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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 F2609 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Firestone Vehicle Suspension - F2609

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

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.



W217602609 Firestone Ride Rite Air Bags - Suspension Kit - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle

Firestone 2609

Installation Details F2609 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle - F2609

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (783 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.

- F2609
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Package arrived in good shape and when promised. Installation was very straight forward as per the instructions. The only difficulty I had was threading the large nylocnut on to the airbag. Because of the limited access and view it was very difficult especially with the brass fitting already screwed into the airbag stem. I removed the airbag, removed the brass fitting then screwed the large nut over the stem several times. This made it easier to install the nut once everything was put back together as per the instruction and complete my installation. 638817


Comments
The air bags have worked great for over a year now. I have no complaints.
Paul - 05/07/2020

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- F2609
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2020 GMC Sierra 1500

Awesome product and easy install. Fantastic Service. Painless 877648



- F2609
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Worked great for our 2020 Silerado RST fit with no vehicle modification or additional parts. Took a little doing to get it together but it came out great. Can't wait to try it with the trailer. 858550



- F2609
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The install on this couldn't have been much simpler, just a couple hard to reach spots when installing the lower plate. I would have given this a better rating but the bolts just felt like they should have been heavier for what they are doing. All in all when i load my fifth wheel on my truck it doesn't squat at all and that is with 20 psi in the air bags. 810019



- F2609
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2019 Chevrolet Silverado

All questions answered promptly before ordering Firestone ride-rite airbags for my 2019 Silverado. Well packaged for delivery to me. Haven't installed yet but all items seem to be included with my order. Very happy with the process so far and will update once installed and used. 779459



- F2609
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These air bags work under load as they should. Levels the truck and gives a comfortable ride. Rougher ride when empty. Bad if no air and stiff if to much air. Over all a good product0 769600



- F2560
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Product was a perfect fit and easy install. Thanks for awesome service again trailer and crew! 483523



- 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



- 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



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


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



- F2430
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Review from a similar 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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- F2445
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Excellent product and follow-up service from etrailer. 671578



- F2430
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Review from a similar 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



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


fit perfect works great 503642



- F2430
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Review from a similar 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



- F2597
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Review from a similar 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



- 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


The air bags are the second purchase for this product for two different Toyota trucks in three years. I chose etrailer because they are thorough, always right and provide excellent customer service. The bags worked well with my bumper pull last year at around 20 psig and now with our new fifth wheel at 55 psig. Both sets of Firestone bags have been excellent. The Toyota Tundra pulls our Grand Design very well. We drove from South Carolina to New Mexico with no problems and a smooth ride thanks to etrailer and Firestone! 409027



- F2596
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


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



- F2400
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


I have had these air bags on 3 vehicles over the past 20 years, my current F250 hauls a 38 ft fithwheel with ease and no porpoising wouldn’t have it any other way 634924


Comments
Just returned home from a 3400 mile trip and as always the air springs preformed great
Dan - 04/25/2020

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


Very good fitment, so you do get what you pay the premium for. My only concern is some sort of regulator would go a long way to getting the pressure equalized between the bags. This is not something I expected, but will probably add later to enhance the ease of use and warranted that fifth star. Highly recommend as advertised regardless! 635267



- 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



- F2400
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Figment was good and the instructions were definitely straight to the point with only 3 detailed pictures! Easy installation and holds my F250 level with a 48 volt golf cart in the bed with an approximately 1000 pounds of other junk. 573250


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    I have listed the correct parts you will need to install a set of airbags and add an air compressor on your 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 below. I recommend going with a Firestone airbag system and an AirLift air compressor system because Firestone has the best airbags due to their crimp rolled design as opposed to a band clamp and AirLift has the best air compressors as they are made by Viair who is an industry leader in this category. Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2609 Lift...
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    The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2609 which is a fit for your 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 comes with everything that you need for installation save for tools unless you have a Z71 or High Country package. If you do then you will also need the Lift Spacers for Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2366. There will be either a Z71 or High Country large badge on the passenger and driver fender if you have either of these packages. The rest of the tools needed...
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    It is a very good idea to use the Air Command F3 Compressor System w/ Wireless Remote and Light Duty Compressor # F2581 with the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2609 on your 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 and you should mount the compressor with the No-Drill Mount Kit for Firestone Air Command # F2588. The mounting kit should be installed on a frame rail on your '19 Silverado, and Firestone recommends doing it on the right-hand side of a vehicle if possible. There is no specific...
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    The Firestone Air Helper Springs part # F2609 is the correct fit for your 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4. Since the AT4 has a 2 inch lift you do need the spacers part # F2366 confirmed by Firestone. Otherwise the installation is the same for your AT4.
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    The difference between the Firestone air bag kit that fit a 2014 Chevy Silverado and the 2020 fit which is part # F2609 is large enough that you'd have to just buy a new kit. None of the parts from the kit you have will carry over and fit your new truck so you'd want to go with the # F2609.
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    Yes, the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2609 are a confirmed fit for a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ. They offer bolt-on instillation and will do a great job of helping level the truck while towing or hauling. The installation instructions have been attached for you below but we have not at this time had a chance to do an install video. Please note, if you don't have an air compressor at home you'll want to consider adding an on-board one to your truck so you can...
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    Yes, the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2609 will work with the X31 Off-Road Package on your 2019 GMC Sierra 1500. The X31 Off-Road Package does not contain any sort of significant lift that would result in an additional spacer needed to be compatible. The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs will work just fine for you as is without any additional parts. As this is a custom fit kit, no drilling is required for installation. Please note if you find yourself to be frequently...
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    When the Firestone Ride Rite kit part # F2609 is installed on your 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 and there is only the minimum air pressure in the bags of 5 psi the ride quality would not be affected. It's hard to say why your Ram had issues but there are some air bag kits similar to this that have jounce bumpers built into them which will make the ride quality a bit stiffer. But overwhelmingly the response we have had on the Firestone kits is that they do not hurt the unloaded ride quality....
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