Great product. Fit just like directions said. This is the second truck I have put this product on. First truck was a 2003 GMC 2500 duramax second is a 2015 GMC duramax. Very pleased with this product 463867



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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

The air bags installed easily after reviewing the installation video, just so everyone knows these were installed on a 2013 2500 HD with a B&W Gooseneck hitch already installed. They went on with no issues, there is room between the brackets for the Gooseneck hitch and the frame for the air bag brackets. 211910



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2018 GMC Sierra

This product was purchased to go on my 2018 GMC SIERRA 2500.Firestone assured me this would fit the 2018 truck as well as the 2017s.I ordered from etrailer and received it in 3 days.It was an easy process.The installation went along fairly easy.I had one small leak on the fitting on the driver side air bag.It just needed to be screwed in more.I installed the bags for the purpose of towing my 36ft 5th wheel.These bags do a good job leveling out the truck.The bags do sit at a slight angle which Firestone says is normal.I had a set on my 2013 truck and they worked well. 443148



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Great place to order from. Came in two days. 642513



- F2596
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Just Installed the new Ride Rite Airbags on my new 2019 Silverado High Country 3500 SRW. This is my 3rd set of Ride Rite Bags. I've had these air Bags on a previous 2008 GMC HD 2500 and a 2013 GMC Denali 3500 Dually. I have a heavy Toy Hauler Fifth Wheel and these Airbags are a must have. I have about 3500 LBS on the Pin and with about 60 PSI in the bags it brings me back close to factory ride height and gives a much nicer ride than without. The bags bring you back up off of the overload springs so it rides much smoother and the other added benefit is that your headlights are pointed correctly so you are not blinding the oncoming vehicles and constantly getting flashed. As to the installation I had my 2 previous sets installed at a shop. This set I decided to do myself after watching the install video and reading the supplied instructions. It was pretty simple I took my time to make sure I had each step correct and It took about 3 hours to complete. I think now that I have done it I could cut that time in half. Best choice for handling a heavy load I highly recommend them! 638023



- F2596
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They work perfect. Due to my truck coming with the factory installed Puck System, it was the only to go for installation. Other systems required a bracket to go up and over the frame which in not possible with factory installed hitch system.They perform perfectly as I like to have a little more support when hauling my fifth wheel camper and gooseneck trailers. 609449



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2015 Toyota Highlander

Well made kit. The instructions could be better however; the install videos on the website are great; watch them. The install takes 3-4 hours. The bracket for supporting the schrader valves should be metal, not plastic and the upper bracket interferes with the ebrake cable on the driver's side, so a little direction would be helpful. Customer service is great at Etrailer. I tow a 10,000 lb fifth wheel with a 2018 GMC Denali and this setup smoothes out the ride. I'm already considering installing an on board wireless compressor. I would recommend this to anyone who carries a load. 595734



- F2596
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Easy to install and work Awesome!!!! 560913



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2012 GMC Sierra

Very easy to install and operate. We purchased a 35 ft fifth wheel last year and the 2012 Gmc sierra 2500 this year. The truck sagged a little bit when hooked up and this really helps that and smooths out the ride. 521521



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2017 GMC Sierra 2500

Just received the Air Springs today. Everything seems to be in order and packaged properly in the Firestone box. Easy transaction all the way around. 479789



- F2596
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Everything works great. Really helped to alleviate the bounce when towing. Instructions should include notes to remove the emergency brake bracket on the drivers side instead of having to search u tube for 30 minutes. Good quality product 449635



- F2596
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The ease of installation and detailed instructions make it easy for most DYI'ers to install. 274022



- F2596
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Works very well. Easy to install. Exactly as advertised. 137444


Comments

All I expected it would be. Will surely install on my next truck.

Dana H - 06/24/2015

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- F2582
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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

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- F2582
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Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Ordered the firestone air bags. Received them a few days later and installed them in about 2 hours. Took longer than maybe the norm because I’m recovering from rotator surgery. I’m pulling a 8,100 ice castle rv Behind my Ford 150 xlt LB. they work great and feel safer going down the road. Thanks etrailer 614960



- F2407
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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



- F2582
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Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


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 . 615241



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


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



- 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

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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

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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

- 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



- 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



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


Kit cam quickly and the instructions were clear enough if you are mechanically inclined. If your not then don't try this because you need to have a good safe way to raise you vehicle pull the wheels off the back and work under for a couple hours. That being said once installed on my 2016 Tacoma the performance was excellent. I am currently running about 12 psi. And the hitch is about 1 1/2" higher with no load. Hooked onto my mower trailer with mower and it handled it as easily as my 2500HD. Mower is a JD 27hp 60" zero turn commercial. Haven't hooked the camper up to it but this definitely made the towing on my Taco much better. Great addition to any smaller or 1/2 ton truck that needs some beef in the back. Truck will be safer to handle loads if you do your air to match the load. I just use a bicycle pump to adjust. Easy to be accurate with each side. 405062



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


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



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


Kit was delivered in good shape, installed as advertised! Very happy with the product! 616144



- F2025
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Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


etrailer is my "go to" site for anything to do with my rv. I like the tech help videos, and your selection of products and prices are very good. 472265



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


This system I installed on my 2012 Ford F-450 dually pickup. I love it!! I replaced a air bag system that I had put on by so called professionals. It was terrible. It mounted under the spring shackles. It helped when puling a heavy loaded trailer but rode terrible otherwise. The system I bought from e-trailer uses air bags under the rear axles. It handles heavy loads when air up to 90 psi and rides smooth when empty at 25 psi. I recommend it highly. 595195



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Review from a similar Firestone 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



- F2430
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Review from a similar Firestone 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



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


This kit was pretty easy to install, and performs well for the use I purchased it for. Though it took 3 days longer to arrive than the initial notification stated. 408275



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


I purchased a Ride Rite kit for my 06 Ram. This is my third kit for my trucks. I haul scrap and routinely gross 30K. I need quality running gear. etrailer provided what I needed at a great price and fast. I also needed a replacement air bag for my 2012 Ram. I found it cheaper from a competitor. Rather than order it from that vendor I gave etrailer the info and they matched the price plus a little extra. This is where I shop, and so should you. 551930



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


Last year I bought a f2299 air bag kit. With no mechanical skill and some common sense I had these installed (3hrs max.) into a Dodge 3500 to pull our 41ft 5th wheel camper. Took it to Fl. from Ks and forgot I had it along. Just bought my second pair, f2071 for my old '98. AWESOME product! holds air indefinitely. 241426


Comments

great product!! no leaks, holds air perfect

Matthew - 03/23/2017

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Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Took a few hours to get it completed, and went in as described. Have not had opportunity to test them out under load, but figure they would perform as expected. Instructions were not totally accurate, 4 bolts had changed size (to a smaller bolt than listed), but anyone with common sense could figure it out. (I did. LOL!) Wish "they" had included a "T" to inflate them equally, but purchased one at Lowes for about $6. I also "beefed up" the hose around sharp corners to protect them from getting damaged. 131693


Comments

Working great! Added an on-board compressor to the unit and use it to tow Travel Trailer. Does not get a LOT of use, but when it does, its great!

Terry B - 05/23/2015

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Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Was concerned if thls kit would fit a 2010 Silverado 2500 HD Quad cab with 6.5 ft. bed with a B&W fifth wheel turn over ball hitch. It took me 2.5 hours and every thing fit perfect. No problem with the instructions dead on, and the only holes I had to drill was in the rear bumper for the air fittings. Have had them on since November no air leaks or problems. This make my truck ride excellent with my toy hauler and other gooseneck trailer I have. Alot cheeper than a air pin box and does the same thing,no more chucking and bouncing. thanks 7291



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Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Very fast delivery. 139629



- F2582
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Review from a similar Firestone Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Great product if you are thinking of loading the rear end with a lot of weight. I had to load my truck with tile and it sagged so I did my research and etrailer has been my go to place when it comes to vehicle acceries for anything . Installations was easy 504777



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


If you don't have a lift, getting the upper locating pin aligned isn't easy. 413748


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  • Comparing Air Lift and Firestone Air Bag Kits for a 2015 GMC Sierra 3500
  • The biggest difference between Firestone Ride-Rite and Air Lift LoadLifter air bag kits is that Firestone uses double convoluted bags that have 4 layers of reinforced rubber and are installed on the plates using a rolled crimp seal that keeps them from getting pinched. The LoadLifter kits are good as well but they don't have as heavy-duty rubber as the Ride-Rite option which is why I recommend going with Ride-Rite (Firestone) over LoadLifter (Air Lift). For your 2015 GMC Sierra 3500...
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  • Towing Capacities for 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD for Fifth Wheel
  • I found Chevy's online trailering guide for your 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with the Duramax diesel and the fifth wheel towing capacit is 18,100 lbs. The payload capacity (truck bed capacity) looks to be 3,204 lbs. The pin weight capacity is different since the payload is the weight capacity of the truck bed and the fifth wheel trailer pin weight is capacity of trailer weight that essentially bolts to the frame of the truck. The pin weight capacity would be right at 3,620 lbs. If...
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  • What is the Proper Pin Weight Percentage of the Total Weight for a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Definitely false. You want to shoot for the pin weight of a 5th wheel trailer to be about 20% of the loaded weight of the trailer. If the hitch weight of your trailer is 2,000 lbs though that entire pin weight is transferred, not just a portion of the pin weight. This is actually reflected in the weight ratings for 5th wheel trailer hitches (and can usually be found in the owner's manual for your trailer). If you check out the popular B&W Companion # BWRVK3500 you can see that the...
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  • Will Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Work on 2014 GMC Sierra 2500 With 1" Spacer Block
  • Yes, the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2596 will work on your 2014 GMC Sierra 2500 that has a 1" spacer block. A lift spacer is likely not going to be needed for a 1" lift; however, if you do the install and find there is a bit too much space you can then order the 1-1/2" Lift Spacers # F2536 so long as the distance between the upper and lower brackets is between 6-1/2" and 7-1/2".
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  • Rear Air Bag Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser
  • For air bag style of suspension enhancement that fits your 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser the Firestone Coil Rite kit part # F4164 is a confirmed fit and will work well. This fits into the coils on the rear suspension which will then give you the additional support you need.
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  • Airlift vs Firestone Ride Rite Comparison for a 2015 GMC Sierra 2500
  • When it comes to quality, the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2596, has a slight edge over the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs, # AL88338. Both systems will get the job done, but I would go with the Firestone kit if it were my truck. Firestone has been an industry leader for a long time. The way Firestone secures the rubber to the metal base of the bag assembly is more secure as well. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Will The Firestone Airbags Work with the Curt Gooseneck Hitch on a 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • Yes, the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2596 will work with the Curt Gooseneck Hitch part # C61301-52 for overbed and part # C607-604 for under bed and are a confirmed fit for your 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500. The gooseneck hitch mounts on the outside frame rails and the Firestone airbag kits mount underneath the frame rail hence the compatibility. In order to operate the airbags from inside the vehicle, I recommend using the Firestone Air Command I part # F2158. The Air...
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  • Recommended Air Bags for 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 with Factory Gooseneck
  • For your 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 with the factory gooseneck rail kit I highly recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2596. These are fantastic air springs with a double-convoluted construction that will provide up to 5,000 pounds of load-leveling support. The strength and durability of these springs is unmatched by other similar brand systems. The mounting brackets are fully compatible with those from the factory gooseneck hitch on your Sierra and it will be a simple, no-drill...
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  • Best Air Springs for 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 4x4
  • The best air ride helper springs for your 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 4x4 are the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle # F2596. These springs are adjustable from 5 psi to 100 psi for your desired ride and load leveling needs. They are rated for up to 5,000 lbs load leveling and the kit comes with the manual inflation valves that you can mount in a convenient location for adjustment. If you want to add a compressor system, then you will be able to monitor...
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  • Best Airbag Kit for a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
  • I have attached a list of all the airbag kits that will fit a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. However, not all of them will work with 5th wheel brackets. The best set we have that will are the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2596. This kit will provide you with the extra support you need to keep your truck from sagging. They will also help to improve steering, reduce suspension wear, and improve stability. As you can see in the attached install video, the process is...
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  • Air Bag Suspension Kit Recommendation for 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 with Fifth Wheel Hitch Rails
  • The Firestone air bag kit part # F2596 is a confirmed fit for your 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 and is designed to be compatible with fifth wheel and gooseneck rail kits so it would be a great option.
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  • Firestone Air Bag Kit Recommendation for 2015 GMC Sierra 3500
  • For your 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 the Firestone Ride Rite kit part # F2596 is a confirmed fit and will work well. We really like the Firestone air bag kits so this would be the best option we offer.
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  • Recommended Air Springs For 2013 Silverado 3500HD With 6.5 Lift
  • For your 2013 Chevy Silverado 3500 with 6-1/2 Inch lift, the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle # F2596 are a confirmed fit. You will need to use a lift spacer with this application based on the amount of axle lift only. If you have 6-1/2 inches of axle lift, you will use the Lift Spacers for Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Vehicles w/ 6" Lift # F2375. You will want to measure from the upper and lower brackets on the truck, as it should measure...
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  • Recommended Firestone Rear Axle Air Bag Kit for 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 with 5th Wheel Hitch
  • For your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Duramax the rear axle air bag suspension kit you can use along with your Reese 5th wheel hitch is the Firestone Ride-Rite kit # F2596. This no-drill kit works fine with your hitch installation and it fits both 2WD and 4WD trucks. You can refer to the linked video and instructions to see the kit components. Using air bags is nicest when you have an on-board compressor to control pressure. This is a whole lot easier than getting out of the truck,...
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  • Air Bag Helper Springs for a 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 4x4
  • For your 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 4x4 I do recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite helper springs # F2596. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation of this kit for you. Adding an on-board compressor system is an excellent idea any time air bags are used on a vehicle. It will allow you to add or remove air from the comfort of the truck cab so you will not have to have a separate compressor. There are different compressor systems you can use. If you are looking...
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  • How to Level Fifth Wheel Trailer Using B&W Companion Flatbed Gooseneck to Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • You are correct that the B&W Companion Flatbed Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # BWRVK3050 does not have a height adjustment. The head is approximately 10-1/2 inches off the deck of the flatbed. The amount of weight that's being put onto the truck isn't really the issue you need to watch out for but rather how level your trailer and your 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 are. If they're not sitting level, then you may be able to adjust your pin box to a lower set of bolt holes...
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  • Replacement Jounce Bumper Cup Insert for Firestone Ride-Rite Airbags on a 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • Yes, the Replacement Jounce Bumper Cup Insert part # F5721 is a fit for your 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD so long as you are using the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2596. If you need any other replacement parts for this kit such as the Upper Bracket part # F2135825848, Spreader Bar part # F2135825850, or Air Spring part # F6401 just let me know what that is and I will see if we have it for you.
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  • Rear Axle Air Bag Kit for 2016 Silverado 2500HD Duramax with B&W Turnover Ball Hitch
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite rear air bag kit # F2596 is a correct fit for your 2016 Silverado 2500HD Duramax (both 2WD and 4WD) and it provides no-drill installation along with compatibility with your existing B&W turnover ball in-bed gooseneck hitch. The linked video illustrates the kit components. Air tubing cutter tool # F9009 makes it easier to get clean cuts in your air lines which helps avoid leaks. If you care to add a compressor kit for automated pressure adjustment from the driver's...
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  • Firestone Air Bag Kit for a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
  • We have had customers want to change out there air bag systems for their new pickup before and when you lay out the pieces individually it is actually much more cost-effective to purchase a whole new kit instead of getting the new brackets and hardware. For your 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 I recommend going with the Extra Heavy Duty Ride-Rite Helper Springs # F2596 from Firestone. These have a 5,000 lb weight capacity and are compatible with an in-bed hitch. Please note that this will...
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