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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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Air Lift LoadLifter 7500 XL Air Helper Springs Installation - 2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Speaker 1: Today on this 2012 Ford F350, we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install the Airlift load lifter 7500XL air helper springs, part number AL57596.Now here's what our air bags look like installed. These airbags are great solution for those of you who are towing a heavy trailer such as a gooseneck or a fifth wheel or even a standard trailer with high tongue weight. Or are carrying a large amount of weight in the bed of your truck. This will allow you to maintain your factory ride height and have your braking and steering ability be the same as if you didn't have a heavy load in the bed of your truck. This will allow your front brakes to work better and maintain your steering and handling abilities, that way you don't have to worry about having poor control of your truck because you don't have the proper amount of weight over the front axle.These airbags will help support up to 7,500 pounds of weight. They're not going to increase your gross vehicle weight rating by 7,500 pounds of weight.


Air Lift LoadLifter 7500 XL Air Helper Springs Review

Speaker 1: Today we'll be having a look at the Airlift LoadLifter 7500 XL Series of Air Helper Springs. We have several different options available on our website. Please check out etrailer.com for a particular fit for your application.Now, here's what our airbags look like installed. These airbags are a great solution for those of you who are towing a heavy trailer, such as a gooseneck or a fifth wheel, or even a standard trailer with a high tongue weight or are carrying a large amount of weight in the bed of your truck.This will allow you to maintain your factory ride height and have your braking and steering ability be the same as if you didn't have a heavy load in the bed of your truck. This will allow your front brakes to work better and maintain your steering and handling abilities. That way you don't have to worry about having poor control of your truck because you don't have the proper amount of weight over the front axle.These airbags will help support up to 7,500 pounds of weight.


Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Test Course

Speaker 1: After our airbags have been installed, you'll notice an immediate difference there in the overload spring area. As we do our side to side maneuver, you'll notice a lot less body roll. The airbags are helping to support that weight and keep our truck operating nice and level. As we go over our bumps with the airbags installed, you'll notice everything is much smoother. That's transferred right through to the cab. It feels much nicer in the vehicle while we're driving it, and the contents of our camper and trailer are gonna be much safer..


Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2017 Ford F-250

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ford F250 we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Firestone Ride Right Double Convoluted Air Helper Springs. These are designed for use on the rear axle. The part number is F2600.Now, if you're looking for air bags for your F250, you've probably got a situation similar to this that you're trying to correct. As you can see, our customer today has a great big in-bed camper here, and it's causing him to have vehicle squat here in the rear end. You can see the back of the truck sag down. Now, in-bed campers are very notorious for this, but so are your fifth wheels and your goosenecks, your larger utility trailers if you haul heavy loads on a trailer, they all put weight on the rear of the vehicle.


Firestone Ride-Rite Rear Air Helper Springs Installation - 2011 Ford F-350

Speaker 1: Today on our 2011 Ford F350, we're going to be taking a look and showing you how to install the Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs, part number F2703.Give you an idea of what our truck is before we add our bags on or add weight to it, we want to get measurements of the normal ride height. So we're going to go from the ground to the top inside of the fender on the front and the back. About 36 and a half in the front, about 39 in the back. Now with the addition of the weight, we'll take another measurement. Looks like our back is dropped about an inch and a quarter and our front has come up about a half inch. Now what that's going to do, it's going to cause problems with your suspension, your steering and in turn your tires, put unnecessary wear and tear on your tires.It's going to raise your headlights, so they're not shining down at the road.


Air Lift LoadLifter 7500 XL Air Helper Springs Test Course

Speaker 1: And now we'll take our airbags out on our test course. On the left side of the screen you'll notice the vehicle without the airbags installed, and on the right side of the screen you'll notice the vehicle with the airbags installed. On the first part of our test course we'll be doing some evasive maneuvering, doing some quick turns side to side. You'll notice how unstable and unsettled the suspension is without the airbags installed. And with them installed you'll notice how much more settled and more control that we have over the vehicle. There is a significant amount less body roll than what we had without them.


Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we're gonna take a look at, and also show you how to install, the Firestone Ride-Rite Double Convoluted Air Helper Springs for the Rear Axle, part number is: F2430.Here's a look at the air bag from underneath the vehicle. As you can see, as we talked about, we have our frame connection point here, and our axle connection point here. A few other features that are nice is that with the double convoluted-design: we don't need a great deal of space for our airbags to work, and not have to worry about them getting damaged by rubbing up against something. We only really need about a half inch of space all the way around our bag. Another interesting feature of the air bag is gonna be the way they designed their roll crimp here at the top. With this kind of spirals around the rubber, and this will actually allow you to temporarily hang your axle for general maintenance, oil changes, fluid flushes, things like that.


Best 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Suspension Enhancement Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the best suspension enhancement options for your 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Our jounce-style springs are going to be great for somebody who carries the same load, or has the same camper or whatever it may be, all the time. Now the overload pad is going to be nice for somebody who carries a load every once in a while, but when they're not carrying a load they don't want to affect their ride quality, because we can go right back to factory ride by disengaging our overload springs.Now the air springs are going to be nice for somebody who carries a lot of different loads, maybe pulls a lot of different trailers, because we have full adjustability not only left and right but also the height and support that we get from our air springs. Finally, the lead spring helper springs are going to be nice for somebody who maybe tows a lot, and maybe they have an older vehicle that has a little bit of fatigue in the springs and the backend's just naturally sagging. These will lift them up and also give you the support as you need.Each one of our suspension upgrades is going to essentially do the same thing. It's just a matter of how they do it.


Best 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Suspension Enhancement Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the best suspension enhancement options for your 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Our jounce-style springs are going to be great for somebody who carries the same load, or has the same camper or whatever it may be, all the time. Now the overload pad is going to be nice for somebody who carries a load every once in a while, but when they're not carrying a load they don't want to affect their ride quality, because we can go right back to factory ride by disengaging our overload springs.Now the air springs are going to be nice for somebody who carries a lot of different loads, maybe pulls a lot of different trailers, because we have full adjustability not only left and right but also the height and support that we get from our air springs. Finally, the lead spring helper springs are going to be nice for somebody who maybe tows a lot, and maybe they have an older vehicle that has a little bit of fatigue in the springs and the backend's just naturally sagging. These will lift them up and also give you the support as you need.Each one of our suspension upgrades is going to essentially do the same thing. It's just a matter of how they do it.


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended SumoSprings for a 2016 Thor A.C.E 29.3 RV
  • Since your 2016 Thor A.C.E 29.3 RV utilizes a Ford F-53 chassis, you can use suspension enhancements designed for this chassis. I recommend using the following products depending on the weight of your RV. Front: SumoSprings Rebel Custom Helper Springs part # SSF-170-40-2 (16,000 and 22,000 lbs) SumoSprings Rebel Custom Helper Springs part # SSF-173-40-2 (24,000 and 26,000 lbs) Rear: SumoSprings Maxim Custom Helper Springs part # SSR-184-40-1 (16,000 and 18,000 lbs) SumoSprings...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Compatibility of Air Lift Air Springs on 2012 Ram 3500 With a 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The Air Lift Helper Springs, # AL57595, that you referenced will work well on your 2012 Ram 3500 and will not interfere with the 5th wheel hitch rail # RP30852. The Air Lift springs have a 7,500 lbs load leveling capacity which will help reduce the stress on your Ram's rear suspension when towing your trailer. I also recommend installing an air compressor system like the Air Lift Load Controller Compressor System, # AL25856, with the air helper springs. The compressor system will...
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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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  • Rear Axle Suspension Kit Recommendation for 2013 Ram 1500 Quad Cab with Coil Springs
  • The Timbren rear axle jounce spring kit you referenced, part # TDR1500DQ, is a fit for your 2013 Ram 1500 Quad Cab. This rear axle kit fits both 2WD and 4WD models. There are several types of rear axle kits available for your Ram 1500. These include rubber jounce springs like the Timbrens, air bag kits from AirLift and Firestone, and coil springs such as the SuperSprings Sumo urethane coil helper springs. The link provided will take you to our page showing all of these products. The...
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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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  • 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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  • Recommended SumoSprings Suspension Enhancement for Thor Miramar on a 2016 F53 Chassis & 22K GVWR
  • The best and correct SumoSprings for your new Thor Miramar 34.3 on a 2016 Ford F-53 Chassis weighing in at 22K GVWR are the # SSR-187-54-1 for the rear axle and # SSF-170-40-2 for the front axle. I have linked them both to this page for your convenience.
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