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Leveling Kit Install Help

I've had a 2" leveling kit lying around for a while now and I finally have some time to install it. I've never done suspension work before but this seems easy enough, I just want to make sure I have the process down before I begin.

So basically all you do is jack the truck up and support the frame with jack stands and then lower the axle until their is enough space between the springs to insert the spacers? Then jack the axle back up remove the stands on the frame, put the tires back on and drop it down? Is it really that simple? Nothing to unbolt? Any tips or tricks would be helpful.

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Did Your kit not come with instructions ?? When I did mine I used two floor jacks and two HD jack stands. You'll need a helping hand and a few hours. Good luck...

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Support it just behind the radius arms with jack stands. Remove tires, unbolt sway bar end links and shocks on the front. Unbolt the brake line brackets off of the axle. Drop the axle down till you can get the spacers in and re assemble. I would also suggest lowering the brackets on the frame for the brake lines are they are too tight with the leveling kit in there.

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Thanks guys. I'm hoping this will go pretty smooth. I guess their is a little more too it than what I though. But nothing major.


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