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Old 06-07-2012, 03:53 PM
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Ready Lift 2.5 SST lift

So I just bought the 2.5 readylift leveling kit. I think it was the SST lift. I was looking for any install advice, so well as traction bars.. I want to eventually get traction bars. What is the best route for those?
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:47 PM
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TAke your time, get a buddy to help u, And make sure u have good jack stands if you're not using a lift, and if u are doing jack stands, remember that your tires will be 2.5" closer to the ground when u put them back on, so take that into consideration If going that route, and air tools make this 10 times faster, I wouldn't do it unless I had some. Good luck, post pics when ur done

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I will for sure take pic and that all that into consideration.. Did you get it aligned after? And do you have traction bars? I'm thinking those might be a good investment.. How did you compress your coils? ratchet straps?
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i have spring compressors, and u told me u were waiting to get the level lol
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no traction bars yet, those are in the works, just waiting on funds, i might be going EGR Delete before traction bars.

I did get an alignment, your steering wheel will be about 90 degrees off after install.

You dont need to compress your springs, you basically just unbolt the front axle from the truck, the only thing you leave connected are the front driveshaft, and the 2 control arms. put a floor jack under it and when you get everything disconnected, lower it slowly until the springs are free, put the spacers in there and jack it back up and rebolt everything back together, make sure you watch your brake lines!!! you dont wanna break one of those while lowering the front axle.

The directions that come with the kit are pretty descent.
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:52 AM
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not trying to hijack the thread here just a quick question.. i just installed a 2.5" front and put the 4" blocks in the back of my 08. Other than the cosmetics of the axle being shifted to the left, is there any reason to put in the track bar relocation bracket in? Is it going to wear out my front end or is it just to bring the axle back for "looks?"
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I would put one on, if the axle is shifted, the radius arms are also shifted over, so they aren't straight , and neither is your front drive shaft. I'm not an expert, but it just doesn't seem like its good to have your front axle shifted one way or the other from where its supposed to be.
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i have spring compressors, and u told me u were waiting to get the level lol
Yea well.. Surprise!!

And p8ntballn2, thanks for all the advice.. Since I bought the SST kit I think it comes with the trac bar relocation bracket.. How long did it take you to do this?
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What is a good dual steering stabilizer to invest in?? I was looking at the Top Gun Customz with the blistien shocks
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Yea well.. Surprise!!

And p8ntballn2, thanks for all the advice.. Since I bought the SST kit I think it comes with the trac bar relocation bracket.. How long did it take you to do this?


Took me about 5 hours.. stopped for lunch, drank a few beers along the way.. made some phone calls.. not having a lift takes a little longer cuz you have to lay under the truck.. so there is a lot of up and down.. so it takes a bit longer. and i had air tools!
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