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post #1 of 12 Old 01-22-2011, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
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Finally finished!

Finally after a long day of plowing yet another storm here in Connecticut my brother and I stopped by my friend barn to finish up my truck... after a long day and night and after a few mishaps with seized shock bolts and snapped shock shaft... I got new shocks in there along with my newton leveling kit and i think it looks great! Let me know what you think guys, in the spring will come new rear shocks and firestone air bags to keep it from squatting when its time to hook the trailer back up.

Starting to fall in love all over again with this beast! Now i just have to adjust the drag link to recenter the steering wheel, if anyone has some proper advice on doing that let me know before i start guessing



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looks reall good man def. sittin pretty

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Nothing sexier then a leveling kit on trucks IMO. I know when i got mine i kept hitting my foot on the step rail as its slightly higher lol. It also makes you feel like your in a taller truck.

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I have the exact same kit in my truck and I love it. For the drag link I soaked the adjuster with penetration lube first, then used vice grips to hold it in place while I unwound it. Took three tries to get my wheel lined up, but it was pretty easy.
You didn't have any problems with the drag link shim? I had a nut fall off inside my frame rail and had to drill a hole to getthe bolt and nut back together

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I had no problems with that bolt, just too a while to get it threaded on, stupid design, too bad it wasnt welded, but i have a lot of patience that a lot of people dont have so it wasnt a big deal. My favorite part besides the looks is i can actually see at night now with it being higher up!

Do you just loosen the 3 bolts and spin the actual link itself? or do you spin the clamp and old the link in one spot.

Thanks for the advice
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Loosen the two with the red arrows, then rotate the sleeve (blue arrow)
Pipe wrench works great, but a big pair of visegrips will do the same. It took a surprising amount of turns to get it extended enough. The right hand red arrow is somewhat annoying because it is anchored by that arm to the drag link. I can't remember if i loosened that one as well and rotated all three or not.

t mine long enough to be straight.

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wow man, thanks a lot, that helps me immensely. Ill give it a whirl, driving with my steering wheel 90* to the right isnt cutting it

im a spinning the sleeve downward?
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WA17, Tool, Tie Rod Adjusting, 4 3/4" (For 1 7/8" sleeves)

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Nice!!!!!!!!

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thats a nifty tool there!
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