EDIT: MSG from Dallis posted in another thread....
Originally Posted by DallyBoy09
hey guys, sorry about not being on much, my comp is down and im at my GF's place right now and dont have the pictures on this one.
Hey billy, the numbers for the keys are the ride height forum:
08/04/2003- part number is F5775B328B
- my price in CND is $84.00 ea.
06/04/2007- part number is 8L575B328A
- my price in CND is $36.00 ea.
in my opinion , phone the wreckers and recyclers in your area, there much cheaper then from the dealer. i did the #1 bar and key install at the same time, deffinatly worth the extra money, and you have them all apart already.
there a Ford dealership item only, or like i said above....wreckers.
Hey Dallis...do you have the proper tool to do the job? Torsion bar unloading tool? If so, send it my way and i'll do the how-to when I do Marie's truck. Well....teach her to do it while I do a how-to. lol.
Unless I can find it locally to rent for buy for cheap. I still dont like using my huge c-clamp. can be kinda scary.
Ok sorry about the long wait. I just got dont getting everything together. I did it in photoshop on my camera phone so please excuse the pictures.....my camera is dead.
I wont type much but if you have any questions at the end please feel free to PM with them.
lets get started
These are ALL the tools I used:
Take the weight off the front end:
Take the Cover plate off to excess the key and bars:
Now what i did was use a bottle jack to hold tenson on the bars. First i removed my adjustor bolt all the way, then put the jack in there and raised it up till i could get my adjustor bolt plate out of the crossmember. Then take the old key and bar out. Reverse the steps to reinstall them.
might have a bit of a time getting the plate back in place....or atleast i did
And then just repeat on other side.
I must say it wasnt that hard, basic tools in my driveway. And yes i did do it by myself, but having another person there wouldnt be a bad idea.
OH and i and my next trick?....Just fell in my truck one day.....uh
2009 GO Ext. Cab 4x4 4.0L
*Pre-Key Mod*Cranked #1 Bars*6400* Shackles*BodyLift*K&N Drop in*15% tint*Window Shades* SuperChips Programmer*
Nitto Mud Grapplers
Well, I plan to either do shackle or block in the back, and was going to do the pre08 keys, and mark the bolts and put them back in at the same spot they were before if thats what would get it to pre08 height all around. I read on a couple other sites on changing the keys, and its pretty much how you said, only using the actual unload tool though. I may just get the tool for it. Im pretty mechanical so this seems straight foward. The good thing about this mod is, it will look oem and have oem parts (if using the block in the back) so if your in for warrenty work the dealers probably won't even notice it. I was asking the dealers about the ride height change in 08, and they just seemd dumbfounded.