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Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

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7,500-lb Capacity. Heavy duty air springs support rear suspension for safety and stability when hauling your heaviest loads. Springs reduce strain on your rear axle, keep your vehicle level, and adjust to load size for a consistently smooth ride. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle suspension from Firestone. Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle part number F2703 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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Firestone Vehicle Suspension - F2703

  • Air Springs
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
  • Firestone
  • Extra Heavy Duty

7,500-lb Capacity. Heavy duty air springs support rear suspension for safety and stability when hauling your heaviest loads. Springs reduce strain on your rear axle, keep your vehicle level, and adjust to load size for a consistently smooth ride.


Features:

  • Air springs maximize safe load-carrying capacity, increase stability, and improve the ride quality of your vehicle
    • Install between your truck's frame and its rear suspension
  • Keep your truck level when 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
  • Provide maximum load support and durability with rubber construction and double-convoluted design
  • Include all materials necessary for installation
    • Brackets, air springs, hardware, air line, and separate valves for manual inflation
    • Switches and gauges, compressors, and air tanks (sold separately) allow for simple inflation or deflation from inside your cab
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Load-leveling capacity: 7,500 lbs
    • Ride-Rite springs will not increase your truck's weight-carrying capacity. Do not exceed the manufacturer's recommended weight limit.
  • Adjustable air pressure: 5 psi to 150 psi
  • Limited lifetime warranty on air springs
  • 2-Year limited warranty on hardware


Firestone Ride-Rite Air Spring Basics

Firestone Ride-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 truck level, maintain even load distribution and increase stability. Hauling heavy loads or towing a heavy trailer can make the rear of your truck 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 truck 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 Ride-Rite air spring airline installation

The air pressure in your Ride-Rite springs can be adjusted manually, side to side, to compensate for off-center loads. A centered load improves the stability of your truck 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 truck's bumper to provide easy access to the manual inflation valves.


Air Spring Construction


RED Label spring construction

Unlike standard Ride-Rite air springs, the RED Label air springs operate up to 150 psi to maximize its weight capacity. The springs have four layers of reinforced rubber to ensure durability and enhance load support. A braided wire girdle creates the double-convoluted shape of each air spring, increasing the burst pressure of the spring. 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 RED Label Extreme Duty kit includes vehicle-specific brackets, fasteners, and hardware for fast, no-drill installation. The hardware installs directly on your axle and frame and the air springs install onto the mounting points provided by the brackets. Additional equipment like control panels, compressors, and air tanks are sold separately.



W217602703 Firestone Red Label Ride Rite Air Bags - Suspension Kit - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle

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Installation Details F2703 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle - F2703

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (229 Customer Reviews)

7,500-lb Capacity. Heavy duty air springs support rear suspension for safety and stability when hauling your heaviest loads. Springs reduce strain on your rear axle, keep your vehicle level, and adjust to load size for a consistently smooth ride.

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Ford F-250 Super Duty

Works great. Fit my F250 perfectly and did not interfere with the 5th wheel puck system(etrailer). I’m not a mechanic but was able to do it myself by jacking up the rear so the axle was hanging freely.
Adding the compressor may have added a better experience considering you can add or subtract air from the system without stopping. I’ll be adding that system before hitting the road again.


Comments
Works great. Thought of installing an onboard compressor but decided it wasn’t necessary because the system doesn’t loose air. I think it was a good investment.
Jeff S - 08/05/2021


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Installation was pretty easy and good instructions. Products came as promised and it really helped my ride. Well worth the cost.




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This indeed was a plug and play installation. The performance is amazing!!




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2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty

I could not be happier. Great price, fast shipping and wonderful support. Thank you eTrailer1


Comments
A year later I am very happy with them. Works excellent!!
Rob - 05/07/2022


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2014 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Had this system installed on a 2014 F-350. Huge improvement when pulling 5th wheel trailer. Truck no longer hits helper springs when hitting those 2-3 inch highway joints at speed. I run it it at about 60 psi.




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I pull a 43' fifth wheel, 18,000 pounds. The helper springs do their job. I am 78 and I installed them myself.




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Ordering from etrailer continues to be exceptional. Ease of ordering and fast delivery and customer service top notch. That being said my package box came damaged , this has happened with UPS in the past. Fortunately nothing was damaged.




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Ford F-350 Super Duty

Added these to my F-350 dually for towing my 43ft fifth wheel. The air bags made the ride much smoother as well as leveling the truck and trailer




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2013 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Great custom services representatives!




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The kit came as described. And works as advertised. The instructions could benefit from some additional tips and tricks to ease the install process. Example. Lift frame 4 inches to allow most effiect work space over axel etc...




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2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

This system works great on our F-350 single rear wheel truck. We have a gooseneck trailer that weighs about 15,000 lbs. Without these airbags the truck really sits low. The airbag system levels out the truck, makes it brake and ride safer.




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2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Fit perfectly on a 2011 F250. Levels the ride when hauling a truck camper and towing a boat or 16ft enclosed trailer.




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Package was delivered right on time. With no apparent damage. Awesome job.




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Had these on my last truck and they worked great.




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2011 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Great customer service and fast shipping from etrailer ! The air helper was easily installed and works great on my service truck with the weight in the bed truck rides normal !




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I didn't expect that quick. Thanks




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2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Fairly easy install on a 2016 F250 Super Duty. Use them to level out with a Sundowner 8010 3 horse slant, even loaded with the horses and all the camping gear ride is smooth and very stable. Great suspension system.




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Never got to put them on, sold the truck. Still in the box, got them for sale.




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Easy install




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Easy to install. The only thing I would have liked to see is torque specs for bolts. Other than that great product.




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2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Easy to install. works as advertised




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I am very happy with this product! Product performs as designed and works very well ! Thanks to Karen


Comments
I am still very happy with the air bags and compressor! Thank again to Karen! She was very helpful !
Charles - 09/22/2019


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2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Very good quality and excellent service as always. Thank you for your fast delivery.




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2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Product showed up exactly how it is shown on the website. Fast, convienant payment and shipping as well as a competitive price.




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  • 5th Wheel Towing Compatibility of 2016 Ford F-250 6-3/4 Foot Bed
    The Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle # F2703 will help your truck to ride level and will assist in the shock absorption, but these suspension enhancement springs are not going to increase your load capacity. These springs are compatible with your vehicle and with the in-bed hitch. I can't say if the increased wheel and tire capacity along with increases suspension capacity will allow that extra payload. The transmission and motor will also possibly...
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  • Does Firestone Air Spring Kit part # F2703 Fit 2015 Ford F-350 with Factory Rail Kit
    Yes, the Firestone kit part # F2703 is a confirmed fit for your 2015 Ford F-350 with the factory hitch prep package.
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  • Air Bag Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2013 Ford F-250 to Level Suspension when Towing
    The correct Firestone Ride Rite kit you need for your 2013 Ford F-250 is the part # F2703. This would be a great option to provide your vehicle with additional rear suspension support and level it out when you are towing. I attached an install video for more info on this kit as well.
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  • Dimensions of Red Label Air Bags with Firestone Ride-Rite Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs Kit F2703
    The 8401 air bags that come in the Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs Kit # F2703 you referenced have the following dimensions: Compressed Height -3.00" Extended Height - 8.91" Ride Height - 5.50"- 7.00" Max. Diameter - 7.52" Attached is a review video and the installation instructions for you to reference.
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  • Could Air Lift Air Bag Kit for 2004 Ford F-250 Transfer to 2016 Ford F-350
    There was a big enough difference between the 2004 Ford F-250 and a 2016 F-350 that you'd have to replace the entire kit as the bags are different too. So for that we have the Firestone Ride Rite kit part # F2703 which would work great.
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  • Troubleshooting Installing Firestone Air Bags on a 2012 Ford F-250
    Thanks for the pictures! The plate you are needing to get behind is for your gooseneck ball in bed hitch. You will have to remove that to reach the bolt. This will allow you to install the Firestone item # F2703 air bags on your 2012 Ford F-250. I have attached an installation video below you will want to skip ahead to the 2:32 point. This shows a hole in whatever in bed hitch that yours does not have. These airbags are compatible with in bed hitches so you should not have any problem once...
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  • Recommended Firestone Air Springs Compatible With 5 Inch Exhaust on 2012 Ford F-350
    The Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle # F2703 is a confirmed fit for your 2012 Ford F-350 6.7L PowerStroke Diesel. Your 5 inch exhaust will not be an issue. I recommend the Firestone Air Command I Compressor System with Analog Gauge and Heavy Duty Compressor - Single Path # F2097 in addition if you want to have control of your air spring pressure at the push of a button. This gives you the convenience of adjusting your ride anytime from the convenience...
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  • Will the Remote from the Air Command II Compressor System # F2592 Show up to 3 Digits
    The F3 wireless controller that comes with the Air Command II Compressor System # F2592 does have room for 3 digits as you can see from the linked photo. It will display up to the 150 psi so that you can use the Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs # F2703 to their full potential. We do have a note stating that because the air compressor in this system has a 100-percent duty cycle, if it is run for an extended period of time, the maximum air pressure rating will...
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  • Do Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Air Bags Fit 2013 Ford F-250
    Absolutely! Your 2013 Ford F-250 is 100 percent compatible with the Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs # F2703. These will do a great job of giving your F-250 the support it needs while towing or hauling a particularly heavy load, and the only thing I recommend adding is an air compressor to make maintaining the air bags much easier. For this, the best option for a heavy-duty system is the 150 psi Firestone Air Command II # F2219.
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  • Installation of Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Air Springs on 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty
    The Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs # F2703 do not require drilling. They'll bolt onto your 2016 Ford F-350 and all the necessary hardware is included. In addition to the springs you may also like the Air Command Compressor System # F2097 that will allow you to monitor and control the air pressure from inside the cab of your truck.
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  • Should I Use Air Bags Instead of Jounce Springs On 2016 Ford F-250 With Heavy Truck Bed Camper
    I definitely recommend adding air bags to the 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty because the lance camper is heavy compared to most truck bed campers. I recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty part # F2703 to enhance the suspension in the truck and reduce the rear sag that you are experiencing in the truck. The Firestone air bags will allow you to level out the load without sacrificing the ride quality like with the other...
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  • Can Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2703 Install on 2013 F-350 with 2-1/2" Leveling Kit
    The Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Air Helper Springs # F2703 that you referenced will work great on your 2013 Ford F-350 4x4, even with the 2-1/2" leveling kit installed. Depending on the type of lift the kit provided, you may just need to add a spacer block to fill in the extra gap. If the kit only raised the body of the truck (and the suspension travel didn't actually increase) you don't need to worry about a spacer at all and the air springs will install and work perfectly as-is. If...
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  • Firestone Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-250
    Firestone uses a different bag for the kits that fit both of the trucks you mentioned. For the 2007 Ram 2500 the bag part number is 6401 and for the 2016 Ford F-250 the bag they use is the part 8401. Because of that you'd need an all new kit for your 2016 F-250 with part # F2703.
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  • Installation of Firestone Ride-Rite Air Springs F2703 on 2015 Ford F-250 4WD
    The Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs # F2703 are a confirmed fit for your 2015 F-250 4WD. On the passenger side you will use a thermal sleeve # F2135820899 and heat shield which is no longer a replacement part. Both of these come in the kit, but these are replacements if needed. There are no additional components required not included in the kit. The King Ranch, short bed, and diesel engine will have no impact on the fit.
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  • Firestone Air Bag Kit That Fits 2011 Ford F-350 with OEM Rail Kit
    The Firestone air bag kit part # F2703 which fits your 2011 Ford F-350 was designed to be compatible with in-bed hitches like your Reese/Ford OEM rail kit so this kit will fit and work well without any interference. For a compressor kit then the heavy duty part # F2097 will work great to make inflating the bags and maintaining them easier. The compressor will inflate faster than standard compressors and the gauge inside the vehicle will allow you to monitor and inflate them from inside...
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  • Recommended Air Bags For A 2013 Ford F-250 FX4
    For your 2013 Ford F-250, I highly recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle # F2703. This is rated up 7,500 pounds of load leveling capacity at 150 psi, but can then be aired down to 5 psi when not towing so your ride goes back to as close to stock as possible. These are also made in the USA and are compatible with in-bed hitches, so it will be the best option. A potential add-on that I recommend with heavy duty systems is a compressor. The...
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  • Can 2011 Ford F-350 5th Wheel Towing Capacity Be Increased with Aftermarket Parts
    A pickup's towing capacity is a function of several factors including the engine, drive train (2WD or 4WD), cab style, bed length and rear axle ratio, all of which you mentioned for your 2011 F-350 4x4. The towing capacity, as determined by the auto maker, cannot be increased by addition of aftermarket parts; it will remain the 15,700-lbs as noted on page 20 of Ford's 2011 towing guide. Even adding a heavy-duty rear-axle air bag kit like # F2703 will not actually increase towing capacity...
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  • Air Bag and Compressor Kit Recommendation for 2015 Ford F-250
    For your 2015 Ford F-250 with a utility bed the best air bag option to provide additional rear suspension support would be the Firestone Ride Rite kit part # F2703 as this is the highest capacity bag that is also has the highest quality air bag and brackets. For a compressor kit then the heavy duty part # F2097 will work great to make inflating the bags and maintaining them easier. The compressor will inflate faster than standard compressors and the gauge inside the vehicle will allow...
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  • Spacers to Use with Firestone Ride Rite Kit with 2.5 inch Lift Kit
    Firestone has lift spacers that can be used with their Ride Rite kits like the part # F2703 that you have. For a 2.5 inch lift you'd want the 2 inch spacer kit part # F2366 and you'd be set.
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  • What Replacement Air Bag do I Need for My Firestone Ride-Ride Rite Red Label # F2703?
    We definitely have a replacement for you on your 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty. For the air bag you need for your Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label # F2703, the part you need is the Replacement Firestone Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Spring - Qty 1 # F2135828401. You will use the same mounting hardware that came with the # F2703 for the replacement.
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  • Recommended Compressor-Compatibile Air Helper Springs for 2013 Ford F350 Dually
    I'd recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite # F2703.The system is compatible with a fifth wheel or gooseneck hitch, so if you have one now or plan on installing one in the future, the kit would work. If your compressor kit was manufactured by Firestone or AirLift, the kit mentioned above would work great for you.. The Ride-Rite kit you looked at, part # F2597 isn't compatible with all cab configurations of your truck (not a fit for V10 gas engine w/ extended cab and 8 foot bed). It might also...
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  • Firestone Rear Axle Air Bags for 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    For your 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty you will use Firestone Rear Air Bag Kit # F2597 which fits both 2WD and 4WD versions. This kit is compatible with your in-bed 5th wheel hitch and it offers 5000-lb support capacity to handle your trailer's pin weight. The other Firestone rear-axle air bag kit for your truck is part # F2703 which is rated for 7500-lbs and which also fits both 2WD and 4WD trucks. This kit is also compatible with in-bed hitches. Unless your trailer has higher pin weight...
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  • Replacement Air Hose and Thermal Sleeve for Firestone Air Bag kit # F2703
    For a replacement air line kit you'd want the part # F2012 and then for the heat shield you'd want the # F2135820899.
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  • Upgrading 2015 Ford F-250 with 5,000 lb Firestone Air Bag Kit to 7,500 lb Air Bag Kit
    Your 2015 Ford F-250 actually would have the kit part # F2597 if you have the 5,000 lb bags. But either way I checked the contents of both the 5k kit that fits your truck and the 7,500 kit part # F2703 and all of the brackets are different part numbers so it wouldn't be just a matter of swapping out the bags. You'd have to go with the entire kit part # F2703.
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