2002-2008 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 & 2wd - "Ride-Rite" Air Bag Helper Springs (Rear)


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 # 2286 Air Bags are custom fit for the Dodge Ram 1500
  • "NO DRILLING" image custom fit installation
  • Firestone # 2286 Kit includes (2) air bag helper springs and all required hardware
  • Air Bags will increase "level load" capacity by 5000lbs*
  • Keeps the your Ram 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 not fit Mega Cab model (see part #2299MC1)

Tech Specs

Download Instructions: 2286 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: 30.00 lbs.
Part 2286 fits:
  • 2008 Dodge Ram 1500
  • 2007 Dodge Ram 1500
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500
  • 2005 Dodge Ram 1500
  • 2004 Dodge Ram 1500
  • 2003 Dodge Ram 1500
  • 2002 Dodge Ram 1500

Customer Questions & Answers

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How much air can you put in the air bags
Firestone recommends anywhere from 5 psi to 100 psi. A good starting point is between 50 to 70 psi. You can adjust from there depending upon your towing needs. Keeping in mind the more pressure you add the more support the air bags will give, but will also increase the stiffness.


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Easy to install.
Quality product for a reasonable price.
Recommend this Product: YES
2007 dodge ram 1500
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great Part
worked great
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2008 Doge Ram 1500)
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big difference
this kit give your ride a big difference, but in a good way. the install took about 1 hour, 30 mins on each side. the quality of the product is very high. i am really liking it so far.the big difference maker in this product is the smooth ride, even when towing heavy trailers.
Recommend this Product: YES
2008 Dodge ram 1500
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Great lift for towing RV
after breaking a couple of bolts that was rusting on the stopper it was easy to install. notice a lift at 30pds
Recommend this Product: YES
Dodge Ram 1500 2005
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