Originally Posted by highmileage
How difficult is it to replace the factory castor bushings with the Carli or Icon bushings? I'm considering a 2-1/2" Carli or Icon leveling kit on my 2013 Super Duty 6.7. I don't think the install will be that tough except for the bushing change. I've installed several lifts on Toyotas but I've never attempted any ball joint work on a Ford. My truck has only 500 miles so nothing should be seized or rusted. Suggestions, help and advice appreciated.
1 - Jack truck up and support axle with jack stands.
2 - Remove wheel and tire.
3 - Remove cotter pin and upper ball joint retaining nut
4 - Remove the factory sleeve sandwiched between the knuckle and the ball joint.
5 - Install adjusted caster sleeve onto ball joint ensuring proper orientation. (usually thicker side to the front).
6 - Hold the adjustment collar with a wrench while torquing the ball joint nut to factory spec ensuring the adjustment shim orientation remains the same (doesn't twist).
7 - Install new cotter pin
8 - Install wheel and tire and repeat on the other side.