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  Installing Rear Lift Blocks?? - Posted: 06-08-2010, 03:50 PM
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I just did my front leveling kit on my 2008 ram 1500 and it sat a bit higher than i wanted so i picked up some 2 inch rear blocks and new u bolts. Im just curious as to how tight i wanna torque the U bolts. A mechanic told me to tighten them evenly as tight as they will go with an impack and give a couple tugs with the wrench because there should be no play in them at all, is this correct? also do i have to unbolt the shocks and take the wheels off or can i just do it with everything together and im asuming i should do one side at a time? Any help would be awsome!

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 Posted: 06-08-2010, 05:01 PM
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When I installed my blocks the instructions said to torque them to 100 - 120ft/lbs
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Did you remove the wheels do put them in?
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 Posted: 06-09-2010, 09:59 PM
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I did, I jacked it up with the pumpkin, and put the frame on stands, and then lowered the axle with the jack
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I did, I jacked it up with the pumpkin, and put the frame on stands, and then lowered the axle with the jack
I did the same thing. One thing I wish I would have done is had a friend there to help align the blocks, would have made it much easier.
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Be sure to post some pics when your done im getting mine leveled and putting blocks in the rear just cant decide if i want 1 or 2 inch blocks.
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Is it fairly difficult to get the notch or pin and the hole on the other side ligned up or nothing to crazy?

Thanks for the help, and ill make sure I take pics!
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Not extremely hard, but sometimes it is a pain when you are trying to push the axle back and forth to align it while lifting it up in position. With two people it should be very easy, but can be done by yourself.
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I just did my front leveling kit on my 2008 ram 1500 and it sat a bit higher than i wanted so i picked up some 2 inch rear blocks and new u bolts. Im just curious as to how tight i wanna torque the U bolts. A mechanic told me to tighten them evenly as tight as they will go with an impack and give a couple tugs with the wrench because there should be no play in them at all, is this correct? also do i have to unbolt the shocks and take the wheels off or can i just do it with everything together and im asuming i should do one side at a time? Any help would be awsome!

Thanks!
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