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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-22-2003, 10:23 PM
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Installing DC Series II

I know alot of people here have the 6.5" DC lifts. I was wondering for the install, is it something you can do in your driveway or do you speciality tools? I have done my research and this is the lift I want. Just have to save a little money first. Also I am pretty good at working on trucks but not great( used to be a jeep man until now) if this is something that an experienced mech. needs to do I dont mind paying the labor if not to outrageous.
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I did mine in my driveway. PITA to work like that but it can be done. It's pretty easy. I posted some pics a while back. You will need time, tools, a torch, and patience.

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I dont have the torch. But I am in the navy. We have auto hooby shops on base with ASE certified mechs. that work there. They have all the tools and everything. I will probably take it there to do it and if I need any help someone is there.
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Sounds good! If you have any questions I will be more that happy to help. Rick98Z just installed a DC kit on his. So both of us should be able to help you.

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 10-25-2003, 09:53 AM
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Ok thanks I will be asking more questions when I get the lift. Have to save a little money first. When you bought your lift what option for the rear did you get? I want my truck to level. I hate it when trucks are higher in the front than back.
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Re: Installing DC Series II

I've had two Cepek kits. One on a 92 Blazer and one on my present 99 Burban. With the Blazer I used a 2" add-a-leaf and a 5.5 block. Sat good and level. With the Burban if done a 4" shackle flip (Thanks Willy) and a 3" block. Sits level as well.

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cool thanks for the help
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I'm no mechanic by any means and I think I made out just fine. Can be installed in a dryway but i'd prefer some sort of garage. Check out my webshots page for pictures of the install. There is also another guys pics of his install in my buddy list on there or whatever it is called, I think it is under dbeirman or something like that. If you have any questions, just hit us up!
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With this lift would i need something for my steering arm?
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no, steering goes through a steering centerlink. i'm not sure the components of the kit, but a dropped centerlink is included in big lift kits.
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