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Rear Air Bags Recommendation for a 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty 2WD


I have a 2003 2 wheel drive F-250 super duty. I will be hauling heavier loads in the bed of my truck. What product would you suggest ? Also would like a compressor also.


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For your 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty 2WD, I recommend installing the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2550. The # F2550 springs are compatible with fifth wheel and gooseneck trailer hitches.

It may not seem that important now if you do not have a gooseneck or fifth wheel hitch, but the # F2550 air springs will at least give you an option if you would ever want to install one in the future. Both Ride-Rite kits have a 5,000 lb weight capacity, but keep in mind, they will not increase the weight carrying capacity of your truck.

For a compressor, I recommend the Firestone Level Command II, # F2219. This compressor kit will allow you to inflate both air bags individually or simultaneously using the dual-gauge control from the vehicle cab. We have installed this compressor kit on a vehicle at our facility, so I attached a link to the installation video for you to check out.

You will notice that the truck in the video is different from your truck, but it should give you an idea on what is involved for installation. I have also attached the installation instructions for you to check out.

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