March 20, 2009
Toolman, lift the rear of the truck off of the ground and support the truck by the frame. Now, remove both wheels (don''t have to if you have tall enough jack stands to allow the axle to be dropped another 4 inches). Place a jack under the rear differential in the center and put a slight amount of upward pressure. Now, undo the lower bolt on each rear shock. Lower the axle down until all weight is removed from the spring. remove the springs. Lower down the axle another 2 inches. Place spacers on the springs and reinstall into the spring mounts. PUt a slight amount of upward pressure to slightly compress the springs. Reinstall the lower shock mounts on each side. Re-install the tires. Remove the truck off of the jack stands. All done.
Just make sure not to extend the axle down far enough to over extend the brake lines. But, shouldn''t have an issue since I have a 4 inch lift and can remove the springs with no problems.
Chris "Thermo" Coleman, Nukie the radioactive 97 Ford X, and K''Re Ann the 03 Jag X