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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 Vehicle Suspension AL52211 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna take a look at the Air Lift AirCell Custom Helper Spring Kit. This is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 1994 and newer Dodge Ram and Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 trucks. And because it fits so many different vehicles, I would recommend to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year, model vehicle. It'll show you if this'll work for your application.Now this'll add support to your existing front suspension, improves handling in overall ride, prevents sagging, reduces the bottoming out that results from heavy loads, it decreases unsafe and uncomfortable bounce and sway making you ride smooth and easy, and it will help extend the life of your lee 00:00:37 springs by giving them extra support when needed, thus preventing damage and saving you money.It does not affect the ride of your vehicle when you're not carrying a load. This will help with problems such as off center loads, body roll and sway when turning sharp corners because each spring works independently.

Firestone Coil-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche

Speaker 1: Today on our 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche, we're going to be taking a look at the Firestone Coil-Rite Air Helper springs, part number F4108.Here's what it looks like our airbags installed. It's going to allow you have an additional 500 to 1000 pound of support on your vehicle. This does not add to the overall weight your vehicle can support, but will help maintain ride height and stability when those loads are applied to the vehicle. So you do still want to check your vehicle's owner's manual and be sure you're not exceeding the capacities specified in there.The main reasons you're going to want airbags on your vehicle is if you're hauling some heavy loads in the back, and it's causing the rear end to sag. These airbags will keep the ride height at the normal value when under a heavy load. This is great because when you got a heavy load in the back it can cause your headlights to aim high as the rear sags, and the front pops up.

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate 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.In 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.On the next part of our test course, we'll be going over some bumps and you'll notice without the airbags installed how much suspension travel we don't have. The suspension can't do its job properly because it's sagging down and doesn't have the amount of travel that it needs in order to help absorb the bumps. With the airbags installed you can see how much less jouncing and jarring there is going on.

Firestone Vehicle Suspension F2701 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the Firestone Ride Right Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs for your rear axle. Now this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2003 to 2013 Dodge Ram and Ram 2500 and 3500 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'll work for your application.Now these air springs will maximize safe load carrying capacity, increase the stability and improves the ride quality of your vehicle. They basically install between your truck's frame and it's rear suspension. They'll help keep your truck level when your hauling a heavy load. That'll improve steering control and braking when your hauling or towing.

Firestone Vehicle Suspension F2702 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Firestone Ride Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper springs for the rear axle. This product is designed to work with certain years of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 trucks. You can always use the vehicle fit guide, which is located at to ensure or double-check that this is a fit for your vehicle. Now, air springs are designed to maximize safe load carrying capacity. They also help increase stability and improve the ride quality of your vehicle. They simply install between your truck's frame and it's rear suspension, and as you can see laid out here on the table, it comes with everything that you need to get it installed.

Firestone Ride-Rite Rear Air Helper Springs Installation - 2017 Ram 2500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ram 2500, we'll be having a look at and installing the Firestone Ride Rite air helper springs that are double convoluted for the rear axle, part number F2580. So on the left side of our screen, you'll see what the vehicle's like going down our test course with a heavy load on the suspension. This is with the factory suspension in place. On the right, we have it with the airbags installed. You can see when we're going over bumps how much greater the stability is and how much less rebound there is with the airbags, giving us a better ride, improved stability, and greater safety.We'll give this a load leveling capacity of up to 5,000 pounds. I would like to point out they won't add 5,000 pounds to our gross vehicle weight rating.

TorkLift StableLoad Suspension Upgrade Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the torque lift stable load suspension upgrade for upper overload springs, part number TLA7202.Now you can see this is going to replace your factory bump stops. There's going to be no drilling required. It comes with all necessary hardware, mounting bracket to help keep from twisting. They also can be used in conjunction with airbags. As you can see, as we drive down the road, it improves handling by activating your trucks upper overload springs. It also helps evenly distribute weight by ensuring the truck stays level along with reducing side to side sway.So to begin our installation, we're going to remove these tabs on all four of our brackets here.

Best 2015 Ram 2500 Suspension Enhancement Options

Speaker 1: Today, on our 2015 Ram 2500, we're going to be taking a look at the best suspension upgrades for the rear axle.Now, the three best options we have, in no real particular order, are going to be our Timbren, and this is part number TDR2500D. Here, we've got a Firestone Air Bag, part number F-2580, and an Airlift Air Bag. Part number on that is AL-88289.Now, the need for rear suspension upgrades comes when you're going to be hauling, whether it's a trailer, or in-bed camper, you're doing landscaping, whatever the situation is. The one thing you really need to keep in mind: regardless of the rear suspension enhancement that you do, you're not upgrading the capacity of your current vehicle. Whatever the truck's rated for is what it's rated for. These are designed to help us more safely carry those.Now, the main difference we have in the two different styles, whether it's an air bag, or a jounce bumper replacement, like what we have here, is that, with your Timbren style, there isn't really any adjustment that you can make.

Best 2018 Ram 2500 Suspension Enhancement Options

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ram 2500 we're going to be taking a look at the best suspension upgrades for the rear axle. Now the three best options we have in no real particular order are going to be our Timbren. This is part number TDR2500D. Here we've got a Firestone Air Bag, part number F2580, and an Air Lift air bag. Part number on that is AL88289.Now the need for rear suspension upgrades comes when you're going to be hauling, whether it's a trailer or in-bed camper, you're doing landscaping. Whatever the situation is, the one thing you really need to keep in mind, regardless of the rear suspension enhancement that you do, you're not upgrading the capacity of your current vehicle.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Timbren or SumoSprings Recommendation for a 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • Because the Timbrens like part # TGMRCK25D that you referenced have a reputation as having kind of a harsh unloaded ride quality I would recommend the SumoSprings part # SSR-207-47 since you will get the same support without as harsh of a ride when the vehicle is unloaded. I attached an FAQ on Timbrens for you to check out as well.
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  • SumoSpring Suspension Enhancement for 2017 Fleetwood Bounder with 22k Ford F-53 Chassis
  • If you wanted to install SumoSprings on your 2017 Fleetwood Bounder built on a Ford F-53 that are designed for the higher GVWR chassis you could but you should note that it would probably give you a harsher ride quality than you'd want. For GVWR between 20k and 26k you'd want the part # SSR-187-54-1. The kit for 20-22k like what you have would be the part # SSR-180-54-1 which would give you the support you want without sacrificing ride quality. I can see how it would be tempting to...
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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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  • 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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  • Comparing Timbren Helper Springs for a 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • Timbren helper springs # TGMRCK25D and # TGMRTT35D have different designs. The springs for kit # TGMRCK25D are double-convoluted. For optimal balance between softness and toughness, fabricators choose the double-convoluted rubber spring. Taller than the single donuts, these springs are engineered to deliver superior ride quality and significant load capacity. The springs in kit # TGMRTT35D are single-convoluted. When space is limited or extra stability is required, fabricators and engineers...
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  • Dimensions for the Springs in the Timbren Suspension Enhancement Kits for a 2013 Chevy 3500HD Diesel
  • Once installed, the double convoluted springs from the Timbren SES Kit, # TGMRCK25D, will sit 5-3/16 inches below the jounce bumper holder on the frame. The outer diameter of these springs is 4-5/16 inches. The single convoluted springs from the Timbren SES Kit, # TGMRTT35D, are only 3-9/16 inches tall, but this kit also includes a 1 inch spacer, so it will sit 4-9/16 inches below the jounce bumper holder on the frame (see photos). The outer diameter of these springs is 4-1/4 inches.
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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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  • 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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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2016 GMC Sierra 3500 for Smoother Ride Unloaded
  • We have found that the Timbren setups affect the unloaded ride quality of a vehicle more than the other suspension enhancement solutions. For a similar solution that we have found to be a bit less harsh the Firestone Work-Rite kit part # F8632 would be a great option.
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  • Timbren Suspension Enhancement for the Front and Rear Axles of a 2015 Chevy Silverado 4WD
  • The Timbren System part # TGMFK25D that you referenced is just for the front axle of your 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500. Each side of the front axle takes 2 of the rubber springs. For the rear axle you would want the # TGMRCK25D as well.
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  • Comparing Timbren's and SumoSprings for a 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • Yes, the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System part # TGMRCK25D and the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs part # SSR-207-47 are confirmed to fit your 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500. Both products will help to reduce sag, improve stability, and increase the existing suspensions wear life. Generally speaking, Timbrens are going to give you more support but SumoSprings will have a smoother ride. Of these two options, I recommend using the Timbren's as these will be more inline with...
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  • Can Spacers be Added to Timbren Helper Springs for a Lifted 2012 Chevy Silverado
  • Timbren does have spacers, # A25723-90AH00, that you could use. You would need a total of 4 of them since each is 1 inch tall and because you have a 2 inch lift. I have included a couple of video links for you. One is an installation of kit # TGMRCK25D. The other is an installation that uses the spacers.
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  • Which Timbren Suspension Kit Fits Rear Axle of 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • The part # TGMFK25D can only be used on the front axle of a vehicle. It is a fit for your vehicle though but you would need all 4 pieces. For rear Timbrens confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD we have the # TGMRCK25D which would be what you need. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Rear Axle Suspension Kit for 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 Towing Trailers
  • The type of rear axle suspension enhancement kit that will do what you're looking for - provide support when your suspension is under load from the trailer, but not otherwise change anything in terms of ride quality - is a Timbren jounce spring kit. Timbren kit # TGMRCK25D that you referenced will do this while offering an easier installation than almost all other kits. The Timbrens provide progressive resistance as the load increases. It is also a zero-maintenance item that you can...
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  • Recommended Timbren Suspension Enhancement For Slide In Camper On 2016 Chevrolet 3500 4WD
  • I definitely recommend the Timbren springs over the Stableloads. I reached out to my contact at Timbren about the differences between the rear suspension models for your 2016 Chevrolet 3500 4WD and he said that the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TGMRTT35D are definitely what you want for your Lance 950s application. He said that these rear springs are made specifically for slide in campers. They are designed to have more coverage than the # TGMRCK25D, and even though they...
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