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Old 06-05-2013, 04:15 AM   #21
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The front coilovers(if preassembled) can be removed and installed in one hour(both sides). The UCA's take a lil longer cause you have to bend the metal to get to the end of the bolt so be sure to reinstall the bolt in the opposite direction and you wont have to bend the metal to get to the nut.
Also be sure to spray plenty of wd-40/rust penetrant/etc on the stock castle nuts. Mine were seized on and had to be ground off

The rear will be 100000x easier if you have an impact with a deep socket to remove the u bolts too.
I'm going to order the fronts preassembled. Don't want to do that myself, especially if it'll only take an hour or so to install if preassembled. I'm not quite following you on the UCA install part. Then again, that's why I'm asking you guys for help

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I'm down to help, you won't need longer brake lines but it really helps on the rear when changing a leaf pack. Like Kase said, the fronts can be swapped in an hour, you don't have to reinstall the UCA bolts backwards though (I didn't) it's just more of a pita.
Are longer lines only required for >3" lift? Do you think it's worth spending an extra $75-$100 for new lines just for an easier install? Granted, I'd have to spend the time changing lines and bleeding brakes before even going through the leaf pack swap...
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:03 AM   #22
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The UCA install isn't bad, it just feels weird putting a hammer and cutting your $30k truck. Also if I could go back the first thing I would do is change the brake lines, you don't need the super long ones in the front either but it doesn't hurt in the back. There is a member here that sells them, pick your own color, for $100
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Dafuq did you cut cody when installing em?
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:28 AM   #24
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Dafuq did you cut cody when installing em?
Driver's side inner fender, slice it upwards? then bend outwards, the bolt literally almost falls out and you can install it the way it came out instead of backwards, and when you bend the fender back it goes right back in place, no hammer required. Passenger side is different but easier though
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Get back to sleep!

I got your back cody!
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Driver's side inner fender, slice it upwards? then bend outwards, the bolt literally almost falls out and you can install it the way it came out instead of backwards, and when you bend the fender back it goes right back in place, no hammer required. Passenger side is different but easier though
I dont remember anyone cutting anything to install UCA's but i guess to each their own if it makes it easier.
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I dont remember anyone cutting anything to install UCA's but i guess to each their own if it makes it easier.
Easier, more like night and day. Plus had I kept the Taco, I was gonna change the uniballs of the UCAs to stainless ones, mine were pitting after only 1.5 years of use and proper maintenance
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I'm down to help, you won't need longer brake lines but it really helps on the rear when changing a leaf pack. Like Kase said, the fronts can be swapped in an hour, you don't have to reinstall the UCA bolts backwards though (I didn't) it's just more of a pita.
+1^ I NEED TO DO THE CAB MOUNT CHOP STILL!! Bought plates a long time ago. I can help depending on my work schedule (Shift Worker).
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+1^ I NEED TO DO THE CAB MOUNT CHOP STILL!! Bought plates a long time ago. I can help depending on my work schedule (Shift Worker).
yep...almost one year ago.

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where in Houston you located?
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I'm just south of Heights. Like I said, I don't really have room or the tools to efficiently get this work done. Hopefully we can set up a mod day and someone with a good size driveway can provide a place. I'm still waiting to purchase all my hardware though.
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I'd be willing to help on a mod day. Have an impact wrench with deep sockets and a whole slew of other tools that will come in handy.
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I'd be willing to help on a mod day. Have an impact wrench with deep sockets and a whole slew of other tools that will come in handy.
All you need is a grinder with cut off wheel.
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All you need is a grinder with cut off wheel.
Have a 18v Dewalt grinder. Will that be sufficient?
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Have a 18v Dewalt grinder. Will that be sufficient?
Negative, grinders kill batteries. Need a corded one so we can make Kase's truck a convertible.
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Lol I've got one Chris
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Lol I've got one Chris
Thanks. Better yet might need one of the chain saw ones.
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I'll grab an extra sawzall from work next time
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Negative, grinders kill batteries. Need a corded one so we can make Kase's truck a convertible.
Well okay then.

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