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3.5 ready lift installed problems...

I dropped my truck off thursday to get tires an lift installed. Was going out of town and need new tires so I figured would have fresh tires for the trip. I get a call Thursday saying they had the wrong bracket in the kit and won't be ready till Friday. Not a biggy other than had to spend a ton on airplane ticket now cause of short notice. He calls me Friday says is done so I have my daughter pick it up. I get home late tonight (Sunday) and see a few things wrong. 1 is that the dumbass painted my calibers and rotors blue. Never asked for that. And there's blue paint on the rear u bolts so you can see it was done after they installed the kit. Then the abs light is on so i look around and see they left the abs line hanging on the drivers side front and the tire rubbed the wire and cut it in half. Next the steering wheel is sitting at 3oclock when tires are straight. Also they did not give me the old rear blocks. So looking for thoughts on what I should do. I was thinking they may have messed the rotors and that's why they painted them an told me the brackets were wrong. I'd that's the case they cost me 1700 for 2 plane tickets had to me at a funeral. What you guys think about all this. Oh and the stuff installed were trail graplers 35/ 12.5/ 20 on stock wheels and 3.5 front and 3 rear ready lift kit.

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I'm sorry, but what are you asking? It's pretty obvious you already know they did shoddy work, where you go from there is your choice. I personally would call up the service manager. Anytime ANYTHING in the suspension is altered you should have an alignment done, especially when adding new tires. Sounds like you didn't get a drop pitman arm installed, resulting in the offset to the wheel.


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Alinement's are not needed with complete kits..just adjust the drag link. 4 link kits do need the Castor set.
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It's good practice to have an alignment performed when you replace the tires, especially with suspension work.


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Granted..just saying a lift doesn't change the alinement..
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its easy to fix your steering wheel. all you need is a adjustable wrench and channel locks. im sure there are threads on centering your steering wheel.
the abs line being cut... was it in the clips on the radius arms? i had a 3.5" sst kit on my truck. the abs lines were not long enough to fit back into clips on radius arms so i loosely zip ties them to keep them out of the way.

find out why they painted the calipers and rotors. that sticks out as an attempt to hide something. i think i would ask why they sisnt call to ask permission and get pricing on all blue parts from local ford dealer.

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