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Old February 7th, 2010, 12:41 PM   #1
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Ok so friday night me and a couple buddies went to put the lift on my 2000 f250 and it was a nightmare. We spent 15 hours working on it and right now have the track bar rigged because we couldnt get it to line up so had to put smaller bolts to get them through. We also couldnt get the stock pitman arm off so the drop still needs to go on.

We got the springs and shocks on good tho

after dealing with this all night we decided to say screw it and didnt even attempt the back the back lift is going to be blocks and a leaf that came with the kit. I need to order the carrier bearing drop also

I am absolutely sick of looking at the truck right now and was just wondering if there is someone on here that needs to make a bit of money and would be able to help me out

Mods can moeve this if they want just wanted to get some more views on it possiblt
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Pitman arm pullers are cheap, and every parts store has them?
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You might need to use a ratchet strap to get the track bar into position.

Attach one end to the axle and one to the frame and start ratcheting it until the holes in track bar and mount line up. Put bolt in and tighten it up.
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we did the lift up in almont in a friends barn... the pitman arm puller autozone assured me was gonna be big enough definitely was not
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You might need to use a ratchet strap to get the track bar into position.

Attach one end to the axle and one to the frame and start ratcheting it until the holes in track bar and mount line up. Put bolt in and tighten it up.
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Old February 7th, 2010, 02:20 PM   #6
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we did the lift up in almont in a friends barn... the pitman arm puller autozone assured me was gonna be big enough definitely was not
there's your problem....

maybe not but if it fits, put a lot of tension on it the wack it with a hammer. the arm NOT the puller. and repeat until it comes off.
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You might need to use a ratchet strap to get the track bar into position.

Attach one end to the axle and one to the frame and start ratcheting it until the holes in track bar and mount line up. Put bolt in and tighten it up.

that might work, but its a lot easier to have someone turn the steering wheel back and forth. This will push the truck side to side while the axle stays in place.

Pitman arm, get the right sized puller, crank it down with the impact gun, then smack it with a hammer, then re-tighten, smcak with hammer, repeat until it pops loose....if no impact you can do it with a ratchet, it just may take longer. Don't add a pipe or anything for leverage, just tighten the ratchet as tight as you can by hand, smack it, repeat.

the back should be pretty easy, shocks, blocks, and add a leaf. Assuming you got new u bolts just cut the old ones off and go to town.
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that might work, but its a lot easier to have someone turn the steering wheel back and forth. This will push the truck side to side while the axle stays in place.

Pitman arm, get the right sized puller, crank it down with the impact gun, then smack it with a hammer, then re-tighten, smcak with hammer, repeat until it pops loose....if no impact you can do it with a ratchet, it just may take longer. Don't add a pipe or anything for leverage, just tighten the ratchet as tight as you can by hand, smack it, repeat.

the back should be pretty easy, shocks, blocks, and add a leaf. Assuming you got new u bolts just cut the old ones off and go to town.
x1.5 just have some one turn the wheels while the truck is on the ground, Was there a trackbar relocation bracket or a longer trac bar supplied????????
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was forced to use an autozone one on my buddies superduty cuz its what he brought, so i put it on the grinder and opened it up, worked just fine
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x1.5 just have some one turn the wheels while the truck is on the ground, Was there a trackbar relocation bracket or a longer trac bar supplied????????
it came with track bar relocation brackets i got from mudbillyredneck on here.... we tried doing the turn the wheels method and still couldnt get it to line up right tho
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im sick of looking at the truck anddont have anywhere to work on it until next weekend. Is there anyone in my area interested in finishing it for cash?
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we did the lift up in almont in a friends barn... the pitman arm puller autozone assured me was gonna be big enough definitely was not
Regular pitman arm pullers(the 2 piece ones AZ sells) WILL NOT work on Ford truck, the arms are too big to even fit in the puller. I get around this by renting their larger 3 jaw puller and only use 2 of the jaws. Make sure the puller can be used as a 2 jaw before you take it home, you will need the jaws directly across from each other.

Good Luck, if I was closer to you I would give you a hand.
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nobody wants to make some quick cash... if i cant line something up im gonna have to take it to mumbly to get finished on thursday
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