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Old 03-07-2008, 02:25 AM
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06 f350 2" spacer blocks install tips and tricks

This weekend i will be installing my leveling kit 2" spring spacers in the front anybody have any advice on what to do how to go about it. Also I have the fx4 package will my stock shocks be ok for a while. Will I need an alignment afterwards.
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The only advice I would give you is don't listen to the directions when they say leave the tires on the truck. If you take the tires off the job will be much easier. I think it took me less than 2 hrs by myself so it's not that bad of a job. A lot of people claim that the FX4 Rancho shocks will work but mine were exactly 2" short with the full weight of the truck on the suspension. As for an alignment, I have yet to do it myself and tire wear has been fine but it should be re-aligned and you will notice some handling issues if you don't.
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Ok here we go.....You need to get 2 jacks....some blocks of wood.....I left my tires on incase it came off the jacks...unhook your anti swaybar..unbolt your shockes...unhook your brake line retainer so you have more slack... I marked the spring,the rubber spacer and the sapring perch before getting the spring free....I jacked the truck up from the frame in front of the axle.....jack the front up even till the springs start to come free...put jack stands under frame....Now I worked on one side at a time...getting the spring free is easy but you may need to put a little pressure on the tire to get the spacer in...You may need to lean the top of the spring out just a hair to get it all started..let that side down onto jack stand and repeat on other side..remember to reattach everything ...and yes the shocks are long enough...Good luck...
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Thank you guys I think Im going to need a bigger jack and stands.
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I used 2 bottle jacks and several peices of 2x6 and some 6x6 after ya get it on the stands you can use both jacks on one side ..after one is maxed put blocks under the other and go till its maxed and repeat..took me about 2 hours in my buddies drive way..did that bigger blocks in rear and put in my gooseneck hitch, all in one afternoon by myself...
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