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post #1 of 5 Old 12-30-2009, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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Big Box of Lift Parts...Where To Start?

So my big box of lift parts arrived from PolyPerformance arrived last night...the garage is all warmed up...I have a supply of cold beverages...and I have no idea where to start. The directions leave a bit to be desired.

I know I'm going to start with the front end, but I'm not clear on the order of operations. I'd hate to put on one part and then have to remove it later to access another. I've got the following:
  • Front bump spacers
  • Front sway bar links
  • +3" Springs
  • Front brakeline relocation brackets
  • High Steer drag link kit
  • Front track bar bracket kit
  • Front shocks
  • Drag link tie rod flip adapter
  • Lower control arms

Anybody with some advice on where to start or pitfalls to avoid? Inputs are greatly appreciated. SHit talking is less appreciated, but always encouraged

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Front bump spacers

I assume that I must drill a hole in the stock lower bump pad on the axle, but I'm not sure that I'll get the spring on if I mount the bump stop first. Maybe I need to put the spacer inside the spring, insert them both simultaneously, and then tighten the hardware by snaking the allen key between the coils. Hmmm

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Here is the way I've always done it after trial and errors found it to be the easiest.
Rear is easier to start with, but that is up to you.

Remove wheels/tires
Remove sway bar links
Remove shocks.
Do brake line relocation/new brake lines
Take track bar out & drag link if you are doing the front
Jack up frame(use jack stands or hoist for safety) & remove coils
Change out control arms, make sure you have new ones set to specs, do not tighten
Put bump stops in
Put coils in
Put shocks on
Put track bar bracket on
Put sway bar links on
Put wheels/tires back on
Put one end of track bar on
Put drag link on
Put all weight back on wheels & tires
Put trackbar in place, making sure it's set properly
Torque everything to specs with all weight on
Bleed brakes if you changed brake lines

All this should take a couple cases of beer & having buddies around helps!

I'm sure I missed a couple things, but I'm sure others will post up & let you know!

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I've got about 20 pictures taken and that's just for the removal steps. I guess I'll be writing a disassembly/assembly process document and posting it. Maybe it'll earn me a discount or some stickers on future PP products.

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Great stuff no doubt....but no master install instructions. Individual instructions are pretty good though. With mine I just kind of jumped in starting with the front end.
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