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Do air bags work for towing?

Do air bags work for towing?

The simple answer is, no! It’s important to remember that the addition of any airbag system does not allow higher payloads or towing capacity to your current vehicle. You have to take into account that other systems on your truck—including braking and cooling—are rated for specific manufacturer-rated capacity.

Does Firestone Do airbags?

Vehicle owners looking for a replacement of current airbags will find Firestone’s replacements are more than suitable. Firestone air bags are the perfect replacement for those that have worn out.

How much do air bags for heavy towing cost?

Average Price of an Air Bag Suspension Kit Depending on your application, you can expect to pay anywhere from $300 to $700 for the kit itself.

How much air can you put in Firestone airbags?

Other than saying that the air bags need to be kept between 5 and 100 psi, Firestone does not offer much in the way of specifics. The instructions mention that as a general rule of thumb, 1 psi will support approximately 40 lbs of load.

How much does it cost to have airbags installed on a truck?

depending on which system you purchased. The installation can run anywhere from $500.00 US for a simple helper spring kit, and up to $1500.00 US for a complete retrofit for front and rear. Sometimes air bags leak and need to be replaced. The cost to replace an airbag sits somewhere between $1400.00 and $1500.00 US.

How long does it take to install Firestone airbags?

I linked an installation video showing this kit in a 2002 F-250 like yours. This kit works on trucks that have the stock jounce bumpers but not on SuperCab V10 models with the 8-foot bed. For a first-time installer I would plan on 2 to 4 hours total time.

What are Firestone airbags?

Sometimes referred to as air bags or helper springs, these springs operate in combination with the current suspension system to boost capacity and stability. If you are concerned with the installation of your air spring kit, don’t fret. You don’t have to be an engineer to install your new Firestone airbags.

Are Firestone suspension air bags compatible with B&W fifth wheel?

Most no drill Firestone suspension air bags are compatible with the B&W fifth wheel and gooseneck hitch. This is due to the preexisting holes that are drilled to match the holes within the frame of your truck.

What is the PSI of a Firestone air bag?

The Firestone Air Bags in standard Ride-Rite kits have 100 psi maximum and up to 5,000 lbs. of leveling capacity. The Red Label kits can handle up to 150 PSI and level loads up to 7,500 pounds. (Never exceed your vehicle’s GVWR).

How much weight can a ride-rite Firestone air bag hold?

A pair of Ride-Rite Firestone air bags can provide up 5,000 pounds of leveling capacity. Firestone has Ride-Rite kits that mount on your leaf springs or axle, depending on the application. Need Help Finding the Right Product?