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Installing Teraflex Performance Leveling Kit and Northridge Grade 8 Bolts today. I have the just of what I'm doing, but any pointers, recommendations, or precautions, before I start would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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Make sure that the vehicle is back sitting on all 4 tires (no jacks, stands, etc.) before torquing the control arm and track bar bolts.
 

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Also make sure you use a torque wrench. 125ft-lbs for all lowers and trackbars. Don't use an impact wrench- you can overtorque and it'll ride like a brick.
 

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I don't know why you'd need a spring compressor to get the springs back in- disconnect sway bars, shocks, and brake line brackets and the axle drops more than enough to pop the springs in and out.

The soapy water on the rear spacers is a good tip, though. I always put the factory isolators on the bottom side of the aftermarket spacers. In the rear the spacers will literally pop into the upper spring buckets. Just hit the top side with soapy water and twist while you push. No big deal.
 

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Frshmt said:
I don't know why you'd need a spring compressor to get the springs back in- disconnect sway bars, shocks, and brake line brackets and the axle drops more than enough to pop the springs in and out.

The soapy water on the rear spacers is a good tip, though. I always put the factory isolators on the bottom side of the aftermarket spacers. In the rear the spacers will literally pop into the upper spring buckets. Just hit the top side with soapy water and twist while you push. No big deal.
Trust me I dropped the axle wayyy down. Maybe a sprig compressor wasn't 100% necessary but it definitely helped a bunch
 

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I always leave the tires on- helps to pull down on the axles. Additionally, it gives a surface to lean against to gain extra clearance… and I'm fat, so getting to put my body into it makes a huge difference.
 

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Frshmt said:
I always leave the tires on- helps to pull down on the axles. Additionally, it gives a surface to lean against to gain extra clearance… and I'm fat, so getting to put my body into it makes a huge difference.
Ha nice. I like the techniques
 

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I gained 2.5 in front 1.5 in rear. The lift is a leveling kit. I measured center of wheel to line on the fenders. Can run 35's with no problem and no rub unless seriously flexed
 

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Also what size are the rims and tires? I'm thinking about 285-75-16s on MB72s.... just debating on what tire.
 

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I put on skyjacker shocks 7000 series. Rides great. I ordered rear brake line relocation brackets to give 2" more play with lines.
 
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