Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Near Fairfield, CT
Rancho wil send you instructions, but you do't really need them, except maybe for tourque specs . . . which I don't know off the top of my head.
In a nutshell, jack and support the frame, one end at a time is easy. Jack the rear and block the front wheels. Next, jack the rear axle and remove rear wheels and shocks. Jack it just enought to support it, not to compress the springs. Losen the U-bolts, then losen the spring eye bolt, than remove U-bolts, and finally remove spring eye bolts and the spring. This way has worked for me, but frozen bolts and tension caused by the spring may have you jacking or lowering the axle a bit while dong all of this.
Install new springs in the opposite manner, but do all final tourquing with the vehicle on the ground, having compressed the spring a few times.
Then repeat for the front.
Again, no guaruntee, but I've done two in this general manner.
'82 Scrambler - NV4500/4.5" lift/33" Toyo MTs/4.0/twin stick, and my windshield washers work! Full 1/2 cab Cage
2004 Grand Limited 4.7 HO - OH Boy!
2010 Grand Laredo 5.7 Hemi - SICK - back for a second time!
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