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I got my 2/4 drop kit in the mail today and was wondering how hard it is to install. I have no suspension work experience but I have access to just about every tool created.

It is springs in the front and shackles and hangers in the back.

I cant find any instructions on the internet on how to go about this.

Is there a website or a gmfullsize thread with a good write up on how to do this?

1999 GMC Sierra 1500 2wd extended cab

thanx,
dan
 

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The springs up front are actually pretty easy to do. You have to disconnect your lower and upper control arms then switch out the spings, you need to compress the new spring of course then install it.
The rear on the other hand is a little difficult. The shackles are an easy swap, get the truck off the ground then disconnect your old ones from the leaf spring then intall the new one. The hardest part of the install is the hangers. you have to get your truck above head level on a lift then disconnect both leaf springs. Then you remove your gas tank(made a hell of a easier job). After you get those out of the way your gonna have to drill out the rivits on the existing hangers in order to install the new ones. Thats a basic overview at least look at the belltech instructions on how to install them
http://www.stylinconcepts.com/images/UploadedImages/instructions/6514BLT.pdf

and if that link doesn't work try

http://www.stylinconcepts.com/part....familyid/1748/subcategoryid/373/categoryid/30


and click on instructions
 

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2" drop springs are shorter than your stock ones, it should be a lot easier to install because you dont have the length to fight with. if anything go to autozone and get a coil compressor...it's pretty simple...im still waiting on my drop springs... we are doing the C-Notch this weekend....
good luck.
 
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