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Leveling Kit Questions.

Ok Im going to be installing a leveling kit on my truck soon, and Im wondering if you just compress the spring pull it out and then set the spacers in place and then place the spring back in take the compressor off. Is that basically all there is to it. Or is there something Im missing ?? Thanks.
 
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there should be no need for a compressor. as the spring in bolted in between the bucket and the axle so unbolting it from both will allow you to just drop the axle down and remove it.
 
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Wow so it might be easyer than I thought.
 
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I guess its easier to get the springs out on youryear than my 00, I HAD to have a compressor.
 
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^^^ yes it is...


it seems easy but can be a pain in the **** AIR TOOLS are a must here in a way.

take out the nut on top of the long bolt going threw the I-beam. its like a 1" or 1-1/4" or something need a long wrench takes a while. that holds the spring on the retainer. depending on what kit you got you will eather get a stud that goes onto the orginal bolt or a new whole bolt. if its the whole bolt then remove the sway bar. and good to maybe remove the calaper then have someone stand on the end of the I-beam and the spring twists out. then you have to remove another nut and then remove the bolt and insurt new bolt and then nut then lift block then spring then nut agian then install the calaper and sway bar and finished. OH also forgot probly have to take off the shock lower bolt YOU MUST HEAT THAT NUT it has thread lock on it if you dont you will brake the stud on it becareful dont force it.

i have installed about 6 of these leveling blocks now got it down to about 2 hours. to bad you dont live closer
 

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Zach, give me your Front suspension.
 
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^^^ yes it is...


it seems easy but can be a pain in the **** AIR TOOLS are a must here in a way.

take out the nut on top of the long bolt going threw the I-beam. its like a 1" or 1-1/4" or something need a long wrench takes a while. that holds the spring on the retainer. depending on what kit you got you will eather get a stud that goes onto the orginal bolt or a new whole bolt. if its the whole bolt then remove the sway bar. and good to maybe remove the calaper then have someone stand on the end of the I-beam and the spring twists out. then you have to remove another nut and then remove the bolt and insure new bolt and then nut then lift block then spring then nut agian then install the calaper and sway bar and finished. OH also forgot probly have to take off the shock lower bolt YOU MUST HEAT THAT NUT it has thread lock on it if you dont you will brake the stud on it becareful dont force it.

i have installed about 6 of these leveling blocks now got it down to about 2 hours. to bad you dont live closer
Well thanks for the break down, that helped alot. Yeah it would be nice if you lived closer.
 
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