Firestone Work-Rite kits are now available and have had good reviews from initial customers using the product. Firestone Work-Rite kits are similar in design to other suspension kits that do not use air; Timbren Suspension kits and Air lift Air Cell kits. Like the others, they do not require air and are designed as maintenance free suspension load support solution.
The Work-Rite load assist springs are made of injection-molded, microcellular urethane. The rear kits are designed to help level your truck, reduce sway and absorb road shock when towing a heavy trailer or hauling a heavy load. The front kits are great for giving you that extra front end support when hooking up your snow plow, heavy winch, etc.
Work-Rite kits are vehicle specific and come in 3 different colors. Many of the kits come with spacers so you can adjust the distance between the load assist springs and your axle or leaf springs.
1/2-ton trucks - White Springs
3/4-ton trucks - Grey Springs
1-ton trucks - Black Springs
Firestone Industrial Products advised us “Our Work-Rite customers experience all the benefits of Firestone’s leading suspension technology – including increased vehicle stability, less vehicle sway, improved roll stability and reduced suspension fatigue – with no air pressure to monitor. Work-Rite is a fool-proof solution for constant-load or commercial applications,” said Todd Green, regional sales manager, Firestone Industrial Products, Ride-Rite™ division. “The addition of Work-Rite to our product line rounds out our good-better-best offering, allowing us to remain our customers’ leading source for load management solutions.”
Installing the kits does not require any special tools and can be done in your garage or at almost any repair facility. The majority of the Work-Rite kits are easy to install and do not require drilling. In our initial experience with them, we have found that the no-drill kits take about an hour for your first install and the kits that require drilling take about 1-1/2 to install.
Work-Rite kits are currently available for the following vehicles, with more applications being released in late 2010, early 2011.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
GMC Sierra 1500
Chevrolet Silverado 2500
GMC Sierra 2500
Chevrolet Silverado 3500
GMC Sierra 3500
Chevrolet and GMC G-3500 and G-4500 Commercial vehicles
Chrysler Town and Country Vans
Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan
Dodge RAM 1500 Pickups
Dodge RAM 2500 Pickups
Dodge RAM 3500 Pickups
Dodge RAM 4500 and RAM 5500 Commercial Trucks
Ford F-150 Pickups
Ford F-250 Pickups
Ford F-350 Pickups
Ford E-350 Vans
You can view the installation instructions and purchase the kits at Firestone Work-Rite Helper Springs
Do you have a Firestone Work-Rite kit installed on your truck, SUV, or Van? Feel free to post your feedback on your experience with them. Call 1-800-358-4751 to order a Firestone Work-Rite kit today.