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 Ford 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.
Q: How does this kit work on vehicles with or without in bed hitches?
A: This Ride-Rite 2535 kit mounts to your vehicle without having to drill additional holes in the frame. Because of this "No-Drill" feature the kit will work on Ford F250/350 Diesel Engine models both with or without an in bed hitch
Q: I have the gas engine 2011 Ford F250, will this setup fit my truck?
A: This kit is designed for the diesel engine only so, no this setup will now work for your vehicle.
Fortunately for you, Firestone does offer model number 2550 which is the same kit made specifically for the gas engine 2011 Ford F250.
Easy install ..3/4 F250 2012 diesel. I pull a 41 ft. Toyhauler that weighs 18,000 lbs loaded, no problem. 60 lbs in bags with remote and we are rolling.
The airbag system works well but I have had only one problem which I do not know how to properly get this resolved. The last time we had inflated the air basgs while on a camping trip, the air compressor system would not shut off so I pulled the in-line fuse (from under the hood) to shut off the compressor. Now each time we want to inflate the air bags we have to manually insert the 25 amp fuse into the fuse holder and then pull the fuse once the air bags are inflated to the proper psi.
Great product, easy to install, this is my fourth set have it on all my trucks.
Product installed easily with only one complication on the passenger side because of a conflict on my truck with the stock 5th wheel. Firestone should address this for future sales however a small mod and your done. Bags work better then I ever anticipated, solved my trailer load with my 10,000 lbs racing boat sitting on a 3500 lbs trailer. 60lbs does the trick. I installed the fill valve in the gas door, used the T-Connection to fill both bags since I don't need to independently fill each bag to level a load in my box. Super impressed, didn't' have to install load levelling kit thank God cuz their a pain in the butt to install and use.
If you have a tongue weight problem offsetting the balance of you truck, these puppies will solve your problem as soon as they are installed. Simple put, their magical and the ride is superb!!
This is the second set of Firestone Air Bags I bought and installed. The first was for a 2002 F250 4X4 7.3 liter diesel. They were relatively easy to install and did a wonderful job of keeping my truck level while towing my 2200 lb hitch load 5th wheeler RV. This set was really tough to install. Took me and a helper about 4 hours. I do have an inbed hitch and the bags did fit, but the installation took a while and was tough. The bags work great, as advertised keeping my truck level. I would have gave them a 5 if they were easier to install.
Eliminated the sag on the F-350 dually and the headlight aiming high when connected to large toy hauler.
I pull a 4 horse living quarter horse trailer with this truck. Adding the Firestone Ride-Rite gives the truck & trailer, not to mention the horses, a much better ride. Once installed correctly the system maintains air pressure with no noticeable bleed down for months. System is easy to install and actually fits well with my B&W Turnover Ball hitch in the same area. No modifications needed to hitch or truck. I would highly recommend this system.
I installed the Ride-Rite air bags on my 2011 F-250 without any problems. The bags work great while pulling my 24' BBQ trailer. They were very easy to install and are easy to inflate when needed.
These are of good quality and I would recommend them to others.
A little more difficult to install than described. The brackets for the 5th wheel interfered with one bolt. Other than that excellent product. No more sagging even when full loaded on truck and camper.
Great bags! Also coupled the bags with an wireless air lift pump. Great combo, I had 3800lbs in the back of my f-350 and with 50lbs of air in bags truck stayed at regular ride height. Just buy them you won't regret it!
These are the best air bags. Easy to install, took 1hr in the driveway to complete. I had the same kit on my 2002 F350 never had a problem. So far they have been great on my 2011 F350.
Like this product. Used the air springs to help with leveling my truck with a much larger 5th wheel. Took me about 8 hours to do the install which was much longer than the suggested time. I did not have any air powered tools so,this probably accounted for a somewhat longer install time. I do have a small slow leak somewhere on one side which requires filling a few days later after travel. This is probably a fitting/connection issue hope to get it resolved soon. Only reason I gave the product a four of five stars was the long install time.
Air Bags were awesome had a set of air lift and returned them for firestone much easier to install and they perform great. Already did a friends F250 with a set of Firestone bags
Kit wasn't as easy to install as advertised but appears to work well in adding extra support and helping to control sway