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How hard to install a leveling kit?

I ordered a leveling kit(mini spring pack) for my truck. How hard is this to install? meaning, can I do it in my driveway by myself? or is it easier to do with help? mechanical ability is not an issue with me. Ive never even loosened the front u bolts on my truck or anything.

Those of you that have installed this type, how do you go about doing it?

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It isn't hard at all. You should have new u-bolts with the kit, so if the old ones don't want to come off easily, grab a grinder with a cutting disc or a cutting torch. You will need to be able to raise the truck high enough to get the mini-pack in as well as the through bolt.

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I second the "torch or cut u-bolts".

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Through bolt, does that go all the way from the bottom of the spring pack to the top, or what?
Also, do I need to raise the truck high enough to get the front suspension to droop totally, then stick another jack under the axle to raise it until I can get the u bolts off. Then drop the axle enough to get the spring pack in? Is that the order I'm looking at?

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Remove front tires.
Jack front end of truck up.
Remove steering components from axle (trac bar, drag link) and shocks.
Put a jack under the front axle and remove u-bolts.
Lower axle until you can get those bolts that goes through the spring pack.
Install spring pack and reassemble.

Something along those lines

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