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Old 01-25-2013, 08:51 PM   #1
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Installed Ride Rites

Installed the Firestone Ride Rites yesterday. They say 1 to 2 hours. One hour would really be pushing it. Two hours are within reason. It took me 2 1/2 hours because my wood working voice keeps telling me "measure twice, cut once." Any GMC/Chev folks thinking of installing these, I read on a product review somewhere on the web that when removing the axle bumper before installing the air bag, you need a 10mm socket. Nowhere does Firestone mention this in the instructions and you can't see the bolt. It is sure to save some trial and error effort. Looking forward to trying them out.


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Old 03-23-2013, 11:03 AM   #2
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What exactly is an axle bumper?

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Old 03-23-2013, 11:37 AM   #3
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What exactly is an axle bumper?
I think he means 'bump stop'.....
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