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Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System Installation - 2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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How to Install a Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System on a 2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Today on this 2002 F-250 Super Duty we are going to install part number TFR250SDE from Timbren. This is our Suspension Enhancement System. The first thing we did was remove the spare tire. Then we took off the tire on the side we are going to work on. You do not have to do that, we are doing it to make the instructions a little more clear. One thing you need to do is raise the frame off the suspension so you have plenty of room to work. :28

First, we will locate where our new spring is going to be installed. It is going to replace this bump stop right here. To get a better reference point, we are underneath the vehicle looking at the driver side frame rail. We are going to spray it down with some lubricant, then we will take a socket and just unbolt it. We removed the bump stop right here at the bolt, however, there is also a little spacer between the bracket and the frame right here. We need to remove that also. 1:00

Our next step is to install the base plate that will fit around the factory bump stop here. That is going to fit in the existing bump stop bracket, and you can see how this peg goes into here, that is why I had to remove the bushing to begin with. It will all fit together just like that. Then we will thread it down, into the bracket. You want to get it hand tight, until it is snug, you can give it a quarter turn after that. We are set there, now we can install our spring and our spacer. One thing I want to show you before I put the spring on is that there are two additional holes from the center hole that is threaded. If you have to, you can move the spring backward or forward as you need it to match your bump stop on your axle. 1:51

To determine that, your best bet is to put it loosely together, put the truck back down on the ground, and test how it fits together. Also, you will do the same thing with a spring if you use a spacer. This is the spring itself, it gets bolted to the bottom of course, there is also a spacer so you can add length to the spring itself. You are basic goal is that you have 1 inch of play between the bottom of the spring and your bump stop when your truck is unloaded. In this case, we have figured out that we are going to use a spacer and that we will have plenty of space. We are going to use a 2 inch bolt that came with the kit, put it on our socket, and run the bolt in. There is also a washer trapped inside the spring, so you want to get that in there also. And then our spacer. Then we will thread it together. 2:37

You want to get it hand tight until it stops, and maybe a 1/4 or 1/8 turn after. Lets go ahead and put our tire back on and check for clearance. Now you want to check between your bump stop and your spring and aim for about 1 inch of space. That will be your best way to go. There you have it for part number TFR250SDE from Timbren on this 2002 F-250 Super Duty.

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