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Firestone Sport-Rite Air Helper Springs - Tapered Sleeve - Rear Axle

Firestone Sport-Rite Air Helper Springs - Tapered Sleeve - Rear Axle

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3,000-lb Capacity. These air springs create a more stable ride and better handling when you are hauling a heavy load. The springs can be adjusted based on the size of the load to level your vehicle and reduce the strain on your rear axle. Great Prices for the best vehicle suspension from Firestone. Firestone Sport-Rite Air Helper Springs - Tapered Sleeve - Rear Axle part number F2587 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Firestone Vehicle Suspension - F2587

  • Air Springs
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
  • Firestone
  • Standard Duty

3,000-lb Capacity. These air springs create a more stable ride and better handling when you are hauling a heavy load. The springs can be adjusted based on the size of the load to level your vehicle and reduce the strain on your rear axle.


Features:

  • Maximize safe load-carrying capacity, increase stability, and improve ride quality
    • Install between your vehicle's frame and its rear suspension
  • Keep your vehicle level when you are hauling a heavy load
    • Improve steering control and braking when you are hauling or towing
    • Level your headlight beams
    • Reduce tire wear
  • Maintain even load distribution with air pressure, leveling off-center loads
    • Air bags adjust manually, side to side, with individual inflation valves
  • Reduce strain on rear suspension
    • Prevent permanent sagging and excessive friction in leaf springs
  • Increase stability
    • Absorb road shock for a smooth ride
    • Soften contact between axle and frame to prevent bottoming out
  • Provide maximum load support and durability with rubber construction and tapered design
  • Simple, no-drill installation
    • Brackets, air springs, hardware, air line, and separate valves for manual inflation are included
    • Switches and gauges, compressors, and air tanks (sold separately) are available for quick and easy air spring inflation/deflation from inside your vehicle
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Load-leveling capacity: 3,000 lbs
    • Sport-Rite springs will not increase your vehicle's weight-carrying capacity. Do not exceed the manufacturer's recommended weight limit.
  • Adjustable air pressure: 10 psi to 100 psi
  • Limited lifetime warranty on air springs
  • 2-Year limited warranty on hardware


Firestone Sport-Rite Air Spring Basics

Firestone Sport-Rite springs are designed to increase safety and reduce the strain on your vehicle when you are hauling heavy loads or towing a heavy trailer. The springs partner with your existing rear suspension system to help keep your vehicle level, maintain even load distribution, and increase stability. Hauling heavy loads or towing a heavy trailer can make the rear of your vehicle sag and the front end rise. This puts more strain on your rear axle and reduces contact between your front tires and the road, causing problems with braking, steering control, and traction. By adding air springs to your rear suspension, you can help to level your vehicle and improve braking and handling. The air springs also help to level your headlight beams and reduce wear on your tires.


Adjustable Air Pressure

Firestone Sport-Rite airline installation

The air pressure in your Sport-Rite springs can be adjusted manually, side to side, to compensate for off-center loads. A centered load improves the stability of your vehicle by reducing body roll. The air springs will also help to absorb road shock and to soften contact between your axle and frame. This prevents bottoming out, thus improving ride comfort. Route the air line tubing for the springs to your vehicle's bumper to provide easy access to the manual inflation valves.


Air Spring Construction

Firestone Sport-Rite component diagram

Firestone's tapered-sleeve Sport-Rite air springs are designed to give you maximum load support and enhance the performance and ride comfort of your vehicle. The rubber springs provide cushioning between your suspension components and operate at up to 100 psi. The springs have 4 layers of reinforced rubber to ensure durability and enhance load support. The rubber springs are attached to corrosion-resistant metal end plates with a time-proven, rolled crimp seal that keeps the bags securely anchored.


Air Spring Installation

Each Sport-Rite kit includes custom-fit brackets that connect to your axle and frame. The brackets provide the mounting points for the air springs. No drilling required.



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Firestone Sport-Rite Air Helper Springs - Tapered Sleeve - Rear Axle - F2587

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (53 Customer Reviews)

3,000-lb Capacity. These air springs create a more stable ride and better handling when you are hauling a heavy load. The springs can be adjusted based on the size of the load to level your vehicle and reduce the strain on your rear axle.

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Not too bad to install, drivers side a little time consuming due to location of the fuel tank, had to remove the inner fender well to facilitate installation, also why 2 Air valves instead of one on a tee going to both air bags?? Also a longer bolt needs to be supplied for the parking brake bracket as the stock one isn’t long enough to accommodate both the air bag bracket and the parking brake cable bracket.




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Instructions are not totally accurate. The emergency brake line hanger bolt is too short to work properly and started to strip out, be prepared to provide a longer bolt. The torque specs for top plate bolts are excessive and will contort top plate unnecessarily and not needed cause they are locking nuts. The air line ends for the bags will leak if installed as instructed, install tight, spray with soapy water and tighten till the air leak bubbles stop. The function after installed is great.




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Prompt service, parts shipped quickly




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2016 Chevrolet Colorado




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2017 GMC Canyon




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Review from a similar Sport-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


I have finally done an extensive road test of the Firestone air bag suspension. Prior to installing them I had added a leaf spring and lifted the back suspension two inches. Regardless I was still low in the back when the truck was fully loaded, getting highbeam flashed by oncoming traffic, and the front wheels and steering felt light. The airbags have fixed all and that the truck actually feels much more solid then the factory suspension did without any load.

I had to play with the amount of pressure to put into the air bags. It was easy to determine if there was too much as the back would ‘bounce’ over bumps, especially the Mexico speed bumps (my real world testing ground). I keep the pressure at 10-25 psi when not loaded and have it up to 60 psi with all my camping equipment, which includes 150lbs on the roof (rooftop tent, lights, gas can, high lift), a 2 square foot fridge/ freezer inside the cabin, large water containers, 60 lb dog and various sundries. The truck runs stable on the highway and over rough roads (I do drop the pressure over rough roads; 35 psi).

I did find that a hand pump was insufficient to pump up the airbags. I bought a cheap (on amazon) 0-150 psi 12v air pump which works very well taking power from a cigarette lighter plug.

I have added pictures as requested. Note the air valves where mounted each side of the licence under the light. I drilled a hole. Apologies for the filthy truck. I am currently in Mexico and do not feel right washing the car where water is at a premium for anyone local.


Comments
Thanks for the extensive review! FYI- there are on-board compressor systems available like part # F2158
Firestone Air Command I - Analog Gauge w/ Light-Duty Compressor - Single Function - 130 psi
$284.90
that would allow you to inflate or deflate your air suspension on the fly.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 12/27/2018


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Review from a similar Sport-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


I purchased a firestone F2320 kit with the air command I kit. When I did so they asked for completed pictures of the install. I have some low resolution shots here, should you want higher resolution or any other images, please let me know and i will send over whatever you need. Unloaded… the kit gave me 3" more height at 80psi.


Comments
The product has been great. I never realized how bad the handling was prior to adding the bags. My vehicle was suffering from suspension fatigue prior to installation... now, the vehicle, dare I say, rides better than stock.
Jerry R - 12/12/2014


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Review from a similar Sport-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Hardware package had been opened luckily it was complete just scattered all over the box. paint peeling off of lower brackets in the box. Installation took approximately 6 hours. Instructions are somewhat ambiguous. Shipping was not exactly what I would call fast. Overall I'm slightly disappointed. This is not what I've come to expect from etrailer.


Comments
I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 04/04/2022


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Review from a similar Sport-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Bolted up super easy, the actual bolting of the airbags only took 20 min. Routing the air line took the longest, but that is because I'm so particular about it being a 'clean' install.
I would recommend having more cable/zip ties handy, and some adhesive anchors.
Also, plan on dropping the spare tire to have better access for mounting the air line.
I used the top license plate bolts for the schrader valves, and ended up running the air line to one fitting and using a T fitting and a valve to make having the air pressure even between left and right.




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Review from a similar Sport-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Excellent product! I put these on my 03’ f150 to help with the suspension while pulling my 34’ camper. I also use a weight distribution hitch and the combination of the two allows the half ton pick up to pull it down the road with ease. These air springs help not only with the ride comfort but also in leveling the camper with the truck.




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Review from a similar Sport-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


I was able to install the air springs in a very short amount of time with no drilling, modification or cutting.


Comments
Air springs continue to perform great after one year!
Chris - 06/22/2022


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Review from a similar Sport-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Perfect, fantastic follow up. Much better shopping experience than with sdtrucksprings




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Review from a similar Sport-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Overall, a well designed kit. The instruction package is reasonably clear to those with mechanical aptitude. There is a typo that reads "reward" where it should say "rearward", but there are no real proofreaders anymore, just spellcheck. As a driveway project, plan on taking a full day to complete the basic installation. If you are opting for the onboard compressor add on kit (F2610), plan on two days to get all of the components properly installed and tested. Now for the real test, take the loaded trailer for a trip!


Comments
One complaint that has been noted by others is poor connectivity between app and controller. I have discovered that by starting the app before entering and starting the truck, I get a connection reliably. As to performance, I have made several trips with the system installed. I am still learning how to best adjust it according to load for best travel. I just wish my mileage did not tank while towing, but that is another story.
Lynn - 06/03/2021


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Review from a similar Sport-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


I have had this same product on my 1999 F150 4X4 for 14 years. It was installed when I bought my Lance lite 815 Camper to shift some of the weight onto the forward axles. I just put on replacement bags due to dry rot and the fact that I've gotten 3 life times out of one set of bags. My father drives truck and its policy there at the truck company to replace the bags every 5 to 7 years.
Long story short "Firestone Makes a Awesome quality Product".
I recommend it, stand by it, and won't use any other Brand.


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The air bags have been on for almost a year. They are working great. replaced the old valves which had a slow leak. Like I said before, Firestone Makes a Awesome quality Product. I recommend it, stand by it, and wont use any other Brand.
Patrick A - 02/25/2015


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Review from a similar Sport-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Brilliant they are still functioning as they should
A minor issue with the an air leaking from the filling points and airlines but nothing else


Comments
The easiest to see where the leak is coming from is to use a spray bottle with soap water to spray each fitting to see which one is leaking. Once you have found it remove the air line and re cut it. Make sure to get a very straight even cut. An angled or crooked cut will cause leaking every time. Then place it back in and retest. If it is a connection, tightening the fitting will likely stop the leak. If it is not something that can be tightened the component will need to be replaced.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 02/09/2022


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Review from a similar Sport-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


YOU CANT GO WRONG WITH THIS PRODUCT! VERY IMPRESSED!


Comments
PERFECT! No complaints!
SKY - 08/28/2017


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Review from a similar Sport-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


This review is for the firestone air springs kit # 2320. It was installed on a 2003 Ford F-150 supercrew 4x4. I ordered this back in January but it has been too cold to install. The shipping was quick and everything was packed well with no issues. Now that the weather has warmed up a little I went ahead and installed the springs on the truck. First thing is the same issue another person had, the instructions were for a GMC/Chevy only. Ford has brake and fuel lines in the way and this caused an issue when I just tried a trial run on the mounting. I contacted etrailer when the link was broken to the instructions and went to Firestone for the entire set. There is a mounting bracket in the kit for repositioning the brake line mount on the frame so the air springs can be attached and once I had the instruction to see how it mounted I went ahead and installed them. Just some advice, if you have an older truck in an area were rust is a problem the driverside bag requires repositioning the brake line for the rear brakes away from the frame rail by an inch. There are fuel lines in there along with the brakes so I also had to bend the brake lines a little to get around the rubber and metal fuel lines so they don’t vibrate together and wear a hole. If you have a truck with a lot of rust you could really have issues trying to do this and really make a mess. The installation took about 3 hours and 2 ½ was on the driverside. The passenger side does not have anything inside the frame rail so it was only 30 minutes there. I have used them on both my carhauler and my camper now just to set air pressure so the truck sits properly and they worked fine. The one thing I see is that they drop 5 to 10 psi after I disconnect the air source. I checked with soap and do not have any leaks and they do not continue to drop only when I disconnect. I did not see anybody else report this but now I just adjust them a little high at first and they drop to where I want them and stay there.




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Review from a similar Sport-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Purchased these air helper springs to give my F150 a little backbone when pulling a trailer. They installed easily and I have used them once and they did a great job. The difficulty that I encountered was the instruction sheets for installation were missing half the pages and as fate would have it I was sent the GM pages with the Ford kit. Some of the hardware was missing and the stand off bracket was drilled the mirror image of what it needed to be. So I had to download the pdf file for instructions, needed to know the critical X distance, and made a trip to my drill press where I modified the bracket, rounded up some hardware (washers) and proceeded to mount the air springs. Looks good (have to take into account the brackets are universal, so they are a little sloppy fitting) and works good. I'm quite familiar with air suspensions used on big rigs so it really was a walk in the park.




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Review from a similar Sport-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


One year later the sport-rite kit has been a true game changer in towing. Installation was really straight forward took about 1.5 hours in the garage to everything installed. Prior to installing the kit I had a lot of "floating" when towing my jeep behind the truck. Post installation I run the bags at about 40-45lbs of air and I don't even feel the. trailer/jeep when towing. For anyone looking to firm up your tow rig I would highly recommend this kit. For the price you can't beat the value.




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Review from a similar Sport-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Fast shipping and excellent fit!




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Review from a similar Sport-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Installs quickly. Etrailer staff was very fast in providing additional information for my specific install. Looking forward to the first haul.


Comments
These are a beast on my 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500 Extended Cab. First trip was 3500 mile trip from CA to VA and down to NC. Performed flawlessly with a 10,000lb load in 20 ft trailer, which I took northern route through WY and UT. Took time to ensure air lines were mounted properly but havent had an issue with bleeding since installation was complete. I have used numerous times since trip to haul 1.5 to 2 tons of 57 gravel rock each time. No suspension issues with smooth ride. Product performed above my expectations.
John - 01/28/2015


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Review from a similar Sport-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


This is a replacement system for another Firestone airbag. The original came out of position and rubbed a hole through the boot. So far the changes seem to be great. No product is great after the first iteration. This one seems to be finely tuned. It is just great to have the sway controlled with airbags.




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Review from a similar Sport-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


The install was simple and quick. Running the airlines was the most difficult portion. (Requires you to think through the best most unobstructed routing.)




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Review from a similar Sport-Rite in Vehicle Suspension


Exactly what I needed to pull my camper. Good instructions . I lovethe online video. Took about 4 hrs to install. Thanks


Comments
Still working well. Very happy with this product.
mario - 04/25/2014

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