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I am Super!
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Here is the story. I have a Rancho 4" lift up front. Ranco uses 2" drop brackets and 4" springs to lift the front.
I have been riding around for two years with bad camber. Looks like this \----/ .

I took it to the alignment shop and they wanted around $200 to change the alignment bushings and align the front.

I'm unwilling to spend this when it cost less to get taller brackets and get more lift.

So I have some 6" superlift Springs and I ordered 6" TuffCountry TTB pivot brackets. I will be using the same drop Pitmon arm and drop radius arm brackets that are on there now.

The hard part is done. I got all the rivets out last time so I should be able to just swap the brackets and springs.

Here is the catch. I want to do this swap without taking the front axle out again.
Here is my plan:
Jack the front up and support.
Remove: Front Driveshaft, Tires, Calipers, Shocks, and springs. I have 4 floor jack so I can lift and drop parts as needed.

I will loosen the rad arm bushings so that the axle will cycle up and down as needed.

Then remove the axle pivot bolts and lower the TTB arms out of the way.
Then swap the axle pivot brackets and assemble opposite of above.

Here is what the Brackets look like for $150




Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Diesel Gynachologist
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I had this same problem when I bought my truck with the rancho kit on it. with several calls to rancho I finally got a guy that knew what he was talking about. they have a 4" bracket out there, I called 4wp and had them order it for me. after that I was able to align it with no problems.

when you swap out the brackets you dont need to take the axle out. I just droped the beams out of the way
 

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when I did my lift I just did one arm at a time ..... your radius arm will hold it where it needs to stay and just change the drop down brackets one at a time


WTF are ya taking the axle shafts out for? :twak ... and the driveshaft? .... no reason to remove either one :shrug
 

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i used ratchet straps to hold the axle up. using ratchet straps made it much easier to lower the beams if needed.

if your going from 4" to 6" but keeping the same drop brackets for you radius arms i think you're going to have caster problems
 

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Damager said:
when I did my lift I just did one arm at a time ..... your radius arm will hold it where it needs to stay and just change the drop down brackets one at a time


WTF are ya taking the axle shafts out for? :twak ... and the driveshaft? .... no reason to remove either one :shrug
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BTW, I like the adjustable alignment bushings/bolts. That's a good idea. I wonder if they will hold though. Lots of pressure and movement at that point. Good luck
 

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I am Super!
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Damager,
I'm gonna do it like you said one arm at a time. I gonna to take out the driveshaft just because it is easy and gets it out of my way, but I'm not touching the axleshafts. I didn't think I said anything about them.

Andy,
I think you posted that you supported your ttb with ratchet straps and that is one of the things that got me thinking about this. Thank you.

BoulderBronco,
They should hold up, They have a liftime warrenty as long as you have the original receipt.

Dustin,
I thought about just gettin the 4" ttb drop brackets but I have a set of 6" springs just collecting dust in my garage. Plus my rear end is about 3"s taller anyway so this should help level me out.

Chris,
Thanks for letting me know that this a tried and true way to drop the brackets :beer
 
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