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.
And on one side of the bracket there's a 3/8 x1-1/2 long hex bolt that we have to install first before we can install the bracket and it gets trapped. And once the bracket is installed on the one side you cannot install the bolt. We'll attach it with two locking flange nuts then we'll go ahead and install the lower bracket on the other side of the air spring. Now with everything loosely assembled we'll go ahead and put it into place on the axle and the frame and we'll see where we need to orient the heat shield. The shield should be angled downwards towards the side of the air spring closest to the exhaust to protect our spring.
We'll make a mark on it to put it in its proper spot. We'll go ahead and take it back down. And then we'll go ahead and install the elbow fitting. And then we'll go ahead and tighten down the bolts for the top plate. And we're going to leave the bottom half loose.
Alright, at this point we can go ahead and start installing the air spring for good. We'll go ahead and reinstall it and we'll go ahead and tighten down the bolts that go through the frame. We'll install the large flat washers and then we'll go ahead and put the flange nuts on top. We'll go ahead and attach the U bolt that is on it sideways. This goes around the spring stack.
We'll be attaching it with a nut on each side. Once we have the U bolt going from the side installed, we'll make sure that the bottom plate is pushed up against the springs and the air spring is in a straight line. Then we go ahead and attach a hardware for the bottom plate to the axle. We'll leave everything loose for now and make sure everything is in a straight line. With one final check we'll go ahead and tighten down all our hardware, start from the top and work our way down to the bottom. We'll make sure we tighten down the bolt at the center of the bracket that goes to the center of the air spring. Now we'll go ahead and drill out a hole in our bumper for air line fitting. We'll measure up about 3/4-inch in the bottom of the plastic then we'll go ahead and drill out a hole. We'll start with a pilot hole and then work away to a 5/16th stitch. Then we go ahead and install our fitting. We'll install it from the back using a flat washer, put through a hole and install another flat stainless steel washer and then tighten down the nut. Fitting is installed and all we got to do is run our air line tubing. To install our air line tubing we'll go ahead and make sure we have a square cut on the end and simply just push it to the fitting going into the elbow of the air bag. Okay, we'll go ahead and take our air line and run it over the hat channels inaudible and back to our air line fitting. And once again we'll cut it to length and install the tube fitting. We're using zip ties to secure the air line and basically we're finished with our install. Now we'll go ahead and repeat the same process over on the driver's side except we don't have to worry about the exhaust. With both sides installed we can go ahead and apply air to them and see how they work and also check for air leaks. And with that that will finish it for our install of part number F2250 from Firestone on our 2004 Chevrolet Silverado .
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.
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.