The 2011-2015 Chevy 2500HD and 3500HD Firestone air spring kit has finally arrived. This kit has been specially engineered for an extra easy installation on this sometimes troublesome HD suspension. The 2528 kit will have your load leveled in no time at all.
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.
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.
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.
While the instructions were sometimes confusing and at least one diagram or picture was nonexistent, they went on with few or no problems. I had to do a couple of steps by trial and error, but I got them on in about 4 hours. No cutting or drilling or other changes were required. The air bags work great and I like them very much. They even held their pressure over a winter when the truck was parked for 3+ months. Would use them again, if I replaced the truck.
Great product, a little over an hour to install. Really made a difference on my '13 2500HD when hooked up to our 39ft 5th wheel that gross's out about 15,000 when fully loaded. Run 75lbs. in the air bags and levels out the truck nicely while smoothing out the ride.
Even found that running 10 lbs. in the bags give the truck a smoother ride when empty too.
Would recommend to all!
Springs work very well, leveling the truck with a 16k lb. trailer. Installation was easily accomplished in a couple of hours. I did end up adding the companion compressor/gauge to make keeping them at the correct pressure easier.
Quality parts, kits was easy to install. Truck rides great with low pressure and just add air and carries the extra weight for towing perfectly.
Springs were as promised. I recently bought a new 5th wheel camper and these airlift springs helped level my load. 2nd order from SD Trucksprings and their help and customer service has been great so far. If future products are needed, I will check with SD first.
Perform well, and very easy to install. They improve the ride quality loaded and empty and keep the truck level no matter what you have behind you as well as reducing the porpoise it used to have pulling my horse trailer and work/cargo trailer. Great product overall.