Installed just the front so far. I'll install the back tomorrow. Only using half my front spacers, so I'll prob sell the other new set for a tiny discount or something..
front wasnt too bad, maybe 1.2 hours at most. Tires came off, drivers side was a tad easier to get the spring back in, passenger side took some muscle and I probably will have pulled something by tomorrow with those awkward angles lying on the floor. Did NOT need to undo any brake lines or anything for this tiny lift.
btw, fitment was flawless. the spacers are a lot heavier than they look. Perfect fit, jiggle it a bit to make sure its all centered up. didnt remember the torques for the lower shock mount and sway bar end links so i just did my best guesses.. 80 ft lb on shock bolt, 70 ft lb on end links.. probably too much torque everywhere...
so are the rears easier or harder to install than the fronts, as far as getting the spring out and brake line issues?
dang, after 2 hours alone on the rear i am finally done. looks awesome.. had a real hard time dropping the axle far enough to get the springs out. had to use my spring compressors which in itself was difficult given the space.
O.K. sorry about that!!!
No pic's of the actual work but here's a before and after with the RC2½" bb.
And one of the extended s/b links I made for the rear before plug welding.
I moved the rears to the front then cut the fronts and made these for the rear.
When I did mine I unbolted the track-bars and sway-bar links.
This way the springs fall right out when you drop the axle.
Make sure you un-bolt the brake line brackets before you drop the rear axle!!!
good tips. i never unbolted my rear track bar. i was afraid it wouldnt bolt back up properly after the spacers. and i did unbolt the brake lines.. but that wire wrapped in loom seemed to be tighter than the brake lines themselves..
now im asking myself... why did i install this lift? what was the point?
i take that back. it was my user error. rears are probably easier. my tall SUV jack wasnt letting the rear axle drop far enough. i found out when i removed the kit. I did unbolt the brakeline brackets on all 4 corners just for extra safety.