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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 or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Firestone Vehicle Suspension

  • Air Springs
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
  • Firestone
  • 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.


  • 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

Note: Z71 Trail Boss models will require the 2 inch lift spacer kit F2366 - sold separately

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

Item # F2609

Installation Details F2609 Installation instructions

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1345 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
2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

I like what i see so far, I looked at several videos online on how to install them, I learned not to look at them, you DON'T JACK UP YOUR TRUCK AT THE BEAM TO LET YOU HAVE MORE ROOM if you do this the leaf springs move to far away. I just did it in my garage left the tires on and did very little jacking of my 2022 Chevy LTD 1500. I am a older man in my late 60's and got the job done in 4 hours, it was difficult to tighten the nuts and bolts that support the lower brackets but stay with it and you will get them tight. also the socket size to remove the load cushion is 10mm, on the You tube video that I watched you could not understand him when he said what size it was.

- F2609
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

I received item # F2609 which arrived a day late but no big deal as I had to wait for the weekend to install them. I opened up the box to find the metal plates have paint that is missing and or chipped away. The air line hose is missing from the list of items. This is a huge problem as I purchased a new trailer for my boat. The paint missing means I have to primmer and paint again as it is a salt water boat and these parts would rust.

I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 03/07/2022

- F2609

Airbags work very well. Seem to be very good quality and I have had no issues with them. They make towing my camper more stable with better steering.

- F2609

Use it for pulling a 4place atv trailer and 20 foot boat works great does exactly what it’s designed to do. Definitely recommend

- F2609
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.

- F2609

Ordered one Friday product came exactly when they said it would. Very easy to install and everything was there. Can’t wait to pull the camper with the new air bags installed on my 2020 1500 Silverado. Definitely would buy again.

- F2609

Pretty easy to install, quality parts and doesn’t cause any permanent impairment to the truck if you want to remove them. Was just enough to add to a heavy load towing or in my truck just what it needed

- F2609

Great product. Makes adjusting my High Country's ride easy...from my I-phone. Can be done as a do-it-yourself as well.

- F2609

Great fast shipping. Great price. Ive installed it now and it works great so far. 2020 3.0 chevy.

Still work great, havent had any problems.
chris w - 03/24/2022

- F2609
2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited

installation was moderately difficult on the garage floor. everything fit

- F2609

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.

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

- F2609

These air bags turned my half ton into pulling like a 3/4 ton truck awesome

- F2609
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.

- F2609

Excellent item. Easy to install works as advertised.

- F2609
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

the material used is very good and heavyduty...the only thing that was wrong was alot of the hardware was all over the inside of the box.Good thing was nothing was missing.I pree put one together to make sure nothing was missing..

- F2609

Tis product was easy to install and did exactly what I needed. They level my truck when I am carrying a lot of tools or have my work trailer connected. The ride is good as well.

- F2609

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.

- F2609

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

- F2609

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.

- F2609
2020 GMC Sierra 1500

Awesome product and easy install. Fantastic Service. Painless

- F2609

Still working great. 1 year later. Would do again on next pickup!

- F2609
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

I put this on my 2019 chevy 1500. So far great product easy to install

- F2609
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Simple install, fit well

- F2609

- F2609

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