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Interesting....I wonder if I snapped the lower ball joint when I disconnected it...should the LBJ threads be able to free spin in complete a 360 when it's disconnected.
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i'm not sure. i think so though if nothing is on it it. the way a ball joint works i think allows the shaft to spin in the ball of the cup. If its broke, it'll probably just fall out.
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It's normal for the ball joint to spin when it's not connected. Typically once you put the control arm on there it will hold it from spinning while you tighten the nut. Check to see if there is any left over cotter key in the hole causing it to spin. If not take a bottle jack and jack the new spindle on to the ball joint to hold it while you tighten it.
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Driver side done!
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you know the rule: pics or it doesn't exist...
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Chitty cell phone pic.



That's without the fender flare, and the front right side is also apart so it is causing flex. I is big n' sexy now.
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Check out the tailgate on the vehicle to the right.

Ive never seen anything like that before. Thats pretty cool.
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chitty cell phone pic lewks shooped!!!
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Check out the tailgate on the vehicle to the right.

Ive never seen anything like that before. Thats pretty cool.
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More pics of the spindle lift!
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chitty cell phone pic lewks shooped!!!
I agree. I can tell from the many whoops I have shooped in my days. And all of the lasers.
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HAHAHA I finished it all up this morning. Passenger side was a breeze compared to driver. I need an alignment REALLY bad so it's going to the shop tomorrow. Today I plan on patching up a rust hole and painting the bottom of the tailgate...again. The steering is a little iffy as of right now but I think an alignment will help. Maybe I need to grind off some more of the LCA. We'll see.

Here's a finished pic!


The rear is about an inch lower. I need some stock 4x4 shocks and I might put in some 2 inch blocks.
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Looks good!
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looks awesome!! the 31s are perfect for it..but im sure everyone agrees that you need 33s. Any BL plans for the future?

I have a BL and im adding 2 inch coil spacers...i wanna do 33s....but i dont know if the 2.3 can take it!

Anyways truck looks great! good job man
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that looks great, i wouldnt lift it more or get bigger tires. sure it would be sweet but you dont need it. get better mpgs and still look good. thats my opinion.
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that looks great, i wouldnt lift it more or get bigger tires. sure it would be sweet but you dont need it. get better mpgs and still look good. thats my opinion.
Yeah I'm happy with 31s and stock 4x4 height. That's all I wanted really. Maybe if a good deal on a Fabtech 2.5 coil/UCA kit turns up I will go to 33s. But only if it drops in my lap.
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I believe I have some factory Edge blocks. If you are interested, let me know.
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yes those pic are very compassionate
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Looks a lot better. And I'm jealous of your 06+ mirrors
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Trucks looking nice. i like lifted reg-cab trucks.
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Looks great as it sits!
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looks good
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I believe I have some factory Edge blocks. If you are interested, let me know.
I have 2in lift blocks from SuspensionConnection. Thanks though!

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yes those pic are very compassionate
Whoops haha! Fixed it. Stupid spell check.


Thanks guys. It looks SO much better now that it's leveled out.
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Looks awesome Kevin, doesn't even look like the same truck you had down here! I'm diggin the chrome front end too...
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