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 # 2535 Air Bags are custom fit for the Ford F250
  • "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 F250 truck 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)
2. Will fit with or without 5th wheel / Gooseneck in bed hitches.
3. "No-Drill" Design

Tech Specs

Download Instructions 2535 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: 35 lbs.
Part 2535 fits:
  • 2016 Ford F250 w/DIESEL Engine 2WD & 4WD (will fit with 5th wheel & gooseneck trailers)
  • 2015 Ford F250 w/DIESEL Engine 2WD & 4WD (will fit with 5th wheel & gooseneck trailers)
  • 2014 Ford F250 w/DIESEL Engine 2WD & 4WD (will fit with 5th wheel & gooseneck trailers)
  • 2013 Ford F250 w/DIESEL Engine 2WD & 4WD (will fit with 5th wheel & gooseneck trailers)
  • 2012 Ford F250 w/DIESEL Engine 2WD & 4WD (will fit with 5th wheel & gooseneck trailers)
  • 2011 Ford F250 w/DIESEL Engine 2WD & 4WD (will fit with 5th wheel & gooseneck trailers)

Customer Questions & Answers

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What firestone rear suspenssion can I use on my 2015 F350 SRW wirh A&W GN hitch installed?
This listing will work with the B&W gooseneck on both the F250 and F350 as long as it is diesel.
I have a 2015 f250 and pull a enclosed trailer that's 8-1/2 x8-1/2 x 20! When I'm pulling my trailer it wants to walk a little in the front end. Will airbags help this problem out? Thanks
Yes that is another benefit that these air bags offer.


  • 4.8 out of 6 Overall
  • 100% reviews recommend this product
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Great fit for a fifth wheel
I have a 2012 F250 diesel 4x4, i pull a 12,000 lb camper gooseneck, pulling my trailer with the bags make it so much easier to pull this. i am loving this kit.
Recommend this Product: YES
Ford F250 2012 diesel
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Good Kit Quick Install
After a pretty simple install, i tested out this kit on my 2013 f250 it evened my truck completely out in the back and gave my truck a much smoother ride. really liking this kit so far.
Recommend this Product: YES
2013 f250
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Nice Product
These air bags really help to fix the sagging my F-250 was having when towing my trailer. Easy install. Highly recommended.
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2013 Ford F-250 4x4
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Quality items
I have a short bed on my 2014 F250 and had the 5th wheel hitch already installed. It was a little difficult to install the upper brackets, but otherwise everything went very well. Also installed the wireless air compressor ( newer one with visor remote )
Recommend this Product: YES
2014 Ford F250 Diesel Short bed
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This kit really helped my ride quality while driving with a heavy load. The install was a little tricky but I figured it out on my own, just took a little bit longer. Overall a great product.
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2013 F250
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Love the new ride feeling
Once installed I was amazed at the rear stability of my truck without a load on it.. It made the back of my F-250 feel solid and more under control. I havent used it with my goose neck loaded with hay but I feel it will level out the load no problem and really help my F250 preform like a F350 ,, I actually thought about starting a business installing this and I wonder why its not a option from ford.....great great product....truely
Recommend this Product: YES
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