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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 Vehicle Suspension SSF-111-60 Review

Speaker 1: Today, we're taking a look at the Sumo Spring solo custom helper springs for the front axle. Now, this is a custom fit design, so to ensure that this is a fit for your vehicle, you can use the Vehicle Fit Guide which is located at etrailer.com.Now, these helper springs are designed to upgrade your vehicle's front suspension for improved driver control and overall comfort. They also do a great job at supporting heavy front end loads to help keep your vehicle level. They absorb bumps and road shocks, and they really help minimize the amount of sway that you experience in the front of the vehicle. They feature progressive load control. So, these springs will compress according to the weight of your cargo.


SuperSprings Vehicle Suspension SSR-403-40 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna take a look at the Sumospring Solo Customer Helper Springs with the two inch lift spacers for the rear axles on the Jeeps. Now this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 1984 to 2001 Jeep Cherokees and on a custom fit part like this I like to recommend for you to go to our website and use our fit guide put in your year and model vehicle and it'll show you just a work through application. Now these helper springs will upgrade your vehicle's rear suspension for improved control and comfort, helps keep your Jeep level when you're towing or hauling a heavy load and it helps to absorb any bumps and shocks, helps minimize sway. This kit does include two inch spacers, which are included to accommodate your lifted Jeep. These do give you progressive load control, which means your springs will compress according to the weight of your cargo, so if you have a lighter load the springs compress easily at first for a nice soft engagement and a less bumpy ride and if you have a heavier load the springs will compress by as much as 80% for support.They do use a durable micro cellular urethane construction.


Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs Installation - 2015 Ram 2500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2015 Ram 2500, you're going to be taking a look at, I'm gonna show you how to install the Airlift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with internal jounce bumpers for the rear axle, part number AL88289. This is what our air bags look like when they're installed. It's gonna be a hybrid spring style system, which means that it's gonna provide you with not only an adjustable air bag, but it's gonna have a built-in internal jounce stopper. The internal jounce stop is gonna prevent the vehicle from bottoming out when the bags are at a lower air level.What's nice about these bags is they can be inflated and deflated independently, to adjust for any off center loads you may have in the back of the vehicle. They can be adjusted anywhere from 5 to 100 PSI. They're gonna have a 5,000 pound load carrying capacity, or weight carrying capacity.


Firestone Ride-Rite Rear Air Helper Springs Installation - 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Speaker 1: Today on our Chevrolet Silverado 2500, we're going are going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Firestone Ride Rite Red Label extreme duty air helper springs for the rear axle. Part number F2702. Here's what our air bags are going to look like once we have them installed. These are going to give us the load leveling support we need whenever we're towing a heavy trailer or hauling a heavy load. They're going to maximize the load carrying capacity of our truck, increase stability, and improve ride quality, all so we can get down the road safely and be comfortable at the same time. It's going to mount in between the frame of our truck and the axle, and have air to expand and increase the distance, so that we have that support.


Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System Installation - 2015 Ram 2500

Speaker 1: Today I have a 2015 Ram 2500 you're going to be taking a look at. I'm going to show you how to install the Timbren Suspension Enhancement System for the rear axle part number TDRTT3500E.They're designed to reduce body roll and sway when your vehicle is loaded. They're also going to work independently for off center loads. Brackets are going to be custom fit brackets for the vehicle. They're going to be no drill, no weld installation. These are also designed to take the brunt force or jolting out of the vehicle as it bottoms out.


Timbren Front Suspension Enhancement System Installation - 2015 Lexus GX 460

Speaker 1: Today on our 2015 Lexus GX 460, we're gonna be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Timbren Front Suspension Enhancement System, part number TTOFTAC4A.So whether you're towing a heavy trailer, or you have a lot of gear in the back hatch, that can put a lot of strain and stress on the rear suspension of our Lexus. It's gonna cause the vehicle to sag down a bit, which is gonna reduce the lifespan of our suspension, and put a lot of stress on other things.Since it's gonna be pushing down on the back, that's actually gonna raise up the front end, which is gonna make less contact on our front tires, which means our steering and stopping is gonna be diminished as well as the headlights are gonna be out of alignment. So they're gonna be further up, which can cause a lot of problems at night. So now that we have all of our gear loaded in the back, and our Lexus weighed down, let's take it on our test course and see how the factory suspension is gonna handle it.As we come to the bumps course, and we go over our alternating speed bumps, I can definitely tell you that there is a jarring feeling that I'm getting as I'm going over each one. The bumps are a lot more prominent than normal because of the load in the back, and it is resonating through the seats and taking a toll on our back.As we come to the slalom course, and we're going in and out of the turns, it does seem like it doesn't wanna grab and start turning as well, and it's just not as responsive. Just have a mushy floating feeling in the front end.With our Timbrens installed, you can see that we have a lot more of a level stance, and it's sitting right where it should be, rather than the backend sagging down, which also means the front is right where it should be also.


Timbren Front and Rear Suspension Enhancement Systems Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Timbren line of suspension enhancement systems. Any time that we add weight to our vehicle, it's going to put a lot of strain and stress on the suspension, especially if we're towing a heavy camper, trailer, or we have a heavy load in the back.Tends to have the back end squat down, which again, it's going to put that strain and stress on the rear suspension because not only are we asking it to hold up the weight of the vehicle, but everything else that we add on to it. Which that can arise a lot of different issues. The front end is going to be getting pulled off, which will misalign our headlights, and our tires won't have as much contact, so our steering and braking is going to be diminished.But tat;s where timbrens are going to come into play. They're going to provide us that extra support so that when we do have those heavy loads, the back end doesn't sag down quite as much, and it's not putting so much stress on the back end. By doing that, the front end's not going to rise up, which means our headlights will be in line and our tires will have the correct amount of contact and pressure, so our braking and steering isn't affected.


Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement Installation - 2015 Lexus GX 460

Speaker 1: Today on our 2015 Lexus GX 460, we're gonna be taking a look at and show you how to install the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, part number TTORSEQ. So, whether you're towing a heavy trailer or you have a lot of gear in the back hatch, that can put a lot of strain and stress on a rear suspension of our Lexus. It's gonna cause the vehicle to sag down a bit, which is gonna reduce the life span of our suspension and put a lot of stress on other things. And since it's gonna be pushing down on the back, that's actually gonna raise up the front end, which is gonna make less contact on our front tires, which means our steering and stopping is gonna be diminished, as well as the headlights are gonna be out of alignment. So, they're gonna be further up, which can cause a lot of problems at night.So, now that we have all of our gear loaded in the back and our Lexus weighed down, let's take her on our test course and see how the factory suspension is gonna handle it. And as we come to the bumps course and we go over alternating speed bumps, I can definitely tell you that this a jarring feeling that I'm getting as I'm going over each one.


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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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  • Best Air Helper Springs and Compressor System for a 2018 Ram 2500
  • For your 2018 Ram 2500, I highly recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs part # F2706. The Red Label Airbags are Firestone's heavy duty version. The airbags are rated with a support capacity up to 7,500 lbs which will be perfect for trailers up to 25,000 lbs. The airbags will only be responsible for the tongue weight (TW) of the trailer and not the entire gross trailer weight (GTW). You will have no problems installing the airbags as they will not...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Axle Air Bag & Compressor Kit for 2016 Ford F-350 4x4
  • On the linked page you can view all rear-axle air bag kits for your 2016 Ford F-350 4x4. These include kits from both Firestone and AirLift, such as Firestone Ride-Rite # F2597 and Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 # AL57396. Both of these kits offer a 5000-lb load support rating and both install without drilling. A wireless compressor kit is available as a separate item. Firestone offers their Wireless Air Command F3 Compressor System # F2581 which allows for independent pressure control 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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  • How to Reduce Sway in 2016 Ram 2500 Diesel Laramie Crew Cab with a Truck Bed Slide-On Camper
  • Congratulations on your new truck bed camper! I'm sure you will enjoy it for many years. Sway is a common issue with truck bed campers which can be reduced, but not eliminated. The campers are not particularly aerodynamic and the sway will increase with your speed and high winds. Even though your truck sits level with the camper installed, you could still benefit from a Suspension Enhancement System (SES). I recommend a jounce-style spring system like the Timbren # TDR2500D. These install...
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  • Best Airbags for a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD with 6 Inch Lift
  • For your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, I recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2250. These airbags will do an excellent job of helping to distribute the weight of the trailer across the vehicle in addition to helping with stability and off center loads. Now in order to compensate for the 6" lift on your vehicle, you will need to add a spacer. The correct spacer for you will depend on the distance you have between the upper and lower brackets once installed....
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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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  • 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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  • Rear Helper Spring Recommendations for a 2016 Ram 3500 with Factory 5th Wheel Prep Package
  • First, Timbren rear helper springs # TDR3500CA will bolt on to the bottoms of the frame on your 2016 Ram 3500 and will not interfere with the factory 5th wheel prep package. The Timbren springs will help with sagging when the truck is loaded/towing and take the strain off of the factory suspension. The ride can be more stiff when the Timbren springs are engaged. For a system that you can adjust to get the ride quality and support to your liking I recommend air bags such as Firestone...
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  • Recommended Air Springs for Load Leveling on a 2018 Ram 1500
  • Air Bags are the best at load leveling and we do have confirmed fits for your 2018 Ram 1500 as long as you don't have the factory air suspension system. I recommend the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs # AL57370 which are compatible with in-bed hitches if you decide to add a gooseneck or 5th wheel hitch. These will not only level your ride, but will also reduce the strain on your OEM suspension and improve the overall quality and stability of your ride. This kit comes with...
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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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  • Recommended Rear Helper Springs for a 2016 Ford F-150 4x4
  • Based on the weight of the trailers and the type of terrain you will be driving on I do recommend the SuperSprings helper springs # SSR-117-47 for your 2016 Ford F-150 4x4. These springs are designed for models with stock height (not lifted) and for models with a gross vehicle weight rating of 7,500 pounds. The ride quality, especially when loaded and/or going over bumps on rough terrain, will be much improved using these helper springs.
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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. 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 kit is intended to be used with the # F6401 springs.
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  • On-Board Compressor Recommendation for use with Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs
  • There are several options for an on-board compressor for your Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2299. Since you tow your gooseneck every day, I suggest using a heavy-duty compressor. If you would like to be able to level the air springs individually, I recommend the Firestone Dual Air Command II # F2168. This kit comes with a pneumatic control that mounts in the cab, a super-heavy-duty compressor, and a 1/2 gallon air tank. The air tank helps to inflate the air springs faster....
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