Today on or 2011 Ford F150, we'll be installing the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, part number F2525. First, we've gone ahead and raised the vehicle and removed the rear wheels. Now, we're ready to go ahead and remove the rear bump stop. Each process we do here on the driver's side, will get repeated identically on the passenger's side. Now, with our John's stop removed, we can go ahead and take one of the upper brackets and attach it to one of our airbags using the 3/8 nuts provided. Now with our lower bracket attached, we'll install the fastener finger tight.
Now, we're going to go back to the upper bracket and attach the second piece to it, before we install our airbag assembly ion to the vehicle. We'll be using our 2-inch hex bolts, and our 3/8 flange nuts to secure the second piece of our bracket to our upper bracket we've already attached to our airbag. Now, with those tightened down, we're ready to go and set the assembly in on top of the leaf spring. To secure our assembly to the frame, we'll first use our bolt that we removed from the John's bumper originally. Now we'll use our 2-inch hex bolt and bolt plates fed to the frame.
Quick tech tip: I recommend bending the handles on the bolt plate, as it will make it easier to install the bolt to the frame. Now, with both of those in place, we can now go ahead and install the bail clamps. The bail clamps will secure the lower bracket to the leaf spring pack. We'll use the bail clamps with the 3/8 flange nuts to secure the lower bracket. Quick tech tip: Before you tighten it down, I recommend that the air bag is straight up and down.
It can be slightly adjusted on the leaf spring to make sure that it is vertically straight, up and down. Now, once you've made that adjustment, we can go ahead and tighten everything down. Now, with all our fasteners tightened down, we've completely secured our air bag. Now we're ready to start installing the air line fittings and air line. We'll start with the threaded right angled nipple.
The manufacturer's already installed sealant on the end that will get threaded into the air bag. Next, we'll move to the Schrader-valve nipple. We'll be mounting this one in the bumper. First we'll need to drill out a five-sixteenth hole. Now we can go ahead and take the nipple, the nut, and two washers, and secure the Schrader-valve nipple. Now, we're ready to go ahead and start routing our line. We'll take the protective covering and feed it over the line as it will sit up against the nipple here at the airbag. Now, we'll go ahead and route the line back to the Schrader-valve nipple. The easiest way to do this and to protect the line is to route it through the frame. We'll go ahead and take our first opportunity here to get into the frame and route it back to the frame channel to the bumper. Now we'll go ahead and cut off any excess line with our tubing cutter and go ahead and secure the other end of our line into the Schrader-valve nipple. Next, we'll go ahead and take a couple of the red zip ties that were supplied with our install kit to secure the line. Now we'll go ahead and repeat the same process with our passenger's side. That will complete the install of our Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, part number F2525, on our 2011 Ford F150.
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