Probably a stupid question. But I just ordered a flip kit from AllPro. Do I need to have the weight off of the springs to change the Ubolt out or can I do the swap with the truck on the ground?
1)chock front tires with parking brake engaged
2)jack up axle on one side, just enough to take the tire off (put on jack stand if you want)
3)cut off old u bolts (much easier than taking them off with a wrench)
4)install new kit*
5)tire back on and lowered down to the ground
6)repeat on other side
7)don't forget to retorque u-bolts
*may want to measure and cut off excess threads on u-bolts before instalation.
1. parking brake, remove spare
2. pb blaster, remove oem bolts
3. install new kit, torque to 90 ft-lbs