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Old 05-05-2012, 04:42 PM
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Lifting IP, few Q's.

Started the project today. On the menu is PMF traction blocks/bars in 8" and 4-link 7" up front, w/ bilsteins.

Basically all I got done today was the blocks and shocks put in. What do you guys do with the parking brake cable that was held down on oem top plate?
And what do you guys torque the top plate/ubolt nuts to?

I just torqued them with air gun, my u bolts arent long enough as they only go about 1/2 way into the nuts.

I used the middle hole on the traction block for the leaf springs but looks like I might need to move axle forward a hole as well.

Ill upload a few pics shortly.
Thanks.
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Started the project today. On the menu is PMF traction blocks/bars in 8" and 4-link 7" up front, w/ bilsteins.

Basically all I got done today was the blocks and shocks put in. What do you guys do with the parking brake cable that was held down on oem top plate?
And what do you guys torque the top plate/ubolt nuts to?

I just torqued them with air gun, my u bolts arent long enough as they only go about 1/2 way into the nuts.

I used the middle hole on the traction block for the leaf springs but looks like I might need to move axle forward a hole as well.

Ill upload a few pics shortly.
Thanks.
Ya I had to move it one hole forward as well. And I drilled a hole for a bolt for the brake cable
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:49 PM
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Ya I had to move it one hole forward as well. And I drilled a hole for a bolt for the brake cable

Thanks Scott, I was thinking to just drill a hole for it, not a whole lot of moving room I just zap-strapped it away from the tire so I could move truck.

What did you do about your rear sway bar?
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Thanks Scott, I was thinking to just drill a hole for it, not a whole lot of moving room I just zap-strapped it away from the tire so I could move truck.

What did you do about your rear sway bar?
No problem! I need to to have trevor make me some longer rear sway bar link arms. They need to be 4" longer then stock. But I haven't had time to place the order, so I've just been driving with it hanging a little low.

Truck going to looks great lifted!
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Can't wait to see the rest.
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either remove the overload (and run airbags) or get longer u-bolts.
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I removed the overload and OL block today, I also move the leafs back a hole on block to try and get axle forward some.
I got the traction bars bolted up to the blocks and quit there for the day so not much progress.

The way the bars are free sitting at the frame mount end is pretty high, so id have to push them down to get it bracket once frames drilled etc, but that also rotates axle forward/pinion down.....
On the block end of bars I threaded in the top pieces so there was ~1" of threads and bottoms have about ~1-1/4" threads showing (2nd pic)....Wasnt sure where to start with those so thats what I did.
Here a some more pics....






I think for the frame brackets Ill put them right where the frame straightens out there...?

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What did you do about your rear sway bar?
You ought to try driving with out it and seeing how you like it.
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The way the bars are free sitting at the frame mount end is pretty high, so id have to push them down to get it bracket once frames drilled etc, but that also rotates axle forward/pinion down.....
On the block end of bars I threaded in the top pieces so there was ~1" of threads and bottoms have about ~1-1/4" threads showing (2nd pic)....Wasnt sure where to start with those so thats what I did.
I think for the frame brackets Ill put them right where the frame straightens out there...?
Dont preload the bars by pushing up or down on them for the frame mounts. Adjust the axle side so that the the frame intersects properly. Base measurement is 2.75" from the end of the traction bar to the center of the bolt eyelet. Adjust from there to set the pitch to instersect properly. You want the shackle to be vertical with the truck sitting on its own weight. This will determine where you mount the frame brackets. But yes, they will go somewhere towards the rear of the lowest flat portion of the frame just before it starts to bend up.
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