Rear Helper Springs of a 2012 Ford F-350 Diesel 4x4 Flat Bed


I have a Ford F-350 6.7 4wd w CM flatbed srw crew cab. Looking at Ride rite 2535 for air bags and Air Rite 2547 for controller. Question: which no drill kits do I need to install? F2529 and f2530? Or the universal?


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First, if your 2012 Ford F-350 has a flat bed on it then it could be a cab and chassis model which are the ones that they turn into utility trucks, ambulances, and flat beds. To verify that yours is a cab and chassis model you can measure the distance from the outside of one frame rail to the outside of the other. If that distance is 34 inches (give or take a fraction of an inch) then it is a cab and chassis model.

If it does turn out to have the cab and chassis frame then there are other options for helper springs but no air bag options. The most popular option and what I recommend is Timbren kit # TFR350TTCC. Once installed you will not have to worry about maintenance or adding/removing air.

If you do have a regular pickup model that was turned into a flat bed then the frame will be a few inches wider than 34 inches. Firestone air bags # F2597 will fit the regular pickup chassis of the 2012 Ford F-350 with a diesel motor.

For a no-drill mounting kit use # F2588.

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