Although air springs are produced in single, double, triple convoluted and reversible sleeve styles, only those manufactured by Firestone Industrial Products Company bear the trademark "Airide® springs by Firestone."
Today, Airide springs are used by practically all manufacturers who offer air suspension on their vehicles, and more than half of all the trucks on the road today in North America are equipped with Firestone Airide® springs.
While it may appear simple, an air spring is actually a highly sophisticated and complex product. Even slight changes in design, methods of construction, or materials used can make vast and significant differences in performance. Today’s drivers demand the comfort and load control air springs provide. A large majority of tractor trailers are converting to air suspension to greatly reduce cargo damage and vehicle maintenance.
It makes good sense to specify Airide springs by Firestone. That trade name on an air spring guarantees you the benefit of the very latest technical developments and improvements. It is your assurance of a product not only engineered and perfected to perform, but which has a long history of superior performance in actual use.
The main advantages of an air spring over its steel leaf and coil counterparts are variable load-carrying capability, adjustable spring rate, user-friendly height control, low friction action, and road-friendly suspension increasing the pavement life.