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post #1 of 5 Old 12-26-2009, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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Help Needed - Poly Perf 3" Lift

So I've ordered my 3" lift with new lower control arms from Dave. He shipped them on Monday, just as promised, and I have UPS tracking numbers that assure me that delivery is iminent. However, I have some time on my hands this weekend and the lift won't get here until Tue or Wed. I'd really like to get a head start on the prep work. I've got the front end up in the air and supported by the frame...the wheels are off...the front suspension is at full droop...and now I'm thinking that I'll pull the shocks and springs. Couple questions:

1. Do I need a spring compressor to get those out of there?
2. Do I need to disconnect the front sway bar
3. Can I go ahead and yank the lower control arms while I'm at it?

Any advice would be appreciated as I have nothing better to do than hang out in the garage for the next few days.

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No spring compressor needed and yes disconnect the sway bar and you better wait for the control arms or just take one side off.
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The axle is very hard to keep control of once you take the arms off, damn thing runs all over the place and spins and rotates. Do the arms one at a time once you get the springs on.

You may want to disco the trackbar, ABS wiring while you are at it.

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Thanks for the advice guys. That went quick.

1. Sway bars - disconnected at the axle and swung up out of the way
2. Shocks - pulled with not much drama
3. ABS wires - unclipped from the brake line and removed a couple zip ties for maximum slack
4. Springs - lowered the front axle until they all but fell out on their own

So that's it...less than an hour while watching TV and sipping a beverage or two. Kinda anticlimatic if you must know. The only funny part was the jack stand placement. I put them under the frame rails...just ahead of the door hinges...must be near the balance point...as I lowered the jack under the front axle, the rear end went up in the air quite a bit. If I sit on the front bumper, I think I can get the rear wheels off the ground. Sketchy. Maybe I'll do the back end without even moving the stands.

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Basically you need your jacks stands just behind the lower control arm mounts. Ask me why I know.

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