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  • How To Tell What Size Firestone Lift Spacers Are Needed On A Truck With A 6 Inch Lift Kit
  • To determine what size lift spacer to use on your vehicle with Firestone Ride-Rite Air Springs, measure the distance between the upper and lower brackets of your air helper spring kit, and whether the kit mounts on the leaf spring or the axle. The spacer needs to be the same length as the amount of lift applied to the axle on which the air helper spring is installed. The axle mount kit would have the lower bracket mounted to the axle. The leaf mount kit would have the lower bracket mounted...
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  • Recommended Air Pressure of Firestone Ride Rite Air Springs # F2071 on Dodge Ram 3500 Dually
  • Other than saying that the air bags need to be kept between 5 and 100 psi, Firestone does not offer much in the way of specifics. The instructions mention that as a general rule of thumb, 1 psi will support approximately 40 lbs of load. Your best bet is to use enough pressure to level the vehicle, and then adjust plus or minus according to your personal preference. You can do this with the 5th wheel in place, and for the unloaded scenario. Keep in mind that using an air bag suspension...
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  • Air Bag Helper Springs for a 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 4x4
  • For your 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 4x4 I do recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite helper springs # F2596. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation of this kit for you. Adding an on-board compressor system is an excellent idea any time air bags are used on a vehicle. It will allow you to add or remove air from the comfort of the truck cab so you will not have to have a separate compressor. There are different compressor systems you can use. If you are looking...
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  • How to Remove the Air Hose for the Firestone Sport-Rite Air Helper Springs
  • I made a short video for you showing you how to remove the air hose from the air line fittings on your Sport-Rite air helper springs. The main thing to remember is to have the collar on the fitting pushed down when removing the air hose. It may take a little elbow grease to remove, but it should release if the collar is held down.
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  • Diameter, Maximum and Minimum Height for Air Bags in Firestone Ride-Rite System # F2071
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled a Firestone Ride-Rite system # F2071. When fully collapsed and no air in the system it measures 2-3/4 inches not counting the valves on the top. Please note that you should always have at least 5 psi in the springs up to 100 psi. When in its regular state the bags will not expand much beyond how they come in the box. They are 6 inches tall again not counting the valves. And finally, the diameter is 5-3/4 inches. Use these measurements as guides...
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  • Can Firestone Air Bags be Used with Weight Distribution Hitch when Towing a Trailer
  • You could use air bags and weight distribution at the same time. But if you are experiencing rear end sag on the tow vehicle caused by towing a trailer then the best solution is weight distribution. But not just any weight distribution system. It has to be the proper capacity. To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that...
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  • Firestone Air Bag Suspension Enhancement for a 2014 Chevy Silverado LTZ Z71
  • The axle your version of the 2014 Chevy Silverado would be the Z71 rear axle and that should also be a 4 wheel drive model. The proper kit for a 1500 would be # F2430 that you have referenced. But if it happens to be a 2500 or 3500 then you would need to use # F2596. Also, if you do not want to manually fill the air bags every time you can install a Level Command II kit, # F2219, which will allow you to fill/remove air from the bags from the cab of the truck. I have also linked some...
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  • Rear Axle Air Bag & Compressor Kit for 2016 Ford F-350 4x4
  • On the linked page you can view all rear-axle air bag kits for your 2016 Ford F-350 4x4. These include kits from both Firestone and AirLift, such as Firestone Ride-Rite # F2597 and Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 # AL57396. Both of these kits offer a 5000-lb load support rating and both install without drilling. A wireless compressor kit is available as a separate item. Firestone offers their Wireless Air Command F3 Compressor System # F2581 which allows for independent pressure control of...
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  • Replacement Upper and Lower Mounting Brackets for Firestone # F2299 Ride-Rite Air Spring Kit
  • It sounds like what you're needing is the Firestone Replacement Bracket Kit for the # F2299 Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs. The part number for the bracket kit is part # F2479. This will provide 2 upper brackets, two lower brackets, two upper braces and the necessary hardware. Firestone offers the brackets individually, upper bracket # F5757 and braces # F5758, but hardware isn't something they sell separately. Your best bet would be to get the entire kit. Keep in mind that this bracket...
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  • How to Reduce Sag on a 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty with Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The best way to reduce the sag on your 2012 Ford F-250 when towing your fifth wheel trailer is to add a rear suspension enhancement system. The two most common types of rear suspension enhancement systems are air bag systems and rubber spring systems. The rubber spring systems like the SumoSprings and the Timbren Springs, # TFR250SDG, are typically more economical than an air bag kit like the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Springs, # F2550. The Timbren springs and the Ride-Rite kit that I mentioned...
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  • Using Air Bags on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 When Towing 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Air bag kits like the Firestone Ride-Rite Rear Axle Air Helper Spring Kit # F2596 are intended to provide load support with a truck bed cargo load or to reduce sag when hitched to a trailer. Air springs do not so much directly lift the rear end as they simply reduce some of the compression of the rear suspension when under load. This of course depends on the exact load and inflation level. If your concern is keeping your 5th wheel trailer level when hitched you might check to see whether...
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  • Air Lift or Helper Spring Recommendation for a 2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Towing a Camper Trailer
  • The product that will work best for you will depend on how you will be using your truck and why you are looking for a suspension enhancement system. If you are looking to level your truck because you do a lot of hauling with varying load weights and tow the trailer occasionally then the air bags would work well. I would recommend using the Air Lift LoadLifter air springs, # AL57298, for 2 wheel drive or, # AL57390 for 4 wheel drive models of the 2000 F250. I recommend these air bags...
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  • Firestone Heavy Duty Air Compressor Versus Xtreme-Duty Air Compressor
  • The duty cycle on the Firestone Heavy Duty Air Compressor part # F9499 is 30%. The flow rate of this compressor is 0-30 psi in 14 seconds and 0-60 psi in 35 seconds while using a 1/2 gallon tank. The duty cycle on the Firestone Xtreme-Duty Air Compressor part # F9287 is 100%. Because the Xtreme-Duty Air Compressor has a 100-percent duty cycle, if it is run for an extended period of time, the maximum air pressure rating will be reduced from 150 psi to 100 psi. The flow rate of this air...
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  • Wiring Diagram for Firestone Level Command II On-Board Compressor Kit for Air Bag Suspensions
  • After a few moments of looking over the instructions provided by Firestone and comparing them to the video, I realized that in the printed instructions, the connections to the relay are not shown which is what is leading to your confusion. There are two black wires and four white wires extending from the rear of the gauge. The white wires are grouped into two bundles. One bundle of the white wires runs to the relay. The other bundle of white wires is combined with ONE of the black wires,...
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  • Towing Capacity of 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe and Recommended Suspension Enhancement
  • I checked the owner's manual for your 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe and there are a few towing capacities listed, depending on your vehicle's engine size and whether or not it has a factory trailer package. If your Santa Fe does not have the trailer package, the listed maximum towable weight is 2,000 pounds. If you have the trailer package, the maximum trailer weight for a 2.7L engine is 2,800 pounds and for a 3.3L engine it is 3,500 pounds. I recommend checking with your owner's manual to confirm...
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  • Estimated Installation Time for Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Spring Kit F2550
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Spring Kit # F2550 is a confirmed fit for the 2002 Ford F-250, both 2WD and 4WD versions. I linked an installation video showing this kit in a 2002 F-250 like yours. This kit works on trucks that have the stock jounce bumpers but not on SuperCab V10 models with the 8-foot bed. For a first-time installer I would plan on 2 to 4 hours total time. Naturally a second set of hands will go a long way to reducing this. If you're also planning to install the...
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  • Benefits Of Adding A Compressor And Air Tank To Air Bags
  • I have the perfect solution that will allow you to control and adjust the air pressure of your airbags from inside the vehicle. To do this, I recommend using the Air Command I Xtreme part # F2543 as this has everything you will need to control the air bags from inside the vehicle and more. The main components of the Air Command I Xtreme are a 2 gallon air tank, heavy duty compressor capable of 150 psi, and a single psi gauge with manual valve. The kit will also includes everything else...
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  • Air Compressor Kit for Firestone Air Bags on a 2005 Ford F-350 Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The Firestone compressor system you choose is going to depend on your needs. If you want a model that fills both air bags at the same time (single path) then I recommend # F2097. This type of system is great if you carry the same load frequently, like towing a trailer, and don't really need to level the truck bed side to side. A model that comes with an air tank, such as # F2543, would be able to add air to the bags faster. If you do need to level the bed side to side as well then I...
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  • Improving Ride Quality On a 2012 Chevy Express Van 3500
  • Full size vans, especially heavy duty models like your 3500, are going to ride a little rough when not loaded because of the size of the vehicle and the travel of the suspension (not being compressed by weight means a lot of possible movement). Think of it like riding at the back of a school bus. The good news is there are some things you can do to get a better ride. Suspension enhancement will help. Air bags will help but # F2173 that you referenced is intended for vehicles with dual...
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  • Firestone Air Suspension Kit Recommendation for 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • Yes, for your 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD the correct Firestone air bag kit is the part # F2596 which we have confirmed as a fit with Firestone.
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  • Rear Air Bags Recommendation for a 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty 2WD
  • For your 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty 2WD, I recommend installing the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2550. The # F2550 springs are compatible with fifth wheel and gooseneck trailer hitches. It may not seem that important now if you do not have a gooseneck or fifth wheel hitch, but the # F2550 air springs will at least give you an option if you would ever want to install one in the future. Both Ride-Rite kits have a 5,000 lb weight capacity, but keep in mind, they will not increase...
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  • Troubleshooting Leakages On Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Shocks on Ford F-150
  • For your Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, you can check the fittings for air leaks with an applied solution of soap and water. If a leak is detected, deflate the air spring by depressing the valve core. The tubing can easily be removed from the fittings by pushing the collar on the fitting towards the body of the fitting while pulling out the tube. Next, check the tubing connection to ensure that the air tubing is cut as square as possible and that it is pushed completely into...
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  • Will The Firestone Airbags Work with the Curt Gooseneck Hitch on a 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • Yes, the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2596 will work with the Curt Gooseneck Hitch part # C61301-52 for overbed and part # C607-604 for under bed and are a confirmed fit for your 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500. The gooseneck hitch mounts on the outside frame rails and the Firestone airbag kits mount underneath the frame rail hence the compatibility. In order to operate the airbags from inside the vehicle, I recommend using the Firestone Air Command I part # F2158. The Air...
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  • Helper Springs for a 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71 LT
  • For the type of loads that you are carrying in your 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71 I recommend Timbren helper springs # TGMRCK15S. There is no maintenance required with these springs and they will prevent that rear end sag you are experiencing. And they have a limited lifetime warranty. Several of the guys here use these springs and they love them because they are so easy to use. Just install them and you are done. No need to worry about adding or removing air or possible leaks in air...
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  • Fit of Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs with B&W Turnover Ball Hitch on 2008 Ford F250
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite # F2550 is compatible with fifth wheel or gooseneck hitches, including your B & W Turnover Ball. I've confirmed this with Firestone for you. You might also be interested in an on-board compressor system like part # F2158. A compressor system would allow you to add or remove air pressure from the air bag helper springs from your truck cab with the touch of a button. I've linked you to some install videos and FAQ articles that you might find helpful.
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  • Would Firestone Air Bag Suspension Prevent Trailer Sway
  • I doubt the air bags would do what you're wanting them to do. Their primary purpose is to suspend the weight of anything carried in the bed of the truck. It sounds as if you would be the perfect candidate for an anti-sway bar like part # RM-1139-177. A sway bar would do a much better job of accomplishing what you're looking for. If you can tell me which type of anti-sway system you're using, I might be able to make further recommendations.
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  • Recommended Airbag Kit and 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2017 Ford F-350
  • For an airbag kit that will work with an in-bed hitch on your 2017 Ford F-350, I recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2600 as this kit is specifically designed to be used with trucks that have an in-bed hitch. The airbags have a 4,800 lb max load leveling capacity. In order to operate the airbags from inside the truck, I recommend using the Firestone Air Command I part # F2097. For a 5th wheel hitch that will fit the factory rail system on your truck, I recommend...
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  • Firestone Ride-Rite Air Bags for a 2014 Ford F-150 FX4
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite kit # F2525 is designed to fit the 2014 Ford F-150 and it will fit 4-wheel drive models but not the SVT Raptor or FX2 models. The FX4 model should not be a problem. The distance from the outside of the truck frame to the inside of the tire must be at least 8 inches for this kit to fit. I have linked the instructions for you and a video showing an installation so you can compare them to your truck.
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  • Availability of 6 Inch Spacers for Firestone Airbags on a Truck with 6 Inch Lift
  • You would just need the 6 inch spacers, # F2374. Using 2 sets of the 3 inch spacers is not a good idea because the more components you add to the system the more points of weakness there are. Not that the spacers or system are weak but if you can avoid a potential issue it would be a good idea. Spacer # F2374 is for use on air bag systems that mount on leaf springs and # F2375 is for air bag systems that mount on axles.
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  • Is it Necessary to Remove Rear Jounce Bumpers to Install Firestone RideRite Helper Springs # F2445
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs you referenced, part # F2445, fit both 2WD and 4WD versions of the 2012 Toyota Tundra and do require removal of the stock jounce bumpers. These need to be cut off as close as possible to the brackets (on top of the leaf springs). You will also need to temporarily unbolt the fuel relay box (which is shown in your photo) and move this aside during installation of the Firestone springs. The emergency brake line bracket may also need to be bent...
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