Alright, today on this 2011 Chevy Silverado we are going to install part number F2320 from Firestone. This is their Sport-Right air helper spring kit. There are a few things we need to do to go ahead and prep the vehicle. What we have done is gone ahead and took off the tires and wheels and supported the axle in the air. Next we are going to work on the jounce stop. This is a jounce stop right here. And there is a bolt on the inside that we have to loosen up and remove. We are going to remove the hardware that is inside here. We are going to remove this bolt on the inside. We put the original factory nut on top and we are just going to tap it right out. Alright, what we are going to do is use this spacer right here. We are just going to put it on top of it. Drop in the metric bolt with the lock washer. Run that all of the way through. And to help keep the bolt pushed in, we are going to use a little extension to help hold everything together. Then we will put this back into the frame. We will use a flat washer and a nut. Once we get it started, we can go ahead and just tighten it down. 1:25
Alright, now we can do some pre-assembly on our air spring. This is our air spring right here. And what we are going to do is work with the bottom half first. We are going to a bolt into the slot, the 3/4 inch long one. In these slots here we are going to in the U-bolt. We are going to take the disc and put that on top. And then we will install our air bag. We are just going to thread it on loosely because we will have to have some adjustment later on. Working on the top half of the air bag, we will install the air valve. We will just thread that on to place. It does not need any sealant because there is a little Teflon ring there on top. We will just run it down until it stops on its own, maybe 1/2 to 3/4 of a turn after that. And this will still move. To put our top plate on, slide it over our fitting we just installed. Use two more of our 3/4 inch long bolts. These guys, we can go ahead and tighten down. 2:30
We will take our spring assembly, set it on top of the spring. And this edge of the lower bracket will sit next to the U-bolt plate. We will just center that on there. And then on the bottom we will install this clamp and two flange nuts. Now we will just take this U-bolt clamp and we are just going to tighten it down to where it keeps it from moving. Now our top half of the bracket has to be drilled into the frame. So what we are going to do is take this top edge of the bracket and even it up with the top of the frame and then mark our holes we are going to drill. We are using a 3/8 bit. We are just going to use that to mark our holes for our centers. Now, on this side here above the jounce stop, mark your holes and then they should be pretty close to the center line of the bolt of where it was before because on the inside of the frame there are two ribs that will get in the way, if you are too far forward. So you might want to double check yourself before you wreck yourself. We will drill our pilot holes first and then go back at it with our final drill bit which will be a 3/8. 4:01
To install the bracket onto the frame we will be using the something 4:07 bolts and they are about 1-1/2 inches long. Then on the backside we will be using the thick, heavy washer and a flange nut. These two bolts get installed where the frame is enclosed all of the way around. So we have to use these handle nuts that will help us reach in there and install the bolts. So it is just going to be the bolt and the handle nut. Make sure our bottom bracket is straight on the spring. And then if we have to loosen it and adjust it that is fine. If not, we will go ahead and tighten it down for good. And we will go ahead and tighten down the bolts going from the frame to the frame bracket. OK, now we will loosen this bolt on the very bottom to take out any twist we have in the air bag. Let it sit the way it wants. Then we can go ahead and tighten it up. 5:06
Our air spring is fully installed and tightened down. Now all we have to do is torque the bolts down as specified in the instructions. Alright, we will go ahead and start installing the air line. And we are going to be using a tubing cutter to make a nice, clean edge on it. And all I have to do is it into the fitting. Push it all of the way in. Give it a gentle tug back and it locks itself into place. Alright, now we will go ahead and route our airline to the back of the bumper. And you can do this any number of ways you want. I like going over the hat channel. And when you route your airline, make sure you stay away from anything hot like the exhaust or anything moving like the suspension. We ran our airlines to this area right here behind the bumper so it will be easy to get to. We have one on each side, representing the air bags. And to keep everything nice and even, we are actually going to use this wiring bracket and use the mounting holes to mark our holes. We will take our airline fitting, put one washer on the back and install it to the bumper. Another flat washer goes on the outside and then the nut. Repeat for the other side and then we will go ahead and tighten down the nuts and run its line up to the fitting as well. We are done with the air bag on the passenger side. Now go ahead and install the air bag for the driver side. Let us go ahead and put some air in the air bags and show you how it works. With everything installed, that will finish it for part number F2320 from Firestone.
Today on our 2005 Chevy Silverado well be installing the Firestone Work Right Helper Spring kit, part number F8605. First, before we install our kit well need to remove the old or manufacturers bump stops. To do this well simply go ahead and raise the vehicle, take the weight off the rear axle and then remove the nut, securing the stud that goes up through the bump stop and holds it to the frame. Now with the old bump stop out of the way were ready to go ahead and start installing the new Work Right Helper Springs. The Helper Spring kit can be modified for the vehicle or ride necessary. For a stronger, stiffer ride we can take the helpers spring, along with the long bolt provided in our install kit, add a split-lock washer, flat washer, and go up through the spring.
Today on our 2011 Chevy Silverado, well be installing the Firestone Ride Right Air Helper Springs, part number F2430. First before we can install the new air springs, we need to remove the manufacturers down stop. To do this, there s a stud that goes up through the center that well need to remove. Now with the bolt removed, we can go ahead and pop the down stop out of its cup. Now were ready to go ahead and install the upper bracket. Well use the new 10-millimeter flathead Allen bolt, it will go through the upper bracket, through the spacer, and then secure into the same threaded hole that we just removed the down stop bolt from.
Today on our 2005 Chevy Silverado, well be installing the Rear Timbren Suspension Enhancement System, part number TGMRCK15S. Before beginning installing our Timbrens, well first go ahead and raise the vehicle, allowing the rear axle to hang down further, giving us more access for removing the old bump stop and installing the new Timbren ion spring. To remove the manufacturers bump stop, well simply go ahead and remove the nut as it goes through a stud to the frame, securing it in position. Once we remove the nut, we can go ahead and remove the bump stop and were ready to install the new ion spring. To install the new spring, well use a new hardware provided with the install kit. It will be a bolt that will go to the flat washer already installed inside the spring and up to the top collar.
Alright, today in this 2004 Chevrolet Silverado we're going to install part number F2250 from Firestone. We're going to start off with the passenger's side and complete the installation and then repeat the same steps on the driver's side. We'll take one of the air springs and first install the upper bracket. Since we're doing the passenger's side we'll install the heat shield for the exhaust. That will get sandwiched between the spring and hot plate. This is not required for the driver's side.
Today we are working on 2011 Chevrolet Silverado. We are going to install the Timbren suspension system, part number TGMRCK15S. Our first step is to raise the suspension above the vehicle. Now that we have already done that, we are ready to go ahead and remove the manufacturer's bump stop. To do this, you'll need to remove the fastener that's located at the center of the bump stop. With the fastener removed, we can go ahead pop the bump stop out of the cup holder.
Today on this 2005 Chevrolet Silverado, well be installing part number F2320, the Firestone Fort Ride Air Helper Springs. We have all the parts in our car here. First well take our air fitting and screw it into place. Run it down until it stops and then will have to turn more. Now take the bracket and set it on top, and then install our two 3/8 bolts. Well go ahead and tighten those down.