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Unread 07-17-2013, 04:03 PM   #1
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Ordering lift goodies, a little guidance needed.

Been reading through the forum for awhile and finally decided to order some parts.

I plan to order the four 36R springs
1 inch daystar body lift
MORE 5/8 inch shackles
and 4 bilstien 5100 shocks

Any thing else I should order? I suppose new bushings for the shocks as well as some new u bolts?

I have a ford 8.8 sitting in the garage as well to do later. Perhaps I should just get everything and do at once as well as the SYE?

What say you?

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Unread 07-17-2013, 04:25 PM   #2
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Yes, all at once.

Yes, new ubolts
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I have a ford 8.8 sitting in the garage as well to do later. Perhaps I should just get everything and do at once as well as the SYE?

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^This

Might want to address your break lines and maybe your steering with a drop pitman arm. Someone else with a similar setup could let you know if you need the DPA.

I'm in the process of gathering axles, springs, shocks, etc... so I can do it all at once. They key is to take your time and do it right once the first time. It sure is hard to resist the temptation start before you have everything.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 04:27 PM   #4
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I would go ahead and replace the spring eye bolts, and would also swap in a new set of bushings as well.

Might as well go ahead and do the SYE and 8.8 while you're there, but not until after you get the new springs in place. The springs give you a little more room to pull the transfer case, and you can go ahead and set your pinion angle on the 8.8 once the SYE is in place. I know a lot of people replace the u-bolts, but I've had no issues reusing the factory 8.8 bolts on the few I've done.

I did all of mine at the same time, the lift, SYE, and 8.8 install. Just make sure the transfer case is bolted in with the skid plate and make sure the rear springs are under a load before you set your pinion angle and measure for your DC driveshaft.
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Thanks, that adds some more thought into it.

First time doing a lot of this stuff, looking forward to it.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 08:01 PM   #6
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New ubolts are recommended. The SYE and driveshaft aren't a bad idea either. The brake lines can be relocated for free if you wish. The boomerang shackles are cheaper from ground pounder fab. And make sure you save the inner steel bushings from your current springs. You'll need them for the OME lift.

And you don't need a dpa.
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