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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. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle suspension from Firestone. Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle part number F2709 can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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Firestone Vehicle Suspension

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

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.


  • 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


  • 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

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 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.

W217602709 Firestone Red Label Ride Rite Air Bags - Suspension Kit - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle

Firestone 2709

Replaces Firestone 2702

Item # F2709

Installation Details F2709 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle - F2709

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (229 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.


Overall I like the air bags. Fitment was ok,to my surprise the leftside was more of a challenge than the right-side, but nothing too drastic. I used the provided plastic bracket for the fill valves that zip tie to the receiver hitch and I will be getting rid of that!! No matter how tight you make the zip ties,, it just slides away from you when you go to fill the bags. The bags do make a difference while hauling my camper as its heavy on the right-side, and the bags do a great job of leveling the truck back out side to side. I can also feel the difference Overall while traveling down Americas lovely bumpy roads.. the truck feels smoother and in more control. The truck is a 21 gmc dually and can handle the weight just fine, however with the camper being heavier on the right side. The bags really make it better, we also do alot of off roading and anticipate a more controlled ride there also.

2022 GMC Sierra 3500

etrailer is my "go to" outlet for really great quality parts and information when it comes to pulling my boat and carrying a heavy camper. But wait there's more... Check out their YouTube posts on proper install practices for their products after purchase. The support I get is second to none!! I have lost count of the products I have purchased from etrailer. This is my 4th or 5th set of airbags (I buy a new truck every 12-24 months). With my purchase, I automatically order Torklift tie-downs and Firestone Ride-Rite extreme duty air helper springs. These are the top quality parts you can get for securing your camper and keeping your truck at or close to preload ride height. Thank you etrailer for making it so easy for me by not only supplying quality products but also quality support!!!


Great air bags. installed in 2 hours work great

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Installation is fairly easy. Directions are good and easy to follow. I didn't like the way my park brake cable ran on the drivers side so I removed it and ran it through the top air bag bracket.

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

It was very easy to install. Printed instruction along with [online] video's made the installation very simplistic. Highly recommend this product!


Works well with my truck camper, absorbs the shock from the bad roads and stabilizes the truck.

Ram 2500

They fit perfect on my 2021 GMC 2500 Duramax. They hold air well and are perfect when carrying and or pulling heavy loads. I have not experienced the swaying when pulling our fifth wheel other reviews talked about even at 60 psi

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

I've been using air helper springs for about 25 years. These Firestone red label are great, easy to install, directions easy to follow. It sure helps to have an assistant.


They work awesome!! Easy installation!! Have owned a year absolutely no issues!! Highly recommend!


Great product and easy to install


They work as described ,but leak down over over a period of 2 to 3 weeks.

It is not normal for air bags used in the Firestone systems like part # F2709
Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle
to leak air, but due to changes in temperature you could lose a few pounds per month. If you are losing quite a bit of air pressure it is very likely that you have a leak with an air hose, air bag, or valve used to fill the air bags. The easiest way to 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, and you will need replace or fix the leaking component. If it is a connection, tightening the fitting will likely stop the leak. If it is not something that can be tightened the component will need to be replaced.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 04/02/2022


Good fit, simple to install. Firestone is first rate. I’ve had 4 sets and one brand X. Now I always use Firestone!


No problems with the Firestone Ride Rite air helper springs
Easy to install the springs for any Do it yourself person.

2019 GMC Sierra 2500

Fantastic product. Easy install


I installed these on my 2018 2500 Silverado that has a service bed. They work great for carrying extra weight.


I'm very pleased with my order and how fast they were shipped. I ordered these on Wednesday and received them Friday at noon. I have already installed them and everything worked great. It took about four hours to install.


Must have product for towing heavy trai lers.


Product seem to be ok. Super slow shipping would be my only complaint!! Ordered on the 4th and received on the 15th.

2020 GMC Sierra 3500

Easy install, works good


Best air bags out there.


I haven't installed this idem yet but the Customer Service I received was nothing less that TOP NOTCH!


I just finished the installation of the air springs and spacers. All the parts were there, the instructions were easy to follow and all went well. I look forward to hooking up the fifth wheel or loading up with firewood. Thanks for the excellent service and the additional help answering my questions about the spacer kit to accommodate the lift on my truck.


Great service and extremely fast! Would definitely order from them again

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Great product as advertised

Chevrolet Silverado

Just what I needed to level out my 2020 Silverado 2500HD. Now I can adjust my ride height so no more sag in the rear of my truck. Very impressed.

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