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Getting ready to install...

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by drtydru, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Apr 24, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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    drtydru

    drtydru [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I am getting ready to install a bunch of lift components and Im looking for advice and input on what Im about to do. I have an 08 regular cab 4x4 6 lug. Its bone stock right now except for the 17" stock wheels that replaced my standard 16"

    So here is what I have to install up front:
    Bilstein 5100s with Eibach/toytec coils set at 0 w/toytec 1/4" spacer.

    And in the rear:
    Bilstein 5125 (f4-be5-6248-h5) with 10.17" travel and eye-to-stem adapter
    I will be getting a leaf pack with a toytec 2" AAL from a friend
    All pro u bolt flip kit

    I know I will need to modify the bump stops.

    I want to make sure that I have everything I need to make this all work. I will be installing sliders and LCA skids so that will add a little more overall weight to the truck.

    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 25, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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    Anyone, no one, everyone...
     
  3. Apr 25, 2012 at 5:12 PM
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    don't know about those lifts,have a 6-inch pro-comp.lol
     
  4. Apr 25, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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    No worries man. Its not a lift package, per-say, its a hodgepodge of random lift components bought over the course of a year that I pray will all add up to a decent lift that fits my needs. Im just hoping it will all bolt up and wont give me problems lol
     
  5. Apr 26, 2012 at 1:42 AM
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    when taking off the stock shock get like vise grips or a very small wrench from having the shock just spin in circles.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2012 at 1:44 AM
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    also when trying to put in the new shock loosen the aligment tabs but dont take them out. see if you can take the shock out with out unbolting the lca.
     
  7. Apr 26, 2012 at 1:47 AM
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    Front
    top shocks bolts are 14mm
    bot shock bolt is 17mm
    lca connecting to the spindle is 19mm
    Aligement tabs are 19mm


    rear shock 17mm
    top nut on the shock 14mm
    ubolt are 19mm

    for the back make sure you have couple of c clamps
     
  8. Apr 26, 2012 at 1:54 AM
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    If you have a ball joint remover laying around use it... It will be a lot easier taking the strut out and put the new one in with having the Tie Rod disconnected.
     
  9. Apr 26, 2012 at 2:09 AM
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    that is true but you might end of damage the tie rod boot, if you have ball joint remover.
     
  10. Apr 26, 2012 at 2:16 AM
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    Never had a problem damaging the boot with one. I used one on my truck and had no difficulties with it...
     
  11. Apr 26, 2012 at 2:31 AM
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    I remove the tie rod and was real easy after a couple good wacks on the knuckle that holds it. Double check those shocks because my 9.25" 5125's are just short enough with bump extensions. If the 10's are too long ill be selling mine soon.....hit me up!
     
  12. Apr 26, 2012 at 3:31 AM
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    For the front I would recommend disconnecting the UCA and removing the sway bar. Worked well for me and there was alot of space to get the coil over out and new setup back in.
     
  13. Apr 27, 2012 at 9:36 AM
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    Thanks guys. All the info should help it go a little smoother.

    As far as the components go, what have people done to raise up the bump stops? An is there a point that you can raise them too much?
     
  14. Apr 28, 2012 at 2:32 AM
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    why do you need to raise the bump stop??? YOu could always get the bumps from wheelers.
     
  15. Apr 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM
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    As far as I know if the shocks are too long they will bottom out before hitting the bump stops, and potentially explode. But seriously the shocks can be damaged if they bottom out too hard I think.
     
  16. Apr 28, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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    The AAL will probably prevent the truck from ever hitting the stock bumps anyways, think wheeler's has bigger bumpstops
     
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