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Doing mine tomorrow, what's everyone's opinions on the easiest way to do them? Only have done them on my d2 before, a bit easier. I'll also be changing shocks, springs, panhard, and track rod if it makes it easier without any of those.

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To add to Jeff's comments. When doing the panhard at the same time I find a single ratchet strap helpful to help pull the vehicle towards the drivers side to align the panhard and help with aligning the bolt holes on the front of the radius arms.
 

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To add to Jeff's comments. When doing the panhard at the same time I find a single ratchet strap helpful to help pull the vehicle towards the drivers side to align the panhard and help with aligning the bolt holes on the front of the radius arms.

Good call, that's pretty much what I was looking for.

I'm assuming I'll have to insert the chassis side first and then install the axle side like the trailing arms, is that correct?
 

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The track rod will need to be removed. Do one side at a time. Chassis end first. Stick a bolt through one of the axle mounts. Walk the wheel forward and back to line up the second axle mount.

Once you get thw radius arms done I'd support the truck under the frame, take the wheels off, and drop the axle down to install the new springs.
 

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I have a couple of old radius arm to axle bolts I've cut short, one longer than the other, and tapered the ends. If I have alignment issues I drive them in from the opposite side from where I'll be inserting the bolts in order to get the holes aligned. Works very well.
 

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Well it's done...they weren't awful. The front shocks were way worse, what a terrible design, glad I swapped to eyelets all the way around.

Got a ton done this weekend... Just need to install the front locker now

 
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