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 F2598 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Firestone Vehicle Suspension - F2598

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

5,000-lb Capacity. Ride-Rite air springs enhance your factory suspension for safety and stability when you are hauling heavy loads. They reduce strain on your rear axle, keep your vehicle level, and adjust to load size for a consistently smooth ride.


Features:

  • Maximize safe load-carrying capacity, increase stability, and improve ride quality
    • Install between your truck's frame and its rear suspension
  • Keep your vehicle level when you are hauling a heavy load
    • Improve steering control and braking when you are hauling or towing
    • Level your headlight beams
    • Reduce tire wear
  • Maintain even load distribution with air pressure, leveling off-center loads
    • Air bags adjust manually, side to side, with individual inflation valves
  • Reduce strain on rear suspension
    • Prevent permanent sagging and excessive friction in leaf springs
  • Increase stability
    • Absorb road shock for a smooth ride
    • Soften contact between axle and frame to prevent bottoming out
  • Provide maximum load support and durability with rubber construction and double-convoluted design
  • Include all materials necessary for installation
    • Brackets, air springs, hardware, air line, and separate valves for manual inflation
    • Switches and gauges, compressors, and air tanks (sold separately) are available for quick and easy air spring inflation/deflation from inside your truck
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

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


Firestone Ride-Rite Air Spring Basics

Firestone Ride-Rite springs are designed to increase safety and reduce the strain on your truck when you are hauling heavy loads or towing a heavy trailer. The springs partner with your existing rear suspension system to help keep your truck level, maintain even load distribution, and increase stability. Hauling heavy loads or towing a heavy trailer can make the rear of your truck sag and the front end rise. This puts more strain on your rear axle and reduces contact between your front tires and the road, causing problems with braking, steering control, and traction. By adding air springs to your rear suspension, you can help to level your truck and improve braking and handling. The air springs also help to level your headlight beams and reduce wear on your tires.


Adjustable Air Pressure


Firestone Ride-Rite air spring airline installation

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


Air Spring Construction


Firestone Ride-Rite air spring components

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



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F2598 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details F2598 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2014 - 2020 Ram 2500 2 Wheel Drive

2014 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500

2014 - 2020 Ram 2500 4 Wheel Drive




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 Ride-Rite Rear Axle Air Helper Springs Installation - 2017 Ram 2500

Today on our 2017 Ram 2500 you're going to be taking a look at, I'm going to show you how to install the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs. Here on our test course you will notice on our left side of our screen as we go over the speed bumps with the factory suspension setup on our weight, we get a lot of up and down movement, which in turn puts a significant amount of strain on the suspension. On the right side of the screen you will see the new air bags installed. You will notice as we go over bumps the air bags will greatly reduce the strain on the factory suspension while providing a much safer ride, while leveling out your vehicle when loaded and prolonging the life of your factory suspension.Here on our slalom course with our factory setup, we'll see a lot of body roll when loaded. With the new air bags installed the ride feels much more solid and stable, while greatly reducing body roll. This is what our bag looks like when it's installed.

This is going to be constructed of a durable rubble and it's going to be double convoluted. What I mean by double convoluted and how that separates from a, or how it's different from a single convoluted. A single convoluted bag is one single bag. This is going to look like two separate bags, but it's actually one with a steel band in the center.The reason they do that and why this is better than a single bag, is with a single bag what happens is when the bag flexes or when the pressure on the bag pushes down, that bag is going to flex out like this, so it's going to squish down and push out. With two separate areas like this you get a lot less outward movement of the bag and more straight up and down.

Each bag is going to come with a cap on each end and the bag is actually rolled inside of that and the reason they roll it inside of there is to help keep a nice good grip on that bag to help it last a long time. Our lower and upper brackets are going to be constructed of a black powder coat steel that's going to resist any rust or corrosion. All of our hardware is going to be corrosion resistant.Each bag is going to have a 5000 pound load capacity. However keep in mind it does not increase the load carrying capacity of the truck itself. You have a range of 5 PSI up to a 100 PSI per bag.

Another thing that's nice about these bags is you can increase and decrease the air for each individual bag for off centered loads. Now this kit is going to be manual inflation, however there are air compressors available here at etrailer.com and you have your air fittings and it all comes with your kit. It's also going to come with this little bracket that you can mount on your hitch if you have one. There's different ways to mount it. I've mounted them up here on the bumper.

It completely depends on your preference.It's going to come with these caps to help protect your air fittings from getting any dirt and debris in them. Also you don't want to make sure you don't lose these caps. If you look at the end it's kind of split. What that is for is if you want to let the air out of your bags, you put that end in there and you can actually spin that center out, so you can actually take that out and change it if you need to. If one's leaking, so it's a really nice feature for these bags to have that cap with that option.The first thing we need to do before we start our installation, we need to find out what our factory ride height is. How we find that out is we're going to do a measurement while there's nothing loaded in the vehicle. We're going to measure from the group right up the center of the wheel, to the bottom edge of our wheel well. We're going to do this in the front and the back of the vehicle. Right now we're at about 43-1/2 here in the back. Here in the front we're at about 40-1/4. Now lets add some weight and see what it does to our vehicle.Now we've added about 1400 pounds on the back of our truck. Let's go ahead and take another measurement. We're at about 41-1/4, so our truck has actually dropped about two inches. What is that going to do That's going to put unnecessary strain on our rear axle because our axles have to make up for what our suspension can't handle. Now our front measurement hasn't changed at all, but what happens when we put more weight closer to what this vehicle can handle or up closer to its limit What happens is the front of the vehicle will raise up. It'll raise your headlights off the road, making it unsafe to drive. It's also going to make your steering light. It's going to affect your braking and it's going to change how your tires wear.Now that our air bag is installed, we've gone ahead and added the weight back in there and again it's 1400 pounds. Let's go ahead and take another measurement and see where we're at. If you remember our normal ride height was 43-1/2". When we added the weight the first time before we added our, before we put our springs in, it dropped us down almost, or a little over 2" I should say. With our air bags installed, 42 lbs of pressure in there, we're back up to normal ride height with the same amount of weight.To start your installation it's a good idea to go ahead and remove your spare tire. Give yourself a little extra room and that's what we're going to do. We're going to remove our heat shield. A 10 mm socket, we will remove them. You're going to have three bolts here on the frame rail. You're going to have two right up here on the cross member. Then you can set your heat shield aside to be reinstalled later on. We'll take a 16 mm socket and remove our bump stop. We're going to do this on both sides of the vehicle. We'll have one bolt here and then we'll have one right here on the other side. You're going to have two brackets like this one for each side. You're going to notice that the hole is farther from one side than it is on the other. The side that has the more distance on it is going to go towards the back of the vehicle and we're going to be installing this with two large flat hex head bolts.These are going to go in place of your bump stop. Then we'll take a 6 mm Allyn wrench. Go ahead and tighten that into place. Once you're done tightening one side, you're going to repeat the process on the other side and then you're going to torque those bolts to the specifications in the instructions. Now we're going to assemble the driver's side bag. We're going to pull this cap off the top and you're going to have two covers here and some studs. Pull those off. We're going to take our air fitting. We're going to install it first. Now your passenger's side, you're going to install your air fitting second. Driver's side you install it first.Then what we want to do is we're going to take the right wrench, 1/2" wrench. We're going to tighten this until the coating on the thread is completely seated inside the hole. Like that. We want to make sure our fitting is facing in. We're going to take this bracket. We want this opening right here. It's going to go over the top of our fitting. It's going to sit like that. We'll add on our hex nuts on top of the studs. We'll tighten those down and then torque them to the specifications in the instructions. Now we're going to flip the bag over. We're going to have one single hole. You're going to have a bracket like this and make sure that these flanges are facing down. You're going to see the bottom of the plate, it's kind of concave.You're going to have a small Allyn head, flat head bolt that's going to hold that in place. We're just going to hand tighten this right now, because we're going to have to set it once we get it up on the vehicle. We want to make sure that it's going to be straight. Let's get it like that. Make sure our plate can move on the bottom and essentially this plate, you can see how kind of the bottom of the bag or the bottom of this plate is kind of different on the side of the bag. This is going to be towards the front of the vehicle. This is going to be towards the inside, so it's going to be kind of like sitting like this, essentially once we're doing installing in it.We're going to get our bag into place. It sits just like that. It does make it a little bit easier if you can, if you raise the vehicle, if you raise it by the frame so that the axle separates. It makes a little bit easier to get your bags in. We're going to take our two hex bolts like this and from the inside we're going to go through the top bracket on our bags. Through the bracket that we mounted onto our frame. Then we'll put a hex nut or flange nut on the outside. To make sure it's straight, we're going to take a paint marker. We're going to just mark a line here, just something like that. Now we'll take our Allyn wrench, line up our two lines and then we'll tighten it into place.Once you have it tightened then you're going to torque it to the specifications in the instructions. Then we'll see two holes on the side of your plate. We're going to be using this inside one. We're going to have a long bolt, actually two long bolts for each side that look like this. Then slide it through. You'll notice here on the outside that it's touching this line, this brake line here. What we're going to do is we're just going to bend this bracket up a little bit, just like that to make sure it's cleared. We're going to take this bracket here. This round side is going to go on the bottom side of the axle like that. Tighten down the flange nut. We'll do the same thing on the other side.Then you want to tighten and torque both nuts to the specifications in the instructions. One thing I do want to mention with these is you want to make sure that you are tightening them down together. Do this one a couple turns and then do that one a couple turns, just to make sure done even so that this bracket isn't sitting off to the side. Now we'll take our air line tube. It's going to come in a bundle like this. We're going to put the two ends together. We want to find the center. Once you find your center you're going to cut it in half. That's going to give your driver and passenger side air lines. Now I took my 1/2" wrench and I actually turned my air fitting to where it was facing back.I didn't like how it was coming out this side. It was a little bit too close to this spring and I really didn't have anywhere to go to keep it away from it, so I turned it like this and now we can go straight up to this factory wiring and follow it to the back of the vehicle where we're going to be mounting our air fittings. Driver's side, you can see I just ran right to the inside of my frame wall. Followed my existing wiring right around. I'm actually going to put my little adapter here for my air fittings on this side, so when did my passenger's side, there's a support brace right here that's welded onto the frame. There's actually a hole on this inside. It's right in here. I went through the hole and then out and then over the top of my spare tire holder. Existing wiring. I just kind of looped it up right here.Then I'll make my connection right there. This is what your little fitting looks like and your little bracket. It's going to come with zip ties. I'm going to zip tie it just like that. We'll pull off the nut and put on a flat washer, lead it in. Put on another flat washer. We can put our nut back in place. Like that. Then we'll just disconnect our lines. When cutting your lines, you just make sure this is flat and not at an angle. If you don't have an air line tube cutter, you can find one here at etrailer.com. Like that. Cut off our excess. Clean up our install.Now what we do is we're going to put some air in our bags. Test all of our fittings and make sure we don't have any air leaks. We've added about 70 PSI to each bag. We're going to take some soapy water and spray all of our fittings. What we're looking for is big bubbles, so if you see this one here, see the big bubbles coming out it. That means we have a slight leak there and so we need to figure out what's going on with it and fix it. Once you're done running all your lines, you've checked everything to make sure everything is working correctly You can reinstall your spare tire and your heat shield and you're ready to go. That'll do it for the look at and installation on the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs on our 2017 Ram 2500.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (19 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.

- F2598
by:
2018 Ram 2500

Paint was poor and chipped up. Brackets did not fit my 2018 Ram 2500. You may be able to bend the bracket to fit around the frame so the holes line up. If you do that and they don't fit you just ate 300.00. These are not just a simple install on my truck. I see where guys drill, bend, cut to get these to fit. Not sure I want to do any of that. My truck is brand new! 703183


Comments

I have spoken with my contact at Firestone about this suspension enhancement kit and they confirmed that the brackets in this kit are designed to fit very tightly on the Ram trucks frame.

-- Victoria B - 09/23/2019

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



- F2598
by:
2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

This was an install on a 2016 Ram 2500. Left side install(drivers side) was a beeeze. (Side note- remove tire and heat shield) Right side install took some trouble shooting. The right side upper bracket and bag bracket did not align when joined together. The bracket welded on by Ram is pretty thick (or at least mine was -along the outside of the frame) so this did not allow the bracket to sit squarely enough to align the holes needed for mounting the two together. Solution- grind down upper tab on bracket on the inside. Also note- if you are using a floor jack in your driveway, lower the truck fairly low, so you can allow for an easier time getting the whole assembly to fit in the allowed space. This will also mean you will need to remove the passenger side tire. By lowering the truck once the tire is off, will allow for the suspension to stretch out creating more room. I did end up minorly stripping out the bolt used to fasten the bottom of the bracket to the axle. Ended up using a tap and dye to get things straightened back out. One last tip, in order to tighten the Allen bolt used to to tighten the air bag to the lower bracket, it will not be a 6mm like the frame bracket. The size you need will be a 7/32 Allen wrench. Not your most common size, nowhere in my instructions did I find that information. Don’t forget to get your air elbow fitting aligned how you want it early on, nothing like getting it wiggled and jiggled into place -to only realize you don’t like the way the elbow fitting is pointed. No air leaks and no other problems other than some bracket modifying, hope this helps the next guy. Etrailer was out of stock and this order took a month to get. 4 stars for the hassle, the modifying part didn’t bother me at all, seems like it’s gonne be a great product for years to come. 545257



- F2598
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I just got my airbags today. As usual etrailer comes through with outstanding shipping. I got them in 4 days from the time i placed the order. Looking forward to getting them on and testing them out later this spring once we hook up the camper. Only gave a good rating because they are not on the truck yet. Another satisfied etrailer customer regarding service and quick delivery!!! 356867


Comments

Had these on for a year. Working GREAT. One of the best things we put on the truck to haul our camper. Would buy again. Really happy with them.

Walt - 03/21/2018

36247

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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. 445632



- F2598
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2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

Ordered Firestone 5000 lb air bags for my 2017 Ram 2500 4x4 arrived on time had them on in about 4 hours.Had these on my 2016 Ram 2500 4x4 as well put 85,000 on truck hauling 14,000 lb trailers.My opinion is they are a must I run about 15 lbs air empty ,up to 45 lbs loaded ride always good load level and safe.Awesome etrailer service and product 419486



- F2598
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Excellent service. Product arrived on day promised before 10am ! I was concerned about the clanking noise the package made when it was dropped off. Parts were packed loose in the shipping carton. Air springs were not wrapped to prevent damage from metal brackets. Will have to fill them with air to make sure they were not punctured during shipment. 272271


Comments

Sloppy packing job caused no problems. Air springs are working as designed. Thanks for the follow up.

DM - 07/15/2017

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Great product easy to install I chose to run my lines through the license plate bolts easier access and it works for me 469041



- F2598
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Item arrived quickly. Now that I have installed them I don't know why I waited so long to get air bags. I run a welding skid in the back (1500-2000lbs) and occasionally tow. Even though the truck only sagged 1½ inches, the sway at highway speeds was my real issue to correct. At only 20psi the truck sits and rides proper again. 711712



- F2598
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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. 686482



- F2598
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The product was exactly as described, easy to install, no drilling, and works great!! My reason for purchasing was I pull multiple trailers with various weighs and this allows me to level truck and get a better ride. 652917



- F2598
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The customer service at e trailer is unbelievably the most pleasant people I have dealt With doing business Chris and Molly. 566622



- F2598
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I haven’t got to tow with the system yet, but the install was easy, w.5 he’s tops. Should do exactly what I got it for!! 555321


Comments

Great, still working great. Wish I would installed it sooner!

A. M - 08/20/2019

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Riding well 483294


Comments

Have towed about 4000 mi wook as expected and intended- just wright thanks for the good service.

Ronald - 03/10/2019

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I managed to install this product without a hoist-------I used two hydraulic jacks and hence could control the axle as well as the truck weight during the installation which went without a hitch on my gravel driveway. Resultant levelling and smoother ride was pleasant. 451560



- F2598
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The product (air bag suspension) has worked perfectly. 351892



- F2598
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Great product, have used them on other trucks 348622



- F2598
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Looks very well made. 269908



- F2598
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Just finished the install. All went better and easier then expected. Every part fit perfectly. I will send additional info after we actually use the product which will be in early April. We do not intend to tow anything heavy until then. Thanks for the outstanding service and concern. R. Bruce Sadow 236656


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  • For your 2018 Ram 2500 crew cab, 4x4, with the Cummins engine and factory rail kit the Firestone Ride Rite kit part # F2598 that you referenced is a confirmed fit. The compressor kit I recommend is the Firestone Air Command part # F2097 because it has the heavier duty compressor which means it will fill the bags quicker and because you can control the compressor and monitor air pressure from inside the cab of the truck. For a sliding fifth wheel hitch I recommend the Demco Hijacker...
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  • What is the Difference Between the F2598 and F2580 Firestone Air Bag Kits for 2014 Ram 2500
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite, part F2580, you've seen only fits the 4-wheel drive model of your 2014 Ram 2500 so it technically fits your truck. With that being said it has been discontinued because the kit we now carry, part # F2598, fits both the 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive trucks. So the # F2598 will also fit your truck.
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  • Firestone Air Bag Helper Springs for a 2015 Ram 2500 4x4 Diesel
  • The Firestone Ride Rite kit for the 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 is # F2299. This kit is not a fit for the 2015 Ram 2500 4x4. Instead you would use kit # F2598 for the 2015. The springs themselves and most of the other components are different for each truck. If the 2006 Ram also had a Level Command kit with the onboard compressor and its components they you could use it on the 2015, but the 2015 does require a different Ride Rite kit.
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  • Recommended Suspension Enhancement System For 2015 Ram 2500 Megacab With 6 Inch Lift
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, part # F2598 will work great on your 2015 Ram 2500. This system helps keep the headlights level and helps reduce tire wear and provides great support when carrying heavy loads. Since you said you have a 6 inch lift on your truck the Lift Spacers, part # F2375 will work for you. As long as you do not have a body lift and you have a suspension lift the distance between the frame and axle is increased and the lift spacers will work great. If...
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  • Fifth Wheel Towing with 2018 Ram 2500 Crew Cab with 1,820 lb Hitch Weight
  • The 2,380 payload on your 2018 Ram 2500 does include the passengers, so you will need to take that into consideration. The manufacturer does set the max capacity so they are not liable if you overload your truck, so you will need to determine what you are comfortable with. 5th Wheel Pin weight is not the same as payload because the payload is spread out over the entire truck bed where the 5th wheel hitch rail system is mounted directly to the frame and specifically over the rear axle....
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  • How to Decrease Vehicle Sag and Improve Ride Quality on a 2014 Ram 2500
  • I have the perfect option that will give your 2014 Ram 2500 both comfort and support but the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System part # TDR2500D are prone to creating a stiff ride. I cannot guarantee whether or not you will experience this discomfort but if the springs are loaded then the chances of a stiff ride are high. For the best of both worlds (support/comfort), I recommend using a set of airbags like the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2598. This airbag kit...
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  • Recommended Air Springs Suspension Enhancement for Dodge Ram 2500
  • For your 2015 Ram 2500, I recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2598 to enhance your factory suspension when pulling your gooseneck trailer. This system has a 5,000 pound capacity and will help to reduce strain on your rear axle as well as keep your vehicle level. The air bags can be adjusted for different load sizes so you will have a consistent and smooth ride, with or without the trailer. Everything needed for installation will be included, such as brackets, air springs,...
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  • Solution for Rough Unloaded Ride Caused by Jounce-Style Springs on Ram 2500
  • The type of experience you're describing is unfortunately the downside of jounce-style springs like the SumoSprings # SSR-312-54 you mentioned for the rear axle of your 2018 Ram 2500. This type of suspension enhancement does a really great job of supporting heavy cargo weight or the tongue weight from a trailer but they can definitely lead to a harsher ride when driving empty. You can try removing the included spacer from your SumoSprings setup (if you installed it) to widen the gap...
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  • Reducing Sag While Towing with a 2019 Ram 2500
  • The Firestone kit, part # F2706, does fit your 2019 Ram 2500 and is going to add support to the rear. With that being said in my opinion it's going to be overkill for your 3,000 pound UTV trailer. This is the Red Label Extreme Duty kit so unless you're towing pretty much all the time it's more than you need. But like I said it will work. Instead I recommend part # F2598. It's similar to the Red Label kit with a lower 5,000 pound rating so it should still be plenty for you. It's...
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  • Compatibility of Air Springs and Compressor with Daystar Air Bag Cradles on 2018 Power Wagon
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle # F2598 are a fit for the 2018 Ram Power Wagon. These springs will work well with the Air Lift WirelessONE Compressor System for Air Helper Springs - Remote and Mobile App - Single Path # AL25980 you mentioned. They can be used with the Daystar air bag cradles, but the manufacturers like Air Lift and Firestone don't warranty this altered use. The cradles are designed to give you more suspension movement specifically...
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  • Are Free Floating Airbags Required for a 2018 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
  • The 2018 Ram 2500 Power Wagon does indeed have a suspension setup which offers more travel than the other models. However, the range of motion for all of the airbags kits we offer for your truck will be sufficient for any situation you will encounter on a paved road. When you take the vehicle off road and there are large dips and bumps which maxes out the suspension, this is when the range of motion will become an issue for the airbags. As you mentioned, this issue can easily be fixed with...
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  • Will Firestone Ride-Rite Helper Springs Fit 2017 Ram 2500 with Factory Puck System
  • Yes, I verified with Firestone that the # F2598 Ride-Rite springs will work on your 2017 Ram 2500 and the factory gooseneck hitch. You might also be interested in a compressor system, # F2097, so you can monitor and control the air pressure from inside the cab of your Ram.
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  • Will Air Bags Level 2018 Ram 2500 When Towing
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2598 that fit your 2018 Ram 2500 will not keep your truck level when you are towing. They are definitely helpful in terms of improving your overall ride and stability but just are not a substitute for a weight distribution system. The reason for this is the tongue weight is not going to be re-distributed when only using air bags; a weight distribution system is the only option which is going to actively transfer that load and thus ensure...
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  • Recommended Airbag Kit for a 2015 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Edition
  • I spoke to my contact at Firestone and they were able to confirm that the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2598 will fit the Power Wagon edition of your 2015 Ram 2500. Unfortunately, Firestone does not test their airbag kits with Daystar products therefore, I cannot confirm fitment or if additional components are needed. In order to operate the airbags from inside the vehicle, I recommend using the Firestone Air Command I part # F2538.
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  • Air Bag and Dual Path Compressor Kit Recommendation for 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
  • For your 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon the Firestone kit part # F2598 would be the correct air bag kit. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well. Then for a dual path compressor kit that would work well with this air bag kit we have the Firestone Air Command II # F2219 which will work well. You can maintain both bags easily with this kit.
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  • Comparing The Ride Of Ram 2500 HD Versus 3500 HD For Towing And When Not Towing
  • The ride on the Ram 2500 HD will be more comfortable than the ride of the 3500 HD due to the coil suspension on the 2500 versus the leaf spring suspension on the 3500. With that being said, you will have more squat with the 2500 when the trailer is hooked up. You can put an aftermarket air bag system on the truck and deflate it to a minimal level when not towing to get a more comfortable ride. You could then inflate it to help when the truck is placed under a heavier load such as when...
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  • Wireless Compressor Kit Recommendation for Ride-Rite Air Bags on a 2019 Ram 2500
  • I recommend using the Air Command F3 Compressor System w/ Wireless Remote # F2590 for the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2598 on your 2019 Ram 2500 because it is the most cost-effective option that comes with a heavy duty compressor which is what Firestone recommends using for any kind of normal use of their air bag kits. To make the installation of the compressor itself easier I recommend using the No-Drill Mount Kit # F2588 which essentially just uses U-Bolts to secure the...
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