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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.
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
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