Firestone's heavy duty Ride-Rite air helper springs are the workhorse of our air helper spring line. The double convoluted air springs offer maximum load support as well as years of worry-free service.
Ride-Rite air bags can be installed on most light trucks, motorhomes, RV's, SUV's and vans. Ride-Rite air helper springs are installed between the frame of the vehicle and the suspension, providing load support through the use of air pressure.
Firestone has made a commitment to provide the customer with premium air helper spring kits. Ride-Rite air helper springs have become synonymous with quality, durability, and customer support. Each application is specifically designed to maximize the safe load carrying capacity, stability, and ride quality of the vehicle.
Ride-Rite air helper springs utilize a pair of convoluted air springs which can be adjusted for changing loads. These air springs are capable of 3,200 to 5,000 lbs.* of load leveling capacity. Firestone air bags enhance the ride by reducing inter-leaf friction. Please remember that air springs do not increase the load-carrying capacity of your vehicle. Ride-Rite kits are application specific and are designed for hasssle-free fitment to the OEM suspension.Ride-Rite air helper springs will:
- Keep the vehicle level - improve steering control and braking effectiveness, level headlight beams and reduce tire wear.
- Level off-center loads - individual inflation valves allow for adjustment side-to-side.
- Reduce suspension fatigue - keep leaf springs from permanent sagging under repeated or constant load.
- Reduce bottoming out - protective air cushion softens contact between the axle and frame.
- Increase vehicle stability - absorbing road shock providing ideal ride conditions for passengers and load.
Most stock vehicle suspensions are a compromise... ride comfort vs. maximum hauling or towing capability. Lighter vehicles handle poorly when loaded and heavier vehicles provide a rough ride when unloaded. Firestone Air Helper Springs eliminate the compromise.
Firestone air helper springs can be adjusted with air pressure to compensate for varying loads and road conditions while providing a more comfortable ride. Firestone air helper spring systems are of the highest quality available. Every system is designed specifically for each application to maximize safe load carrying capacity, stability and ride quality of the vehicle.
Firestone air helper spring systems include two air springs, all necessary installation hardware and fittings for manual air pressure adjustment along with detailed installation instructions. For added convenience, Firestone offers a variety of air accessory systems. These kits provide finger-tip adjustment of air pressure from within the passenger area of the vehicle.