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Old 05-29-2008, 10:50 AM
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If he is doing a low lift rather than medium lift, don't need to do anything with the control arms.

Did you mean the medium 2.5" lift
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:52 PM
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The low lift, if you are talking about the OME standard height, is VERY simple to put in. No caster changes.

Just jack up the front of the vehicle,
remove tires.
Use floorjack to hold vehicle/axle up
Put jackstands under the frame
Undo shocks.
Lower floor jack to let the front axle drop down as far as it can
Pull out old springs, put new in
Jack up axle enough to put the shocks on, then put the new shocks on
Jack vehicle up enough to put tires on and then you can remove jackstands and lower the front...you're done with the front.

For the rear, do it one side at a time...
lift up, remove tires, remove shocks
use the jack to get one side of the axle in the air, let the other drop
pull out spring, put new one in
Do the same thing to the other side
put new shocks on and you're done

If the spring won't come out on the rear, you may have to undo one side of the sway bar to allow it to flex enough to drop the springs out in the rear.

Use plenty of PB Blaster or some sort of penetrating oil the WEEK before, everyday on those shocks bolts. It's really an easy job once you understand how it works. Should only be a few hour job for your first time since you are messing with control arms.

good luck!

It's the same thing for the 2.5" lift as well. You could always install the lift then take it to Slee or someone around here to do the control arms, or help do them if it's the 2.5" lift.

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Old 05-29-2008, 05:15 PM
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If it's not your daily driver and you can have it down for a couple of days, just take the control arms over to Slee and have them press in the bushings. They may even have some ready to go, and you can just swap your control arms for theirs.
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