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Old 02-17-2014, 09:48 PM
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This install should take you 30-60min to accomplish, Having someone help is always a plus, but I did it on my own…

Chock front wheels & Jack up rear one side at a time and support with jackstands. I used 2 per side for safety reasons. remove rear wheels.



Using a wood or rubber support Jack up center of rear axel with enough pressure to remove parts in next step. Keep floor jack with pressure under rear axel



Remover the lower shock mount bolt/nut and remove sway bar end links. Repeat for other side. Swing these out of the way





Slowly let the jack down, lowering the rear axel enough to remove the coil springs. You may have to fudge with the axel a bit to remove, repeat on other side



Remover rubber spring support and install in spring with spacer as shown. repeat on other side


Reinstall both coil springs. You might have to use different jacking points , or pressure on the axel to install the springs w/ the spacers



Jack back up the axel, and reconnect the lower shock mount nut/bolt and sway bar end link. repeat on other side

Reinstall tires, remove the jackstands, your done!


Below is a pic of 5100's @ 2.8, 1.5Body Lift, and the TG 1.5 rear spacers.
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Rep points for the write up and install man! Truck is going to look sick with the new tires and wheels! Great looking truck bro.

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Awesome write up, and perfect timing for me. I've got shocks and a spacer kit sitting in the garage waiting for install. When you put it all back together what torque specs did you use? So far that's the only piece of the puzzle I'm missing.
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If your installing new shocks the rear upper shock mount is not very accessible, you may have the remove the inner fender liner to avoid busting your knuckles. I used man torque. Im sure something is written for torque specs. Just take your torque wrench and find what the current torque is on the existing hardware before removing.
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Hey Boomer, Nice work and nice truck! I am going to add the adjustable bilsteins up front and the regular ones in the back. I was thinking of adding the TGC rear spacer as well. Can I get away with just that? I see you have a body lift on yours as well. Is that necessary? Thanks
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