Hello again gents...
So, FINALLY the axles are coming in a couple weeks...unfortunately, shortly after (i think less than a week) i have a lovely "istan" tour...assholistan, fuckthisshit-istan...for a month.
anyway, gonna try to install all my goodies at once (all before winter hits...dont want to do this crap in -40)and get ready for some future install as well .
so, the current install list is: front and rear axles, all 8 control arms, new (to me) 2.5" coils, new bumpstops....and 37s
the future list is: new shocks (october) and in about 6 months 3.5" coils. i add this info for the questions to follow
my install procedure as best i can tell is this:
1. Remove old axle
2. Remove jounce
3. Drill holes in new axle for bumpstop bolts
4. Cycle new axle up to cups for lower control arm length.
5. Install bumpstops at projected length (2 inches?)
6. Install upper control arms at recommended starting length (more for axle stability than anything)
7. cycle axle up
8. Measure for future shock compressed length.
(May need to add bumpstop puck when reviewing for rancho 9000 shock compressed length)
9. Install shocks and cycle axle up to see CURRENT compressed length/clearance etc (in case i need to add more bumpstop for what is on right now)
10. Install new (to me) coils, etc
11. Install wheels/tires
12. Measure for caster and adjust upper control arms.
13. Check for axle being square vs. the frame
14. Cycle axle up again with wheels in for rubbing issues with current bumpstops
15. Adjust as necessary
Repeat for rear
Please tell me how my "order" looks....tips, tricks, bashing me for not going FF 60
Also, will my thought process work: When ordering new shocks, i can anticipate the new coils by simply adding 1" to my compressed length