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We offer a complete selection of both rubber spring and air ride suspension enhancement systems from Firestone, Air Lift, Super Springs, and Timbren. These kits are custom fit to your vehicle for an easy installation. They can offer either a progressive suspension enhancement or an adjustable level of suspension depending on your system and the types of loads you carry.

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SuperSprings Custom Suspension Stabilizer Test Course

Speaker 1: We have a water tank in the bed of our truck as a heavy load, or to simulate the tongue weight of a heavy trailer or a fifth wheel.Soon as I take the truck through the test course, I can definitely tell that there's a load back there. The engine doesn't seem to be straining that much, but the bumps are extremely harsh and I can definitely feel it resonating through the seat.When I come to the slalom course, and I'm going through the turns, it definitely has a lot of body roll and I just generally feel like I need to slow down because it feels like it's leaning a lot and it's not responding quickly enough to the turns.The Super Springs installed and I had the same load back there. When I'm driving through our course, I can immediately tell the difference. The bumps aren't as harsh because the truck isn't sagging down as much, and there's a little bit more support back there. But really where I tell a big difference is through the slalom course. It definitely feels way more stable and even taking the turns going in and out, it just feels like it really wants to stick to the ground a lot better and just generally wants to go faster..


SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs Test Course

Speaker 1: We have a water tank in the bed of our trunk. As a heavy load, or to simulate the tongue weight of a heavy trailer or a fifth wheel.So, as I take the truck through my test course, I can definitely tell that there's a load back there. The engine doesn't seem to be straining that much, but the bumps are extremely harsh and I can definitely feel it resonating through the seat.When I come to the slalom course and I'm going through the turns, it definitely has a lot of body roll and I just generally feel like I need to slow down because it feels like it's leaning a lot and it's not responding quickly enough to the turns.Now that we have our Sumo Springs installed and I have the same load back there, when I'm driving through our course I can immediately tell the difference. It's much of a smoother ride. Going over the bumps really doesn't feel like anything's back there, and it's just a lot more comfortable. When I come to the slalom course, it definitely feels a lot more stable and it doesn't seem to sway as much side to side, and it just generally feels like it wants to go faster..


SuperSprings Vehicle Suspension SSF-327-47 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the SumoSpring Solo custom helper springs for the front axle. This product fits certain years of the Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and Mercedes Benz Sprinter 2500. To ensure that it is a fit for your vehicle, you can use the vehicle fit guide, which is located at etrailer.com.Now helper springs are designed to upgrade your vehicles front suspension for improved driver control and comfort. What they do is, they support heavy front end loads to help keep your vehicle level. They also help absorb bumps and road shocks and they help minimize sway.They do feature progressive load control so these springs will compress according to the weight of your cargo. So for instance, on lighter loads, the springs compress easily at first for nice soft engagement and a less bumpy ride.


Timbren Vehicle Suspension TGMRCK15MR Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Timbren Suspension Enhancement System for the rear axle. Now this product fits certain years and models of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500. To ensure that it is a fit for your vehicle you can always use the Vehicle Fit Guide which is located at etrailer.com. Now once installed this kit is really designed to really help improve suspension, handling, and safety and provide additional support as needed so you always have a smooth, comfortable ride.With the unit installed, you'll notice that it allows your leaf spring ample movement while cushioning light loads and it rides just as smoothly when you're not hauling a load. It becomes more rigid as more weight is added for better performance when you're hauling a heavier load. So it's really going to help increase overall stability and drastically reduce vehicle sag.


Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Airlift LoadLifter 5000 air helper springs for the rear axle. That's going to be part number AL57204.Typically, the reason who you would want airbags is because you're carrying a heavy in your truck bed like this or if you have a heavy load on your trailer. It's going to cause a lot of strain on your suspension and it's going to cause that back end to sag down. Now not only that, but it's going to wear out your brakes faster and potentially, since the back end's dropping down, it's going to bring the front end up which could cause major tire wear or unsafe alignment of your headlights blinding people when you're going down the road.Now the load we have in the back of our bed actually dropped the back end two inches down and it actually raised the front end a half an inch up. Which I can tell you by driving around, I could definitely tell there is a major load in the back and it just didn't really feel as responsive driving around. And it just kind of felt like the front end was floating.


Firestone Vehicle Suspension F2598 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs for the rear axle. Now this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2014 and newer Dodge Ram and Ram 2500 trucks. And on a custom fit part I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle and it will show you if this will work for your application.Now, these springs will maximize safe load carrying capacity, increase stability and improve ride quality. They do install between your trucks frame and rear suspension. It will help keep your vehicle level when you're hauling a heavy load.


Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2011 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on our 2011 Ford F150, we're going to be installing Firestone's Ride Rite air helper springs, part number F2542. This is what our springs are going to look like when they're installed. There's currently a moderate inflation on it to allow it to carry a decent load. Each spring can be adjusted individually. This way you can maintain a steady stable load from side to side no matter what you're hauling.It'll also help increase stability while under a heavy load. You can adjust it as necessary per your load, so you can help maintain that factory ride height and make it even on both sides.


Best 2018 Toyota Tundra Suspension Enhancement Options

Speaker 1: Today, we're going to be taking a look at the best vehicle suspension enhancements for your 2018 Toyota Tundra.Here on your right, we're going to have the Roadmaster part number RAS4618AT. Here we're going to have the Firestone part number F2445. Here we're going to have the Torklift part number TLA7311. And here we're going to have the Timbren part number TTORTUN4.Let's go over a few of the differences between these. Here we have your Timbren which these are just going to replace your factory jump stops. These are a little bit stiffer, so it's going to give you a little bit more stability.


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Vehicle Suspension Questions and Answers

  • 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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  • Best Way to Prevent Sagging Suspension When Towing a Trailer
  • For sag from towing a trailer the best recommendation I can make is actually a weight distribution system. Suspension enhancement will help level your truck while towing. But the advantage to a weight distribution system is that it levels the vehicle by distributing the tongue weight of the trailer up to the front axle of the vehicle as well. This will help greatly with handling and braking, especially in an emergency situation. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is...
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  • Experiencing Bounce When Towing 24 FT Pull Behind Trailer w/ 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • There are a couple things that come to mind that may help with the bounce that you are experiencing when towing the 24 ft pull behind trailer with your 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. I would start by checking to make sure that your trailer isn't overloaded. Next, make sure that the tongue weight is between 10 and 15 percent of the overall trailer weight. Not enough weight in the tongue can cause bounce in the truck/trailer connection and too much weight could cause bounce at the back of...
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  • Towing Capacity of a 2013 Toyota Tacoma 4.0 Double Cab 4x4 with Factory Tow Package
  • I can help you out, no problem. What you are going to want to look at is the towing capacities of the truck. You need to know the gross combined weight rating. This is the most the vehicle, including cargo and occupants, plus the trailer can weigh. This information is usually in the owners manual or on a sticker in the door jamb. Looking at an online copy of the owners manual the 4 liter V6 model of the 2013 Toyota Tacoma with 4-wheel drive could have one of several capacities depending...
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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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  • Recommended Rear Axle Air Bag Kit for 2017 Ford F-250 Towing 5th Wheel Trailer
  • A rear-axle air bag kit in a truck like a 2017 Ford F-250 can certainly help deal with rear suspension compression from the pin weight of a 5th wheel trailer. Air bag kits can be equipped with on-board compressors that eliminate having to manually inflate the air bags to find the correct pressure for the trailer's pin weight. Being able to do this from the comfort of the truck cab while you're able to feel the results can make life much easier. All rear axle air bag kits for your truck...
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  • What is the Minimum and Maximum Air Pressure for AirLift Air Bag Kit # AL88299
  • No, the minimum air pressure is 5 psi and the maximum is 100 psi. The 40 figure comes into play based off of the instructions which state that generally the system can support 40 pounds per 1 psi of air pressure. I have linked the installation instructions for Air Lift kit # AL88299.
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  • How to Decrease Sag on 2016 Ram 1500 When Towing
  • A Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System is a great way to reduce sag on your 2016 Ram 1500. They're easy to install without any drilling by replacing the factory bump stop. If your Ram is a Regular Cab, you will need # TDR1500DS. If you have the Crew or Quad cab, then you'll need # TDR1500DQ. I've included an installation video on a 2014 Ram which is a very similar process to yours. The best way to reduce sag is with a weight distribution system. A weight distribution system...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Air Spring Kit For A 2016 Ford F-250
  • I have several options for you but none of which include both the air bag kit and the air compressor. Therefore, you will need to purchase an air bag kit specifically designed to fit your 2016 Ford F-250 in addition to an air compressor kit. The Air Lift LoadLifter 7500 XL Air Helper Springs part # AL57596 is a confirmed fit for you 2016 Ford F-250 with factory tow package. It is a complete bolt-on kit unless you decide to run the air lines to the rear of the vehicle instead of using...
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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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  • Should Front or Rear SumoSprings be Added to 2015 Thor Motor Coach First
  • When improving the ride for your 2015 Thor Motor Coach 24C on a Ford E-350 chassis the best thing to do would be to install all of them. The SumoSprings replace factory bump stops and the sway bar replaces your factory sway bar. If you had to choose just one I recommend installing the rear SumoSprings # SSR-130-54 as they will help with both the sway and the jounce as opposed to just sway with the sway bar. Next I would install the front SumoSprings # SSF-106-47 as it will help with...
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  • Reducing Rear End Squat when Towing Trailer with 2014 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 2x4
  • Normally weight distribution is the best option when squat is caused by a coupled trailer. But since the manufacturer of the trailer specifically said not to use it the next best option would be suspension enhancement for your 2014 Ram 1500. I do recommend the Timbren springs # TDR1500DQ because they do work well. They may allow the suspension to travel some before they engage but the squat should be reduced if not eliminated. I have included a link to a video showing installation of...
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  • What Stops Porpoising on Tow Vehicle that is Using Weight Distribution with Trailer
  • Most of the time when a tow setup is porpoising with a weight distribution system all you have to do is add a bit more spring bar tension to minimize the porpoising. With an Equalizer system you would need to angle the spring bars down further to add the additional tension. Suspension enhancement like the Timbren part # TGMRCK15S would help but you should be able to solve the problem with the WD system.
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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 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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  • What is the Maximum Air Pressure for Air Lift 1,000 Pound Capacity Air Helper Springs
  • According to the instructions which I have linked for you for Air Lift suspension enhancement # AL60769, the maximum air pressure is 35 psi and the minimum is 5 psi. Over-inflation and under-inflation can damage the air bags so you will always want to stay within the 5 to 35 psi range.
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  • SumoSprings Helper Springs Fit for 1999 Fleetwood Bounder Motor Home on F-53 Chassis
  • We have SumoSprings rear axle helper springs that will work well on your 1999 Bounder Motor Home on F-53 Chassis, but the # SSR-186-54 springs you referenced will not fit your motor home, these springs fit F-53 chassis starting in 2005. For your 1999 F-53 chassis, there are 2 different SumoSprings help spring options, and the correct kit for your motor home will depend on the vehicle's Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). If your motor home's GVWR is between 16,000 pounds and 18,000 pounds,...
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