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1.Raise and support the vehicle.
2.Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
3.Support the lower control arm outboard end.
4.Remove the three upper shock nuts (1).




5.Remove the lower shock bolt (6) and nut.
6.Remove the caliper adapter with the caliper.
7.Remove the rotor.
8.Disconnect the wheel speed sensor wiring from the knuckle and upper control arm.



9.Remove the upper ball joint retaining nut and separate the upper ball joint (4) from the knuckle (6) using Ball Joint Remover.



10.Remove the stabilizer link lower nut (2).
11.Remove the axle hub nut.
12.Remove the shock assembly (1).
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For all of us looking to level our truck - Big Thanks!
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right on thanks...do you have the torque specs to put it all back together?
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Or those who are stuggling lol, I spent 3 hours doing my front ones tonight. And now I realize I have more to do then just loosen the shock bolts.

I did the rear on my truck, and that was a peice of cake. The stock shocks I could compress with my puny body weight 130 lbs.

Ill report back on the front shocks, I really wanted to get it all done tonight but I failed.
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right on thanks...do you have the torque specs to put it all back together?
4X4-COIL OVER


NOTE: All suspension components should be tighten with the weight of the vehicle on them (curb height).


1. Install the shock (1) back in place in the vehicle.
2. Install the upper part of the shock (2) into the frame bracket (3).
3. Install the upper nuts (1). Tighten to 61 Nm (45 ft. lbs.).
4. Install the lower part of the shock (5) into the lower control arm shock bushing (7).
5. Install and position bolt (6) so head of bolt is facing rearward of vehicle and hand start nut. Tighten the bolt (6) and nut to 210 Nm (155 ft. lbs.).
6. Install the upper ball joint to the knuckle and install the retaining nut.
7. Install and tighten the axle hub nut.
8. Install the stabilizer link lower nut.
9. Reconnect the wheel speed sensor wiring to the knuckle and upper control arm.
10. Install the rotor.
11. Install the caliper adapter with the caliper.
12. Remove the support from the lower control arm outboard end.
13. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
14. Remove the support and lower the vehicle.
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Is there any way to do this without removing the upper ball joint?

I don't have power/pneumatic tools, and I'm afraid I'll have trouble breaking and re-seating the ball joint...

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