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2011-2016 Ford F250, F350 2wd 4wd (w/ or w/o in bed hitch) - Firestone "Ride-Rite" Air Bag Helper Springs (NO-DRILL) [REAR]


Model: 2597
by Firestone
5 stars 4.5/5Read Reviews

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Retail Price: $698.95
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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.

Install Time1 - 2 Hours
Load Capacity5,000 lbs.
Minimum PSI5 PSI
Maximum PSI100PSI
Front or Rear AxleREAR
Drilling (YES/NO)NO
InstructionsDownload 2597 Instructions
  • Do not exceed the vehicles GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
  • If you have a F350 2wd with extended cab with 8ft bed, a different kit will be required. Click here for a kit with fitment for these models.
  • This Kit WILL work on vehicles with or without in bed hitches
  • If the vehicle has been lifted but the stock jounce bumper spacers are missing DO NOT install this kit
Vehicle Applications
  • Years: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Model: Ford F250, F350 2wd 4wd w/ in bed hitch
Firestone Ride-Rite 2597 (was 2535) FAQ with SD Truck Springs

Q: How does this kit work on vehicles with or without in bed hitches?
A: This Ride-Rite 2597 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 Ford F250, will this setup fit my truck?
A: Fortunately for you, Firestone 2597 is now compatible with the gas engine Ford F250.

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 4.5 / 5This item is rated 4.5 out of 5 based on 35 customer reviews.
5 of 5 Stars

by Meagan W

I loved it I work pipeline and pull a fifth wheel camper the air bags definitely help improve my towing performance and it takes no time to put air in them and take it out I would recommend these airbags

5 of 5 Stars

by Martin L

I have been enjoying the AirRite air bag system on my F-250. It really helps when I Ioad my 10,000 pound fifth wheel. I have traveled over 8,000 miles towing my trailer with no problems. I would reccomend this product to anyone with a need to level out heavy loads. My only change would be that I should have purchased the kit with the external tank to air up tires and accessories. Thank you.

1 of 5 Stars

by Jack R

Had my air bags installed in March in Texas before heading home to Illinois pulling a fifth wheel trailer. One. Shock lost air before I arrived in Illinois and the other shortly after I arrived home. Not satisfied with the product

5 of 5 Stars

by Randall G

Leave plenty of time for installation. Once you do one side, the other goes very quickly. Leveled truck with fifth wheel hitched, improved ride, and all but eliminated bounce. Very satisfied. I inflate with a bicycle pump.

4 of 5 Stars

by Dana S

Not to hard to install. Leveled out the truck when pulling the trailer.

4 of 5 Stars

by Richard S

Would you recommend this product to a friend? yes butthey need to understand these is not simple to do Did the product perform as expected?yes Did you get the load support you expected? yes Did you use an air compressor? yes Was the Firestone air spring kit easy to install?No it took 4.5 hours with 2 persons working on it Were all of the parts there? yes, but need stronger/larger washers Did you like the SD Truck Springs process ok

5 of 5 Stars

by James C

Product sent very quickly great billing and excellent customer service. I will definitely purchase from them again.

5 of 5 Stars

by Michael K

Easy to install, and improved the ride! Definitely recommend.

5 of 5 Stars

by robert w

Everything fit right and installation was not painful ! I’m actually on the site today to order some for my 17 f350 ! customer service is the best I’ve ever dealt with over the phone ,very knowledgeable and helpful.. thanks again

5 of 5 Stars

by Robert C

Exactly what I wanted. Had the kit installed by local tire shop. They had an apprentice do the install, took him longer than expected but they only charged me for one hour labor. I did not have a compressor installed as I have a portable one which works great. Handles my 5th wheel trailer well and levels the truck. This is my third truck with the Firestone air bags and I’d recommend them to anyone.

5 of 5 Stars

by William M

This product works better than advertised. It was simple to install and preforms even better than expected. Only one Nut was missing from kit that I found at a local hardware store. I would recommend this product anybody that ask.

5 of 5 Stars

by brian k

very nice kit went very good getting our 2012 f 250 ready to tow our 35ft 5wheel camper all went good on the install will make the truck ride leaval

5 of 5 Stars

by Richard A

The air pump and Firestone air bag kits worked out great. As expected the kits had everything needed for complete and easy installation. The service for purchasing and receiving the kits were expedient and very professional!! Thanks to the crew at SD Truck Springs!!

5 of 5 Stars

by Roger H

Worked Fine, everything is great and have my friend going to order a kit to thanks for everything.

5 of 5 Stars

by Robert C

Good! Fully satisfied with it, will also suggest to my friends to with it.

5 of 5 Stars

by Tate S

Everything is great and have my friend going to order a kit to thanks for everything Willy.

5 of 5 Stars

by Casey A

We purchased a new F-250 that was going to be hauling and pulling. We have used overloads before but decided to try the Firestone Air Bags this time. What a difference. It is nice to be able to adjust the height and compfort of the ride and drop them down to fit into a building. Thank you SD Trucksprings. You provided quick accurate service and I will recommend you to everyone. Thanks Casey

5 of 5 Stars

by David A

The installation was easy, the price was good, the product was excellent and the service was great.

5 of 5 Stars

by darien m

I bought this kit for my 2015 F250 King Ranch 6.7 diesel. The tongue weight of my camper is 1,000 pounds and my Harley in the bed of the truck is another 900 pounds. without the helper springs I was sagging pretty bad and had a lot of bounce when driving down the road. The helper spring kit is amazing. it leveled out my truck and made the ride much smoother while traveling down rough roads. This worked much better than I thought it was going to work. This kit is very easy to install, less than one hour to install. The only issue I had was that SD Springs did not send the items I ordered together. Therefore I had to wait to install the spring kit. I am very glad I installed this kit on my truck.

5 of 5 Stars

by David H

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.

3 of 5 Stars

by Joseph B

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.

5 of 5 Stars


Great product, easy to install, this is my fourth set have it on all my trucks.

5 of 5 Stars

by Barry D

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!! Barry Montreal, QC

1 of 5 Stars

by Eugene W

I called to make sure the kit would fit my 2004 F-250 Super duty with a Gooseneck hitch in the bed. I was assured it would and ordered the kit on the phone. When it arrived I was busy and tried to install it a few weeks later before leaving for a trip. I had one day to do it, and after watching videos on others installing the kit I thought that would be plenty of time. Unfortunately I started on the passenger side first that looked like it would be the hardest. By the time I got the Drivers side ready to install I discovered that the mounting holes did not matchup with my frame and hitch. At this point I had to remove the bracket from the passenger side and reinstall the old equipment so I could be ready for my trip. On the way home from my trip I had engine problems and had to have my truck towed 50 miles home and then to the repair shop on Monday. This added to my delay time and now almost a month later I am ready to try it again. I have scheduled an appointment with a fabricator to

4 of 5 Stars


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.

5 of 5 Stars

by David B

Eliminated the sag on the F-350 dually and the headlight aiming high when connected to large toy hauler.

5 of 5 Stars

by Robert H

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.

5 of 5 Stars

by dennis t

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.

5 of 5 Stars

by David T

These are of good quality and I would recommend them to others.

4 of 5 Stars

by Paul G

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.

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