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.
Next well flip it over and install our flat round disc and then our bottom bracket which will be sitting on the top of the spring. Well use another 3/8 bolt to fasten the bracket into place. Well fit that in just enough for the thing to hold together. Heres a jaunt stop that we have to remove and modify. There is a bolt holding in place.
All right now we need to take apart the jaunts bumper. We got to remove the hardware from the bumper itself. Whats going to happen is the space were going to be adding to the top of this with a longer bolt. Were going to put this in the bench device and were going to knock the bolt straight down. All right now, were going to go ahead and see how the bolt and spacer gets installed.
Were going to take our 15mm metric bolt and lock washer, and were going to install that from the bottom side. Then were going to add a little bit of electric tape to the thread right here, just help hold it in position. Then well take our spacer and flat it over the top. And then well attach this to the frame with the flat washer and a metric nut. Go ahead and take our spring assembly and one half will sit over the U bolt for the springs and the other half will sit right around the springs right here.
And then the clamp on the bottom holds it in place. Here we take our bottom clamp and put it into place. Were going to go ahead and tighten this down as best by the instructions and proper tools. There are couple things well look out for. You want this sitting any higher than the edge of the frame, and you want to have a sitting level at the top of the frame as well. And when you drill these two holes out here, on the backside theres two ribs or gussets behind here. Just make sure we drill your holes up in between those. All right, once you get your bracket in place, well have mark out our holes, were going to use the 3/8 bit to find the center. Then well drill up a high hole and then go ahead and put in an attachment point. Then Ill hole the bracket puller so we can find to in the level on it. All right, were going to install the great eight 3/8 bolt. And the backside, well get the large flat washer and locking flange nut. All right, well go ahead and just snug it down, just enough to hold everything in place. Now, the bracket in place, well go ahead and mark and drill the rest of our holes. With the holes drilled, were going to start installing the hardware going towards back, its going to be the same as the bolt we started off to begin with, and then going towards the front is going to use these Q handle nuts. We take this handle and just bend it any way you want to get the angle you need to reach up in there, and this will install the bolt. The bolt hardware installed, then go ahead and snug it down and then torque it down as written in the instructions. Our air springs installed, lets go ahead and start working with the airline. Were going to take one end of the air line. Were going to use the tubing cutter to make sure its cut straight and even. Well take this end and push it into our air line fitting. Just push it in until it stops, were going to gently tug back, and its already done. Now its going to route our line to the back of the vehicle. All right, well take the air line to me and well go ahead and pull it to bumper. All right, were actually not directing to the bracket for the factorys southern pull, and see how we had already installed for a drivers side, were going to add one more for the passenger side. All right, were going to add our fitting, pushing it into place, add a flat washer, another flat washer and then our nut. All right, well take some zip ties that come with the kit and go and zip tie the line to keep it from moving around. And then well go ahead and supply air to it and watch it work. And there you have it for part number F2320 from Firestone.
Today on our 2002 Chevy Silverado well be installing the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper springs, part number F2250. To begin our install well first need to remove the old or manufacturers bump studs. To remove them, well remove the two nuts of studs that come up through the frame. To make it easier to remove them were going to spray each one with some spray lubricant to help break up the rust, dust, dirt and debris thats built up over time. Now with the nuts off well go ahead and remove the bump stud and set both the hardware and bump stud aside as they will not be reinstalled. Note, each process we do to one side will get repeated identically on the opposite side.
Today on our 2005 Chevy Silverado we'll be installing the Firestone Ride Right Air Helper Springs, part number F2250. To begin our install, we'll first need to remove the manufacturers joust bumper. Then we'll need to remove the joust bumper bracket. To remove the joust bumper we'll remove the nut that secures it to the bracket. With the joust bumper removed we'll go ahead and remove the bracket, which is secured with two additional nuts. Note some applications, you'll be able to remove the bracket without having to remove the joust bumper.
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.