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does anyone have a copy of install instructions or description of how difficult a spindle lift install?
i'm thinking it's a medium difficulty with hand tools but can't find install details anywhere, do you need a press, air tools, or anything special or is it pretty much a unbolt the old and bolt up the new? any help would be gratefull. thanks.
 

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I haven't taken the spindles off of my 06 but every truck I have taken them off it's simple. You take the nuts off and you may have to hit the control arm with a hammer to free the ball joint but thats it. A press would only be needed for ball joint replacement but I don't even know if ours are press in. Place a floor jack under the lower control arm before taking everything apart so nothing hits you.
 

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Air/Impact tools make it easier but a breakerbar and a cheaterbar will get the job done. Just make sure you spray penetrating lube on the bolts the night/days before so that your life is a lot easier. Also, stay away from the picklefork since that will tear up bushings.
 

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Yes if you have access to one. The vibrations help to break it loose. Also, the ball joint will not turn on you with an impact wrench.
 

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Air/Impact tools make it easier but a breakerbar and a cheaterbar will get the job done...
^yes.
Have some extended brake lines handy too.

G/L.
 

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I forgot about the brake lines, good call Devius1. Could he get by for a couple of days if he just unclips the OEM ones?
 

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I forgot about the brake lines, good call Devius1. Could he get by for a couple of days if he just unclips the OEM ones?
^clip is on the hard line.. I ran +4" Goodridge lines.
 

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thanks for the help everyone. i've already taken the stock spinles loose a while back when i installed my front spacer. i'm think about adding the spindle lift now but didn't know if there was anything special about the actual hub area of the spindles. have any of you used the spindle lift? if so how do you like it? oh, one more question, performance lifts web site says that you cant use this lift with stock wheels if you run a larger tire, is this true? they say that the tire may make contact with the upper part of the spindle and could possible cause a blow out?? if this is true i guess i could just get some wheel spacers
 
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