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Old 02-25-2009
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With the edge, all you can do to the front is un-crank the torsion bars and flip the keys. That'll get you lower, but not as low as an XLT. I think that ends up being about the same hight as a 2" drop on a coil spring suspension.
wait wait wait.. your tellin me i can drop it without buying anything┐?
more info please!
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Old 02-25-2009
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today i received the upper arms, and 1 shock (1900) cant remember wich one it is? cant wait to get started,

ive alredy disasembled the whole front end once before when i replaced the lower joints on both sides,

tomorrow i should get srings and i believe the rest of the shocks, and friday, lower arms, rear bracket and camber bolts, and away i go, im start blasting everything with wd 40

about the rear? is there anything i should be carefull about?? i think the u bolts actually the accel moved to like 1/2" to a side when i hit a ditch once i can tell because there was a mark, were like this where the u bolts were before, like if te tires or axle were pointing to a the left \-o-\ now sometimes when i turn to the left the tail seem to wana pass me, how can i tell if the rear is aligned (trailing |-o-|) properly, do i measure something or just look at it till it seems strait??
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Old 02-26-2009
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What you are refering to is called tracking. Should be able to check it on an alignment machine.

On the rear not to much to worry about. Just be careful when you drop the rear axle you don't let the driveshaft slip out too much and also ensure that the diff it pointed slightly up toward the front to ensure driveline alignment. shouldn't be a big deal. The rear took me only 3 hours with the help of my brother. Seemed easy compared to the 6 hours I took on the front by myself and hand tools.
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today thursday, i received 3 shocks, camber bolts, rear brackets, lower control arms (i need to check if it came with the shorter end links),

now im missing the springs to begin
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Old 02-27-2009
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The shorter end links should be in a bag with some RED POLY bushings and washers... I Had an issue with them stock roll bar fitting with the shorter end links. I still think it isn't on correctly and in alignment like it should be. Need to check again when I get back from overseas.
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Old 02-28-2009
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everything arrived, tomorrow saturday, ill begin with the swap
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Good luck... Make sure you have a nice case of beer to keep you company...
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saturday i started at 9 am, stoped at 5 pm and still not done with the left rear corner, had to stop because wife and i had to go to a wedding, sunday ill finish and have it aligned, ill post some pics after its done, so far looks good i think
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looks good man, now loose you mudflaps
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i know, ill take them off later, i was too tired to take them off
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Looks good... Now time for some wheels and tires....
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heck yeah!
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Old 03-03-2009
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looking for saleen wheels. what size can i use
my 255/60/15 rub a lotwhat size of tire can i use?
will 255/40/18 rub ?? and how wide can i go front and back without any problems

will 18 x 10 rear and 18 x 9 front fit right?
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YES 18x9 and 10 will fit front and back respectively. Just need to ensure that your overall diameter is no more than 26". There are many tire calculators out there that will give you the diameter of the tire.

I think tirerack.com gives it as well. do a search for tire calculator and i am sure you will find some post as i know i posted about it a while back.
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