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How to install level kit?

Had this damn level kit sitting in my garage for almost a year now, and not sure how to install it. Buddy of mine said he would help me but always seems to be busy on his day off. Don't want to pay $200 plus $100 alignment for the install so can someone tell me if it's pretty easy? It has the springs and shocks for the front, and the 1" blocks for the rear.

Should I just pay to get it done or is it pretty simple?

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Had this damn level kit sitting in my garage for almost a year now, and not sure how to install it. Buddy of mine said he would help me but always seems to be busy on his day off. Don't want to pay $200 plus $100 alignment for the install so can someone tell me if it's pretty easy? It has the springs and shocks for the front, and the 1" blocks for the rear.

Should I just pay to get it done or is it pretty simple?
Do you have a well equipped shop? If not just pay for it. Gotta get the alignment either way!


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Had this damn level kit sitting in my garage for almost a year now, and not sure how to install it. Buddy of mine said he would help me but always seems to be busy on his day off. Don't want to pay $200 plus $100 alignment for the install so can someone tell me if it's pretty easy? It has the springs and shocks for the front, and the 1" blocks for the rear.

Should I just pay to get it done or is it pretty simple?
Also, I know that's a 06 in the video, it's ok. 05+ are all the same.

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I did mine on my own with two 6 ton jack stands and two floor jacks. it was my first time installing and it went fairly smooth. just need a good breaker bar and jacks that will lift the truck high enough.

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Id say it all depends on your ability. But its pretty basic install. Run into anything just ask on here!

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Honestly looks like I'd rather just pay the shop $200 and let them deal with it.

Another question: My kit was used and only came with 2 springs, 2 5100 shocks, and 2 1" spacers. Should I just buy 4" blocks and do I need to buy anything else? Longer u-bolts, etc.?

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I had 4 Wheel Parts do my install and they were done in less than 3 hours from when I dropped it off. Glad I didn't try to do it myself.

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I would venture to guess that you'll need new U-bolts. The best way to tell is to just go under there and take a look. Take your U-bolts and hold them next to where they will go, then picture it with 4" of block in there. And as long as you have time, any project can be done. It took me a weekend to do a full 6" on my 93 bronco, and it took me about half a day to do a 4" on my dad's 99 F-350, just for reference.


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I would venture to guess that you'll need new U-bolts. The best way to tell is to just go under there and take a look. Take your U-bolts and hold them next to where they will go, then picture it with 4" of block in there. And as long as you have time, any project can be done. It took me a weekend to do a full 6" on my 93 bronco, and it took me about half a day to do a 4" on my dad's 99 F-350, just for reference.
Well I figure I could spend 8 hours making the $ sitting at work, needed to pay a shop to do it and know that it's pretty much done right. Or I can spend an entire day underneath the truck sweating my bag off trying to figure out how to do it and not sure if it's still done right. Probably just take it to 4 wheel parts.

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