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Old 07-25-2010, 03:52 PM
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I hear there is a trick to installing the springs with no tools? But have not found it yet searching on MUD. Someone key me in. 2.5" Irom Man springs on my garage floor.
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Old 07-25-2010, 04:53 PM
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I hear there is a trick to installing the springs with no tools? But have not found it yet searching on MUD. Someone key me in. 2.5" Irom Man springs on my garage floor.

No tools huh. I guess that rules out using a jack
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Old 07-25-2010, 05:10 PM
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OK, I mean without the use of the use of a spring compressor or similar tool
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No, not without tools. The springs are captive from thwe swaybars and shocks.

Disconnect lower shock mount, swaybar, remove wheel, jack up frame, let axle droop, pull spring out. I can do it 10-15 minutes per corner. You might have to let the brake line brackets give the lines some slack. I would never use a spring compressor on the 80's.
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I only disconnect the shocks. I then put the factory bottle jack between the axle and the frame ... crank it enough to remove the spring and repeat for each corner. As Bikeman said be careful not to stretch the brake lines
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OK, thanks, that is what I was looking for. Now I just have to wait a week until I have the time to install the lift
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You will likely need new shocks and you will need to extend the Brake Lines and Breather hoses. Then the Axle "drops" it puts a lot of strain on the stock brake lines. Are you replacing the Casters on the control arms?
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You will likely need new shocks and you will need to extend the Brake Lines and Breather hoses. Then the Axle "drops" it puts a lot of strain on the stock brake lines. Are you replacing the Casters on the control arms?

This is not correct for a 2.5" lift
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I have a 3 inch front and a 2.5 rear lift. I replaced the brake lines and breather so the brake line don't snap when wheeling. Caster correction and new shocks came with the OME kit from Man-A-Fre.
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I have a 3 inch front and a 2.5 rear lift. I replaced the brake lines and breather so the brake line don't snap when wheeling. Caster correction and new shocks came with the OME kit from Man-A-Fre.
OME kits come with OME shocks and castor bushings.

I did not extend my brake lines till I went to J (4") springs and 35" tires

Many run 2.5" medium springs with stock, even new Toyota Shocks. Getting larger than that tends to require L shocks or changing shock mounts and going to bilstiens.

Although I wouldn't recommend it, many will do a 2.5" lift without doing castor correction

Extending the breather hoses has nothing to do with a lift. You extend the hoses for doing water crossings, most move the breather valve from the lower part of the engine area to up around the dip stick.
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