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Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

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7,500-lb Capacity. Heavy duty air springs support rear suspension for safety and stability when hauling your heaviest loads. Springs 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 Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle part number F2701 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Firestone Vehicle Suspension

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

7,500-lb Capacity. Heavy duty air springs support rear suspension for safety and stability when hauling your heaviest loads. Springs reduce strain on your rear axle, keep your vehicle level, and adjust to load size for a consistently smooth ride.


Features:

  • Air springs maximize safe load-carrying capacity, increase stability, and improve the ride quality of your vehicle
    • Install between your truck's frame and its rear suspension
  • Keep your truck level when 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
  • 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) allow for simple inflation or deflation from inside your cab
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Load-leveling capacity: 7,500 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 150 psi
  • Limited lifetime warranty on air springs
  • 2-Year limited warranty on 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 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 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 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 truck 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 truck's bumper to provide easy access to the manual inflation valves.


Air Spring Construction


RED Label spring construction

Unlike standard Ride-Rite air springs, the RED Label air springs operate up to 150 psi to maximize its weight capacity. 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 RED Label Extreme Duty kit includes vehicle-specific brackets, fasteners, and hardware for fast, no-drill installation. The hardware installs directly on your axle and frame and the air springs install onto the mounting points provided by the brackets. Additional equipment like control panels, compressors, and air tanks are sold separately.



W217602701 Firestone Red Label Ride Rite Air Bags - Suspension Kit - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle

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Item # F2701

Installation Details F2701 Installation instructions

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Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle - F2701

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (492 Customer Reviews)

7,500-lb Capacity. Heavy duty air springs support rear suspension for safety and stability when hauling your heaviest loads. Springs reduce strain on your rear axle, keep your vehicle level, and adjust to load size for a consistently smooth ride.

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2015 Dodge Ram Pickup

The Ride-Rite Extreme Duty Air Springs (RED Label) worked great on my RAM 3500 DRW. I pull a 40' Montana 5th wheel. 15,000 lbs and about 4,000lbs on the truck bed. I had the NON Red Label rated at 5,000 lbs and blew one airbag on extremely bumpy Illinois Interstate. I have put about 20,000 miles on the RED label airbags rated to 7,500lbs and have been VERY happy.
P.S. I am not one of those Saggy rear end trucks that shine their headlights in your eyes thanks to the support I get from these air bags. Level ride = level lights

Ron H.

5/24/2020

Still going strong!!!



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I have no complaints about the product. The instructions were good, everything went together without a problem. The only reason I didn't give a 5 star review is because my bags had been previously installed and apparently returned. There were installation marks on the brackets and several of the hardware bags had been opened. Most of the hardware was loose inside the box and a few washers slipped out. I paid full price for something that wasn't brand new.

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Brooke M.

5/3/2022

Thank you for letting us know. I have sent your information along to our customer service team.

Mike A.

4/30/2023

After a year of light use, I have no problems. Airbags are holding up great.



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Had to replace the final hose connector into the air bag on one side, it was leaking. The cut was good, so I think there was something just not right about that fitting. Other than that, these have been great and no problems holding air pressure on the long term. My understanding is that this specific model series can accommodate lifting the truck from the body/frame off the ground and therefore hang the rear axle without the fear of ripping the bags. That is why I went with this series specifically, however now that I've owned them for a year - they have been great! I just do a manual fill and installed the schrader valves at the rear bumper area by the license plate. I do not tee them together into a single schrader valve, that way if you need it, you can level the truck side to side. This is very important need if you have a camper with a slide out since they typically add a additional 500 lbs to the side with the slide out.



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well built easy install needed extra springs to pull trailer.



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E trailer has stood behind items and shipping issues and made the necessary adjustments for customer satisfaction



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Works good been using it a lot



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Hi my name is charlie o, I recently purchased the extreme duty air bags for my 2003 dodge ram 2500. The manufacture is very reputable and also the instructions were fairly simple to install the air bags! It took me 2 Hours for the install and no drilling required which is a plus!!! I personally would recommend this product and the sales personal were very nice and knowledgeable! Thankyou again etrailer.com!!!

Charlie

2/9/2021

So far the air bags on my dodge ram 2500 are working out really good! I have been all over the us and had no issues!

Charles O.

2/9/2021

So far all is well, the air bags performs great!!



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Dodge

I put a set of 7,500 lb on my dodge dually two wheel drive, what a difference! I carry a heavy 3 slide camper on it 100% of the time, these bags made amazing ride quality upgrade.

Kit

1/15/2023

Extremely well, I would use these air springs again!



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Love these airbags, easy to install and they work great for my pickup, I'd recommend 10/10 to anyone looking.



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Had these air bags for a year defiantly worth every penny. Buy once cry once. Loaded 40 foot goose neck and the truck won't squat.



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2007 Ram 2500

Well worth it! You don't need a air compressor! Just a bicycle tire pump is all you need. Just hook up your trailer to the hitch and Jack it up to get the weight off the truck and bags. And about one pump is about one psi. I have 50 psi in mine. I have a 70 gallon fuel tank in my truck 2007 dodge 2500 quad cab and a 21 ft trailer.no more weight distribution hitch for me. I'll put my long drop back on! Bevel the edges of the lower brackets with a file..no grinder!...just the edges.scrape the paint off too.where the u bolts on where your leaf springs and your bottom bracket meet. 2 or 4 wheel drive. It has to be a right fit!...you'll have to can't it and put one side in and tap gently and it'll be up against your leaf and between your u bolts.
Then line up your holes on top and put your nut in snuggly on top tighten snuggly. Then lift the side up that's not against the leaf and tighten the heck out of the bottom flange bolt with a long 9/16 box end wrench or maybe a socket.blue locktight!....you don't need to mark it that way...saves so MUCH trouble! The u bolts hold it in place and you nut on top too....no marking! ...good luck!









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2012 Ram 2500

Information on website easy to navigate
Recieved parts promptly just follow directions straight forward install



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just excellent



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Awesome products and Servis Thanks Agai n!



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2012 Ram 3500

Checkout was super easy and very fast s hipping.



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Easy to install and well worth the money and time



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2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Going with 3 stars this time due to the warehouse issue. It's not that I needed the parts sooner or they held me up doing anything, but the web said "should deliver Thursday" and I wanted to take them to the frame shop with me on Friday that is an hour away. I'll end up putting them on myself now, which isn't a big deal. The reason I got when I called and asked why they hadn't shipped out yet was they "were in a non-stocking location" and they "could be 30 ft high where we can't reach them". I can't for the life of me figure out why anyone would stock things like this or tell the customer "we have them in stock.....we just can't get to them." I'm sure it some COVID excuse like the entire country is dealing with so that's my only complaint. Everything else was just fine as usual with my orders.



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2006 Dodge Ram Pickup

Relatively easy to install and has completely eliminated the issue of the skirt on my flatbed slicing the sidewalls of tires under a heavy loaded trailer.



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2006 Dodge Ram Pickup

So far I like the product, it looks well made, is heavy duty not light duty :-) I have not installed yet but looks pretty straight forward. My only complaint if you can call it one is I would like to see the packaging beefed up a bit, it traveled across the country and was a bit beat up, seemed to stay intact thou. Other wise looks good. Thank You.



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It worked as advertised. They were recommended by a friend and did a great job.



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preforming as expected.



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Great product great service fast delive ry



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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup



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2013 Ram 2500

the parts good fit it was delver fast .
thank you



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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup


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