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Old 03-02-2012, 12:27 PM
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Question leveling kit

Looking to install 2in in leveling coil spacer on my 2500 Cummins. Is there any way to do this from under the truck rather than thru engine compartment. The latter would require removing the brake master cylinder first before pulling the shock up.(at least thats what all the instructions say to do).
Don't want to get involved with brake hydraulics if I could.

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I put a similar kit in a 2008 Ram 1500 it can be kind of tricky if it has struts it's easy but if its a coil with a seperate shock like mine is I'd suggest taking it to a shop I had mine put in for $140 that spring can be kind of dangerous.
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Its actually pretty simple. I just recently changed the springs on my 1500. You will need a hydraulic jack and a couple jack stands. Jack up your truck enough to pull the wheels off and put your jacks under the body, disconnect the sway bar and loosen the bolt on top of the shocks. Now you are ready to lower the axle down, which will loosen the spring tension. You will have to remove the shocks to install the coil spacers, which is a great time to replace your shocks, then you just reverse the process!
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I did it on my 2001 Diesel and never removed anything brake related. I have done many of these and never heard that before. The spring either needs compressed or pressure taken off. Once you loosen the shock it can come out where the spring is. Only thing under the hood needed is one back nut that can be done from underneath but easier under hood.
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