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Install of Leveling Kit


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#1 coastalb55

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 06:21 PM

I just bought a Supreme Suspensions 3" Front, 2" rear leveling kit (available on Amazon and Ebay).

 

Started installing it today but only got about 75% done with the drivers side when I figured out the bottom shock mount was now rotated 60 degrees.  The strut spacer is a milled aluminum type (see attached) that bolts up to the top of the strut and has offset mounting holes to attach to the vans strut mount.

 

Anyone who has done this before know if it is necessary to use a spring compressor to be able to clock the new mounting holes to the correct alignment?  I hate using those things and would like to avoid it if at all possible.

 

[EDIT]  Does orientation of the shock matter?  Meaning, could I have just turned this 180 degrees without it effecting the suspension geometry?  If so, I feel like a bit of an idiot right now!

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Edited by coastalb55, 16 March 2019 - 06:46 PM.

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#2 andy_george

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 07:03 PM

I don’t know the answer to your question, but you have a damn nice garage floor!
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#3 coastalb55

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 10:06 PM

Thanks.  I epoxy coated it several years back and it has held up well to lots of abuse.  It was a lot of work to prep and apply the epoxy though!


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#4 Bamps

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 09:34 AM

Are you changing out your upper control arms too? If not I would highly reccommend it. Anything over 2” on a lift and you should change to aftermarket. I usually get the top plate spacers if I go spacers, much easier. The top plate 90’s the bolt pattern too
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