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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-17-2002, 09:39 AM
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Front springs

It it difficult to install new front springs yourself? Or should I just have the shop do it and save me the hassle?? Anyone ever done it before? My truck has 1 ton springs in the back and the [censored] sticks up way too far for me so I'm gonna correct this little problem
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-17-2002, 11:26 AM
 
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Re: Front springs

It's simple. Takes me an hour or so depending on how rusted the bolts are.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-17-2002, 06:33 PM
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What tools are required? I take it an air impact wrench is required. Here How I think it is done tell me if I'm right: You jack up the frame on both sides taking the weight off the front springs and unbolt the U bolts. Then you jack up a little more and slide out the unbolted leafs and swap in the new ones and stitch it all up.
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Re: Front springs

Yep, thats basically it. If you are going more than 4" you will need some kind of steering correction like a dropped pitman arm or raised steering arm. And you don't need an impact, just soak everything with some wd40 or something similar for a day or so then go at it with a breaker bar. You will need a torque wrench to tighten everything back up and a selection of sockets.

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