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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 F2609 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Firestone Vehicle Suspension - F2609

  • 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 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


  • 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


  • Z71 Trail Boss models will require the 2 inch lift spacer kit F2366 - sold separately
  • 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 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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Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle - F2609

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (2251 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.

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD

Awesome springs. I have the stock Rancho shocks on my Silverado and they are terrible. I then added Timbren helper springs and towing was better but the daily ride was terrible and the slapping when the spring met the axle was horrible. Finally I added the Firestone bags and OMG what a terrific all around ride. While towing and while daily driving the ride is the way the truck should be from the factory! Install was about an hour and a half and was/is pretty straight forward. I opted not to use the cheap valve bracket and went through the bumper for a clean look that was easy to access.



Product is still fantastic BUT you must know that these bags do leak and I have a reminder monthly to air them back up to the 10-15lbs that I prefer when unloaded. I also removed the push on connectors and opted for DOT approved type valves and the leaking is now minimized. I opted to go with manual vs an air pump for simplicity sake and do understand that a pump would eliminate the need for monitoring.

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Mike L.


@Derek When you insert the air lines into the bags or into the Schrader valve assemblies, it's crucial that the cut made on the air line is clean (not jagged) and is perfectly perpendicular, otherwise you'll get leaks. Using a tubing cutter like # AL10530 will ensure that you get a perfect cut every time.


Very easy instructions and went on easy. Do not hesitate to purchase. No drilling or modification needed like other brands.


Won't fit the GMC 2023 LZ0 Diesel!! I had the Ride-Rites on my 2013 Tacoma, and they worked great! I recently purchased a 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 with the DuraMax 3.0 Turbo diesel LZ0 engine. The air bag kit F2609 does not fit this vehicle, even though Firestones WEB site indicated it did. The problem is the upper bracket and airbag contact the exhaust pipe. After calling Firestone, the product specialist knew of this information and are now updating their WEB site. After etrailer confirmed my findings with Firestone about this issue, everything will be returned, and they too will update their WEB site too :(

I'm giving etrailer's Customer Support 5 stars, and Firestone -20 stars for not keeping their WEB site current and knowing about this issue!


Came on time as they said check contents and found bag was open but all parts were in the box.


These are amazing!! Improved even the standard ride with only 7lbs of air. The truck feels more responsive and stable. Can't wait for Spring to hook up the camper and try them out in application.


So far working good haven’t pull anything yet. Installed fairly easy. Had to move a brake line. Otherwise happy with it although the bracket that holds the Schrader valve was busted, hoping they will send me a new one. I will.

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD

Everything came as shipped and came fast. Parts are high quality and fit as specified. All (4) of the 1-1/2 screws were too short and barely reached through the lower brackets (another 1/4" would be nice). Combined with the fact that there were also several things in the way when trying to put the nuts on to mount the lower bracket (2022 Silverado LTD) it turned the job into a much longer job. Success however was achieved. Haven't tested it with a load yet but when I aired them up to test for leaks it lifted the tail a lot.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

What a difference these helper springs made on my truck!! I have a Chevy 1500 and they were lacking in the suspension department. A friend suggested that I get a set of air bags for my truck and I purchased the Firestone helper springs. Total night and day difference. My camper is 9,800 lbs and I can't even tell it's on when I have these pumped up to about 50 psi. Installation wasn't bad, about an hour and a half to install.


Fairly easy install would recommend a lift works great!

Todd B.


These air bags are fantastic !!!! I have towed snowmobiles in trailer too a tractor. My truck sits level and I hardly know theres a trailer behind me. would highly recommend


Excellent product. Easy to install and gives your 1/2 ton much better control of heavy loads by reducing sag, porpoising, and sway. I tow a 7500lb camper and swear by the Firestone Air Bags

2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Good product but cheap Chinese bolts. Do yourself a favor and just go ahead and replace the 3/4” 1/4-20 bolts with grade 8. The ones supplied with the kit are absolutely junk.

As far as installation went, take the wheels off. Use jack stands on the frame and a jack to adjust the rear end height saves a time of time. You don’t need to compress the springs like the directions say. That whole step can be omitted.

2020 GMC Sierra 1500

I honestly ordered this from a competing website. When they could not get the package to me on time I found! Not only was the price slightly better, I had the springs withing 3 days.

Installation was a breeze! I did not put a stop watch on it, and I took my time but it was withing the estimated times on the kit.

I have not done a max pull yet, but I did hook the boat up (7,000 pound wake surf boat), and with 25psi in the bags I was at factory ride height. The ride and control at speed over large bumps was amazing. Bridges on the highway always made be pucker, but with these, the truck handled them like nothing was on the back.

If you are debating if it will make a difference, stop! Buy them now. You will be happy.


This the third set of Firestone airbags I have installed on three different trucks over the past 20 years. You should not use them in place of a weight distribution hitch, or to increase load capacity. I use them to level my vehicle when attached to my trailer. For that purpose they work great. Additionally, I have found etrailer to be an excellent source for about anything trailer related.

2020 GMC Sierra 1500

Delivery was as expected. An inventory of the parts was complete. Packaging of the brackets would have been better. The coating was missing in several areas, due to the fittings not being individually protected. I have not installed the airbags.

2022 GMC Sierra 1500

This is the second truck I have put these on. I am having trouble with this set holding air I have pulled the air lines apart and recut the ends 3 times, but they still leak down from 20lb in about 2 hours.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


Since you are losing quite a bit of air pressure quickly, I would say you have a leak happening somewhere. The easiest way see if you have a leak is to mix a spray bottle with soap and water, then spray the soapy water mix on all of the air bag components with the air bags filled up. If you see any bubbles that is a leak. If it is a connection, tightening the fitting will likely stop the leak. Or if it is an air line then you will most likely have to recut the line again. Using a cutter like part # AL10530 can make sure it is a clean cut. If this does not help please let me know.

2019 GMC Sierra 1500

Perfect fitment! This kit really thought of everything. No hardware i didn't need nor that I felt was missing. I lifted the truck from the frame to give myself more room while working on the ground but even if I hadn't it would have been fine. The only caveat, it's time to go fishing through your junk drawer for all those IKEA Allen wrenches you couldn't dare to throw away, all the hardware consist of Allen head screws. Which is fine if you never plan on removing them again and it's pretty hard to over torque and break a bolt.


Kit was incomplete the gold bolts in kit didn’t have enough threads had to put a lot of washers under them to get them to tighten up pain in the butt to tighten top nut and tighten bottom bolt the screws with the metric Allen wrench holes not big enough and standard Allen wrench to lose so make it hard to tighten need to use different screws instead of Allen screws


It was easy to install. It only took me 1 1/2 hours to do the job.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Outstanding Experience parts arrived earlier than scheduled will definitely use again.

2021 GMC Sierra 1500

Quality of product is good. Instructions were good and install took about 3 hours. Having a lift and removing the rear tires would make it a little easier, but I just installed the kit with truck on ground in my garage.



No issues after a year. I installed as stand alone air, but will be switching to just one common air supplynipple for both bags.

2020 GMC Sierra 1500

Came sooner than expected. Installed today and so far they seem great. Running 10psi no load seems about right. Looking forward to hooking camper up and trying them out. Overall easy installation.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Etrailer was very easy to work with, the prices are very competitive and the product was easy to install, very satisfied with Etrailer!

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Had them installed along with the airlift air compressor for close to a year and they are a big help with hauling the dump trailer and bobcat with my 2021 GMC Denali 1500.

Chevrolet Silverado

The Ride-Rites have worked great on my 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 3.0L Duramax. I use them when pulling my steel 17' flatbed with a tractor on board, with no sag at all running 35lbs of pressure. My only complaint is that the android app is a bit wonky sometimes and doesn't want to connect to the compressor. Other than that occasional annoyance, I would definitely recommend them.

2019 GMC Sierra 1500

Everything looks good with the exception that one of the air valves was leaking. I bought the T so I only needed one however it would have been nice to have a spare. Have not towed our Airstream yet but I’m hoping the truck and trailer will look level.

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