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i'm thinking about buying either a rough country or a skyjacker leveling kit for my 93', what equipment do i need to install the front coils?
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100% skyjacker.. order the 2" longer shocks while your there also..

well you will need a big *** wrench for the spring bolt cant remember 1" or 1 1/4" various wrenches sockets.. jack.. jack stands.. the usual tools you use to work on vehicles...
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yeah, lets see I used I believe a 1 1/4 socket but get one below that just to be sure. Then you need to get a breaker bar or something like that. Also gloves or something to grab the nut that comes off because its going to get very hot. You'll need sockets and then I used a vice grip to hold the top of the shock as it spins whens you try to take it off. Thats about it for tools.

As for taking it off your going to need to take the top of the shock off, take the sway bar end links off and thats it. Just use your weight to push the arms down and the coil will come out. Don't forget some PB Blaster. Its a huge help.
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Pb blaster, and i may be wrong but i thought i used a 1 1/8 on my 94. remove the swaybar end links first, and the BOTTOM shock mount(on the rad. arm). then use the big wrench to remove the nut from the coil seat. Also you may need a coil spring compresser
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screw it....use a big **** cresent wrench!
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Pb blaster, and i may be wrong but i thought i used a 1 1/8 on my 94. remove the swaybar end links first, and the BOTTOM shock mount(on the rad. arm). then use the big wrench to remove the nut from the coil seat. Also you may need a coil spring compresser
ya thats it i think... doubt you will need a spring compressor just need a fat friend to stand on the arm lol... then rock some mad camber after
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you don't need a spring compressor..

also, i would get some leveling coils, screw spacers.

my truck rides and handles much better, i wish i wouldn't have wasted my money on spacers.
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3 or 2.5 degree alignment cams, 2" skyjacker lift coils and some 2" skyjacker lift shocks.

and while your at it, you might as well get some matching skyjacker shocks for the rear.
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definetly skyjacker. I've never really heard much good about rough country.
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i just put 1.5" skyjacker coils in my truck and it didn't do jack so i would do atleast 2" lifts coils. Also you shouldn't need the coil spring compressor. I just disconected the shock and sawy bar and the spring fell out.
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