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Old 11-14-2009
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03 FX4 Level II SL 4" lift ready to begin

Ok Superlift lift kit came in Yesterday 19325937
Pulled out the shocks and put the boots on
to get things ready to roll, will still need to have
some u bolts made as know one seems to have any
of the SL kits for the FX4 Don't know what else I am going
to get done until thanks giving weekend As I go to see my son
graduate from basic training next week for 5 days but will see
really ready to get things rolling along can't wait to see her lifted
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Lucky. Just send all that down here my way. Or if you want I will come and pick it up.
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Nice man! Good luck with the project and report back with some pictures!
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why does it have to be for the FX4? the kit is the same for all 4X4's if i am not mistaken..?
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the FX4 has a different Rear end and the U bolts don't fit So I need u-bolt Kit for FX4 thats all
everything else is the same I will get some U bolts not worried about that was more worried about not getting a kit when I called SL they said 10 to 12 weeks out for kits so I am glad I got one in a week
U bolts I can deal with local if need be
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Getting things ready

Ok so did a small side job this morning so when I got home decided to get things ready for Lift install Pictures of the rear blocks , cable / hose bracket and U bolts I can not use
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front spindles

Here are the superlift spindles
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Just giving you Ideas

Some have never done this so giveing you pictures of the parts I know when I was looking for the kits the Pictures where very vague here is the new front cross member put together loosly and also the drop down brackets for the torsion bars so far seems to have all the hardware so far
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brakets for the front Differential

Here are the brakets for the front differential
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Parts are not all perfect

Hey most everything looks good althought some things are not perfect
Scratched paint and so forth but its going to get torn up and mudded so who cares
right , Plus thats why god made spray paint
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Vibration Dampener Assm

Had to Assemble this bracket some bushing and sleeve Could use the press for this
but decided to just use the bench vise it worked just as well
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now the sway bar link is different story

Well the sway bar link come with Jerk fitting but there where no hole drilled to install them in and no greese in the end at the fitting so I put them in to the press drilled holes in them tapped the threads then cleaned them out did not use the supplied jerks used some of my own wanted to be able to get to them easy. here is what I did and them all assm. with straps ready for installation, So thats it for today and probably this week hope to start install maybe Thanksgiving weekend there are other things I want to do while I have the front end torn apart new bearing hubs and such making sure every things is going to be tight and fresh
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Nice job so far man! Keep the pictures coming.
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Here are the brakets for the front differential
whats that in the center i have the SL for an 00 and i dont have those brackets

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You will have that thing installed in no time.
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You're going to hate those SL shocks, they are waaaay to soft, almost feels like you're riding around with no shocks. Also, I would recommend using an add-a-leaf and chevy drop shackle in the rear instead of stacking that SL block on the factory block. That way you don't need new u-bolts, and it is a much better ride.
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the center picture there of the dif. brackets can u tell me what what is....? is that the extended bumpstops?......someone plz help bought my lift used about to put it on n i dont have that part....what is it?
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Sorry Cb I have been traveling yes those are the bump stop extensions
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lookin good. and congratulations to your son. what branch did he join?
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10 4 thanks buddy i didnt get those but ill make my own
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The Army
Both of my sons left in July both in the Army
My youngest already graduated in Oct
now mt oldest graduates tomorrow
he turns blue today this morning can't wait
can't even sleep proud pops I guess
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And so It begins

Moved stuff around in Garage to make room to work
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Stop at local spring shop

Went to the local Spring shop and had u bolts made as I could not find any
$40 not bad one more stock pic before the lift
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random pics from tonight

Ok started on the rear tonight still waiting an a few front end parts from Ford
will be here Friday afternoon so they say, So went a head and decided to go ahead and get started so here are some pics
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did you stack those blocks?
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