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Old 01-27-2008, 11:56 AM
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installing 6" lift and i need some advice.

hi, im installing my own lift and ive ran into some problems as expected. i guess i need to extend my brake lines with this kit correct? its a 6.5" pro comp all spring lift. next, my shocks installed fine in the front but they are like 4 inches short in the back for some reason, do i loosen the lower shock bracket and rotate it up to get the mount right? instructions don't say anything about this. also, i have a pic below of how i think my rear spring all goes together, just curious if the aluminum block is for sure i piece i need. the way the instructions show it looks as it belongs there.do i need to get my front drive shaft lengthened, or does someone make a spacer to go on the flange or something to extend it.
on the front sway bar links, the instructions say to reuse the oem links, the ones in the kit are longer and would make the sway bar more parellel with the ground. im a newbie as this stuff and i just want my truck right when im done.


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Old 01-27-2008, 12:20 PM
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your front d'shaft should be ok, u may have the front and rear shocks mixed up, as far as the rear setup I've never seen that much stuff stacked up, especially an all spring lift, you can lower the brake line brackets and be ok, I've installed lifts that have you move the sway bar link brackets under the frame then use the longer links. Hope this helps, I've never installed a pro comp on the F250, just jeeps
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I would take one of the blocks out, that should help the shock fit, also decrease spring wrap and driveline shudders... stacked blocks just isn't the best way to go!
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im with marty... take out the stock blocks....
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I would take one of the blocks out, that should help the shock fit, also decrease spring wrap and driveline shudders... stacked blocks just isn't the best way to go!
yeah I deff second that. You got too many blocks in the rear. As far as the brake lines go. My truck is on a pro comp 4" lift and I know for sure I could add at least 2 1/2 more inches maybe just 2" more lift and keep my stock brake lines. I took the bracket and kinda bent it down and I have alot of slack let in the brake lines. In your 2nd picture with the rear set up. You are running out of thread on your U bolts. Take that factory block outta there. Try that out and if you run into any other problems and you wanna talk to someone on the phone about it (i think that way is easier, especially trying to explain a situation) you can shoot me a call if you want. 848 992 2262. Take it easy hope you can work it out.
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Old 01-27-2008, 12:48 PM
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if it's a true all spring lift it was designed to be used with the STOCK rear block, which has the correct lineup holes, dowel pin, bump stop and also correct spacing (height)for truck stance
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Old 01-27-2008, 06:03 PM
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thats why im asking u guys that have had experience, nice to know im heading in the right direction with my original opinion on the setup. the front directions were really good, but there directions for the back kinda suck. the schematic is horrible and confusing to me that why i have got to this stage. im gonna call pro comp tomorrow. the threads are short because i haven't snugged anything down its all finger tight because i didn't think it was right.
also, has anyone had trouble getting there pitman off, i have been trying ot get mine off with no luck, a correct puller and 3/4" drive impact would move it, i know not to heat it but penatrating oil aint working. any advice on that???
thanks a ton guys!!!!

here is a pic of my sway bar links i dont like,
thanks a ton guys!!!!
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Old 01-27-2008, 06:04 PM
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also did u guys use the overload spring on your lifts???
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Old 01-27-2008, 06:13 PM
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should not have to mess with brake lines...we put the same lift on my friends dually no issues...def. take a block out should only be using the factory block.
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I put the same lift on that you have. I had the same problem as you with the shocks turns out theres front shocks and rear shocks rears are longer. i didnt use the block they sent with the kit just used the stock one. I used the longer sway bar links. As for the pitman arm i used a cuttin wheel and cut a groove almost all the way through to releave some of the tension and it came right off. Good luck truck looks good from the pics.
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