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Radius Arm Drop?

ok I am instaling a 5.5" superlift im on the step that says we need to drup the radius arm 6 inches. now i put a jack under the cros member that the radius arm brackets make and unbolted the brackets from the frame now the instuctions say i should be able to lower the jack and the radius arm and brackets should drop but the radius arms are sapported by the axle whats going on?? please help
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I can't offer any more help than you should read the instructions again and make sure you didn't miss any step. Or maybe a BFH(big ****ing hammer) might come in use?

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yea the only thing i can think is taht maybe the springs and shocks need to come off first. maybe there holding the whole things up?
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the radius arm brackets should be riveted onto the frame. Have you knocked those off?

Yea id think the first thing you would do is remove those, because they wont be reused in the new kit.
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yea there nocked off the brackets have droped 3/4" and thats it thats all there going
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you should keep the axle supported by jack stands and have the springs and shocks off...........then they should lower.......you may also have to unbolt them from the axle....i had to when i installd my superlift
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but then will they bolt back on to the axle is the stock holes after they are lowerd
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but then will they bolt back on to the axle is the stock holes after they are lowerd
yes if you have installeD ALL the axle drop brackets, and the radius arm brackets, and the springs....
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well that dont make much sence the superlift instructions tell me to:
1: prepair vehical place jacks under frame
2: remove cotter pin from pitman arm dissconect crossmember
3:unbold radus arm bracets and lower a jack placed under brackets 6"
WTF?????

also what do i have to spred the radius arms for it says i have to spred them a half inch more than stock??? why??
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sounds like their missing alot of steps in those instructions.

can you post a copy, or take a pic of it so we can read it?
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i could but for some reason my computer will not let me open PDF files and thats what the lift instuctions are in but if you can go to www.superlift.com then to supspention lifts and my truck is a 97 ranger and its the 5.5 inch kit. and has anyone had any problems getting the new passanger side axle drop bracket to fit on lifts?
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i can fully understand the instructions on their site, so i dont really see to many problems not getting what they say.
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you are skipping the step to spred the brackets from the frame........makes sense since all you do when you grind the rivits off is get the head and the body of the rivit is still in the bracket and frame.......take a punch or an air hammer and knock them out then it should drop...
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well as of today i got them to drop i had to take the axle eye pivoit bolt and the shocks and springs now its droped now im trying to get the new axle brop bacet to fit that should be fun
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