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.
Firestones 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 Dodge vehicle.
Firestone 2286 Ride-Rite FAQ with SD Truck Springs
Q: Can I install this kit with a fifth wheel or gooseneck hitch?
A: No, unfortunately the brackets would interfere with eachother. You could use something like a Dodge Timbren setup or a set of Dodge hellwig springs.
- 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, Ride-Rite 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|
|Minimum Air Pressure||5 PSI||Maximum Air Pressure||100 PSI |
- Do not exceed the vehicles GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
- Avoid lifting from the frame after the air springs are installed. If it is absolutely necessary to lift the vehicle by the frame be sure to deflate the bags completely before continuing
- Years: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
- Model: Dodge Ram 1500
4.8 / 5This item is rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 4 customer reviews.
by Raymond J
Installed this kit on my 2002 dodge ram 1500 quad cab tonight, Drove the truck home from work and couldnt instantly tell a difference, Any truck I own in the future will have Air bag helper springs, HIGHLY recommended.
by Michael C
The install was fairly simple and only took a few hours start to finish. I haven't had many opportunities to tow or haul loads with them yet but definitely noticed better handling when I did. I look forward to testing them out more in the near future.
by Richard C
I have a 2008 Dodge Ram pulling a 26 foot, 7,000lb travel trailer. The leaf springs on the rear were a little weak so I purchased the Firestone Air Bags. They took care of the problem!! Easy install, no drilling into the frame, and they work like they say!! I would recommend this product to anyone!
by Philip B
I have to say that this was one of the easiest installs that I've seen. What took the longest time was installing the airbag system on the passenger side of the vehicle due to the exhaust system because it took a few minutes to get the heat shield in the right position. Key NOTE! when putting in the passenger side airbag with heat shield it maybe tough to get the bolts back into the frame due to the fact that the heat shield gets in the way of the bolts. Also it is a lot easier to install if you remove the rear tires. The whole installation time took only 2 1/2 hrs. You will need a 15mm socket and wrench as well as a 9/16 deep well socket and wrench and a drill and drill bit. I would also recommend getting the optional tee air fitting as it aids in the ease of installation and also allows the air bags to transfer air from side to side which helps allow the axle to give from side to side on uneven ground. I was also pleased with the shipping as it arrived in less than a week.