GMC Sierra 2500 Suspension Enhancement

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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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GMC Sierra 2500 Vehicle Suspension Videos

Firestone Ride-Rite Rear Air Helper Springs Installation - 2017 GMC Sierra 2500

Today on our 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Firestone Ride Rite, Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs for the rear axle. This is what our air bags look like installed. These air bags can support up to 7500 pounds. Now keep in mind these aren't going to increase your truck's payload. It's still going to retain the factory amount of weight, however, what it's going to do is help your truck perform and ride much better with that amount of weight in the bed of your truck. It's always a good idea to check with your truck's owners manual to find its weight limits.Now what makes these different from some of the other styles on the market is that they're adjustable.



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2017 GMC Sierra 2500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 GMC Sierra 2500, we're going to be taking a look at, and showing you how to install the Firestone Ride Rite air helper springs for the rear axle. That's going to be part number F2596. So here's what our airbags are going to look like once we have them installed. Now these are going to give us load leveling support whenever we're hauling a heavy load or towing a heavy trailer. It's going to work in conjunction with our factory suspension, preventing that sagging that's typically found when we have a heavy load in the back, or hauling a heavy trailer.It's also going to make sure that our factory suspension is doing its job properly, and it's not taking on too much stress or unwanted strain. Our airbags can handle up to 5,000 pounds, but keep in mind these are just there for support.



Firestone Ride-Rite Rear Air Helper Springs Installation - 2016 GMC Sierra 2500

Speaker 1: Today in our 2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD, we'll be having a look at and installing the Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs, part number F2702 in conjunction with the Lift Spacers for Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs for vehicles with a two inch lift, part number F2366.Now here's what our airbags look like installed. These airbags will give us a low leveling capacity of up to 7,500 pounds. It will not increase our gross vehicle weight rating by 7,500 pounds, this will maintain our ride quality and ride height with 7,500 pounds of weight in the bed. You'll want to consult with your owners manual of your truck and see if the vehicle is capable of towing or hauling that much weight before you attempt to do so, you don't want to cause damage to your vehicle.These airbags support anywhere between 5 and 150 PSI of air pressure. Unlike a lot of other competitors airbags on the market these are actually designed to be able to have the rear axle fully suspended when the truck is raised in the air for service. Other airbags from different manufacturers sometimes require the axle to be supported and not have the full weight of it hanging down because it could damage the airbag itself.



Air Lift LoadLifter Air Helper Springs Installation - 2016 GMC Sierra 2500

Today on our 2016 GMC Sierra 2500, we'll be having a look at and installing the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers, part number AL88338. Now, the reason you want these is because when we have a heavy load in the back of our truck or we're towing a heavy trailer with a high tongue weight, it alters the characteristics of the handling of our truck. The back end will squat down on the ground, and the front end will rise, giving us poor braking, increased tire wear, decreased handling, and also changing our headlight angle. With these installed supplementing our vehicle's suspension, it'll give us the extra comfort that we need and the extra safety that we need in order to maintain factory ride conditions with up to 5,000 pounds of weight on the truck. Now, when operating these airbags, it's important to keep in mind that they have a range of air pressure, from 5 psi at the minimum, up to 100 psi. All right, the first thing we want to do before we do our install is get a couple measurements here and find out where our truck sits with factory ride height. A completely stock truck right now, we have no weight in the bed of the truck at all, so this will give us a good baseline measurement to compare what happens when our truck's loaded down. We're just going to measure through the center line of the wheel up to the top of our wheel arch here.



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2016 GMC Sierra 2500

Today we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Firestone Ride Right Rear Axle Air Helper Springs with the Double Convoluted Design. The part number is F2528. Now before we begin the installation we're going to get measurements on the rear wheel well, also on that front wheel well, just to determine our target to get back to when we're done. Here in the back we've got about 43 1/4 and in the front it's about 39 1/2. Now you can see we've loaded up our water tank here. What we're doing with this is just simulating either pin weight or tongue weight here in the back of the truck. Now with the weight in it looks like the rear has come down about 2 inches, it's at 41 1/4 now.



Air Lift WirelessONE Compressor System Installation - 2016 GMC Sierra 2500

Today on our 2016 GMC Sierra 2500, we're going to be showing you to install the Air Lift WirelessONE air compressor system. This is a single path remote control compressor. The part number is AL25870. With our air bag kit, the minimum psi is going to be five. What we like to do is take one of our programmable buttons, we'll just use the first one, we're going to set that for five pounds of air. We have two others that we can use. We've got the number two here, so we'll press that one.





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