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new add-a-leaf and shackles

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by B6i6K6e6R6b6O6y, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. B6i6K6e6R6b6O6y

    B6i6K6e6R6b6O6y

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    I would like to put these on but I'm not sure what the bset way would be to get it done. I was thinking of just talking the leafs off and than take the u-bolts off from around the axles. Would it be a good idea to get new u-bolts before I put it back together?
     
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    yep get new u bolts and maybe even a little skid plate to protect the bolts
     
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    Or flip 'em !
     
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    i'm not sure what you're asking exactly, so first things first....make triple sure nothing is going to fall after the bolts come out! you'll need jack stands under the frame, a floor jack under the axle helps move it around and line things up. I'd only do one axle at a time, one side at a time. don't rely on a hi-lift while you're under the truck.

    yes, get new ubolts. get new centering pins, especially if you're using shims. might need a BFH to remove the old shackle pins.

    hope that helps, good luck. I swapped my front axle out a few years ago, not hard. just slightly dangerous!
    Tim