350 S. St. Charles St. Jasper, In. 47546 Ph. 812.482.2932 Fax 812.634.6632 www.ridetech.com Part # 11380299 99-06 Silverado Level 2 Complete Air Suspension System Front Components: 1 11383001 Master Series Single Adjustable Front Shockwaves 1 11382899 Front Lower StrongArms 1 11383699 Front Upper StrongArms Rear Components: 1 11386799 Rear AirBar – Bolt-on 4 Link 1 11380801 Rear Master Series Single Adjustable Shockwaves Compressor System: 1 30334100 5 gallon RidePro Digital Compressor Kit 350 S. St. Charles St. Jasper, In. 47546 Ph. 812.482.2932 Fax 812.634.6632 www.ridetech.com Part # 11383001 99-06 GM Silverado Front Master Series SA Shockwaves For Use w/ StrongArms ShockWave Assembly: 2 24090199 Master Series double convoluted assembly -255 type 2 24139999 3.5” stoke Master Series single adjustable shock 2 70008913 Locking ring 4 90001994 .625” I.D. bearing 8 90001995 Bearing snap ring 2 90002024 1.7” Adjustable eyelet Components: 4 90002043 Aluminum Spacer ½” ID 2 90000097 Upper Shockwave Mount 2 90000359 Upper Stepped Washer 2 31954201 ¼”npt x ¼” tube swivel elbows Hardware: 2 99501018 ½”- 13 x 1 ½” Carriage Bolt Upper Shockwave Mount to frame 2 99502001 ½”- 13 Nylok Upper Shockwave Mount to frame 4 99503001 ½” SAE Flatwasher Upper Shockwave Mount to frame 2 99501010 ½” – 20 x 2 ¼” Hex Head Bolt Upper Shockwave to bracket 2 99502003 ½” – 20 Jam Nylok Upper Shockwave to bracket Installation Instructions 1. Raise and support truck at a safe, comfortable working height. Let the front suspension hang freely. 2. Remove the coil spring, shock absorber, bump stop, upper control arm, and lower control arm. Refer to factory service manual for proper disassembly procedure. 3. Apply thread sealant to an elbow air fitting and screw it into the top of the air spring. 4. Insert the carriage bolt through the square hole in the upper mount. 5. Bolt the top of the ShockWave to the upper mount using a 1/2" x 2 ¼” bolt and Nylok jam nut. Two 1/2" washers must be installed on each side of the bearing. 6. Raise the Shockwave up to the coil spring mount with the carriage bolt sticking through the factory shock hole. The hole is the frame is larger than the bolt, so a step washer is supplied. This should be installed on top of the frame, followed by a ½” Nylok nut. Note: The kidney bean shaped cutout in the upper bracket will match a protrusion in the coil spring pocket. This will clock the Shockwave so that when the suspension moves the bearing will rotate on the bolt. If this is not installed properly it will damage the Shockwave. 8. Attach the Shockwave to the lower arm using a ½” x 3” bolt and Nylok nut. An aluminum spacer must be installed on each side of the bearing. The care and feeding of your new ShockWaves 1. Although the ShockWave has an internal bumpstop, DO NOT DRIVE THE VEHICLE DEFLATED RESTING ON THIS BUMPSTOP. DAMAGE WILL RESULT. The internal bumpstop will be damaged, the shock bushings will be damaged, and the vehicle shock mounting points may be damaged to the point of failure. This is a non warrantable situation. 2. Do not drive the vehicle overinflated or “topped out”. Over a period of time the shock valving will be damaged, possibly to the point of failure. This is a non warrantable situation! If you need to raise your vehicle higher that the ShockWave allows, you will need a longer unit. 3. The ShockWave is designed to give a great ride quality and to raise and lower the vehicle. IT IS NOT MADE TO HOP OR JUMP! If you want to hop or jump, hydraulics are a better choice. This abuse will result in bent piston rods, broken shock mounts, and destroyed bushings. This is a non warrantable situation. 4. Do not let the ShockWave bellows rub on anything. Failure will result. This is a non warrantable situation. 5. The ShockWave product has been field tested on numerous vehicles as well as subjected to many different stress tests to ensure that there are no leakage or durability problems. Failures have been nearly nonexistent unless abused as described above. If the Shockwave units are installed properly and are not abused, they will last many, many years. ShockWave units that are returned with broken mounts, bent piston rods, destroyed bumpstops or bushings, or abrasions on the bellows will not be warrantied. 350 S. St. Charles St. Jasper, In. 47546 Ph. 812.482.2932 Fax 812.634.6632 www.ridetech.com Part # 11382899 99-06 Silverado Front Lower StrongArms For Use w/ Shockwave or CoilOver Components: 1 90000106 Driver side lower arm 1 90000107 Passenger side lower arm 2 90000901 Lower ball joint (includes boot, grease fitting, castle nut & cotter pin) 2 90000198 3” inner bushing sleeve 2 90000199 3.5” inner bushing sleeve 8 90001085 Poly bushing half 2 90000921 90 degree 12mm PosiLink 2 90000922 Straight 12mm PosiLink 2 90000095 PosiLink T Bushing 2 90000096 PosiLink Spacer 4 90002062 Aluminum shock spacer 4 99250001 ¼”-28 grease fitting – Use Lithium grease on frame bushings Hardware Kit: 2 99122003 12mm x 1.75 x 60mm stud PosiLink (Use Loctite) 4 99122001 12mm x 1.5 Nylok nut PosiLink 6 99433002 7/16” SAE Gr.8 flat washer PosiLink 2 99501024 ½”-13 x 3” Gr. 5 bolt Shock to lower arm 2 99502001 ½”-13 Nylok nut Shock to lower arm Installation Instructions 1. After removing the factory lower control arm, clean the bushing mounting surfaces on the frame and lubricate with Lithium grease. 2. Fasten the lower arm to the frame using the factory hardware. 3. Slide the ball joint boot over the stud, then push the stud down through the spindle. Secure w/ the new castle nut and cotter pin supplied. 4. Attach to the shock to the lower arm using the ½” x 3” bolt and aluminum spacers supplied. 5. Screw the Zerk fitting into the ball joint and grease. Sway bar Control Arm Tab 99-06 Silverado CoolRide Driver Side StrongArm Item # 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Description Driver side arm Inner bushing sleeve – 3” Inner bushing sleeve – 3.5” Poly bushing half Aluminum shock spacer ½”-13 Nylok nut ½”-13 x 3” Gr. 5 bolt Ball joint 90 degree 12mm PosiLink Straight 12mm PosiLink PosiLink T Bushing PosiLink Spacer 12mm x 1.75 x 60mm stud 7/16” SAE Gr.8 flat washer 12mm x 1.5 Nylok nut Qty. 1 1 1 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 350 S. St. Charles St. Jasper, In. 47546 Ph. 812.482.2932 Fax 812.634.6632 www.ridetech.com Part # 11163699 67-69 GM “F” Body & 68-74 GM “X” Body Upper StrongArms Components: 1 90000619 Driver side upper arm 1 90000620 Passenger side upper arm 2 90000908 Ball joint 2 90000919 Upper cross shaft 4 90000618 Cross shaft spacer 2 90001083 Medium bump stop w/ hardware 4 90000907 Control Arm Bushing 350 S. St. Charles St. Jasper, In. 47546 Ph. 812.482.2932 Fax 812.634.6632 www.ridetech.com Part # 11383699 99-06 Silverado Upper Strong Arms Components: 2 90000630 Upper StrongArm 2 90000902 Ball joint (includes boot, grease fitting, castle nut & cotter pin) 8 90001086 Poly bushing half 4 90001097 Inner bushing sleeve 4 99250001 ¼”-28 grease fitting – Use Lithium grease on frame bushings 1. After removing the factory upper control arm, clean the bushing mounting surfaces on the frame and lubricate with lithium grease. 2. Drop ball joint down through upper arm. Install boot and fasten w/ the hardware supplied. 3. Bolt the arm to the frame using the factory camber bolts. Note: The truck must be realigned before driving. TOP 4. Push the stud through the spindle, secure w/ the new castle nut and cotter pin. A DRILL OUT HOLE WITH 1/2" DRILL BIT SILVERADO SPINDLE 5. Secure the brake line and ABS harness to the upper control arm. Allow enough slack for full suspension travel. 6. Screw Zerk fitting into ball joint and grease. 7. Lubricate the frame bushings w/ Lithium grease. .477 .500 DETAIL A SHADED AREA REMOVED BY DRILLING BOTTOM OF H0LE WITH 1/2" DRILL BIT. Item # 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Description Passenger side arm Driver side arm Ball Joint Poly bushing half Inner bushing sleeve 5/16"-24 x 1” hex bolt 5/16"-24 nut 5/16” lock washer Qty. 1 1 2 8 4 8 8 8 350 S. St. Charles St. Jasper, In. 47546 Ph. 812.482.2932 Fax 812.634.6632 www.ridetech.com Part # 11386799 99-06 Silverado Rear AirBar Components: 2 90009000 1 90000304 1 90000307 2 90000311 1 90000209 1 90000310 2 90000070 2 90000042 1 90000308 1 90000207 1 90000208 1 90000305 1 90000306 2 90001038 2 90000987 1 90000971 2 90000198 4 90001085 3 90001584 8 90001942 2 90001082 2 90001617 1 99010008 Tapered sleeve air spring Lower bridge assembly Upper bridge assembly C-notch spacer for 2000 & older trucks Carrier bearing bracket ¼” transmission spacer Air spring roll plate Upper axle bracket Panhard bar axle bracket Driver side c-notch frame section w/ shock mount Passenger side c-notch frame section w/ shock mount Driver side upper frame bracket Passenger side upper frame bracket Lower bar – WW 33.250” Upper bar - TW 23.625” (C-C 25.375”) Panhard bar - TW 20.500” (C-C 22.250”) Inner bushing sleeve - 3/4" O.D. x 5/8 I.D. (installed in lower bar) Poly bushing half - (installed in lower bar) Threaded rod end - 5/8” x 3/4" (w/ rubber bushing pressed in) Rubber bushing - Pressed into bars & rod ends Short bump stop .625” shock stud Hardware kit 350 S. St. Charles St. Jasper, In. 47546 Ph. 812.482.2932 Fax 812.634.6632 www.ridetech.com Hardware Kit – Part # 99010008 4 6 6 4 10 6 12 6 46 92 48 2 1 8 7 8 8 16 5 5 5 5 3/8 x 3/4 uss bolts upper air spring mounting 3/8 lock washer air spring mounting 3/8 x 1 uss bolt air spring mounting & carrier bearing plate 3/8 nyloc nuts carrier bearing plate 3/8 sae flat washers carrier bearing plate & air spring mounting 7/16 x 1 1/4 uss bolt upper frame bar mount 7/16 uss flat washer upper frame bar mount 7/16 uss nyloc nuts upper frame bar mount 1/2 x 1 1/2 uss bolts C-notch to frame & upper bridge 1/2 sae flat washers C-notch to frame & upper bridge 1/2 uss nyloc nuts C-notch to frame, upper bridge & shocks 1/2 x 2 1/2 uss bolts lower shock mounting 5/8 lock washer (gr. 8) Heim end to axle cover brk. 5/8 x 2 3/4 sae bolts (gr. 8) rod ends to brackets & panhard bar axle bracket 5/8 sae nyloc jam nuts (gr. 8) rod ends to brackets 5/8 x 6 sae bolts (gr. 8) bridge to axle 5/8 sae nyloc nuts (gr. 8) bridge to axle 5/8 sae flat washers (gr. 8) bridge to axle 3/4 sae jam nuts lock nuts for rod ends m8x40mm bolts panhard bar mount to axle cover m8 flat washers panhard bar mount to axle cover m8 lock washers panhard bar mount to axle cover NOTE: oem spring hanger bolt is used for lower front bar to spring hanger! 99-01GM Sierra / Silverado rear AirBar installation 1. Raise truck to a comfortable working height and support safely with jackstands under the frame. Place these stands ahead of the leafspring mount and at the rear of the frame to support it when the C notch is installed. 2. The C notch frame section will be installed first. Note that the front edge of the C notch is butted up to the round tube crossmember. Place the C notch against the framerail to scribe the outline for cutting the framerail. Be sure to “round” the corners of the cut to avoid any stress points. This is the layout for cutting the frame for the C notch. Using a 1/2” drill to make the corners produces a rounded corner which is much less susceptible to a stress crack. 3. Using a saw or a cutoff wheel, trim the framerail on the marked lines. 4. Install the c notch onto the framerail. The C notch fits between the tube style crossmembers located in front of and behind the axle, so there is only one way they will fit. [NOTE: on 1999 and 2000 model trucks the framerail is approx. ¼” shorter in height than the later models. A spacer plate is provided to adapt our notches to these applications. It is installed between the bottom of the frame and the C notch.] Using the holes in the C notch as a template, drill through the framerail and attach using the included hardware. 6. After the C notches are installed, the jackstands placed at the rear of the truck can now be moved to support the axle housing. When this is done the leafsprings can be removed. 7. After the leafsprings are removed the lower axle bracket bridge can be installed. This will require an assistant to hold the assembly while the fasteners are installed. This piece has “ears” that will locate into the bottom of the oem leafspring pad on the axle tube. The axle brackets are contoured to fit around the axle tube very snugly. An excess of powdercoating or dirt on the axle tube may require cleaning or filing for best fit. The lower bridge assembly is combined with the upper axle brackets to “sandwich” the axle tube for maximum strength. Be sure to use the supplied grade 8 axle bolts. washers, and nyloc nuts. 8. After the axle bridge assembly is installed, the upper bar frame brackets can be installed. These brackets will use 2 of the leafspring hangar rivit holes and one additional drilled hole for attachment. Grind the heads off of two of the leafspring hangar rivets and punch them out. You may have to run a drill through the rivets holes to clean them up. Use the bracket as a guide to drill the additional attachment hole. 9. The bottom 4 link bar [longer] is installed into the oem leafpring hangar. NOTE: This system is designed to use the OEM leafspring hangar. DO NOT use an aftermarket “dropped” leafspring hangar. It will affect the position of the lower bar resulting in poor bar angle, pinion angle and vibration. The shorter bars are installed into the upper frame and axle bar brackets. Be sure to use the supplied grease to lubricate these bushings during assembly. 10. Install the panhard bar axle bracket as shown. You MUST use the fasteners that are supplied with the system. The original bolts are too short and are not strong enough. 11. The upper airspring crossmember can now be installed. It is bolted into the top flange of the C notch assemblies with the panhard bar bracket on the drivers side. This will position the airspring mounts behind the crossmember. The brakeline junction box may need to be relocated slightly. The panhard bar can now be installed. 12. Install the airsprings into the mounts. Be sure to use the round roll down plate provided between the airspring and the lower bridge mount to avoid damage to the airspring when deflated. 13. The shocks are installed as shown to the left. [your upper shock mount may appear slightly different] Note the routing of the parking brake cable. 14. This photo shows how the bed brace and the exhaust heat shield are trimmed for clearance. The bed will need to be reinstalled to mark the exact location of the cut. 15. The bed brace will also need to be trimmed for clearance of the C notch reinforcement. A cutoff wheel does a good job here. 20. The driveshaft carrier bearing will need to be relocated to optimize driveline angles at your new lower ride height. The oem carrier bearing bracket is sectioned as shown in the picture to the left. The new carrier bearing bracket is then bolted onto the remaining tabs. The carrier bearing mount is rotated 180 degrees and attached to the supplied bracket as shown in the picture on the right. 350 S. St. Charles St. Jasper, In. 47546 Ph. 812.482.2932 Fax 812.634.6632 www.ridetech.com Your AirBar installation is now basically complete. Recheck all fasteners for proper tightness and check the airsprings for abrasion throughout the full range of suspension travel. NOTE: If you are using an aftermarket wheel and tire combination, the overall height of your tires MUST be at least 28”. Shorter tires will allow the chassis to touch the ground at full deflation. This IS NOT an acceptable condition and MUST be resolved by either using taller tires or a taller bumpstop. Taller tires are recommended. IT IS THE FINAL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INSTALLER/CUSTOMER TO ENSURE THAT THE AIRSPRING DOES NOT RUB ON ANYTHING AT ANYTIME AND TO ENSURE THAT PROPER GROUND CLEARANCE IS MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES! 350 S. St. Charles St. Jasper, In. 47546 Ph. 812.482.2932 Fax 812.634.6632 www.ridetech.com Part # 11380801 99-06 Silverado Rear Master Series SA Shock Kit For Use w/ AirBar Components: 2 24169999 6” stoke Master Series single adjustable shock 2 90002024 1.7” eyelet – with adjustment knob 4 90001994 .625” I.D. bearing 8 90001995 Bearing snap ring 4 90002043 Aluminum bearing spacers - .500” I.D. 4 90002067 Aluminum bearing spacers - .625” I.D.