finished the Shackle flip the rear end ended up being about
3 1/2" higher than the front. To level it out I ordered
a set of Superlift 6" lift coils from Jeff's Bronco
Graveyard. I did the swap out one day after work. It took
about 3 hours to complete.
Here is a
comparison of stock coils, 4" lift coils and 6"
lift coils. There is only a 2" difference in size
uncompressed but the larger ones have tighter wound coils.
Bronco is on jack stands, remove the tire, top shock mount
and coil. Then remove the axle pivot bracket nut and bolt
and use a second floor jack to pivot the axle mount to the
lower hole. You might need to use a hammer to persuade it to
It's a good
thing I just purchased a coil compression kit last week for
a future upgrade of the suspension on my Maxima. I would
have had a heck of a time getting the springs in the buckets
without it. .
All done. I
did ride it up the street and back and the alignment is way
off. By looking at this picture it looks like the difference
in height on the steering linkage pulled the toe in.
It's a good
thing I have a nice high covered parking area on the side of
the house 'cause it ain't gonna fit in the garage anymore.