Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San antonio TX
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Got my kit installed, worked pretty good. For any others looking to do the same thing here are a few tips I picked up along the way.
Shock spacers gave me a fit, the bilstiens I have apparently don't have long enough studs even after you cut down the lower doughnut and swap out the upper doughnut for theirs. Ended up not using any rubber above the frame mount, just below. Ideal no but I plan on getting correct shocks some time.
Also according to the instructions you remove the spring them put the spacer under the cup then re mount the spring, I found it easier to just lift up the spring and spacer, slip the spacer under, bolt it down and go. Also those front springs have a longer travel that I thought, make sure to jack the truck up (by the axle) as high as you floor jack will go, otherwise you may not have the clearance. I went as high as my jack would and I just barely had the clearance.
I didn't have trouble with the track bar mount, loosened the three bolts, took the other two out, slipped a pry bar in, wedged open and slipped in the spacers. The nut did give me trouble though, directions said to vice grip the tab to the frame before you unbolt it, but I couldn't figure out how to do that. That was definatly the main PITA about the job.
Kinda wish there was a spacer for the ABS line, mine ended up being a little tighter than I wanted.
Also if you use the brake line spacer bracket, make sure you have a 8mm X 1.25 tap to clean the one hole of the spring cup, mine was so full of crap I couldn't even tell it was threaded.
Truck now clears my 20x10 sota's with 325/60-20's.
2008 (Job 1) F250 King ranch 4x4, snow plow prep package with 2.5 level. Black Maxx, B&W Diehard platinums. Dieselsite coolant and transmission filters, NCU Motorsports/amsoil oil bypass kit. Turbo blankets, 5.5 PMF traction
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