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Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: New York
No alignment needed,if the wheel is off you may want to adjust the drag link to get it straight,just do not touch the adjuster on the tie rods.I removed my sway bar end links,and lower shock bolts then jacked the truck by the plow frame until the suspension was toally unloaded.Remove the 3 tower bolts,and using a pry bar pry the axle down as far a you can,and side the shock up,and the spring should come right out bottom first.The hard part is gettingthe spring back in once you have the 2' spacer in place.I had to use a compressor on the pass side,I only had to compress it an inch or so,then it slide right in,but I was working alone.With a buddy prying you should be able to get it without the compressor.Just make sure your brake lines dont become banjo strings when your dropping the axle.
2004 K2500HD,CC/SWB,Duramax LB7,Allison,Blizzard 810,2001 GMC 2500HD CC SWB,4x4,8100/Allison,Blizzard 810,Salt Dog 1.5 yd v box,Caterpillar 246 SS, fisher 8ft.