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Compatibility of Firestone F2597 Air Helper Spring Wtih B&W Turnover Ball Hitch on 2012 Ford F-250


I saw that this should be a no drill fit, but one person had to modify the hitch platoon the frame. Willi use the hitch bolts to mount the upper bracket? Or is there something else I have to do? It is gas engine with 61/2 ‘ bed. Thanks


Expert Reply:

I believe you're speaking of a review of the product provided by our Customer, Timothy.

The B&W # BWGNRK1111 Turnover Ball hitch is compatible with the Firestone # F2597 Ride-Rite kit, but our customer Timothy found the install was easier if the driver's side frame bracket for the Turnover Ball hitch was removed before beginning the air helper spring install and reinstalling it after the air bag install was complete. Firestone tells me this isn't absolutely necessary, but it will make the install easier.

You might also consider adding an onboard air compressor kit like # F2219. The compressor would allow you to add or remove air pressure from the system while on the fly if the load your hauling/towing or the road conditions change.

I've linked to install videos for the # F2597 Ride-Rite air helper springs and the compressor kit I mentioned. I've also linked to the installation instructions.

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