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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. Great Prices for the best vehicle suspension from Firestone. Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle part number F2598 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Firestone Vehicle Suspension - F2598

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

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.


  • 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


  • 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

Note: The construction material of the fittings may vary.

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.

W217602598 Firestone Ride Rite Air Bags - Suspension Kit - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle

Firestone 2598

Replaces Firestone 2580

Installation Details F2598 Installation instructions

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Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle - F2598

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (2195 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.

2021 Ram 2500

Great bags. But Firestone needs different 5th gen lower brackets.
The carriage bolt was rubbing my hard brake lines. I had to space them out with washers. I ended up installing the Daystar cups and just not using the lower bracket. Personal opinion is it should come with cups instead. All in all the bags are great. Only issue was the rubbing.

2022 Ram 2500

Had a little trouble getting the upper bolts on right side install but other than that it was a breeze. Took 1.5 hrs total

2016 Ram 2500

Installation was easy but instructions not really clear, etrailer's video made it a little clearer. I will try them out next week with my 5th wheel. Installed on a 2016 Ram 2500.

2019 Ram 2500

Installation was fairly easy. Only a couple issues with bolts not lining up properly on passenger side top bracket. Product is as advertised and works perfect for towing my fifth wheel trailer.

2020 Ram 2500

Everything fit and works perfectly.

2022 Ram 2500

Easy inhalation and no air leaks the first time around.
My truck rides smoother and I have a 2022 Ram Bighorn 2500 with the tow package and it has a beefy suspension to begin with,but the air springs smoothed it out some.
Thank you for some of the video reviews that helped me decide on the product.


Jamie B. made the order process quick and easy and the product was delivered on time. The Firestone air bags were installed with no problem in about 2.5 hours. I installed to help stabilize and cushion the ride when towing our fifth wheel rv.


So far they seem to work great just riding around the neighborhood. Haven't had to hook up and tow a trailer or put weight in the bed yet. The only hiccup I had was the one photo without the red hose going to it you can see the bolt would not lineup on the passenger side upper bracket I had to take channel locks and squeeze Tightly to get the bolt through both sides. The bracket just needs bent a little bit from factory. This was for the 2022 ram 2500. Other than that the install was probably 2 hours for myself an hour a piece I would say. Be sure to put a fresh blade on a Utility knife when cutting red plastic air line, I used the factory pre cut sides to put those into the airbags themselves, And put the cut ends that I cut myself into my air fittings in the back that way if there were any leaks which I had one I could easily remove without jacking up the truck,removing tire, etc. and trying to get it off of the airbag


Somewhat firmer ride but not harsh. gives good lateral stability pulling my 32 ft. 5th wheel.

2021 Ram 2500

Well I got it all installed. The printed instructions are somewhat lacking. So I watched the video, and that contradicts some items, ie, the bottom brackets.

There is nothing saying that both are the same, there are no left/right bottom brackets, they are the same, the notches go forward. It would of been helpful to say that they are the same, I thought I got a wrong bracket trying to understand the offset bottom allen screw hole, one side is different from the other.

Also the printed instructions are different from the video in which hole the long carriage bolts use. The video fails to mention any of this, but I was able to see how it was "suppose" to look with the video dude doing the install. Otherwise I'd of been guessing.

The third and biggest PITA was the passenger side bracket, it did not allow for the 3/8 in bolt holes to line up. By shoving the two bolts in the outside holes, enough to hold the pieces, and with a good titanium pry bar, I was able to bend the bracket just enough for the top brackets to fall into place, and thus the 3/8 inch bolts slid in easily. But where it slightly bent was on the flat area aligned with the two top air spring mount bolts. I was not happy. But it's not a jet engine, so I guess it'll work.

The brake lines that are in the way, I used a pry bar and bent the bracket holding them outwards, making sure I had 1/4 inch of clearance.

bone up fellows, write up some better instructions. It's not my job nor other buyers here.


Description of product was well to make a exact fit. It was also delivered very promptly so I could install the air ride before my trip. Would recommend to others. Thanks

2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

This product has been serving me very well thus far. Everything was simple to install and even easier to use. Makes towing my 5th wheel nice and smooth while keeping my truck at optimal ride height. Perfect fit for the 2016 Ram 2500 with rear coils.


These fixed my sagging rear of my pickup and I only put in 5 lbs when not using and hasn’t effected my ride.

2016 Ram 2500

I ordered and received these in 2 days. Instructions for installation we're straight forward. Self installing these will take a few hours but money saved is money earned. The only downside I had was the air lines are really hard to fish through the frame being as rigid as they are. Using tools to help route them is almost required (baling wire, fish tape, locator flags, etc.)


Works great. Always great quality with firestone and excellent customer service with etrailer.


You won't be disappointed with these Firestone air bags. Very well designed and a pretty easy install. If I had anything to do over again I would remove the tires to make the install a little easier.


Super easy to install. Highly recommend removing the tires and spring pressure prior to installation so you have room to work with. I used a second jack to reset the spring pressure during the dry fit and marking phase so everything would be back in normal alignment.


Everything went on with little problem. The bag of hardware didn't come with enough nuts and too many bolts but a quick trip to the hardware store remedied that. Good product and what I expected.

2018 Ram 2500

I think the product was great. The only flaw was that the air valve holder was broken. I used super glue and put it back together and it seems to be holding. This will allow me to level my truck when pulling my camper.


The product was complete and the instructions were good. However, the passenger top metal needed extra effort to get to get it to fit together and get the top bolts through. Driver side fit was excellent.

2022 Ram 2500

3rd pair on three different vehicles. Great product


Works as it should


Great product easy to install I chose to run my lines through the license plate bolts easier access and it works for me


Product works as advertised. Zero issues after 1 yr. Installation is fairly simple except the passenger side bracket needs a little modification to fit properly. ETRrailer is always great to work with. Fast and accurate service.


Like the air bags. There was only one problem, the two fill valves were bad. Tried removing and re-cutting the poly tubing twice to make sure they were straight cuts but didn't solve the leaks. Ordered two new ones from and auto supply company and all is good.

Working Great! No leaks.
Jan a - 05/01/2022

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