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I was wondering if anyone else has installed their lift on a solid axle chev themselves, and what problems they incurred when doing so?? Just so i know what to look forward to on monday


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just make sure your brake lines are long enough,same with your shocks. another good idea is to have extra bolts handy just incase you brake one or have to cut it. If your prepared for the unexpected it will go smoothly. So good luck
 

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watch brake lines for sure!!!also you will probable want access to a torche cause the leaf/shackle bolts are a [email protected]@ch.good to spray everything with awd-40 or similar the night before.

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Awww what a cute doggie.
Remember to spray everything with Never-Seize as you're putting it in, just in case you want to take it out ever it will make that job a whole lot nicer.

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Thanks guys, i will try it out, and see, as far as i know my brake lines will be fine, and i have all new hardware so i'm just torching off all the old crap and replacing it anyway
Why use the old stuff, when my kit came with everything new.

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just curious what year truck do u have and how much was the lift kit and what did it come with cause i am gonna lift my 81 chev soon with a 4 inch susp thnx
 

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if you have a dana44 and are replacing the steering arm to bring everything back into alinment get ready for a pain in the ass. it took me 4 hours and a 4 pound sledge to get these dam cone washers to popout.
 

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Yeah, i've heard about the steering arm problem, looks like mine's gonna be a pain as well, but it'll all be worth it when it's done. My truck is an 85 K5 Blazer and the lift i got was the pro comp stage 1 4in lift, and i also added colored boots, and a dual stabilizer kit for the front, it came to $850 shipping included, but that's at a huge discount as i work for Fountain tire. The kit came with front springs pre packed with urethane bushings, blocks for the rear, my drop steering arm,m all new u bolts and hardware, 4 shocks, and my stabilzer kit as well as 4 tow hooks, but i'm sure if you shop around you could get a pretty good deal

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