R50 Lift Kits Installation Procedure
– raise the truck
– remove wheel
– remove the 3 top bolts that retains the strut. They are under the hood, where the strut tower is.
– remove the 2 big bolts that attach the strut to the knuckle. This is where the break rotor is.
– remove the strut
– compress spring
– dismantle the strut by removing the top nut
– take the top plate (the one with the bolts pressed fit in) and bring it to a vise where the plate is sitting and you can hammer out the bolts (You can also use a press if you have access to one)
– install the spacer on the top plate by threading the spacers with the longer bolts supplied
– re-install the top plate on the strut by screwing the top nut. At that point you have in this order from bottom to top : strut,top plates,spacer
Before releasing the tension on the coil, make sure of these :
1) The top COIL SEAT PLATE has a notch/stamped triangle. This mark should be 180 degrees from where the knucle attaches to the strut.
2) The top PLATE has the letters L and R stamped on top of it. Depending on if you’re doing the driver(L) or passenger(R) strut, the LETTER should ALIGN with the NOTCH/Stamped triangle of the TOP COIL SEAT PLATE.
– release the spring tension from the compressor
-re-install the strut. Do not torque the 3 strut bolts to more than 29 ft/lb
You may need some camber bolts in order to have an alignment. You will need 14mm bolts : https://www.google.com/search?q=camber+bolts+81260&oq=camber+bolts+81260
As for the rear spacers, they simply install between the coil seat and the coil spring. You may need to compress the spring in order to get enough space to insert the spacer. The placement is at the bottom (under the coil). The coil fit inside the cup of the spacer.