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Old 08-21-2013, 05:48 AM
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Leveling kit install

I am installing a spacer kit with shock extenders tonight. I plan to upgrade to new shocks and taller coils but money is tight and this is what I will start with. My question is how do you separate the coil spring at the top enough to get the spacer in there? I havent tried as I am doing it tonight when I get off work. I just want to have an idea before I get started. Thanks
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:45 AM
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put the truck up on sturdy jack stands that can handle the weight of the truck and lower the front axle with a floor jack. make sure you disconnect the brake lines and lower everything slowly.. you'll have to also disconnect the drag link.
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Thanks for the quick response, about how long you recon it will take a couple of pretty handy guys to do this?
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A couple a guys with air tools should take 2 hours tops... Just take your time and double check everything... Especially when lowering that front driveshaft... Make sure everything is disconnected
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Got started on it, but we couldn't get the track bar disconnected. What size is top track bar bolt. From what I could figure yesterday it is either a 1 3/16" or a 30mm, but Im not quite sure I didnt have either yesterday. Also the floor jack I had wouldn't pick up the front end very well and I didnt trust it all that much. I guess I'll regroup my tools and try again later.
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Put the jack stands under the front part of the frame and undo the shocks and if need be the brakes. Take the tires off and lower the front axle down. The coil spring should be easy to get out. If not, get one of your large friends to step on the knuckle and then it should come out.
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