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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.





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 Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Silverado

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.



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.



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2004 Chevrolet Silverado

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.



Timbren Rear Suspension System Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Silverado

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.



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

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.



Timbren Rear Suspension System Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on this 2010 Chevy Silverado well be installing a Timbren Suspension Enhancement System, part number tgmrck15s. First thing we need to do is remove the factory bump stop. We will be using a 10 mm socket and socket wrench to remove the bolt inside. With the factory mount stop removed we are ready to install the Timbren spring. Inside of the spring you will find a flat washer, and you will need to make sure that your bolt threads through that flat washer. Since the spring is larger in diameter it wont fit in the factory cup, so we need to add our plate to the top.



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2003 Chevy Silverado

Today on this 2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 series we are going to be installing Firestone air ride system part number F2250. Before we actually get started working on the vehicle itself, we are going to do a little prep work to our air suspension kit. We are installing on the passenger side of the vehicle first. And I have the parts necessary for the passenger side laid out right here. The bottom bracket which is this larger piece right here is going to be standard. It will be the same piece on both the driver and passenger sides. The upper bracket, however, is going to be different. If you look on the bottom side of the bracket, there is an R or and L punched in there for right or left side of the vehicle. And you will notice that the part numbers are different as well. So, t he right one is going to be for the passenger side of the vehicle. We will take the air spring and we want to remove the coverings here from the top two studs and for the threaded portion for the air fitting. We are going to start the installation off by mounting the air spring to the upper bracket. What we want to take is one of the 3/8 by 1-1/2 inch bolts and go ahead and it from the bottom of the bracket up on the short leg. If you look at the bracket, you can see there is a higher leg and a shorter leg. You want to feed that onto the shorter leg. Go ahead and take the provided heat shield and it onto the air spring and put the upper bracket on. We are going to align the two 3/8 inch holes over the two studs on the air spring. Then we will take two of the locking hex nuts and go ahead and mount the upper bracket to the air spring. The heat shield here is only going to be used on the passenger side of the vehicle. And what we want to do when we tighten these 3/8 bolts down is to make sure the bracket stays aligned where the larger hole goes over where the air fitting is going to be. The fitting will thread in easily by hand until you get to the thread locker and then it will get hard to turn. Once you get to that point, go ahead and take a wrench and get it to fully seat another ¾ to one full turn. And what we want is the open end of the fitting to face out towards the heat shield. 2:06





Chevrolet Silverado Vehicle Suspension Questions and Answers


  • Air Suspension Kit For 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD 4WD Truck
  • The bracket you mentioned that has a 5178 on it is an upper bracket for the # F2190 Firestone Air Suspension Kit. The # F2190 is not designed to fit a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado truck. Here is a list of the vehicles the # F2190 will work with; 2001 - 2006 GMC Sierra 1500HD 2007 - 2007 GMC Sierra Classic 1500HD 2001 - 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD 2007 - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic 1500HD 1999 - 2004 GMC Sierra 2500 LD 1999 - 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LD The...
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  • Identifying Firestone Air Suspension Parts Installed On 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD
  • When I researched the Firestone air suspension systems designed to fit your 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4-Wheel drive truck, the suspension kit I found that is confirmed to fit your truck is part # F2320. There are no frame braces included with the # F2320 kit. It has an upper and a lower bracket for each side of the vehicle. You can remove the components of your installed suspension kit and the part number is stamped into the metal of the part for identification. There will be...
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  • Can Timbren Front Axle Helper Springs be Used with Torsion Keys on a 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • The Timbren springs # TGMFK25D for your 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD fit in place of the factory bump stops at the front of the truck. Provided the torsion keys you are using are not in this same area then the 2 products can be used together. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a video review to the right that should clarify the installation location.
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  • Will R4 Tech Suspension Allow the Bed to be Lowered More on a 2011 Chevy Silverado 3500 Diesel 4x4
  • The R4 Tech replacement suspension systems such as # F0002 will give you some adjustability at the rear of the truck. There are a lot of factors that could contribute to the ability of being able to match the front and rear ride height. If the rear sags more than the front then the system will be able to level it out. But if it already rides high then adding this system would not allow you to lower the rear enough so you would also need to raise the front somehow. Using helper springs...
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  • Will Firestone Air Bags Fit a 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 with Quadrasteer
  • I spoke with my contact at Firestone about whether or not the Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2320, will fit your 2003 Chevy Silverado with Quadrasteer. He stated that none of the Ride-Rite kits would work on your specific vehicle. But not to worry, there is another option. Take a look at Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, # TGMRCK15S. These are an easy to install hollow rubber spring that work to absorb road shock while providing a smoother ride and more level vehicle. I...
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2002 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab 4X4 w/ 8 ft bed
  • The correct Timbren system for your 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 4x4 would be the Timbren Suspension Enhancement System part # TGMRCK25S that you referenced. This will give your rear suspension additional support for when you are towing your fifth wheel trailer.
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  • Timbren Suspension Enhancement for Slide-In Camper Carried by 2003 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • According to my Timbren representative, the capacity of the # TGMRTT35S springs is 8,000 lbs, instead of the 12,000 lb figure we had listed in error. I would recommend the 8K capacity # TGMRTT35S for use with your slide-in camper. According to Timbren's installation instructions, the 8K springs are meant to replace the entire bump stop assembly on the truck, as shown in the installation instructions I've linked to. The # TGMRTT35S includes the necessary hardware and spacers for installation.
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  • Timbren Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2013 Silverado XFE
  • The XFE model Silverados have lower suspension than the non-XFE models so they require a different Timbren system. Since you have an XFE model you would want the part # TGMRCK15E for your 2013 Silverado.
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  • Install Instructions for the Timbren Front Suspension Enhancement System # TGMFK15CA
  • Yes we do, I attached a picture that shows the installation instructions for the Timbren Front Suspension Enhancement System # TGMFK15CA that you referenced.
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  • Availability of Air Helper Springs for 2003 Silverado with Quad Steering
  • My contact at Firestone confirmed that none of their air spring products are intended for or suitable for use with the Silverado that has the Quad Steer equipment. However, I also checked with Timbren to see if any of their jounce spring kits will work with your truck and there may be options for you in front and/or rear kits. In order to determine suitable items for your 2003 Silverado we will need to know the series (1500, 2500 or 3500), whether it is 2WD or 4WD and if there is a...
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  • Will Air Lift Air Bag Suspension Enhancement Fit a 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500 with B&W Hitch
  • Air Lift air bag kit # AL57396 fits Fords so they will not fit your 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500 but there are options for your truck. The comparable kit for your truck is # AL57275. Please note that this kit will not fit if the truck has the Quadrasteer option. The upper brackets for kit # AL57275 which attach to the truck frame rails install only on the bottoms of the frame rails. This means that there should be no interference with the brackets on your B&W hitch. I have included links...
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  • Recommended Air Suspension for 2011 Chevy Silverado With One Inch Lift
  • The air bag system you need will depend on if your truck is a 1500 or a 2500/3500 model. For a 1500 model, you'd need the Firestone # F2430 or part # F2528 for 2500/3500. The type of lift used on your truck will determine if a spacer is needed. If you have a body lift, you won't need a spacer. However, if a suspension lift was used, you'll need the # F2536 spacer kit. I have confirmed this with my Firestone rep. I've linked you to a video showing the # F2528 kit being installed on a...
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  • Dimensions for the Springs in the Timbren Suspension Enhancement Kits for a 2013 Chevy 3500HD Diesel
  • Once installed, the double convoluted springs from the Timbren SES Kit, # TGMRCK25D, will sit 5-3/16 inches below the jounce bumper holder on the frame. The outer diameter of these springs is 4-5/16 inches. The single convoluted springs from the Timbren SES Kit, # TGMRTT35D, are only 3-9/16 inches tall, but this kit also includes a 1 inch spacer, so it will sit 4-9/16 inches below the jounce bumper holder on the frame (see photos). The outer diameter of these springs is 4-1/4 inches.
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  • Is Firestone Ride Rite part # F2158 Compatible with Daystar Air Bag Cradle on 2012 1500 Silverado
  • I spoke to my contact at Daystar and he informed me that you can install your 5 inch lift on your 2012 Chevy 1500 Silverado and the air bag cradle would work just fine with your Firestone Ride Rite kit part # F2430 without needing any type of spacer.
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  • Compatibility of Air Lift Rear Axle Suspension Kit # AL57338 with 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Hitches
  • The Air Lift Rear Axle Suspension Kit # AL57338 that you referenced will fit both 2WD and 4WD versions of the 2012 Silverado 2500 HD. However, it is not unusual to find fit complications when multiple aftermarket items are installed on a vehicle. All manufacturers design their products with the assumption that they will be installed on a stock vehicle, and they do not test their products with those from other aftermarket manufacturers. I have linked the installation instructions for...
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  • Suspension Enhancement for a 2000 Chevy Silverado 2500 Light Duty
  • The heavy duty suspension packages typically include overload springs. This is an additional spring or springs that will be either on top of or on the bottom of the leaf spring stack on a truck. There could also be other components that are different that can cause the truck to ride higher. Since you do not want to worry about a compressor or adding/removing air I recommend an Air Lift brand jounce style spring kit, # AL52202. These are helper springs that do not take air and they are...
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  • What is the Correct Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Spring Kit for a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD
  • The correct Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Spring kit for your 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD is part # F2190. The difference between this kit and Ride-Rite kit # F2250 are the mounting brackets. The Ride-Rite kit # F2250 was designed to fit the frames of the 2500 and 3500 models of the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra. The brackets included with Ride-Ride kit # F2190 were designed to fit the frame, axle and suspension components of your 1500 HD. You can also see the difference between...
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  • Suspension Enhancement for a 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Diesel and Different Trailer Types
  • To start, adding a suspension lift on your 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD is going to require either a custom suspension enhancement kit or spacers because using a regular suspension enhancement kit on a suspension lifted vehicle would mean the helper springs would not engage when they are supposed to. Adding a lift can also make the towing capacity unknown (most likely lowers it) so I would not recommend it. Considering that you tow different loads the best option would be to go with air...
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  • Rear Air Suspension Recommendation for a 2013 Chevy Silverado 3500 With Custom 5th Wheel Brackets
  • As long as there is a 1 inch gap between the bottom of your custom fifth wheel brackets and the bottom of your trucks frame at the jounce bumper (see photo) you can use the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2528. I have attached an installation video for you to check out. The upper brackets for this kit mount to the underside of the frame rail, but they will extend up the frame rail 1 inch. Fifth wheel and air spring manufacturers do not recommend trimming or stacking their...
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  • Firestone Air Helper Springs For 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • If you 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is an LD model, the Firestone Sport-Rite Air Helper Springs, part # F2320, are a fit for your truck. The Air Helper Springs, part # F2445 you referenced is not a fit for your Silverado. The # F2320 reduce the strain on your rear suspension, and reduce the contact between the axle and frame to prevent bottoming out, which will give you a smoother ride. I have linked you to an installation video for this system. If your Silverado is the 1500HD,...
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  • Are Spacers Needed on Rear Suspension Enhancement for 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD w/Front Lift
  • You will most likely not need spacers on your 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD since the rear suspension is stock and the front lift may actually compress the rear suspension a little. I have included a link to a video showing installation of Firestone kit # F2528 on a 2013 Silverado for you. If the trailer you are towing is a 5th wheel or gooseneck trailer and you are using a custom fit installation kit, then it will not be compatible with this suspension enhancement system. The brackets...
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  • Firestone Air Helper Springs for 1999 GM 1/2 Ton Truck
  • For the 1999 1/2 ton GM truck, Firestone offers the Sport-Rite Air Helper Springs, part # F2320. The # F2190 is a fit for 2001-2006 1/2 ton or 1999-2005 3/4 ton trucks, but it will not fit your 1999 1/2 ton model.
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  • Fit of Firestone Air Bags # F2250 With Reese # RP56007-53 5th Wheel Brackets on 2003 Silverado
  • I examined the installation instructions for the Reese # RP56007-53 fifth wheel install kit and the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Spring Kit, comparing where the mount in regard to the frame members of your 2003 Silverado. Since the springs mount to the underside of the frame memeber (see diagram), they will NOT interfere with the fifth wheel frame brackets. I confirmed this with my Firestone representative. I have linked you to instructions for the air springs and the fifth wheel brackets,...
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  • What is the Height of the Springs in Timbren Suspension Enhancement Kit # TGMRCK15S
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled Timbren kit # TGMRCK15S to take some measurements for you. The overall height of the spring is 5-1/8 inches and the overall width is 4 inches (diameter). Timbren does make some 1 inch spacers, # A25723-90AH00, that you could use if more height is needed. This may result in the need for longer bolts that you would need to obtain locally. Use grad 5 or better bolts.
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  • Can Shorter Air Bags be Used with Firestone Ride-Rite Kit # F2250 on a Lowered 2006 Chevy Silverado
  • Firestone air bag, # F6762, will fit the same brackets as the air bags included with kit # F2250 so you can swap out the air bags. We cannot swap them out here because we would be left with 2 air bags we could not sell. Also there is only an inch difference between air bag F6762 and F6781 meaning that you could maintain the ride height but you would not be able to fill the air bags to the max psi without raising the ride height a little. If all of that is fine with you then you can do it. Another...
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  • Firestone Ride Rite Air Bags Bumpt Overload Springs on 2012 Chevy Silverado 3500 Cab and Chassis
  • You must be using Firestone kit # F2176 because the part you came from is for a Toyota Tundra. Kit # F2176 is designed to fit a 2012 Chevy Silverado 3500 cab and chassis 4x4 with or without the overload springs. The overload springs stay in place, do not remove them to install this kit. Getting the brackets lined up just right for this kit can be tricky. Make sure that the bracket on top of the overload spring is level. If not lined up properly one end of the Firestone spring will be...
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  • Will Firestone Vehicle Suspension # F2320 Provide Additional Lift For 2003 Chevrolet Silverado
  • The Firestone Vehicle Suspension, part # F2320, you referenced, will work for your 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. The suspension kit is not designed to work as a lift kit for the rear end of your truck. They are designed to help reduce the strain on your rear axle when you are carrying heavy loads, keep your Chevrolet Silverado level, and create a smoother ride by adjusting to the load size. It is recommended that when the vehicle is not loaded, to leave at least 5 psi in each spring to prevent...
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  • What Timbren Rear Axle Suspension Kit Fits 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD 4X4 Extended Cab
  • Since your Silverado is the 4X4 1500HD with extended cab the correct rear axle Timbren kit is part # TGMRCK25S. I confirmed this with my contact at Timbren. The kit you referenced, # TGMRCK15S, is the correct kit for 2-door trucks without the extended cab. These Timbren helper springs install without drilling and will work with or without factory top overload springs. Installation requires permanent removal of the factory bump stops. The video link provided will show you the installation...
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  • Firestone Air Bag Suspension Enhancement for a 2014 Chevy Silverado LTZ Z71
  • The axle your version of the 2014 Chevy Silverado would be the Z71 rear axle and that should also be a 4 wheel drive model. The proper kit for a 1500 would be # F2430 that you have referenced. But if it happens to be a 2500 or 3500 then you would need to use # F2528. I have linked videos to the right showing typical installations for you. Also, if you do not want to manually fill the air bags every time you can install a Level Command II kit, # F2219, which will allow you to fill/remove...
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  • What Holds the Rubber Springs in Place on the Timbren Kit # TGMRCK25D on a 2012 Chevy Duramax
  • The Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement system that you referenced # TGMRCK25D, is intended to replace the factory installed bump stops on your truck. These Timbrens are confirmed as a fit for a 2012 Chevy Silverado Pickup 2500 or 3500 and fit both the 2 wheel drive and the 4 wheel drive versions of this truck. This style of Timbrens will install directly in the current bump stop cup and is held in by compression. There is no hardware that is needed to install these Timbrens on...
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  • Availability of 6 Inch Spacers for Firestone Airbags on a Truck with 6 Inch Lift
  • You would just need the 6 inch spacers, # F2374. Using 2 sets of the 3 inch spacers is not a good idea because the more components you add to the system the more points of weakness there are. Not that the spacers or system are weak but if you can avoid a potential issue it would be a good idea. Spacer # F2374 is for use on air bag systems that mount on leaf springs and # F2375 is for air bag systems that mount on axles.
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  • Will Firestone Sport-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2320 Fit a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 Extended Cab
  • The Firestone Vehicle Suspension Kit # 2320 is confirmed as a fit for a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD or 1500 LD Z71 extended cab. If you have a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 or 3500 then you will want to consider the Firestone Ride-Rite Kit # 2250. My technical contact at Firestone indicated that the Z71 package on your truck does not interfere with the fit of their aftermarket vehicle suspension kits. This Firestone Sport-Rite Kit # 2320 will help in the ride quality of your...
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  • Power for the Illumination Feature on a Firestone Level Command II on 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • You would not use the brake input or out put wires (red and blue respectively) to power a light in a gauge. The wire going to the brake controller from the brake switch only has power when you step on the brakes and the output is the same way except it will also show power with the manual override. You want the illumination circuit. If you look under the dash with the other tow package wires. There should be an orange wire. You can test this wire with a circuit tester # 3808 if needed...
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  • Spacer Recommendation for a 2006 Chevy 2500HD with a 2 in Lift Installing Timbrens
  • What you would want to use is a Timbren Spacer for Raised vehicles # A25723-90AH00. This spacer is 1 inch thick so you would want to use two of them since you have a 2 inch lift. For the rear you would want the Timbren Rear Suspension System # TGMRCK25S, for the front you would want the Timbren Front Suspension System # TGMFK25S. Since you will need 2 spacers per Timbren and you plan on putting them on the front and rear axles is looks like you would need a total of 8 spacers.
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  • Timbren Suspension Enhancement for 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • Timbren offers a few different Suspension Enhancement options that would be compatible with your Silverado 1500 series. Part # TGMRCK15S has a 6,000 lb capacity, and is compatible with 2 or 4WD Silverado models, but not XFE models. For 2WD XFE models, use the 3,000 lb capacity # TGMRCK15E. Keep in mind, adding a suspension enhancement system will not increase the capacity of your suspension. The # TGMRCK25D springs you mentioned are compatible with 2500 series trucks only, and would...
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  • Installation Firestone Sport-Rite Suspension Enhancement on a 2001 Chevy Silverado
  • I have included a couple of videos showing typical installations of Firestone kit # F2320 for you that you can follow to make sure the brackets are in the right places. The washers on the outside help to distribute the force of the tightened nut to more surface area so you would not put them anywhere else. The slight angle is normal. I believe the rib you are talking about is the frame weld. When the bracket is in the right place it should go around the areas on the brackets that have...
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  • Will SuperSprings Stabilizer and Sway-Control Kit # SSA8MTKT Correct 6000-lb Trailer Sway
  • The SuperSprings Stabilizer and Sway-Control Kit # SSA8MTKT will fit both 2- and 4-wheel-drive models of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD. The link provided will let you see all rear axle suspension products for the 2000 Silverado; you can use the drop-down menu bar at the top of the page to select your particular vehicle to see only those appropriate for your truck. These helper leaf springs provide selectable reinforcement to OEM leaf springs and can be installed to provide increased...
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  • Is Drilling Required To Install Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 - Rear Axle # AL57338 in a 2012 Silverado
  • This is a two-fold answer. If you have a 5th wheel installed in your truck, then to add the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 # AL57338 then you are required to drill two 5/16 inch holes for your air lines because the U-bolts will not work. If you do not have a 5th wheel installed, then there is no drilling involved in the installation of this unit. I have attached the installation instructions for you to review and how they apply to your truck.
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  • What Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement Kit Will Fit 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4
  • The correct Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System for your 2011 Chevy Silverado is Timbren # TGMRCK15S. This will fit as long as you have not altered the height of your vehicles factory suspension and your truck is not the XFE model. Timbren offers the # TGMRCK15S-M2 for the owners who have lowered their truck. M2 is the factory designation for minus 2. I have attached a FAQ article covering Timbren suspension enhancement systems. I have also attached a brief installation video...
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  • Can a 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Tow a 16,500 Pound 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The GVWR of a vehicle is set in stone. There is nothing you can do to increase the capacity short of replacing the axle, suspension, and other load bearing and drive train components. What suspension enhancement like # TGMRCK25S does is help support the load and keep the rear end from sagging. Since you have a 3/4 ton truck, you are going to be able to tow just about anything. Consult the vehicle owners manual for the towing capacities of the truck. The gross COMBINED vehicle weight...
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  • Handling Characteristics of 2011 Chevy Silverado Equipped with Firestone Air Springs, Part # F2250
  • Adjustable air springs like the Firestone Ride-Rite Rear Air Helper Springs, part # F2250, can be tuned to match the load on the tow vehicle at any given time, but they cannot be operated when completely deflated. The air bags can be damaged if used without at least 5 psi pressure. Please note that no product of this type can increase the weight carrying capacity of your vehicle. This particular kit is not suitable for the Silverado 1500, only for 2500 and 3500 series trucks. The correct...
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  • Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement For a 1999 Chevrolet 3500 2WD Dually
  • The Timbren Suspension Enhancement Springs, # TGMFK25S, that you referenced will fit your 1999 Chevrolet 3500 2WD dually, but these springs were designed for service vehicles such as tow trucks. Keep in mind, these springs are designed for the front axle, not the rear. It would be better to use Timbren springs on your rear axle when carrying your camper. For your truck, I recommend the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement Springs, # TGMRCK35. Adding a set of Timbren springs to your truck...
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  • Can Firestone Air Bags be Installed on a 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500 HF with 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • The Firestone suspension system # F2250 mounts to the bottom of the truck frame as you can see in the instructions and video links I have provided. If the brackets from the 5th wheel installation kit do not have any parts that wrap around the bottom of the truck frame then you can install this air bag kit on your truck. If you determine that the area is obstructed by the brackets then I recommend the SuperSprings # SSA10MTKT which install over the rear leaf spring stacks. If the leaf...
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  • Timbren System Recommendation for a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Cab and Chassis 4x4 Stake Body
  • The Timbren system that will fit your 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 cab and chassis 4x4 with a stake body is part # TGMRTT35D. I spoke with my contact at Timbren to confirm that these springs will work with your truck. These springs were designed for severe duty trucks such as yours and have been tested for up to 8,000 lbs, but keep in mind, these will not increase the weight-carrying capacity of your truck. You should not load your truck over Chevrolets recommended weight limits. I...
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  • Timbren Suspension Enhancement for a 2008 Chevy Silverado with a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • The Timbren system, # TGMRTT15S, installs on the bottom of the frame. As long as the 5th wheel bracket does not wrap around to the bottom of the frame it will not interfere. Timbren lists this kit as a fit for service vehicles only. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. For a non-service vehicle, use # TGMRTT15S. It installs the same way and will not interfere. I have linked instructions for this kit as well as a link to our FAQ article on Timbren systems...
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  • Will the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement # TGMRCK25S Fit a 2000 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • The Timbren Rear Suspension Springs, # TGMRCK25S, will install on your 2000 Chevrolet Silverado LS 2500 HD without needing to drill new holes. The top of the mounting brackets for the Timbren springs have two holes that will use the existing holes from the factory bump stop. The underside of the mounting bracket has the round surface where the Timbren spring attaches using one bolt. I have attached an image from the installation instructions showing how the Timbren mounting bracket...
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  • Adding Suspension Enhancement to a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 With Weight Distribution
  • There are a few things that you can do to improve your ride quality when towing your 5,900 lb trailer with your 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The first thing that I noticed is that the 980 lb tongue weight of your trailer is close to the maximum capacity of your spring bars. If you step up to a weight distribution system rated for 1,200 lbs tongue weight or, if possible, upgrade your spring bars, then you may notice that the weight distribution system is more effective. You should...
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  • Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Spring Recommendation for a 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • The thing about supplemental suspension products is that they will not increase your vehicles weight-carrying capacity. Basically, they let you carry the same amount of weight you could before, but in a much safer way. It is safer in that your ride will be more level and stable. The reason your capacity is not increased is because suspension is only one component in what determines capacity. You also have to consider the weight capacity of everything from the tires that are on the vehicle...
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  • Can Timbren Springs # TGMRCK25S Be Used in Place of Weight Distribution on 2005 Chevy Silverado
  • A suspension enhancement system like the Timbren Springs, part # TGMRCK25S, you have referenced, is primarily designed to suspend the weight of anything carried on your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. Although they would indeed eliminate the sag on the rear of your vehicle, the tongue weight of the travel trailer applied to the rear axle of your Silverado would lower the amount of the vehicle weight applied to the front axle. This is potentially dangerous because shifting too much weight...
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD with 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • Take a look at the video I have linked showing a typical installation of Firestone kit # F2528. You will see that the brackets have parts that fit on the inside, outside, and bottom of the frame rails. If you are using custom fit 5th wheel brackets on the frame, they would block at least part of where the Firestone bracket needs to install. If you are using universal 5th wheel brackets, it is possible that the Firestone kit will fit. A better solution would be to go with a Timbren system,...
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  • Timbren Rear Suspension System Used in Place of an Anti-Sway Bar on a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 5.3L
  • The Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, # TGMRCK15S, will help stabilize the vehicle, absorb shock and help keep the vehicle level when pulling your 25 ft toy hauler, but should not be used to replace an anti-sway bar on your 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 5.3L. The Timbren suspension enhancement system is designed to work with your vehicles current suspension system and should not be used to replace any component of your suspension system other than bump stops.
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  • Recommended Suspension Enhancement for 2009 Chevy Silverado 3500 with Slide-In Truck Bed Camper
  • I spoke with my contact at Firestone regarding the capacity of the F8610 Work-Rite springs. The capacity of the springs is 1750 lbs, which would be nowhere near sufficient to handle the weight of your slide in camper. I would suggest going with an air spring set-up like the Firestone # F2250 or the Air Lift # AL57275. Air springs would provide the capacity and flexibility to handle your slide in camper. When the camper is in place, you can increase the air pressure in the bags to eliminate...
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  • Front Axle Suspension Enhancement for a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Series Pickup
  • The correct front axle suspension helper kit for you 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, is the Firestone Work-Rite Custom Helper Springs Kit, # F8629. This kit will not work on vehicles equipped with the Quadra-Steer option. Using our fitguide, see link, you can see that this model is the correct fit for your vehicle. You are correct that the Firestone Level-Rite Air Helper Springs and Shock Absorber Kit, # F1003, is designed for use on the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado HD models only and will...
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  • Air Lift Suspension Enhancement for 2002 Silverado 2500HD with 6 Inch Lift
  • The Air Lift Air Cell Custom Helper Spring Kit you referenced is not compatible with lifted vehicles, according to our friends at Air Lift. That particular kit is designed for use in vehicles with stock ride height. Air Lift does have spacer kits that can accommodate a lifted vehicle, but they will only work with an inflatable air bag system, like the Air Lift Vehicle Suspension, part # AL57275. The spacer kit for a vehicle with a 6 inch lift is part # AL52150. I have provided a copy...
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  • What is the Warranty on the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System
  • The warranty of this Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TGMRTT15S is for the lifetime of your vehicle as long as your vehicle is under normal use. It is hard to say exactly how long it would take for you to install the # TGMRTT15S on your 2011 CHevy Silverado, but after looking at the instructions I would imagine it would not take you more than an hour as long as you have basic mechanical skills and access to tools. I attached installation instructions for this product for...
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  • Will Timbren Suspension Enhancement System Allow 2006 Chevrolet Truck To Sit Higher w/ Plow
  • The Timbren Suspension Enhancement System, part # TGMFK25S, will prevent the front end of your 2006 Chevrolet Silverado truck from sagging so low when a plow is mounted to the front of the truck. This system is designed to work with suspensions that are in good working order. I have linked and FAQ and instructions for the Timbren Suspension Enhancement System, part # TGMFK25S. I have also linked a video installation of another model of the Timbren Suspension System, on a different vehicle...
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  • Does the Capacity of Suspension Air Springs Exceed the Payload of a 2009 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • I do not want to question the owners manual of your 2009 Chevy Silverado, but 2,500 pounds payload capacity sounds awful low. Especially for a 2500HD Duramax diesel. I did some research and found that it should have a payload ranging from 3,481 pounds up to as much as 3,924 pounds. I would call a dealership and have them run the VIN to determine what the payload is. If it ends up being closer to what I found, then the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2250, would be beneficial....
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  • Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2011 Chevy 2500 HD Silverado
  • This Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, part # TGMRCK25D would be a good choice for your 2011 Chevy 2500 HD. This system uses rubber springs instead of air bags that will sit above the axle, helping to stabilize and level the vehicle when towing your 10,000 lb fifth wheel trailer with 1,600 lbs of tongue weight. The front suspension Timbren System # TGMFK25D is usually intended for vehicles that have heavy snow plows and would not be necessary for you.
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  • Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System for a 2003 Chevrolet 2500 HD Silverado
  • The correct kit for your 2003 Silverado, 2500 HD with long Bed, is the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, # TGMRCK25S, which is the correct kit for 2 and 4 wheel drive models. We have a video installation that should be helpful and installation instructions for you to look over, see links. The kit you referred to is designed for 2500 Service vehicles only. Another option for your vehicle is the SumoSprings Custom Helper Springs Kit, # SSR-201, which is a good option if your...
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  • Removing OEM Suspension Bump Stops on 2011 Chevy Silverado to Install Timbren Suspension Enhancement
  • I have spoken with one of my contacts at Timbren, who tells me that the bump stop can be removed with a pair of channel lock-type pliers. Grasp the bump stop with the pliers and pull down on it while twisting back and forth. In case you do not have them handy, I have provided a link to the install instructions.
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  • Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TGMRCK25D Recommendation for a 2011 Chevy 2500 HD 4WD
  • While this Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, part # TGMRCK25D, is not an air lift system it is comparable to one. This system uses rubber springs instead of air bags that will sit above the axle, helping to stabilize and level the vehicle when towing your Companion 5th wheel trailer. The functions and benefits of this product are similar to an air bag/lift system but also has many advantages over one. This system is much easier to install than air springs - there are no...
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  • Will the Timbren Springs # TGMRCK25S Work on a 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500 with Firestone Air Springs
  • I spoke with my contact at Timbren, and he said that the Timbren suspension can work with the Firestone air springs as long as there is room to mount the rubber springs above the rear axle. The Timbren rubber springs will replace the axle bump stops on the vehicles frame. As long as you still have the bump stops on your 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, you will be able to use the Timbren Vehicle Suspension, part # TGMRCK25S. If the bump stops have been removed then the Timbren suspension...
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  • Will Timbren Front Suspension System # TGMFK15A Work With 2 Inch Lift on 2004 Chevy Silverado
  • I spoke with my contact at Timbren and he informed me that the Timbren Front Suspension Enhancement System, part # TGMFK15A, you referenced would not be as effective if you had a 2 inch lift on your 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. He also said that putting a spacer underneath the # TGMFK15A would not necessarily fix the problem as the front end of your vehicle is not a solid axle and the angles and geometry would not line up the same. Another option you have is to install Firestone Vehicle...
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  • Will the Firestone Air Springs # F2250 Fit on a 2005 Chevrolet 2500 Pickup with a Gosseneck Hitch
  • Yes, the upper bracket of the Firestone Vehicle Suspension for the 2005 Pickup, Silverado by Chevrolet, item # F2250, is attached to the bottom of the frame on your pickup and the brackets for the Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation Rail Kit, item # 4434, which is the underbed installation kit for the Reese, item # 8339-4434, gooseneck hitch attach to the top and sides of the vehicle frame (see instructions). The gooseneck hitch has a U-Bolt that goes around the frame just in front...
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  • Availability of a Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Spring Kit # F2190 for the 2002 Chevrolet 1500
  • I spoke with Firestone this afternoon and found some information for you. The 1500 series Chevrolet pickups do not have enough room between the springs and wheel and tire for the Ride-Rite kit, item # F2190. The diameter of the convoluted air bag is too large to fit. The Sport-Rite kit, item # F2320 does not require as much space to mount so it will fit on the 1500, with stock wheel and tire combination. You need to be sure you have 6 inches of clearance between the tire side wall and...
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  • Difference Between the Sport-Rite and the Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs for the 2003 Chevy Silverado
  • Air-spring kits are vehicle-specific kits. Kit compatibility is based on your vehicle suspension, all kit types will not work on every vehicle. The Ride-Rite, item # F2190 will provide additional support for existing suspension and have higher weight capacities. These kits are designed for vehicles with heavy duty suspensions like the 1500 HD series Chevrolet trucks. The Sport-Rite, item # F2320, will also provide additional support for the vehicle but not in the same capacity as...
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  • Timbren Suspension Enhancement System for 2007 Silverado 1500
  • The part # you mentioned, TGMRTT35C is intended for use on the 2500 or 3500 cab and chassis model only. If your 2007 Silverado 1500 is the LD model, use part # TGMRCK15S. If you have the HD model, you would need part # TGMRCK25S. The Timbren Suspension Enhancement System is pretty simple to install. For your convenience, I will include links below for the installation instructions.
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