Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Helena, MT
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Re: I need help with suspension lift
just a jack and a few stands.
That's a good start. In fact, that's all you'll need in that department for the job.
<font color="blue">Norm</font color> brought up the best suggestion yet, about tools.
That's what you'll need to invest in.
With the money saved by doing it yourself, you can afford the tools. [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
I'm assuming, since you're ready to tackle this job, you already have most of this, but off hand you'll need:
1) Good torque wrench. (invest in one of the "clicker" type wrenches)
2) Good breaker bar.
3) 6-pt socket set up to 1-1/4". (12 pts will only round off those old rusted on fasteners) [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
4) Box end wrench set up to 1-1/4".
5) 4" hand grinder to get the rivets off the old brackets. (mine were bolted on....no rivets....something for you to check first)
6) BFH. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
I know there's more, but at least you're getting the idea now, huh?
Don't forget you'll need an alignment after all this is done.
Do a search for "Ingall's Bushings" or "camber adjustment" so you'll have the bushings on hand when the time comes.
Some kits will come with the camber/caster bushings, but it's doubtable whether you'll get the proper angle for your application.