This Kit requires Welding and Fabrication skills,
If you are not confident in your abilities please have this product installed
at an Off-road shop.
Tools Required :
Safety Glasses, Jack, Jack Stands, Socket Set,
Wrench set, framing square(X2), Tape measure, drift punch,
Hammer Angle finder, Welder, Welding PPE, Cutting tools
(Example Sawzall, Grinder, Cutting Torch,
Chock the front wheels of the vehicle.
Break the rear lug nuts free
(Do not completely remove the lug nuts.)
Jack up rear of the vehicle and set the frame
securely on jack stands. Keep the Jack under the axle
(You'll need to us this to help control the axle
dropping later on.)
Remove lug nuts and wheels from vehicle.
Unbolt the shocks, rear track bar, Sway bar
end links, and rear driveshaft from the axle housing.
Use the jack to slowly lower the axle down the
coil springs should be able to be pulled out easily
(Keep an eye on the rear brake line make sure it
does not get tight or stretch.)
Use an angle finder to check the angle of you
current spring plates. (Record this number for later on)
Hold a framing square on the center of the
coil spring perches and take a measurement from center to center (Record this number for later also)
Now cut off the current spring plates from the
axle and grind the area smooth to prep for welding.
Install the coil plate, Use the
center to center measurement you took in step 7 to position the coil plates
, Now using the angle finder place it on top
of the coil plate and tilt the coil plates to get the angle you had recorded in
step 7. Then Weld the coil mounts into place.
(The coil plate is offset towards the front of the
vehicle, So make sure the larger part of the plate hangs over the front of the
Weld the center tubes to the coil bucket (make sure they are flush with the
bottom of the coil bucket when welding into place.) Tack weld the supplied bolt from the hardware
kit to the bottom of the small round disk. Weld the Small disk on
top of the round tube (with
bolt threads facing up) The big disk will be used in next step .
Paint the coil brackets with some self-etching
primer and paint
Insert the coil springs onto coil
plates, Now slip the large disk inside of coil and have the bolt
from the small tube slip through the hole. Use the nylock nut from
the hardware kit to tighten the round disk. Once this is done you
can raise the axle up into position with the jack.
Install the shocks, Sway bar links , Track bar
and drive shaft onto rear axle. Tighten the bolts finger tight .
(You may need to use a drift punch to help getting
bolts aligned when reinstalling the track bar and shock bolts)
Install the wheels and tighten the lug
nuts (do not torque them
yet) Raise the Vehicle up
off the jack stands with the jack, Remove the Jack stands and lower vehicle
onto the ground .
Torque shock bolts, track bar bolts, sway bar
link bolts, Then lug nuts to factory specs.
After 50 miles or a few trail runs (whichever happens first) check all bolts for proper torque .