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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 Rear Air Helper Springs Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Today in our 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, we'll be having a look at and installing the Air Lift LoadLifter 7500 XL air helper springs for the rear axle, part number AL57538. Here's what our airbags look like installed. These are simple bolt-in installation, with no modification required to our vehicle at all. These will help maintain our ride height, keeping our vehicle's suspension working as it was originally designed, making for a smoother ride, also helping with braking, stability, and turning. Just keep in mind, these aren't going to offer us additional towing capacity or additional weight-bearing capacity. They're just going to help maintain our ride height and ride quality when we have a heavy load or a heavy pin-weight trailer on our vehicle. This doubled convoluted design airbag system will support anywhere between 5 and 100 PSI of air pressure.


SumoSprings Maxim Front Axle Helper Springs Test Course

And now we'll take our RV on the test course with the inaudible 00:00:02 springs installed. The first thing that'll you notice is as we're making turns and making other maneuvers you will notice there is less body roll associated with the RV. This lack of body roll is great because it will keep us more planted on the road, giving us improved feel and better safety as we're driving. Finally as we go over bumps you'll notice that our vehicle has much quicker rebound in the suspension. The suspension now returns to its original position much quicker versus falling down slowly. This gives us improved handling over bumps and gives us a more planted feel as we're going over the bumps, and we won't have quite as much jostling inside the vehicle as well..


SuperSprings Vehicle Suspension SSR-313-47 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs for the rear axle. Now, these springs fit certain years of the Dodge and Ram ProMaster 1500, 2500 and 3500. To ensure that these are a fit for your vehicle you can use the Vehicle Fit Guide located at etrailer.com. Now, these helper springs upgrade your vehicle's rear suspension, offering improved driver control and comfort. They're designed to help keep your vehicle level when you're towing or hauling a heavier load. They're designed to help absorb bumps and road shock and minimize sway.


Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2009 Dodge Ram 2500, we'll be having a look at and installing the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs for the rear axle, part number F2299. All right, here's what our airbags look like installed. These are a quick and simple installation, and offer us a great alternative to having a saggy suspension in the back of our truck. It'll offer us an improved ride quality, better handling, and better braking when we're towing a heavy low or if we have a lot of weight in the bed. These airbags will allow us to run anywhere between 5 and 100 PSI of air pressure in them. At 100 PSI, these bags will offer us 5,000 pounds of weight-leveling capability. What that means is, if we have 5,000 pounds of tongue weight on our gooseneck or fifth wheel trailer, or 5,000 pounds of weight in the bed, we'll be able to maintain a factory ride height. These do not give us an additional 5,000 pounds of weight-carrying capacity or towing capacity; they will just supplement our vehicle's suspension and make it have a higher quality ride when we're loading our truck down and using it for its full potential. Now, unlike some of our competitor airbags that are offered for this particular truck, these do not have an internal jounce bumper inside of them.


Timbren Vehicle Suspension TSUR001 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Timbren Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement System. This is a custom fit part. This is designed to fit the 1986-1992 Suzuki Samurai and Sidekick. On any 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 will show you if this will work for your application. This kit will improve your suspension, handling, and safety of the vehicle. This will provide additional support as needed, so you'll always have a nice, smooth, comfortable ride. It will allow the leaf spring ample movement, while cushioning any light load so it rides just as smoothly when you're not hauling a load. They do become more rigid as more weight is added for great performance when you're hauling a heavy load.


Timbren Vehicle Suspension TFRTT1504E Review

Today we are going to take a look at the Timbren rear axle suspension enhancement system. Now, this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2015 and newer Ford F-150 truck. 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 if this will work for you application. This kit will improve the suspension, handling, and safety on your vehicle. Helps provide additional support as needed so you always have a nice smooth comfortable ride. It basically allows you release for ample movement while cushioning light loads and it will ride just as smoothly when you're not hauling a load.


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Suspension Enhancement, 5th Wheel and Gooseneck Hitches for a 2011 Ford F-250 Diesel Long Bed 2WD
  • Yes, your 2011 Ford F-250 does certainly have the prep package installed. If the gooseneck ball was not included then you will need ball kit # RP30137 or # C60601. For a 5th wheel hitch you can use any of the following hitches that fit directly into the 4 pucks: Reese Elite Series hitch # RP30142 (18K), # RP30143 (25K) B&W Companion hitch # BWRVK3300 Or any of these Curt hitches: # C16530-16017, # C16520-16017, # C16515-16017, or # C16545-16017 For suspension enhancement I actually...
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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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  • Recommended Air Compressor and Tank Kit To Allow Air Bag Inflation and Ability to Air Vehicle Tires
  • I have a solution for you, but the Air Lift WirelessAIR Compressor System # AL72000 is not designed to be used with an air tank. I spoke with my contact at Air Lift and he confirmed that the # AL72000 will not work with an air tank. We have several options for air compressors and tanks that will work great for what you are wanting to do. I recommend the Firestone Air Command II, Analog, Heavy Duty Compressor with Air Tank and 25 Foot Hose # F2549. This kit will provide you with all...
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