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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 F2597 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Firestone Vehicle Suspension - F2597

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


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.



W217602597 Firestone Ride Rite Air Bags - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle

Replaces W218602535 and 2535

Installation Details F2597 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles




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 - F2597 Review

Today we're gonna take a look at the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs for the rear axle. Now, this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2011 and newer Ford F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty trucks. And on a custom fit part, I always like to recommend for you to go to our website and 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 will help maximize safe load carrying capacity, increases stability, improves the ride quality. These basically install between your vehicle's frame and the rear suspension.

The will help keep your vehicle level when you're hauling a heavy load. It gives you improved steering control and braking when you're hauling or towing. It'll also help level your headlight beams and even reduce tire wear. This will maintain even, low distribution with air pressure, leveling any off-center loads. And these air bags adjust manually, side to side with individual inflation valves.

Helps reduce the strain on your rear suspension, and it'll help prevent permanent sagging and excessive friction in your leaf springs. They do increase stability. It absorbs any road shock for a nice smooth ride. And it'll soften the contact between the axle and the frame to prevent any bottoming out. They do provide maximum load support and durability with a nice rubber construction. You can see it's a double convoluted design spring.

It does include everything shown here on the table that's necessary for installation. The air springs themselves, all the mounting brackets and the hardware, air line, and they even have the separate valves for manual inflation. Now, you can get switches, gauges, compressors and air tanks. They are available. We sell them separately on our website.

And that's even for a quick and easy air spring inflation and deflation from inside your vehicle if you prefer. These parts are all made in the USA. A few specs on it. The load leveling capacity is 5,000. And the thing you need to remember is that these Ride-Rite Springs will not increase your vehicle's weight carrying capacity. So, you do want to make sure not to exceed the manufacturer's recommended weight limit. And the air pressure in these springs is adjustable from 5 psi to 100 psi. But that should do it for the review on the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs for the rear axle.


Customer Reviews

Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle - F2597

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (660 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.

- F2597
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2012 Ford F-450 Super Duty

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


Comments
Great. Love it more.
Robert - 01/06/2020

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- F2597
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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



- F2597
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2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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



- F2597
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2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Thanks to the excellent installation video provided by etrailer, along with the reviews provided by other, the installation on my 2016 F-350 SRW went well. I have a B&W turnover ball hitch, and had to temporarily remove the driver side plate (thanks to a review from another installer, I knew to expect that) before I could proceed with the installation. One suggestion on the video installation I would recommend: they removed (cut off) the hard wire parking brake holder on the driver side and relied solely on zip ties to relocate the parking brake cable. I shortened that bracket by removing the bracket from the truck with pliers and a large screw driver, by sawing off a portion, placing it in a vice, and making a new opening by bending it around a 3/8” bolt. Much better solution. 564119



- F2597
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2012 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Great product easy to install 727027



- F2597
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My second install of the same product..the first was helping my friend with his and now he helped me with mine.. 3 1/2 hrs to complete the install..(we are 68 yrs old). The videos your staff put together are great and so helpful. I'm sure we could have done it in a shorter time if we had a lift instead of jacking the truck up and using jackstands. 693479



- F2597
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Only real issue was fitment...had to modify one of the lower brackets on the driver side cuz it didn't fit right.... But it worked fine after that and guessing it still does .. sold the truck. 659992



- F2597
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2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Air springs were easy to install. Provide excellent lift and since I haven't been able to take my camper out yet I am anxious to see how much they help ride and handling. 635587



- F2597
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Worked as it should, still performing as it should 588705



- F2597
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The one to two hour installation time is laughable if you have a B&W turnover hitch. I had to take the driver's side B&W plate off to mount the driver's side air bag. To get the the driver's side B&W plate, I had to drop the DEF tank. None of this was mentioned in the instructions. Passenger side was much easier. It took a total of 8 hours to install in my driveway on a creeper with my wife's help. Our marriage survived. This was was very difficult, and I would recommend doing it on a lift. Also, there is a slow leak that I can't find. 581547



- F2597
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2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

The only reason 4 stars is the package include 4 attachment bolts that were too small, I had to run to the store to pick them up. So for, I have been happy. 580191



- F2597
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Ford F-350 Super Duty

Just installed the Ride Rite Helper Springs so I don't have any hauling use yet, just wanted new installers to know if you have a B& W companion 5th wheel hitch you will have to remove bolts from the driver side plate to pivot it up to remove the Def tank mount, other than that it was a fairly easy install taking about 3 hours with the Ford F350 up on jack stands with the rear tires off. I will try to update my review after towing our 42 foot 5th wheel RV to the west coast and back in June and July 513192



- F2597
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2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Installed on 2014 F-250 Diesel with short bed. I have the B&W Turnover Ball and these products work well together. Installation required removing the B&W frame plate on the drivers side to access the DEF screw and I had to remove the large bolt on the passenger side frame plate to use the existing hole for the airbag mount, but not too big of a deal to retrofit. PS. My truck did not have the exhaust sensor on the passenger side that some people have mentioned. 372401



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


One of the few products I have ever installed without having to modify anything. Great fit for and function. Highly recommended to anyone looking to level there truck when loading or towing. 734773



- 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



- 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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- 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



- 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

46056

- F2445
by:

Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Excellent product and follow-up service from etrailer. 671578



- F2445
by:

Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Installed by professional mechanic. instal went well. Totally changes the dynamic of towing. We have a 34 ft travel trailer. Control is excellent. Far better feel with heavy loads in the bed as well. Over all excellent product, very satisfied. 601774



- F2550
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Product was an excellent addition to my 2009 F250. Install was straight forward and arrived at my house quick. Instructions were clear and is easy for anyone with basic mechanical skills. End use is for extra support with my travel trailer and levels my truck when hitched up. Airbags are easy to adjust with a hand pump you would use to air up basketballs, footballs, etc. I will continue to purchase from etrailer in the future. Great company. 707360



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


fit perfect works great 503642



- 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


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


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