So I've collected a couple of parts to install this weekend:
- SJ 6" Coils (To swap with my RC 4" coils)
- SJ 6" Leafs (to swap with my stock leafs, 4" RC block)
- SJ Sway Bar End Links (to swap with stock links)
The front went pretty smoothly - I did it last minute so I was alone... I am running with 4" drop brackets so I had to compress the springs pretty tightly to get them in. Drivers side went in easy, passenger side was a f'ing PITA. Does anyone else notice SO much less articulation on the passenger side? It was unbelieveable. The sway bar end links - if anyone gets them just be careful, gotta cut the bushing the bottom end shorter to fit.
So I ran outta daylight (big storm, got dark early) so I saved the rear springs for Sunday. No big deal, get it all disconnected. Plan was to swap out my stock + 4" RC lift blocks for the NO blocks, and the springs with a shackle. Well comes time to disconnect at the front hanger, and I see the massive crack. Just plain unsafe to drive, youll see the picture below. It was widening anytime there was pressure on it, to about 1/4". The passenger side is starting to rust away too, so Ill just fix em both. Plan is to get the hangers from FORD and after some grinding & rivet-punching, install the new ones. Also, the rear hanger area on the frame is starting to rust away, so I am going to fab up a gusset for those.
I dunno when Ill be able to get to it, but Ill post up some pics of that when I do. Enjoy the photos.
Some of the parts:
A pre-work, as-is photo...
Compare & Contrast...
Looks Good, right?
Old on the left, new on the Right
Enough blocks to build an adobe
As she sits right now..
The drivers side hangar, cut away