Description

Firestone Ride-Rite air bag helper springs are the work horse of the Firestone line. The double convoluted air bags offer maximum load support as well as years of worry-free service. These are installed between the frame of your vehicle and the suspension, providing load support through the use of air pressure. Specifically designed to maximize the safe load carrying capacity, stability and ride quality. Will also reduce the suspension fatigue on leaf springs caused by permanently sagging. An optional air control kit (air compressor kit) can be added (not required) for additional convenience.

Features and Benefits

  • Firestone # 2430 Air Bags are custom fit for the Chevy Silverado 1500
  • "NO DRILLING" image custom fit installation
  • Includes (2) air bag helper springs and all required hardware
  • Air Bags will increase "level load" capacity by 5000lbs*
  • Keeps the your Silverado / Sierra level
  • Levels off-center loads (side to side adjustment)
  • Reduce suspension fatigue, keeps leaf springs caused by permanently sagging
  • Increase vehicle stability
  • Air adjustment improves the ride
  • Firestone Limited Lifetime Warranty

Installation Notes

1. Do NOT exceed the vehicles Recommended Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

Tech Specs

Download Instructions 2430 Instructions
Level Load Capacity: 5,000 lbs
Average Install Time: 1 to 2 hours
Front or Rear Axle: REAR
Drilling Required (Yes or No): NO
Weight: 30 lbs.
Part 2430 fits:
  • 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • 2009 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • 2008 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500

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Question:
We have a 2013 chevy 1500 Z71 4x4. We put a 800 lb atv in the bed and tow a 2,000 (+/- ) popup camp trailer. When doing both at the same time the rear of the truck squats pretty badly. Are these airbags what I should use or is there a better solution? Do you inflate/deflate everytime you use them or do they stay up all the time?
Answer:
This system would be ideal for this situation. They will support and additional 5000 lbs. of weight control to eliminate the squat in the rear. One of the great features of the air bag is that you can adjust them for different weights with the amount of air pressure in the bag. This also allows the vehicle to return to the stock ride quality when not loaded. you will drop the air pressure every time you are not loaded to get the better ride quality.

Reviews

  • 4.7 out of 10 Overall
  • 100% reviews recommend this product
Review Product
great kit
this product is really good, im surprised with how well it actually works. I use these to help my 2009 Silverado tow a large boat. it keeps the trailer level and keeps my truck from sagging.installation was the only challenging part to this product. I dont know how i would be able to drive again without this product. Overall i would recommend this kit to anyone, i love this kit.
Recommend this Product: YES
dusty75753
2009 chevy silverado 1500
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don't know what i would do without them
I am towing a large trailer for camping and i have realized my truck sags quite a bit. i decided to go with these products to help reduce that from happening to me. and it has been fantastic! also the ride without trailers is huge. it absorbs the bounce instead of getting jerked around in the back seat. i'm really impressed.
Recommend this Product: YES
walt99
2007 chevy silverado 1500
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Great Add-on
Love these air bags! Where simple to install and fixed the sagging in the rear of my Silverado when towing. Would recommend to anyone. Thanks!
Recommend this Product: YES
Jim
Silverado 1500 2012 2wd
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A little extra help for towing
I installed the Ride-Rite air bags on my Silverado 1500 to help with heavy tongue weight. I pull a 26 foot Chaparral deck boat which caused the rear of the truck to sag, but not now with the air bags installed. It was a really easy installation and they work perfectly.
Recommend this Product: YES
Rib
2011 Chevy Silverado 1500
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Awesome help
A real help while towing a heavy trailer. Not a big dramatic change... but helps carry the load.
Recommend this Product: YES
Jimmy
2009 Silverado 1500
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Great overall product
They say in the documents that you can tie the two lines together to have one fill point. 1. Nobody has the T that is required for this application. 2. When going around corners or on a sidehill, the air is pushed from the downhill side to the uphill side. I don't recommend it.
Recommend this Product: YES
HD
2014 Chevy Crew Cab half ton
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New Air bags Firestone
Outstanding Company The very best price for the Firestone air bags Fast delivery a great product Would order from this company again
Recommend this Product: YES
skyraider
2015 Chevy 1500
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easy to install and works very well under loads and keeps my truck leveal
I really like how easy they are to install and they come with more then enough air line
Recommend this Product: YES
bigtruck
2014 silverdrado LT dubble cab
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Quality Firestone product!!!
Worked great for leveling truck while pulling toyhauler.....
Recommend this Product: YES
Capt4903
2012 Chevy Silverado 1500
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Was what I was looking for
Works like I expected
Recommend this Product: YES
Cookieman
2012 Chevy Z71
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