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1999-2004 Ford F250, F350 2wd 4wd (w/ or w/out in bed hitch) - Firestone "Ride-Rite" Air Bag Helper Springs (NO-DRILL) [REAR]


Model: 2550
by Firestone
5 stars 4.4/5Read Reviews

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This kit replaces the Firestone Ride-Rite 2550 Kit (W217602550).

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.

  • 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.

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Install Time1 - 2 Hours
Load Capacity5,000 lbs.
Front or Rear AxleREAR
Drilling (YES/NO)NO
InstructionsFirestone 2550 Instructions
  • Do not exceed the vehicles GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
  • Old Part # 2330
  • Fits 1999-2004 F250s with over 8500lb GVWR. If a kit that fits vehicles with under 8500lbs GVWR is required, please click here
  • If you have an 1999-2004 F350 2wd model with a V10 Engine and an 8ft bed, A different kit will be required. click here for a kit with fitment.
Vehicle Applications
  • Years: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Model: Ford F250, F350 w/ in bed hitch 2wd 4wd
Recommended - On-Board Air Compressors
Standard Duty - Single
Front-Rear Leveling
Standard Duty - Dual
Front-Rear & Side-Side Leveling
Heavy Duty - Single
Front-Rear Leveling
Heavy Duty - Dual
Front-Rear & Side-Side Leveling
CA Residents: Prop 65 Warning
Customer Reviews
5 stars 4.4 / 5This item is rated 4.4 out of 5 based on 13 customer reviews.
5 of 5 Stars

by Scott M

This kit was easy to install in my 1999 F350 dually with a hide-a-hitch installed. No drilling, and all parts were included. Definitely helped me tow my 44' custom bbq rig (weighing 18k or so) and my camper (around 14k). Ride quality was definitely improved with these bags. Install was fairly easy. First one took about 2 hours, second one about 30 - 45 minutes. I added the compressor later, and would definitely recommend that.

3 of 5 Stars

by Eric W

Well I love the load capacity. However the auto part off the system has never worked i have to fill it by using the air valve on the back of the truck, or put 12 volts to the compressor. I dont know if its the magnet isnt working or what but it doesnt work like it's suppose to. Don't want to to leave a bad review but if i could get some technical help I'd be glad to say some kind words.

5 of 5 Stars

by Glenn M

Yes they are awesome and work very well. Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes I would Did the product perform as expected? Yes they did very well Did you get the load support you expected? Yes holds my toy hauler very firm. Did you use an air compressor? (on-board options below) No I hand fill the bags Was the air bag kit easy to install? Yes very easy Were all of the parts there? Yes Did you like the SD Truck Springs process? Yes very simple

5 of 5 Stars

by Cody K

I have purchased several of these firestone kits and have installed them on all of our farm and service pickups, all have helped the ride and made the trucks much more stable when hauling heavy loads. Would not be without them on any truck that is used for hauling!

5 of 5 Stars

by steven s

Great quality product, USA made, installation was relatively easy. I had two issues a leak promoted by the warning not to over tighten fittings and I had to fabricate a sheet metal heat shield due to close proximity to my stock exhaust 1999 f250 diesel super duty. I would purchase again ,it stabilized the weight of my bed bed camper completely . There were many additional parts appearanly for additional applications but non the less disconcerting .

5 of 5 Stars

by jarret s

Good kit, bolted right up to my 2001 F250 SRW with only minor fab work (had to cut a little bit of the jounce stopper off to clear the bolt heads). The directions could be more clear, they seemed to ramble, meander, and generally lead to confusion. The pictures helped clear things up. The ride is good. I added the auto level kit so my ride levels on its own without any input from me whatsoever. This is the way to go, took some work, but man did it pay off. Overall, very satisfied.

4 of 5 Stars

by Robert W

The airbags lift the truck and help to level it off. I wanted them to help with the rolling affect when passing a semi truck, which did not happen. Maybe if I had put more air in than 80 lbs. but I did not want the rear end too much higher than the front of the truck with the slide in camper in the bed.

5 of 5 Stars

by Ricky A

Best thing I ever did for my pickup drive wise. I didn't realize how much the steering issues I was having when pulling a camper or heavy trailer were do to my front end riding high and I assume getting light. My pickup drives the same now no matter if I'm driving empty or pulling a large 5th wheel. And I do mean large - a 38 footer. Even when I'm driving empty the ride of my pickup is now much more stable and smooth. Washboards still make the back end bounce but not nearly as much as before. I had the helper springs for about 2 weeks before I broke down and bought the air compressor. I didn't realize how quickly it would get old looking for air when I needed to adjust the springs. It's hard enough to find a station that still has an air hose not to mention some of the tight places you have to get into to use it. Keep in mind that when you need to add air it's most likely because you are pulling something big and heavy that probably isn't the easiest to maneuver.

4 of 5 Stars

by Tom M

This kit was easy to install, and the instructions were clear. The air springs have taken all of the bounce of my truck when carrying a 3500lb pickup camper and towing a boat. They also allow me to level the camper since I have to set it slightly off center in the bed of the truck.

1 of 5 Stars

by gary k

Very high quality product, did exactly what it is supposed to, even better. I had my mechanic install it, he said it was easy took about 3 hours. I have a 2002 250 super duty and haul hay on a 20' bumper pull trailer, very squirlly before the air bags, much safer now, my wife will let me drive over 50 mph now!! couldn't be more pleased. Thanks, GHary

5 of 5 Stars

by Dustin B

I called the given number and spoke with one of the experts. He pointed me to the best application for my needs. I took his advise and I'm glad I did. The airbags dramatically changed the ride pulling my boat. The install was easy as I was told. I'm very happy with them, it's been the best upgrade to my truck.......Thanks

5 of 5 Stars

by Luke T

This product works great! I put them on my '03 F350 and they fit perfectly. It was really easy to install and I had them on and operating in less than two hours. It required NO drilling at all! This product performs and installs exactly as advertised. If you want to keep your truck from sitting low when loaded or reduce swaying when loaded, this is the answer!

5 of 5 Stars

by Glenn M

Installed these on my 2000 F 350 Dually . Easy install, took about one hour. Good instructions. Helped with trailer sway and 1300# tounge weight TT

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