Re: 12 degree shim after lift!
i would be a good guinea pig for your future project! fire away any questions and i will tell you some things up front![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
1)spray -wd40 or equal all shackle and u-bolts ahead of time and you can even try to break loose all if time permits.
2) i believe you will notice that the top 2 shackle bolts at rear will not be able to pull out because gas tank is in way. these will have to be cut off.
3) watch out for the vacuum lines to the 4wd unit on front axle when installing front springs. they will need some slack.
4) also same with the emergency cables, especially pass. side when doing rear springs.
5) good luck removing pitman arm! get a good quality USA puller.6) will need a pickle fork for taking pitman arm off tie rod.
7) need 4 jack stands, couple bottle jacks, floor jack and timber.
i did not drop transcase the 1" as kit comes with. i did install the little 2.5 degree shims on rear. i had to drop rear shaft to install springs-was binding. with lift complete, rear shaft will not connect to yoke at diff. angle too extreme and even if it did go together the yoke is almost out of transcase. i can't believe even if i lowered the transcase it would be any better-well a little but i don't see how it would be wise to drive. i am curious how your lift goes! i forgot to pre-measure height of frame before so i could see if 4.5" was close. see if you can remember![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] good luck! steve