lowering kit instructions
when you guys get your kits, it will have these instructions, but i figured you might want to familarize yourself with them. it is a pretty easy job.
Installing your lowering kit
• Put truck on stable jack stands, remove the wheels
• To make it easy to handle you can remove the caliper & brake rotor
• Remove the shock
• Mark around the bolt heads that hold the upper A-arm to the frame, so when you reassemble them, they go back in the same position.
• Support the lower control arm with a floor jack & remove the bolts holding the UPPER A-arm to the frame
• Gently lower down the entire assembly
• You may have to lift the knuckle off of the jack to gain enough clearance to pull out the spring
• The spring will pull right out.
• Note there is a rubber cover over the top of the spring, and there is a definite stamp in the lower control arm that precisely locates the spring.
• Install the rubber cover on top of the spring
• Install the spring & locate the spring position in the lower control arm so it lines up with the stamped outline in the lower control arm
• Jack up the assembly and reinstall the 2 bolts where you marked around them
• Reinstall the shock
• Re-torque all of your bolts.
• Rear lowering blocks
• Install the rear lowering blocks by first blocking the front wheels, & then supporting the rear of the truck’s frame rails with jack stands
• Remove the u-bolts fastening the rear axle to the leaf springs.
• Jack up the axle lifting it away from the leafs. You may need to loosen the bolts the hold the leaf springs to allow for movement.
• Install the new blocks between the axle & the leafs.
• Now you may have to get an assistant or use a tie down strap to pull the axle back into position so the axle lines back up with the leaf spring axle mount pad. That is why the block has a hole & a boss to line the axle & the leafs back up.
• Torque all of the fasteners to spec.
• you may want to remove the rubber stops and take about 1/2 or so off of their height with a belt sander.
• Drive the truck & see how the alignment feels. Have an alignment shop check it over.