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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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SumoSprings Rebel Front Axle Helper Springs Test Course

Speaker 1: Now that we have our helper springs into place, I'll take it for a quick drive. Now I can immediately tell you that it's definitely more comfortable going over some of these bumps, and as I'm going through my turns, it definitely feels like I'm driving a much smaller vehicle. Now granted, it doesn't feel like a sports car, but compared to how big it is, it feels like I'm driving somewhat of a smaller box truck. Definitely feels a lot more stable and just more responsive going in and out of the turns.Another benefit of our helper springs is it's going to take some of the stress off of our factory suspension, 'cause it's going to be supporting more of the weight of our motor home, so our suspension doesn't have to do it alone, which is also going to extend the life of our factory suspension because it's not under so much stress.


SumoSprings Maxim Rear Axle Helper Springs Test Course

Speaker 1: Now that we have our helper spring in place I'll take it for a quick drive. Now, I can immediately tell you that it's definitely more comfortable going over some of these bumps, and as I'm going through my turns, it definitely feels like I'm driving a much smaller vehicle. Granted, it doesn't feel like a sports car, but compared to how big it is, it feels like I'm driving somewhat of a smaller box truck. Definitely feels a lot more stable and just more responsive going in and out of the turns. Another benefit of our helper springs is, it's going to take some of the stress off of our factory suspension, because it's going to be supporting more of the weight of our motorhome, so our suspension doesn't have to do it alone. Which is also going to extend the life of our factory suspension, because it's not under so much stress..


Air Lift Vehicle Suspension AL88242 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna be taking a look at the Airlift load lifter 5,000 ultimate air helper springs with the internal jumps bumper on the rear axle. This is a custom-fit part. It is designed to fit the 1996-2014 Ford E50 vans and the 2015 and newer Ford E450 series cutaway vans. 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'll show you if this'll work for your application. Now with this part you'll get the best of both springs. You'll get the air springs, and then on the inside is an internal jump spring which'll work together to give you the best ride whether your truck is loaded or unloaded.


Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System Test Course

Speaker 1: With our load in, you can see they're already engaged. They're making contact and helping to support the rear of our truck. We're not going to have near the body roll going side to side that we did before because these are designed to work independently from one another. Here's a good look at our Timbrens installed, but with no load in the back of the truck. As you can see, they're not really going to engage at all under normal driving situations. They do make contact here and there just to help smooth out our ride..



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Vehicle Suspension Questions and Answers

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Compatibility of AirLift Air Springs with 2017 Ford F-350 Dually with Factory Gooseneck Hitch
  • The Air Lift LoadLifter 7500 XL Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle # AL57599 is only compatible with the 4WD version of your 2017 Ford F-350 Dually. If you have 2WD, I recommend the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle # AL57391. I reached out to the manufacturer and both are compatible with the factory gooseneck hitch. Both come with the manual inflation valves, but if you want to have adjustability at all times, I recommend the Air Lift Load Controller Compressor...
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  • Rear Axle Air Bag Kit for 2017 Ford F-250 Diesel 4X4 with Factory 5th Wheel Prep
  • According to my contact at Firestone, their rear axle air bag kit F2535 is not a fit for your 2017 Ford F-250 diesel 4X4 but we do have options. Air Lift offers a confirmed fit in a 5th-wheel-compatible rear air bag kit, part # AL57399, which provides 5000-lbs of load support capacity. They also offer a version with internal jounce bumpers, which help support your suspension in the unlikely event of an air leak, part # AL88399.
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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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  • Suspension Enhancement Options for Winnebago View Based on 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500
  • We do have suspension enhancement products for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 on which your Winnebago View is built. These are displayed on the linked pages and include jounce-style bumper springs and a leaf spring kit # SSA11MTKT from Super Springs that works with the 2WD model. You do not mention the specific ride quality issue you're trying to fix but typically Class C RVs suffer from sway more than anything else. Rubber jounce springs stiffen the rear end, not exactly what...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Rear Air Bag Helper Springs for a 2017 Ram 1500 4x4
  • Yes, the Air Lift air springs # AL60818 will fit your 2017 Ram 1500 4x4. A lot of people have complained about the use of coil springs on the newer Rams but adding some additional support like these springs will help with the ride quality for sure. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you.
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  • 2017 Ram 2500 HD Power Wagon Air Lift Suspension Enhancement Recommendation
  • For your 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon the Air Lift kit part # AL57289 is a confirmed fit and would work well. Since you have a 2 inch lift though you would need a spacer kit to take up that extra room between the frame and the axle. For that you would need the part # AL52130.
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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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  • Rear Suspension Enhancement Options for a 2004 Cadillac Escalade EXT
  • I may have a solution that will work for you, however, we do not offer replacement air shocks for your 2004 Cadillac Escalade EXT at this time. We do offer coil spring air bag inserts like the AirLift 1000 Air Helper Springs, # AL60769. These air bags fit in the rear coil springs and can be manually inflated for additional support. Another option would be a bump stop replacement like the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, # TGMRG25C, that you referenced. These are rubber springs...
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