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Rubber spring and air ride suspension enhancement systems from Firestone, Air Lift, Super Springs, and Timbren will help your Chevrolet Silverado drive and tow better. We offer a range of kits that produce progressive or adjustable suspension enhancement while your Chevrolet Silverado is being used to carry a load. These kits are custom fit to match your Chevrolet Silverado and install easily.




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Chevrolet Silverado Vehicle Suspension Videos

Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Today, on our 2010 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Firestone Ride Rider Helper Strings. These are double-convoluted for the rear axle, part number is F2430. Now, before we begin the installation, we want to get a few measurements. These are going to act as kind of a control, so we know what measurements we want to get back to once our bags are installed. Looks like here in the rear, it's about 38 1/4 inches. Here in the front, about 36 3/4.



Air Lift Load Controller I Compressor System Installation - 2004 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Air Lift Load Controller I Compressor System for Air Helper Springs. It has a duel path system. Part number AL25651. This is what it looks like once it's installed on the vehicle. As you can see, you've got the compressor here, the solenoids and what these solenoids do is allow you to operate and inflate one airbag at a time. The passenger or the driver side airbag. It also allows you to do that wit the switch that's on the controller up in the cab, which we'll show you in a minute.



Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs Installation - 2004 Chevrolet Silverado

Today in our 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with internal jounce bumpers for the rear axle, part number AL88275. Before we get started, let's take a few measurements to see where it sits with our factory suspension unloaded. Here at the rear fender we're looking at about 40 and 1/4 inches. Then if we move up to the front, that's sitting about 38 1/4 inches. So now, with a load on the suspension let's see where it sits. Now at the top of this rear fender we're sitting right about 38 inches.



Roadmaster Active Suspension Kit Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Roadmaster Active Suspension Kit. This is part number RAS4611. Now, before we begin our installation, let's get a few measurements for reference. We're going to go the wheel well, right here on the front and the back, just so we can get our ride height established. It looks like here in the rear we've got about 39 1/4. The front is about 35 1/2.



Firestone Level Command Compressor Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Speaker 3: Today on a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to review and install the Firestone Air Command 1, part number F-2-0-9-7. All right, let's start off a review with our gauge. We got simple single gauge here. Classic black lettering on white background and red needle here. Very simple to operate. We got up with this lever right here, kicks on the air compressor. You notice that red needle goes up.



Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System Installation - 2009 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2009 Chevrolet Silverado we are going to show you how to install the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, part number is TGMRCK35S. Here you can see our Timbren installed. It is going to give us a nice fuller stop here, our actual jounce stop, or jounce bumper was only about this long. This is going to allow us, with no contact here, to have no real change in the unloading handling of our vehicle. As we apply our load it is going to bring this down and it is going to rest on those jounce stops. That's going to give us improved suspension.



Firestone Level Command II Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado

On this 2010 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab 3500, we're going to show you Firestone Air Command 1, part number F2158. This is what it looks like when it's installed in a truck. This makes inflating air bags very convenient at the push of a button. We have our control located in typical situation, you can mount this anywhere you like though on this vehicle. Simple operation, push up to increase the air pressure. You can see how the gauge reacts.



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Today, on our 2010 Cheverolet Silverado 3500, we'll be taking a look at and installing the Firestone Ride-Rite air helper springs, part number F2250. These air springs are capable of up to 5000 pounds. They could be aired up from 5 Psi all the way up to 100 Psi. Overall, they provide more stability while driving and reduce the strain on your vehicle's rear suspension. Now we'll go ahead and get a measurement before we get started with our stock ride height in the back. This is going to be without weight and it's going to be about 39 inches. Now, let's go ahead and put in some weight.



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2009 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on this 2009 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to show you the Firestone Ride-Right air helper springs, part number F2250. Here's what our Firestone air springs will look like once they're installed. These air springs are capable up to 5,000 pounds, they can be aired up from 5 PSI to 100 PSI. Overall they provide more stability while driving and reduce strain on your rear suspension. Now let's go ahead and give you some measurements. First let's measure our truck without a load in it, from our fender ball to the ground will be about 42 inches. Lets go and put a load in the back and get that measurement, our load brought it down to about 40 inches and we'll go ahead and watch the suspension as we go through our bumps course. You can see how it works on your load without any help. With our load in the back of the truck, we'll put some air back in it, we'll bring it back about an inch, original height was about 42 inches, so we'll go in between and bring our truck back a little past level and that way our truck won't ride too harsh, if we add too much air and bring it back to its original air height. Right let's go and take it for another test ride over our bumps course.



Air Lift LoadLifter Air Helper Springs Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500, we'll be installing the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers, part number Al88338. Now before we install the air bags, we're going to go ahead and take a dry weight measurement with nothing in the pickup from the bottom of the wheel well to the ground. Right at 41-3/4". Now we're going to go ahead and add 2750 pounds to the bed of our pickup. With our weight added, we'll now take a second measurement from the bottom of the wheel well to the ground. From the ground to the bottom of the wheel well, and it's dropped it 40", losing 1-3/4" with our weight added to the rear of the pickup. Now we're going to go ahead and run it through our test course.



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD crew cab we're going to be installing the Firestone Ride-Rite air helper springs, part number F2250. Now before we install our air bags we're going to go ahead and take a couple measurements to get a baseline for the vehicle. From the ground to the bottom of the fender well we have 40-1/2". Next we're going to go ahead and install a water tank with a little over 1,500 pounds of weight in it into the bed of the truck. Now we'll go ahead and take another measurement from the ground to the bottom of the wheel well. Now we have a measurement of about 38" from the ground to the bottom of the wheel well.



Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs Installation - 2006 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on this 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to install part number AL88275. This is a Air Lift LoadLifter 5000. Before we get started, we'll go ahead and get a measurement for our original ride height. From the ground to the wheel well looks about 39-1/4". This measurement will vary from truck to truck, of course. Now with a load in the back of our truck, it looks like our new measurement is 36-1/2. With our truck loaded up, we'll go ahead and take it through our test bump course. You can see how the suspension goes up and down without any help. To get our truck ready to install our air springs, we need to do a couple of things.



Super Springs SumoSprings Custom Helper Kit Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500, we'll be installing the SuperSprings Sumosprings custom bumper kits; part number SSR-209-40. To begin our install, we'll first need to remove the older manufacturer's bumpstops. The bumpstops are bolted into the bumpstop cup up through the center of the bumpstop. We'll need to remove the bolt so we can remove the bumpstop. To give ourselves a little more working room, we're going to go ahead and jack up the body of the vehicle; creating more space between the bumpstop and the axle. Now we can go ahead and get our socket on the head of the bolt and remove it. Now, for this application, we're going to use a ten millimeter socket to get on the head of the bolt. Once we have the bolt out of the well nut, built into the cup seat, we'll go ahead and pull the bumpstop out.



Air Lift Air Helper Springs Installation - 2008 Chevrolet Silverado

Today in our 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500, we'll be installing the Air Lift Load Lifter 5000 Air Helper Springs, part number AL 57275. Now before we begin our install, we're going to go ahead and measure the ride height of our truck. With no additional weight in the pickup bed, from the ground to the bottom of the wheel well we have 41 inches. Next, we're going to go ahead and add approximately 2500 pounds of weight to the truck bed. With the weight added, it brings the ride height down to 37 3/4 of an inch. Now we'll go ahead and run it through our test course to check handling and ride quality with the excess weight. With the excess weight, we lose steering stability and the ride quality is rough and bumpy. Now let's go ahead, install the Air Lift Load Lifter 5000 Air Helper Springs and with air in our Helper Springs, we'll now go ahead and re-install our 2500 pounds. With the weight re-added in the Air Springs as necessary, it brings it back to our normal ride height of approximately 41 inches. Now we'll go ahead and run it through our test course again.



Air Lift Air Helper Springs Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2005 Chevy Silverado, well be installing the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs, part number AL57275. First, well go ahead and show you the performance of the Air Lift Air Helper Springs. Now to begin our install, well first remove the manufacturers bump stops. The bump stops are secured to the frame with two bolts. Well go and remove the bolts and then the bump stop. Next, well start assembling the air spring.



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado we'll be installing the Firestone Ride Rite Air Helper Springs part number F2528. Before we begin our install, we'll go ahead and load two thousand pounds into the vehicle to show you how the truck will carry the weight with the manufacturer's down stops 00:00:17. We'll then run the vehicle through a short test course. First note we've already gone ahead and lowered and removed the spare tire to gain a little easier access up underneath the vehicle. The first step of our install will actually be removing the joust bumper. To remove the manufacturer's joust bumper, we are going to take a flat blade screw driver sliding between the joust bumper and the cup.



Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2005 Chevy Silverado, we'll be installing the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, part number TGMRCK25S. To begin our install, we'll first need to remove the old or manufactured bump stops. To remove the bump stops, we'll remove the two nuts that secure the studs that go up through the frame. With both nuts removed, we can then pull the bump stop down and out of the frame. Now we'll go ahead and set the hardware and bump stop aside as it will not be reinstalled. Next we'll go ahead and repeat the same process on the passenger side. Note with this install, each process we do on one side will get repeated identically on the opposite side. Now with both of the old bump stops removed, we're ready to go ahead and begin the assembly of the new Timbren Suspension Enhancement System.



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2002 Chevrolet Silverado

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.



Firestone Work-Rite Helper Springs Installation - 2005 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.



Timbren Rear Suspension System Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Silverado

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.





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