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Yeah I know I know, ghetto. I'm pretty much on a budget and I'm not into diving like a retard so I'm be okay if I do this. Can anyone give me a step by step on how to remove the springs from the front? From what I need and first to last step, thanx.
 

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OOHH, First you jack it up, take off the wheels. Then start by unbolting the calipers and make sure that you don't let them hang cause it'll screw up the brake lines. Then unbolt the spindle and then pop out the balljoints. Unbolt the shocks and let the jack out real slow cause you don't want it popping out on ya, it freakin hurts. Then you should be good to go. But don't cut the springs, that retarded and gay. I know that you on a budget, but you shouldn't sacrifice your ride because you don't have the money yet. And get Belltech springs, they're the shiznizzle dizzle.
 

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I will have some lowering springs for sale in a week or so. just got my air ride stuff in last night. Also the rear blocks. 2" in the front, 4" in the rear. Truck sits level. I will post in for sale forum after they are off of the truck. 6 months old. PM me if interested.
 

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OOHH, First you jack it up, take off the wheels. Then start by unbolting the calipers and make sure that you don't let them hang cause it'll screw up the brake lines. Then unbolt the spindle and then pop out the balljoints. Unbolt the shocks and let the jack out real slow cause you don't want it popping out on ya, it freakin hurts. Then you should be good to go. But don't cut the springs, that retarded and gay. I know that you on a budget, but you shouldn't sacrifice your ride because you don't have the money yet. And get Belltech springs, they're the shiznizzle dizzle.

lol, it's okay doe. I'm gettin my bags in a month anyhow :D
 

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i rolled cut coils for 2 years before we bagged mine, when you are broke, you make due. I had it down to a 6-8" drop with cut coils and drop hangers, w/ 2" blocks, removed overload leaf. stock shocks all the way around. It rode better that way then 75% of the bagged trucks i've werked on/rode in. As long as nothing is obstructing the travel of the spring and shock, it should be fine, especially if it's only gonna be that way for a little while...
 

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i rolled cut coils for 2 years before we bagged mine, when you are broke, you make due. I had it down to a 6-8" drop with cut coils and drop hangers, w/ 2" blocks, removed overload leaf. stock shocks all the way around. It rode better that way then 75% of the bagged trucks i've werked on/rode in. As long as nothing is obstructing the travel of the spring and shock, it should be fine, especially if it's only gonna be that way for a little while...
for the front, did you have to replae the stock bumpstop? Cause on mine, it looks as if it'll be in the way and if I shave it, I'll be getting closer to the metal than the polyurothaine (sp).
 

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just be sure if you do cut them use a cuttin wheel and not a torch or plasma cutter if you cut it with a tool that makes the spring hot it will loose its strength
 

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don't replace the bumpstops, you'll have no need for them when it's bagged, it will be one less thing for you to cut out when you are bagging it, so go ahead and cut them out when your lowering the front.
 

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don't replace the bumpstops, you'll have no need for them when it's bagged, it will be one less thing for you to cut out when you are bagging it, so go ahead and cut them out when your lowering the front.
you sure? My bags have been put on hold for a lil longer now (bills, drama, etc.). I don't want to be hitting metal. Some foo told me that you can chop em down a bit. That's what I did to the rear ones.
 

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yes, i'm positive, hack it out, and cut the coil nice and slow, 1/2 coil at a time. It'll take alot more time, but it's safer to do it that way than cut too much and be screwed.
 

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impounded dakota said:
yes, i'm positive, hack it out, and cut the coil nice and slow, 1/2 coil at a time. It'll take alot more time, but it's safer to do it that way than cut too much and be screwed.
true. thanx for the tips guys. :) !afro
 
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