This will be the thread that I will update with my Suspension Instal Progress instead of making new ones everyday. So lets get started.
All photos have been resized to 800x600 for easy viewing.
To start here are the basics. I have a 99' 4x4 Ranger. The kit I am installing is the Long Travel Suspension from DixonBrosRacing (www.dixonbrosracing.com
I started the install on Monday, 5-16-05, and am now two days into the install. So onto the pics!
The Begining. The truck got my Mustangs parking spot in the back to be worked on.
Bumper off, for easyer access. This was the first problem, I bent the plate/bolts holding it on and had to use the Sawzall.
Pretty simple, tires off.
Second problem, when I bent my crossmember I also bent the Torsion bar adjuster bolts above the plate making it impossible to get off.
Passanger side Spindle/Axle assembly off.
A BIG thankyou to Gil and Aaron on the tips to get the Torsions off without taking the adjusters off.
Passanger Side suspension off.
Again, havent moved to the other side yet.
Workin' on the driver side.
Upper Ball Joint off, working on lower. I used a pickle fork because I am not reusing the ball joints and after 6 years they were pretty well on there.
Look Ma' no suspension!
Started cleaning the frame up with a "flapper disk" and my grinder to get ready to weld the shock hoops in after the stock mount is removed.
Ended the night on this.
That is all for days 1 and 2. More to come tomorrow!
Before anybody asks, no the jack is NOT supporting the truck, it is on the stands. The jack is there just incase and has no weight on it.