Cantilever air bag set up
A completely one off rear air ride system designed for a 1980 Chevy LUV
pick up. Truck will be completed with a Mustang II IFS. Much work left to do.
More videos to come later
Firestone Sport-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Silverado - etrailer.com
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.
Next well flip it over and install our flat round disc and then our bottom
bracket which will be sitting on the top of the spring. Well use another
3/8 bolt to fasten the bracket into place. Well fit that in just enough for
the thing to hold together. Heres a jaunt stop that we have to remove and
modify. There is a bolt holding in place.
All right now we need to take apart the jaunts bumper. We got to remove the
hardware from the bumper itself. Whats going to happen is the space were
going to be adding to the top of this with a longer bolt. Were going to put
this in the bench device and were going to knock the bolt straight down.
All right now, were going to go ahead and see how the bolt and spacer gets
Were going to take our 15mm metric bolt and lock washer, and were going to
install that from the bottom side. Then were going to add a little bit of
electric tape to the thread right here, just help hold it in position. Then
well take our spacer and flat it over the top. And then well attach this to
the frame with the flat washer and a metric nut. Go ahead and take our
spring assembly and one half will sit over the U bolt for the springs and
the other half will sit right around the springs right here.
And then the clamp on the bottom holds it in place. Here we take our bottom
clamp and put it into place. Were going to go ahead and tighten this down
as best by the instructions and proper tools. There are couple things well
look out for. You want this sitting any higher than the edge of the frame,
and you want to have a sitting level at the top of the frame as well. And
when you drill these two holes out here, on the backside theres two ribs or
gussets behind here. Just make sure we drill your holes up in between
those. All right, once you get your bracket in place, well have mark out
our holes, were going to use the 3/8 bit to find the center. Then well
drill up a high hole and then go ahead and put in an attachment point. Then
Ill hole the bracket puller so we can find to in the level on it. All
right, were going to install the great eight 3/8 bolt. And the backside,
well get the large flat washer and locking flange nut. All right, well go
ahead and just snug it down, just enough to hold everything in place. Now,
the bracket in place, well go ahead and mark and drill the rest of our
holes. With the holes drilled, were going to start installing the hardware
going towards back, its going to be the same as the bolt we started off to
begin with, and then going towards the front is going to use these Q handle
nuts. We take this handle and just bend it any way you want to get the
angle you need to reach up in there, and this will install the bolt. The
bolt hardware installed, then go ahead and snug it down and then torque it
down as written in the instructions. Our air springs installed, lets go
ahead and start working with the airline. Were going to take one end of the
air line. Were going to use the tubing cutter to make sure its cut straight
and even. Well take this end and push it into our air line fitting. Just
push it in until it stops, were going to gently tug back, and its already
done. Now its going to route our line to the back of the vehicle. All
right, well take the air line to me and well go ahead and pull it to
bumper. All right, were actually not directing to the bracket for the
factorys southern pull, and see how we had already installed for a drivers
side, were going to add one more for the passenger side. All right, were
going to add our fitting, pushing it into place, add a flat washer, another
flat washer and then our nut. All right, well take some zip ties that come
with the kit and go and zip tie the line to keep it from moving around. And
then well go ahead and supply air to it and watch it work. And there you
have it for part number F2320 from Firestone.
Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation
instructions and specs for complete information.
Stacy David's GearZ - Ridetech Install
Stacy David installs a ridetech air suspension system on a Dodge RAM 1500
Express on GearZ TV. The project is called Dragon'N'Wagon, more
information can be found at http://www.ridetech.com
rear air bag setup
rear 4 link on my mazda, slam re bags, Z'ed frame no step notch, and floppy
Exhaust rattling that hasn't been
pulled off yet
Air Bag Installation in the Dodge Pilehouse Pickup Truck on an S10 Frame at Eastwood
Check out this video of Matt installing rear air bags on the Dodge
Pilehouse Pickup Project at Eastwood. The truck's setting on a Chevy S-10
frame. In previous episodes Matt removed the bed and cab, put on new door
skins, lengthened the bed and built a frame for the bed.
Check out other videos where we set the truck on an S-10 frame, repair the
doors and even chop the top.
PRIMAAX® EX - Heavy-duty Rear Air Truck Suspension
With its rugged, weight efficient design, PRIMAAX® EX is a premium
heavy-duty rear air suspension that delivers advanced suspension technology
for the rigorous demands of vocational, severe-service, and heavy-haul
applications. The system features a new robust structural design with
optimized suspension geometry for improved stability, handling and ride.
Suspension-induced driveline vibration is significantly reduced with
PRIMAAX EX compared to competitive trailing-arm air suspensions. In
addition, new air springs fill faster and lift and support the load with
less air pressure.
How to Improve car/truck ride quality with Firestone`RIDE-RITE` Air Spring Kit Modified
How-to (DIY) improve the ride quality on truck and cars. This video will
motivate you into performing any car or truck suspension ride quality and
Increase pay-load(GVW= gross vehicle weight) capacity. Firestone Air Ride
Kit # 2250(FREE) is a GM,FORD,DODGE application modified for Nissan
The RIDE-RITE rear air springs will improve ride and handling, increase
traction, and reduce suspension fatigue. The adjustable spring have
individual inflation valve so it can level the truck when carrying
off-center loads. The air spring mount between the suspension and frame
rail and are rated at 5000 lbs/set.
The Firestone Air Spring are modified for custom installation.
APPLICATION: 2003 NISSAN FRONTIER EX, Xterra 4x4
since rear leaf spring are also used to transmit acceleration and brake
force, their positioning and configuration is more critical. These forces
cause the axle housing to twist, and in doing this, the leaf spring tend to
wrap-up and distort. To counteract this condition, it is necessary to
increase the spring rate. This conflict is solved by adding leaves only to
the front of the leaf spring, which provide the spring with the stiffness
in the front half it needs to resist the axle torque reaction while not
increasing the spring rate as much as if a full leaf was added. Most leaf
springs used on high performance cars have extra leaves only on the front
of the spring of the spring for this reason.
spring and shock are an intergral part of any suspension system must be
considered as a coordinated package, so just changing spring and/or shocks
will not always give the desired result. What works on one car might not
work on another car because of difference in their system design.
calculation leaf spring rates is determined by the spring's physical
dimensions. The spring rate of a leaf spring can be approximated with this
Leaf spring rate = (wn/12) x (1000t/L) 3
W = Width of leaves(inches)
N = Number of leaves
T = Thickness of 1 leaf ( in inches)
L = Lenght of spring (in inches)
12 = A constant for all leaf spring
for example, assume the following specification: W=3.00 in , N=5.0 , T=.25
in. , L=60in.
plugging these number into the formula result in :
leaf spring rate = 3.00 x 5 /12 x (1000×.25/60) 3
Leaf spring rate = 1.25 x (4.17) 3
Leaf spring rate = 90lbs-in.
All of the above is good background information, but in the end you have to
make the decision on which spring to use on your car. Understanding all of
the factors involved will help make that decision, as well as help to
rationalize the spring you are already using. The following are some of the
factors that should be considered in choosing spring for your car.
Aerodynamic effects some race cars, like indy racers, can have aerodynamic
downforce that is greater that the weight of the car. If you have a
2000lbs. Car with 2000lbs. Of downforce, you will need spring rate and
spring loads twice as high as if there were no aerodynamic downforce. A
stock body car on a 1/4 mile track does not have much aerodynamic
downforce, but some modified cars do have a considerable amount.
spring rates left-to-right, circle track cars will have a large percentage
of their weight transferred to the right side of the car during cornering.
Since the effective weight on the right side is increase, it following that
more spring rate and spring load will be required. Keeping softer spring
rate on the left side is a popular choice, providing it doesn't upset the
overall balance of the car. Road-racing and street-driven cars usually use
the same spring rate and spring loads from side-to-side because they run
around both left- and right-hand turns.
effects of too much spring rate, since most race cars can adjust the spring
load to set the correct ride height, choosing the best spring rate is
usually of the most concern to racers. We have discussed reason why more
spring rate might be desired, but how do you know if you have too high a
spring rate? In general, it is best to run as soft a spring rate as
possible. The traction between a car's tires and the road is the only
source for developing cornering power. If the tire are not in contact with
the road, they develop zero cornering power. Soft spring rate allow the
tire to better follow road bump and irregularities so the tire stay in
contact with the road a higher percentage of the time. Higher spring rates
can also limit suspension in both the bump and rebound direction. If your
car is not getting full suspension travel, it might not be allowing the
tires of follow the road as much as possible.
Variable rate spring - study of the optimum spring rate for a car
eventually come to the conclusion that the best spring rate is a variable
one. We would like to have a soft spring rate to absorb the road
irregularities and then have a high spring rate to absorb the larger bumps.
Spring are available that are made with a variable rate.
How to Install Airbag Helper Springs (Firestone Ride Rite)
Handle more weight, properly! In this video we are installing Ride Rite
airbag helper springs from Firestone for XMT Construction to better help
the pickup handle payload and heavy tongue weights when towing.
Here we go through some basic tips to installing the airbags to make your
install easier and proper.
Product Featured: Firestone Ride Rite Airbag Helper Springs
How to bag front suspension
In this video I show you how to add air spring/ airbags to the front
suspension of a mini truck with tortion bars.
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Convertible Body Dropped Full Size Chevy Pickup Extended Cab Air Bags
One of the cleanest pickups I have seen yet in NY. This guy definitely did
a great job on this truck. Some modifications include smooth body work,
custom fabrication, air ride, tucking 24's, suicide doors and phantom
grille just to name a few. I dont know the owners name but props to this