Ride-Rite air helper springs are the workhorse of Firestone's air helper spring line. The double convoluted air springs offer maximum load capacity as well as years of worry-free service and support.
Ride-Rite air helper springs are installed between the frame of your vehicle and the suspension, providing load support by using air pressure.
This is an extremely popular kit for the 3/4 ton and 1 ton Silverado. Manual setup will allow for the Silverado to be leveled front to rear or side to side. You can add any of Firestone's on-board compressors in order to control the air springs from inside of the cab either individually or simultaneously.
Firestone's air springs have become synonymous with quality, durability, and customer support that is second to none. Ride-Rite air bag kits utilize a pair of convoluted air springs which can be adjusted to accommodate your load capacity. The Ride-Rite series is capable of 3,200 - 5,000 lbs. of load level capacity. After installed, your ride will be enhanced by reducing inter-leaf friction which will keep your truck level, reduce suspension fatigue, and increase the stability of your Chevy / GMC vehicle.
- Includes two (2) air springs
- Easy install - 1 to 2 hours
- Load leveling capacity up to 5,000 lbs.
- Keeps vehicle level
- Level off-center or uneven loads
- Reduce suspension fatigue
- Improve the ride
- Reduce bottoming out
- Increase vehicle stability
Overall, 2250 firestone air bags have many advantages for your vehicle and will help to improve steering control and braking effectiveness, level headlight beams, reduce tire wear, keep leaf springs from permanent sagging, reduce bottoming out with air cushions between the axle and frame, absorb road shock, and match your vehicles load for an overall improved ride.
|Install Time||1 - 2 Hours|
|Load Capacity||5,000 lbs.|
|Front or Rear Axle||REAR|
|Drilling (YES/NO)||NO |
- Do not exceed the vehicles GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
- Try your best to monitor the psi after using your vehicle post-installation. Normal pressure loss should not exceed 3–4 psi per week when the air springs are inflated to 50 psi.
Firestone Ride-Rite 2250 FAQ with SD Truck Springs
- Years: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
- Model: Chevy / GMC C-2500, C-3500, Silverado, Sierra HD
- NOTE: PICK UP's ONLY, for Cab and Chassis models (trucks manufactured without a factory bed), see Firestone part # 2249
Q: Will these Air Bags fit on my vehicle if I want to install a B&W Gooseneck Hitch in the near future?
A: The answer is Yes, because of the "no-drill" feature included with these firestone air bags the upper brackets get mounted to the inside of the frame while the gooseneck hitch will mount to the outside of the frame. This removes any possible interference during installation and/or operation.
Q: What do you mean by "No-Drill"?
A: This kit along with other Firestone Air Bag Kits come standard with brackets that bolt into holes that already exist on your vehicle's factory frame thus removing the need for any risky drilling or modification during the installation.
Q: My truck is already lifted, can i still install this kit onto my vehicle?
A: You sure can! However, be sure pick up the additional hardware needed to make up the space between the axle and the frame after the truck is lifted.
Lift Spacers will work wonders in this situation as they mount on the axle and are offered in a variety of different heights in order to make sure your vehicle operates correctly with both a lift and the air bag kit installed.
Q: Instead of purchasing a 6" lift spacer, is it okay if I just stack two 3" spacers on top of each other?
A: This option is not recommended for various safety/stability reasons. Stacking spacers is not in good practice as it can lead to other issues within your suspension system causing your ride to be unsafe. By avoiding the stacking of multiple spacers, you eliminate potential stability issues and become one step closer to achieving maximum comfort day in and day out.