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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 etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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  • Air Springs
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
  • 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.


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


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

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (92 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.

- F2709
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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.



- F2709
by:
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.



- F2709
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2013 GMC Sierra

These bags made a huge difference in the way my truck rode after installing. Hands down worth the investment and not very hard to install standing in a pit iron a lift. I would not want to do this on a creaper on my back



- F2709
by:

Straight forward installation. Quality looks to be very good.



- F2709
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Great to deal with and a great product easy to install!



- F2709
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2021 GMC Sierra 3500



- F2709
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- F2709
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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500



- F2709
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- F2709
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2020 GMC Sierra 3500

Nice fit. Easy to install and super fast shipping



- F2709
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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500



- F2709
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- F2709
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Easy directions, helpful video, easy to install.



- F2701
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite Red Label in Vehicle Suspension


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


Comments
Still going strong!!!
Ron H - 05/24/2020


- F2706
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite Red Label in Vehicle Suspension


Ordered Firestone air-assist springs that ended up back ordered ... George J reached out to me to explain the situation and kept me posted on the status checking with me when they were ready to ship ... so very good and rare customer service that is greatly appreciated ... good job!


Comments
Air springs have worked well allowing adjusting hitch height to level trailer tend to hold air pressure well minor fit issue when installing passenger side brackets that requires grinding ca. 18 of truck suspension bracket to allow installation.
Jim - 04/12/2021


- F2702
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite Red Label in Vehicle Suspension


Just got the air lift installed this morning. Hooked up 40ft trailer and drove to shop to get annual inspection. Trailer was empty so no real noticeable difference yet. The install was straightforward with no drilling needed. Will see how well it works next week when I begin pulling loads again. Just as I have come to expect with etrailer the purchase was as good as listed on site. Air bags are heavy rubber and should hold up to the loads that I put on the truck.



- F2706
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite Red Label in Vehicle Suspension


The Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label air springs came packaged really well in a nicely designed box with professional graphics. The provided instructions are very detailed and geared for any average person with a modicum of mechanical abilities. The videos that are linked to this product, filmed by etrailer, are spot on and provided the needed guidance. By choosing to complete the install myself, I am almost certain that I saved several hundred dollars. The drivers side Air Spring went in quickly with no issues. However the passenger/off side Air Spring install was no picnic. The frame mount and upper spring bracket bolt holes did not match up at all. A step drill had to be used with cutting oil to make considerably larger holes to allow the bolts to line up. I have a feeling that the jig that Firestone is using during the manufacturing process may be off a bit. The "wings" on both spring brackets had to be bent a tad to slide up into place to sandwich the frame where the old OEM jounce stops used to be as well. They had to be placed in a shop vise and widened with a long 2x4. This job, which was going along smoothly, turned into a 6hr day rolling around on a creeper. Other than the install issues, the product is made really well. You can tell it is made for heavy duty. It Is finished in a nice powder coating. It works as advertised and raises the rear to support heavy loads for towing. Would like for Firestone to adjust their manufacturing jigs though.



- F2701
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite Red Label in Vehicle Suspension


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!!!


Comments
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!
Charlie - 02/09/2021

Comments
So far all is well, the air bags performs great!!
Charles O - 02/09/2021


- F2710
by:

Review from a similar Ride-Rite Red Label in Vehicle Suspension


Overall I think this is a great product. The only flaw would be the bracket for inflating the air bags. I remounted the air hoses by installing thru the license plate bracket for more security.



- F2703
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite Red Label in Vehicle Suspension


Works great. Fit my F250 perfectly and did not interfere with the 5th wheel puck system(etrailer). I’m not a mechanic but was able to do it myself by jacking up the rear so the axle was hanging freely. Adding the compressor may have added a better experience considering you can add or subtract air from the system without stopping. I’ll be adding that system before hitting the road again.



- F2703
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite Red Label in Vehicle Suspension


Fit perfectly on a 2011 F250. Levels the ride when hauling a truck camper and towing a boat or 16ft enclosed trailer.



- F36ZR
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite Red Label in Vehicle Suspension


using on 2020 F250 supercab 4x4 with service body and the install was easy and the directions are clear with everything needed included in the package running between 30 and 40 psi levels out the truck great. Keeps the headlights from being annoying to other drivers. Will purchase from them again for sure. etrailer was a great store for this



- F42ZR
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite Red Label in Vehicle Suspension


I have used this Firestone product in the past on my old Ford F-350, so when I recently took delivery on a new Ford F-350 there was no doubt that this is what I wanted for my new truck.They work so well, especially when I load up my truck camper. Great product; highly recommended.



- F2706
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite Red Label in Vehicle Suspension


It does the job, although the bags leak. Multiple times i have gone through the routing of the lones3 and air bags and they leak down when pressure is added to the bed or gooseneck trailer is hooked up. Although I already discussed with tech support about this issue and they were very helpful, the bolts for the brackets are danger close to rubbing on the rear brake line. For the cost of the bags and compressor i would have expected a better design. Again the air bags work very well, its keeps kicking the compressor on as they have a small leak (that I can't find). Bags do a great job of keeping my truck level when hauling heavy loads on my 30ft gooseneck trailer and keeping all 4 tires planted for good traction and even wear



- F2703
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Review from a similar Ride-Rite Red Label in Vehicle Suspension


Great customer service and fast shipping from etrailer ! The air helper was easily installed and works great on my service truck with the weight in the bed truck rides normal !


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