Today on this 2002 F-250 Super Duty we are going to install part number TFR250SDE from Timbren. This is our Suspension Enhancement System. The first thing we did was remove the spare tire. Then we took off the tire on the side we are going to work on. You do not have to do that, we are doing it to make the instructions a little more clear. One thing you need to do is raise the frame off the suspension so you have plenty of room to work. :28
First, we will locate where our new spring is going to be installed. It is going to replace this bump stop right here. To get a better reference point, we are underneath the vehicle looking at the driver side frame rail. We are going to spray it down with some lubricant, then we will take a socket and just unbolt it. We removed the bump stop right here at the bolt, however, there is also a little spacer between the bracket and the frame right here. We need to remove that also. 1:00
Our next step is to install the base plate that will fit around the factory bump stop here. That is going to fit in the existing bump stop bracket, and you can see how this peg goes into here, that is why I had to remove the bushing to begin with. It will all fit together just like that. Then we will thread it down, into the bracket. You want to get it hand tight, until it is snug, you can give it a quarter turn after that. We are set there, now we can install our spring and our spacer. One thing I want to show you before I put the spring on is that there are two additional holes from the center hole that is threaded. If you have to, you can move the spring backward or forward as you need it to match your bump stop on your axle. 1:51
To determine that, your best bet is to put it loosely together, put the truck back down on the ground, and test how it fits together. Also, you will do the same thing with a spring if you use a spacer. This is the spring itself, it gets bolted to the bottom of course, there is also a spacer so you can add length to the spring itself. You are basic goal is that you have 1 inch of play between the bottom of the spring and your bump stop when your truck is unloaded. In this case, we have figured out that we are going to use a spacer and that we will have plenty of space. We are going to use a 2 inch bolt that came with the kit, put it on our socket, and run the bolt in. There is also a washer trapped inside the spring, so you want to get that in there also. And then our spacer. Then we will thread it together. 2:37
You want to get it hand tight until it stops, and maybe a 1/4 or 1/8 turn after. Lets go ahead and put our tire back on and check for clearance. Now you want to check between your bump stop and your spring and aim for about 1 inch of space. That will be your best way to go. There you have it for part number TFR250SDE from Timbren on this 2002 F-250 Super Duty.
Today on our 2004 Ford F250 we'll be installing the Air Lift Load Lifter 5000 air helper springs, part number AL573090. Now today our F250 has a 6 inch lift on it, but the Load Lifter 5000 will still bolt into place, now again because our vehicle has a suspension lift on it we dont need to expand the suspension on the truck, but it is a good idea to go ahead and do that to give you enough clearance to get your air spring in. now today we'll be installing the passenger side. The drivers side installs the exact same way with a few minor additions. On the drivers side you'll want to make sure that you keep the wiring harness out of the way of the air spring and the hardware. Also the kit comes with an emergency brake cable clamp that you'll bolt into place to hold the emergency brake out of the spring.
Today on our 2005 Ford F350 well be installing the Super Springs custom suspension stabilizer and weight control kit, part number SSA22. The system will reinforce the vehicles rear suspension with an extra lead spring that prevents sagging and reduce sway by up to 30%. To install our Super Springs weve already gone ahead and raised the vehicle and removed the rear wheels. This will allow us easier access to the manufacturers lead springs. Next well remove the nylon lock nut and nylon bushing from the shackle bolt on the Super Spring. Now with the shackle bolts removed, well sit that aside and move to the manufacturers lead spring pack.
Today, on this 2008 Ford F-350 were going to install part number sss-1. This is SuperSprings SuperSway-Stops, an anti-sway system for air spring suspension. The intent of this part is that it reduces body roll and decreases the sway by replacing the factory bump stops with the SuperSway-Stops. This is very easy to install. Basically, all we have to do is remove the factory bump stops. Of course, in this case we just sprayed them down with some lubricant.
Today on this 2012 Ford S250 we're going to install part number TFR250SDG Timbren. Our first step is to go ahead and remove the original jump start. You can bolt it from the top using 15mm ratchet range. Now it's unbolted we'll go ahead and get our Timbren spring and some preassembling. We'll take the spring and the bracket and we'll bolt them together using the longer of the two bolts with lock washer. Now there's a flat washer already located inside the sprint.
Today on this 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty we are going to install Timbren rear suspension part number TFR250SDF. The first thing we need to do is go ahead and raise the truck in the air so we can lower our suspension. Now you do not have to remove the rear wheels but we are doing it just to make things a little bit easier to see. And what this product does is actually replaces the factory bump stop which is located right here. So our first step involved is to go ahead and unbolt it from the truck and remove it. Now there is a nut on top that we have to remove. Then we can lower it. 0:31