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We offer a complete selection of both rubber spring and air ride suspension enhancement systems from Firestone, Air Lift, Super Springs, and Timbren. These kits are custom fit to your vehicle for an easy installation. They can offer either a progressive suspension enhancement or an adjustable level of suspension depending on your system and the types of loads you carry.

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Chevrolet Silverado Vehicle Suspension Videos

Best 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Suspension Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the best suspension enhancements for your 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500. We got our three basic types of helper springs here. Here we're going to have the jounce-style helper spring. In the middle we're going to have our air helper springs. Here on the end is going to be our leaf spring helper springs. Now for each style of our helper springs here we do carry a full line of different products.



Best 2012 Chevrolet Silverado Suspension Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best suspension enhancements for your 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500. We got our three basic types of helper springs here. Here we're going to have to jounce-style helper spring. In the middle we're going to have our air helper springs. Here on the end is going to be our leaf spring helper springs. Now for each style of our helper springs here we do carry a full line of different products. Now they may look different, have a different color, or possibly a different brand, but this is just a representation of the style that we carry.



Best 2013 Chevrolet Silverado Suspension Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best suspension enhancements for your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500. We've got three our basic types of helper springs here. Here we're going to have the jounce-style helper spring, and in the middle we're going to have our air helper springs, and here on the end is going to be our leaf spring helper springs. Now for each style of our helper springs here we do carry a full line of different products. Now, they may look different, have a different color, or possibly a different brand, but this is just a representation of the style that we carry, and you can find all of these on our website. Now, if we've ever hauled a heavy load in our truck, we've all experienced the sagging that the back end does. Not only is it putting extra strain on our rear suspension, but it's also pulling up on the front suspension, which misaims our headlights, the tires aren't making good contact, and in the back it is wearing out our suspension.



Air Lift LoadLifter Rear Air Helper Springs Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Today in our 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, we'll be having a look at and installing the Air Lift LoadLifter 7500 XL air helper springs for the rear axle, part number AL57538. Here's what our airbags look like installed. These are simple bolt-in installation, with no modification required to our vehicle at all. These will help maintain our ride height, keeping our vehicle's suspension working as it was originally designed, making for a smoother ride, also helping with braking, stability, and turning. Just keep in mind, these aren't going to offer us additional towing capacity or additional weight-bearing capacity. They're just going to help maintain our ride height and ride quality when we have a heavy load or a heavy pin-weight trailer on our vehicle. This doubled convoluted design airbag system will support anywhere between 5 and 100 PSI of air pressure.



Air Lift LoadLifter Air Helper Springs Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Airlift Load Lifter 5000 Air Helper Springs for the rear axle, part number AL57338. Here's what this Helper Spring kit's going to look like once it's installed on the vehicle. What's really nice about these Air Helper Springs being able to help level out the ride of your vehicle with a heavy load is that when your vehicle's leveled out, it's going to keep your headlights level so you'll be able to see the road properly. It's going to help reduce irregular tire wear. It's going to improve braking performance because you'll have proper weight distribution between the front and rear wheels, and it will also help with side to side body roll, especially with a heavy load. It sits on top of the rear axle here and goes to the mounting plate that's up on the bottom side of the frame. This is going to help to support the rear of the vehicle when there's a load and that way the factory leaf springs aren't taking all of the load and these are able to help.



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 Air Command I 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.





Chevrolet Silverado Vehicle Suspension Questions and Answers


  • 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 # F2596. 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 air from the bags from the cab of the truck. I have also linked some...
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  • Replacement Upper and Lower Brackets and Bolt Kit for Firestone Air Bags F2250
  • I checked the parts list in the instructions for Firestone air bags # F2250, linked for reference. The bolt kit is # FA21-760-2250. The upper bracket is # F5766 and the lower bracket is # F5541. We also have the bracket clamp, # F0530, bail clamp, # F3373, and air tubing # F0938 if you need those items as well.
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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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  • Recommended Air Springs For 2013 Silverado 3500HD With 6.5 Lift
  • For your 2013 Chevy Silverado 3500 with 6-1/2 Inch lift, the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle # F2596 are a confirmed fit. You will need to use a lift spacer with this application based on the amount of axle lift only. If you have 6-1/2 inches of axle lift, you will use the Lift Spacers for Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Vehicles w/ 6" Lift # F2375. You will want to measure from the upper and lower brackets on the truck, as it should measure...
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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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  • How to Reduce Sway When Towing a Trailer With a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado
  • I have a couple of recommendations for you. A truck suspension enhancement system will help reduce sag and will help with sway especially if you are close to the maximum towing weight limit of your truck. If you are not close to the weight limit, adding suspension enhancement systems will enhance driving stability. I recommend the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TGMRCK15S for your truck. These will help stabilize and level your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado. However, if you...
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  • Replacement Mounting Brackets for Firestone Ride-Rite Air Spring Kit F2430 for 2013 Silverado 1500
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Spring product that fits your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is their kit # F2430. For this kit we offer the passenger side upper bracket # F5528, driver side upper bracket # F2135825487, the lower bracket # F5781 and the axle strap bracket # F5360.
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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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  • Compatibility of Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Spring kit # AL57204 with 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Thank you for your purchase last year of Reese 5th wheel installation kit # RP50064-58 for your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with 5-1/2-foot bed. To check the compatibility of this 5th wheel install kit with the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Spring kit # AL57204 I compared the installation instructions for both kits. Since the Reese kit's frame brackets attach from the outside of the frame rails, and the installation brackets for the LoadLifter 5000 kit attach to the bottoms of...
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  • Timbren or SuperSpring Suspension Enhancement for 2013 Chevrolet Silverado
  • Both the Timbren Suspension Enhancement System # TGMRCK15S and the SuperSprings Suspension Stabilizer # SSA8MTKT are great options for leveling the rear axle of your 2013 Chevroler Silverado 1500 when towing your travel trailer. Both systems actually do a nice job at maintaining a smoother ride when the vehicle is unloaded. I recommend the SuperSprings Suspension Stabilizer # SSA8MTKT over the Timbren because the suspension reinforcement it provides is a bit less noticeable over bumps...
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  • Can I Use The Firestone Ride-Rite Airbags From My Tundra On My 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
  • We have a Ride-Rite system for you, but based on my research, the Firestone Ride-Rite for the 2006 Toyota Tundra 4WD is # F2245 while the Ride-Rite system for your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4WD is # F2596. These two system use different air bags, so I do not recommend installing the existing airbags on your Silverado. The best solution is to install an entire new kit # F2596 on your 2013 Silverado 2500. This will ensure you have all the necessary parts for installation and that the...
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 Carrying Camper
  • The best recommendation I can make for suspension enhancement for your 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 that will be carrying a truck bed camper will be the SuperSprings Kit part # SSA5MTKT which will give you the suspension support you are looking for but will also help reduce potential sway from your truck being top-heavy with the camper installed. A coworker of mine installed a set of these in a similar vehicle and he said the body roll was greatly reduced after. When your truck is unloaded...
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  • Troubleshooting Gap Between TorkLift StableLoad Suspension Upgrade and Spring Pile
  • I spoke with my contact at TorkLift regarding the StableLoad Rear Suspension Upgrade # TLA7311 that you recently installed on your Chevy Silverado. He does not recommend moving the stable load back at all, as this will have a negative effect on the overload spring. He also stated that you do not need to add any additional spaces. The 1/2 inch gap you still have is perfectly fine and the system will still be able to engage and provide suspension enhancement. How you currently have the...
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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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  • 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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  • Lift Spacer Required for Ride-Rite Air Bag Kit in Lifted 2012 Silverado 1500 4x4
  • It looks like you have lift kit 69-3485 installed in your 2012 Silverado 1500 4x4. My technical contact at Firestone determined, based on your 7-1/4-inch distance from the top of your axle to the top of your bump stop, that you will need spacer # F2536 to install their Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2430.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Firestone F2176 Air Spring Touches Tire on 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Cab and Chassis
  • The illustrations in the Firestone Ride-Rite kit # F2176 are generalized since this product can be used with both Chevrolet and Ford trucks. These images will not necessarily match your specific vehicle in all characteristics, including the holes in the frame members. However, I spoke to a technical contact at Firestone about the fit issue between the air bag and your rear tires. Although it is not noted in their instructions they advise that it is necessary that there be at least 7-1/2...
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  • Will Timbren Front Suspension System Fit 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • The Timbren Vehicle Suspension, part # TGMFK15CA is designed to fit the front of your 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. This system does not affect the ride when your Silverado is not carrying a load. This replaces the bump stops on your truck and there is no drilling required for installation. The rubber springs work independently side-to-side and help compensate for off-center loads. They also help take away a lot of the bumps on rough roads and extend the life of your vehicle suspension....
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  • Can Spacers be Added to Timbren Helper Springs for a Lifted 2012 Chevy Silverado
  • Timbren does have spacers, # A25723-90AH00, that you could use. You would need a total of 4 of them since each is 1 inch tall and because you have a 2 inch lift. I have included a couple of video links for you. One is an installation of kit # TGMRCK25D. The other is an installation that uses the spacers.
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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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  • 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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  • Firestone Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2012 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • I did some checking and the recommended Firestone bag size for each truck you mentioned is actually a different size so you would not be able to reuse the bags from your 2007. Best option is to upgrade to the part # F2596 which is a fit for you 2012 and comes with all you would need.
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  • How to Remove the Rear Bump Stops on a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
  • When we removed the rear bump stops on a 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 to install a set of the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System part # TGMRCK25D, we found that by using a screwdriver and placing the end between the jounce spring and mounting cup we were able to pry the spring down and outward as shown in the attached video. Unfortunately, we have not removed the bump stops on your exact truck (2012 Chevrolet Silverado 3500) but the 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 we did remove them on...
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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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  • Alignment of Lower Bracket on Firestone Ride-Rite Air Spring # F2430 on Lifted 2012 Silverado
  • Thank you for providing the photo of your 5-inch-lifted Silverado's air bag spacer. I checked with my technical contact at Firestone about your alignment concern. He advised that as long as at least 75% of the spacer's bottom makes contact with the top of the bottom bracket you should have no reason for concern. Based on your photo it appears that this is the case.
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  • Tips for Reducing Sway When Towing Ice Castle Fish House RV Trailer
  • I looked up pictures of the coupler setup of your trailer and it would not be compatible with a weight distribution system since it basically uses a pole tongue and has a pipe that runs on top of the pole tongue as well. What you can do to fight sway is make sure that you have the trailer setting as level as possible when you are towing. (See help article on how to pick out the correct ball mount to allow this). Most sway is due to not having enough tongue weight relative to the...
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  • Removing Factory Suspension Bump Stops on 2011 Chevy Silverado to Install Timbren Rubber Springs
  • The bump stops are compression fit into the cups on the truck frame, therefore they aren't designed to come out easily. 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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  • Troubleshooting Firestone Air Bags that Aren't Sitting Straight on Mounting Brackets
  • It sounds like your bags aren't installed properly if one of them is angled. There are two alignment holes that the bag can install into on the top mounting bracket. It is possible that the wrong one was used for your bags and that is why the bag is at an odd angle. In the attached video we used the rear hole to get it to line up the best. You shouldn't have to use drastically different pressures in your bags for your truck to sit level either.
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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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  • How to Install the Air Lift Kit part # AL57338 in a Vehicle with Gooseneck/Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • Sounds like you have the Air Lift Kit part # AL57338 installed in your 2011 Chevy Silverado. If you check out the picture I attached you will see that when using this kit on a vehicle with fifth wheel/gooseneck rails you would not use the included U-bolts. Instead you would need to use the included 3/8 inch self tapping screws to secure the upper bracket of the air bag kit. Once you install the kit like this you would no longer have any interference with the gooseneck install hardware...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How To Reduce Vehicle Sag While Towing a 5x10 Landscape Trailer With a 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • Yes the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System part # TGMRCK15S will do an excellent job of helping to level your 2011 Chevy Silverado while loaded which will in turn relieve some of the stress forced on your front struts. I am concerned about the angle you are towing your trailer as this type of trailer should not cause your vehicle to squat unless loaded to the brim. In order to reduce vehicle sag and improve performance, it is key that your trailer is being towed at a level angle....
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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 # F2596 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 # F2430 kit being installed on a...
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  • Which Firestone Spacer Kit is Recommended for Use with 4 inch Lift on a 2011 Chevy Silverado
  • Since you have a 4 inch lift you would need the 4 inch spacer # F2371 to go with the part # F2430 for your 2011 Chevy Silverado. I attached an install video for the # F2430 for you to check out as well.
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2010 Chevrolet Silverado Towing Camper
  • To provide some extra help to your 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500's suspension, the Air Lift AirCell Custom Helper Springs Kit # AL52203 will work well for you. These microcellular urethane springs add support to your existing rear suspension and improve the handling and overall ride of your truck. These helper springs will also help extend the lift of your truck's suspension by giving the leaf springs extra support when needed, such as when you are towing your trailer. These springs offer...
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  • Front Axle Suspension Kit for 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for Use with Meyer Lot Pro Snowplow
  • For the front axle on your 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 we offer both a Timbren jounce spring kit # TGMFK15CA and a SumoSprings Coil Helper Spring kit # CSS-1168F that can help support your front end when you're using your Meyer Lot Pro snowplow. Both kits will work on 2WD and 4WD trucks. There are quite a few models of the Lot Pro plows. Since I do not know which particular one you have I suggest you compare the installation points for your plow mounting kit to those for the Timbren...
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  • Recommended Firestone Air Suspension And Spacers For 2010 Chevrolet Silverado With 6 Inch Lift Kit
  • The Firestone Vehicle Suspension System, part # F2430 is designed to work well with your 2010 Chevrolet Silverado. We also have a lift kit that will work with this system. The Lift Spacers for Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, part # F2375 will work with a system that is installed on the axle, like the # F2430. This is designed to fit vehicles with a 6 inch lift and from 11.5 to 12.5 inches between the upper and lower brackets. I have attached a link to an installation video...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Setup Using System Rated Too High
  • Your towing issues are actually related to the weight distribution system you have more than anything. What you have is actually rated a bit too high since the # BXW1500 has a tongue weight range of 1,000 lbs to 1,500 lbs and you are a little under that at 950 lbs. That's why you have a rougher ride that wants to porpoise. Ideally you'd have a system where your tongue weight falls right in the middle of like the part # RP66084 which has a tongue weight range of 600 to 1,200 lbs and features...
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendations for 2010 Chevy Silverado Towing 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Both the air springs and the Timbren systems would be compatible with an installed fifth wheel hitch, I've confirmed this for you with Timbren and Firestone. The Timbren system will not have any effect at all on your ride until there's a load placed on your rear suspension. As more weight is added, the springs will get progressively more stiff. This is a passive, non adjustable system. The Firestone Ride Rite # F2250 system would allow you to fine tune your suspension as you wish....
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  • Recommended Air Helper Springs for a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
  • The Firestone Work-Rite Custom Helper Springs Kit # F2250 will certainly reduce the spring sag that you're experiencing when carrying your camper with your 2010 Chevrolet Silverado. It will work with both 2 Wheel Drive and 4 Wheel Drive models. It'll minimize the sway you're also concerned about. You'll feel confident that next time a big rig or gust of wind comes along because of the stabilization this kit offers. Air bag systems are commonly used in these types of setups, but there have...
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  • Ride Rite Air Helper Spring Installation With 6 Inch Lift Spacers On 2010 Chevy Silverado
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle # F2430 and the Lift Spacers for Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Vehicles w/ 6" Lift # F2375 will have all the hardware needed to install the two parts together. You will not need longer carriage bolts for this installation.
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  • Firestone Ride Rite Kit Recommendation for a 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • The Firestone Ride Rite kit part # F2430 has been confirmed as a fit for your 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500 2 wheel drive. You might be able to install the air valve in the wheel well somewhere or on the outsides of the rear bumper so that it would be easily accessible. However, your best solution would be a compressor kit like the part # F2158. This will allow you to control the pressure in the bags from the interior of your truck and wouldn't require you to get creative with the location...
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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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