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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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Firestone Vehicle Suspension F2706 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Firestone Red Label Extreme Duty 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 Ram 2500 trucks. 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 model vehicle and it'll show if this will work for your application. Now, these are the Firestone Red Label Air Springs.


Firestone Vehicle Suspension F2596 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Firestone double convoluted Ride-Rite air helper springs for rear axles. This is a custom-fit part. It is designed to fit the 2011 and newer Chevrolet GMC 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty trucks. On a custom-fit part I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use the fit guide. Put in your year and model vehicle and it'll show you if this part will work for your application. This kit will maximize safe load carrying capacity, increases your stability, improves your ride quality.


Firestone Vehicle Suspension F2255 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Firestone double convoluted ride right air helper springs for the rear axle. This is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2000-2005 Ford Excursion. 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 part will work for the application. This kit will maximize safe load carrying capacity, helps increase stability and improve ride quality. They will install between your vehicle's frame and its rear suspension.


Air Lift WirelessONE Compressor System Installation - 2010 Ram 1500

Today on this 2010 Ram 1500 Quad Cab we're going to review and install the Air Lift Wireless One Compressor System for Air Helper Springs. This is part number AL25870. Now, the wireless one system allows you to adjust your air bags of any brand up or down from inside of the truck or outside of the truck. All right, now this is a single pass system, which allows you to inflate or deflate the air bags to an equal pressure on both sides. This is a nice addition to your preexisting air bag setup. If you ever need to, you can still use your manual inflation setup.


Air Lift LoadLifter Air Helper Springs Installation - 2011 Ford F-250

Today on our 2011 F250, we're going to be taking a look at, and installing the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 helper springs, part number AL57396. Here's what our airbags look like installed. They're going to replace our factory John Stops 00:00:16, and these are going to provide up to 5,000 pounds of load leveling support, keeping the strain off your rear suspension, and giving you a smoother ride. Features a manual adjustment valve. And in our application, we have it going to a Y, so we only have one fitting for both airlines. Now, as you can see, we can either let air out, which is going to lower the ride of our vehicle. Or, we can add more air.


Firestone Vehicle Suspension F2525 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Firestone double convoluted Ride Rite air helper springs for the rear axle. Now, this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2009-2014 Ford F150 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'll show you if this part will work for your application. Now, this kit will maximize safe load carrying capacity. Helps increase stability, and improve ride quality. They basically will install between your vehicle's frame and it's rear suspension.


Firestone Vehicle Suspension F2582 Review

Today were going to take a look at the Firestone double convoluted Ride-Rite air helper springs for your rear axle. This is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2015 and newer Ford F-150 trucks. 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 itll show you if this will work for your application. This kit will maximize safe load-carrying capacity, increase your stability and improve your ride quality. These do install between your vehicles frame and its rear suspension.


Firestone Vehicle Suspension F2550 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Firestone Double Convoluted Ride-Rite Air Helper springs for the rear axle. This is a custom fit part, it is designed to fit the 1999 to 2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 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'll show you if this part will work for your application. Now this kit will maximize safe load carrying capacity, helps increase stability and improve the ride quality. These do install between your vehicle's frame and its rear suspension. They will help keep your vehicle level when you're hauling a heavy load, helps improve the steering control and the braking when you're hauling or towing. They will help level your headlight beams and they also help reduce tire wear. These will maintain even load distribution with air pressure, leveling off any off-center loads.


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Vehicle Suspension Questions and Answers

  • How To Tell What Size Firestone Lift Spacers Are Needed On A Truck With A 6 Inch Lift Kit
  • To determine what size lift spacer to use on your vehicle with Firestone Ride-Rite Air Springs, measure the distance between the upper and lower brackets of your air helper spring kit, and whether the kit mounts on the leaf spring or the axle. The spacer needs to be the same length as the amount of lift applied to the axle on which the air helper spring is installed. The axle mount kit would have the lower bracket mounted to the axle. The leaf mount kit would have the lower bracket mounted...
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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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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Air Bag Kit Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-350 with Hitch Prep
  • For your 2016 Ford F-350 with the hitch prep package the B and W Companion part # BWRVK3300 would be a great option. It has been confirmed as a fit and is one of the nicest hitches around. The Firestone Kit part # F2535 is designed to fit your truck and has tech notes that say it is compatible with trucks that have fifth wheel hitch rails or gooseneck rails so it would be a great option that would have no interference. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well.
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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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  • 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 # F2528. I have linked videos to the right showing typical installations for you. 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...
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Will the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Bags # F2525 Fit on a 2013 Ford F-150 With Reese 5th Wheel Hitch
  • I do have a rear suspension enhancement option for your 2013 Ford F-150, however, the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2525, are not compatible with most fifth wheel frame brackets that mount to the outboard side of the vehicles frame rail. Most fifth wheel brackets block the frame and it is not recommended to install the Ride-Rite kits on top of fifth wheel brackets. If you have a fifth wheel kit that uses the 4 individual universal L-brackets, then the Ride-Rite kit may...
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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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  • Will the Air Lift Compressor Kit # AL25592 Work with the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Springs # F2245
  • You can certainly use the Air Lift Compressor Kit, # AL25592, with the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Springs, # F2245. I spoke with my contacts at Air Lift and Firestone to confirm that it would work. The Air Lift compressor kit and the Ride-Rite both use 1/4 inch air lines and fittings so they are compatible with each other. I have attached the installation instructions for the Air Lift compressor kit for you to check out. I would also recommend picking up the Air Lift Air Hose Cutter, #...
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  • Can Firestone Air Bags be Used with Weight Distribution Hitch when Towing a Trailer
  • I do not recommend using air bags and weight distribution at the same time. 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...
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  • Will the Airlift 5000 Ultimate work on a 2012 Ford F-450 with a Factory Installed Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs, # AL57396, install on the inside of the frame rails on your 2012 Ford F-450. Please take a look at the attachment brackets on your factory installed fifth wheel hitch, and compare them to the diagrams that are on page 5 and 6 of the included instructions and make sure that the mounting locations are compatible.
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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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  • Recommended Air Helper Spring Options for Lifted 2001 Ford F250
  • I'd recommend the Firestone Ride Rite Air Helper Spring Kit, part # F2484, unless you have a gooseneck or fifth wheel hitch, in which case the # F2550 would be a better choice. You'll need either the # F2375 6 inch or # F2371 4 inch spacer kit, depending on the amount you're truck has been lifted. You might also be interested in an on-board compressor system like part # F2158 for the standard-duty or # F2097 for the heavy duty compressor. A compressor system would allow you to adjust...
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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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  • Location to Install Air Lift # AL25870 Wireless ONE Compressor System on 2009 Chevy Silverado
  • According to my Air Lift representative, you CAN install the compressor on that battery tray in the engine compartment if you wish, but please know that if you do so the high-heat environment of the engine compartment will significantly shorten the life of the compressor. Installing the compressor in that location will also negate the warranty coverage. My Air Lift rep has the same exact compressor kit on his truck, and he installed his compressor on the inboard side of the truck frame...
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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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