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OK guys I got the front of my truck done with all your help now I am moving onto the rear and I have no idea where to start. Please give me pointers and the steps you took to install your flip. I really need the help. Thanks.
 

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Unbolt axle from leaf springs
Unbolt leaf springs from truck
Jack axle up
Reinstall leaf springs under axle
Install axle saddles/flip kit
Bolt axle back to leafsprings
 

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Its pretty easy and way easier than the front. It took like an hour to do the rear. Don't remember any specifics though. Some say you have to drop the gas tank but I didn't
 

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1) place jackstands at flatest part of frame as far back as possible, somewhere under your rear door area.

2) keep jack under diff with slight pressure.

3) remove shocks

4) if you have trailer hitch remove the 3 bolts on each frame side, then slowly loosen the bolts that hold it to the frame. This will allow the hitch to pivot down from the frame allowing access to the lower shackle bolt.

5) remove the (3) 9/32 scerws that hold the gas filler neck on.

6) place a jack under the gas tank

7) remove the 2 bolts/straps that hold the tank up

8) lower jack till tank clears the top frame crossmember, then slide it over a few inches

9) remove front drivers side leaf spring nut and rear drivers side lower leaf shackle nut...not bolts.

10) while jack is under the diff with slight pressure, remove the u-bolts on drivers side only.

11) slowly lower jack till spring centerpin is above diff perch.

12) remove front leaf bolt, then rear leaf bolt

13) put clamps on each side of centerpin on leafs and remove the bolt/nut and set u-bolt plate aside. Then reverse the bolt/nut and install on leafs and remove clamps.

14) Jack diff up to allow leaf to be installed underneath axle.

15) install leaf under axle with appropriate brackets.

16) tighten front leaf bolt only, leave the rear bolt/shackle snug.

17) jack the tank up and re-attach tank straps/bolts, then re-attach the (3) 9/32 screws for the filler neck.

passenger side is the same just without having to lower the tank.

with everything tight except the rear shackle/leaf bolts, install shocks and wheels then lower to ground. Now with the weight of the truck on the ground, tighten the rear leaf/shackle bolts.


whew...I think I covered everything :crazy:

btw.....this is all assuming you have cut off the bumpstop brackets and removed spare tire:read:
 

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Hey thanks a lot JB I didnt recieve any bumpstops from Tim so can I put those on at later time? Here are some recent pics.
no bumpstops?...I bet he sent you the 99-06 flip kit....mine was for 07+ ands came with bumpstops. Take a look at the end of the box.

take a pic of the parts but you can add them later.
 

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Hey JB do you have a pic of your flip installed so I can get a reference where they parts go. Also I bought the mcg airbag kit does anyone have a clear pic where the mounts go mainly the one that attaches to the leaf pack. I need to know if the mount points to the rear of the truck or to the cab. I mainly want a pic of how the flip goes because there are a lot of wires and a bracket attached to the axle that seems like it will need to be removed for the flip. I don't want to go on any further until I see some reference pics of where you mounted all the wires. Sorry for all the questions.
 

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Hey JB do you have a pic of your flip installed so I can get a reference where they parts go. Also I bought the mcg airbag kit does anyone have a clear pic where the mounts go mainly the one that attaches to the leaf pack. I need to know if the mount points to the rear of the truck or to the cab.
Its at the rear of the leafs. Here is my old set up.



 

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Oh ok cool, What do I do with this bracket?

Here are the parts that came with the flip kit.
Thats the 99-06 kit, not the 07 like sam and I have...check the box end I bet it says 99-06. The 07 kits come with round new u-bolts, whereas the 99-06 use the old u-bolts :read:

It will work but Tim sent you the wrong one. He did the same thing to armandos truck. The bracket with the wire/line stays on the truck, the small thin part of the U shaped goes thru that. The little brackets with the bolt go on top of the axle with the bolt thru the former centerpin hole. The large plate with all the holes goes underneath inverted from your pic with the hole closest to the edge towards the front of the truck, this hole is what the centerpin head goes thru after you remove it and re-install the other direction.
 
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