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.
4.9 / 5This item is rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 15 customer reviews.
by william c
I enjoy the air bags they leveled out my truck with all the added weight I have in the bed of my truck. One down fall is I have a 6" lift on my truck so I had to make an inch spacers so I was not streching out the air bags. Other than that my truck ride is a lot smoother
by Chris B
Very easy and simple to put on. Very happy with this product and the air connection were easy to put on.
by jerry k
the air bags were fairly easy to istall.. the 1st took some looking at but the 2nd went right in..
they do a great job of keeping my 2500 HD level when I hook my 31' toyhauler up, loaded for fun.
without th air bags, the truck squats a bit too far and thus the straightline between truck and trailer sags and that is very bad for the trailer tires.
by Jeremy L
Very impressed with this product. Works extremely well with a heavy trailer. Had one very minor air leak after installation which I was easily able to fix.
Would definitely recommend.
by Brandon P
These were easy to install. Took me about 45 minutes on the first side and then about 25-30 minutes for the other. The only complaint I have about this setup is the hose connections to the airbags themselves are pretty picky. You need to make sure to cut a complete straight cut before installing them on the airbag or you will have a leaky hose. I still adjust them to this day but sometimes they decide not to be so temperamental. Other than that, they hold the truck level with me towing my toyhauler and another bumper-pull trailer. Overall, I am happy with this setup and purchase.
by Albert B
The correct item was shipped in a timely manner and the was exactly what was ordered. The kit was easy to install and fit and functions perfectly.
by Chris C
Product arrived within a week and was exactly what I needed to install on my 06'GMC 3500 dually. One part was not in the kit, but I contacted SD Truck Springs and they sent me the part via overnight delivery! Wow, what customer service! I will definitely order from these folks again!
by Justin S
Easy to install and should have bought them a long time ago. Great with loads and improved ride when empty. Well worth the money!
by Russell e
the kit was as expected, it was easy to install and works as advertised, good quality would buy again if need be
by Michael T
Kit was fairly straight forward to install. Installation instructions were written very clear and specific. All needed parts were included. My install went without any issues.
by Pete V
The airbag kits were easy to install as promised. The brackets, bags, and fitting are all high quality and the directions were clear and concise. The airbags are easily adjustable to help with sag, no matter what the load. I even had to haul about 4700 lbs of gravel and the airbags helped tremendously. They also really help with the "bucking" that sometimes happens while pulling a big travel trailer. I have gladly told my friends about the product and about the SDTruckSprings Website. I had a small problem with one leaky fitting and they sent me a new one, no questions asked. I look forward to my free gloves too. Thanks again.
by Jerry C
I am very pleased with my Firestone Air Ride suspension. I have tried the helper springs, and Rubber spacers and am much more impressed with the Ride Rite. It would be nice if the adapter was a part of the original package, but not a problem as long as one knows to order when ordering the kit. Assembly was very easy as I took my time to make sure airlines were routed properly. I have already recommended this product to friends.
by William B
I ordered this for my 2007 GMC 2500HD. The delivery was quick and everything worked as promised. The on-line chat was timely and knowledgeable in answering my questions and the YouTube video was very helpful in making the installation smoother. Thanks again!
by Marcel P
Easy to install fit perfectly my GMC Sierra 2500HD 2004
by Tim T
Purchased this product for my 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500HD short bed w/ 4" lift. Fits and works perfectly. Ordered on Thursday, arrived on Monday. Thank you sdtrucksprings.com. *Note: I called the sdtrucksprings 1-877 # to verify that I was purchasing the right item for my vehicle. The knowledgeable rep asked me if my truck was lifted (which I forgot to take into account). He saved me a huge hassle by reminding me that I needed the 2" spacers in order for the whole thing to work properly. I really appreciated that. Thank you again sdtrucksprings.com, well done!