Warning! READ BEFORE INSTALLING. Notice to Owner, Operator, Dealer and Installer

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1 Warning! READ BEFORE INSTALLING Notice to Owner, Operator, Dealer and Installer ReadyLIFT Off Road Suspension s Mid Travel and Long Travel suspension systems and components are designed for OFF ROAD USE ONLY. Vehicles that have been enhanced for off road performance often have unique handling characteristics due to a higher center of gravity and larger tires. Because of the increased track width and suspension articulation along with the disconnection of the front sway bar these vehicles may handle, react and stop differently than many passenger cars or unmodified vehicles, both on and off road.! Therefore use of these off road products on the street is at the consumer s own discretion so you must drive your vehicle safely. Extreme care should always be taken to prevent vehicle rollover or loss of control, which can result in serious injury or even death. Always avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers and allow more time and distance for braking! ReadyLIFT reminds you to fasten your seat belts at all times and reduce speed! We will gladly answer any questions concerning the design, function, maintenance and correct use of our products. Proper installation and proper use of all mid travel and long travel products must be followed for optimal safety and performance. Please make sure that the Dealer/ Installer explains and delivers all warning notices, warranty forms, and instruction sheets included with ReadyLIFT Off Road product. Please note that certain mechanical aspects of any suspension lift product may accelerate ordinary wear of original equipment components. Further, installation of certain ReadyLIFT products may void the vehicles factory warranty as it pertains to certain covered parts; it is the consumer s responsibility to check with their local dealer for warranty coverage before installation of the lift. Be advised that the purchase and installation of ReadyLIFT Off Road Suspension systems and components is an acknowledgement of acceptance of fore mentioned policy. ReadyLIFT does not accept any responsibility for improper use, alterations, and installation of any mid and long travel products purchased. ReadyLIFT Suspension and its distributors will not be responsible for any damages or injuries resulting from improper usage or installation.

2 Pre installation notes and preparations: The following are necessary in order to complete the installation and provide adequate provisions for intended off-road use. Take extra precaution and necessary safety procedures when making any and all modifications to vehicles being fitted with aftermarket components. Prior to installation of these components, completely and thoroughly read all the installation procedures and make sure you are able to safely complete all the steps and recommendations. For technical assistance or questions regarding Required modifications for safe and proper fitment of ReadyLIFT Off- Road Series increased travel suspension system(s): Front track width widened by 2.5 per side Aftermarket widened front fenders required Requires removal of OE suspension limiter at frame (cutting required) Wheels with proper backspacing (Min. 4.5 backspacing required) Properly sized tire fitment (Max. 35 OD recommended) Modified or aftermarket front bumper Modified wheel well openings and firewall area near foot-wells Relocating parts in/around wheel well areas Note: OE wheel well liners will not be reused and sheet metal cutting is required along with removal of OE front fenders. Note: (Rear only) Cutting of the rear fender wells/bed required to complete installation of bed cage.

3 On level surface, lift vehicle securely by the frame Remove front wheels/tires and copper rotor retaining clips Remove factory plastic air dam 4WD: Remove factory aluminum differential skid plate Remove plastic wheel well liners completely (not reused) Remove plastic wheel well liners completely (not reused) Disconnect ABS line bracket from upper control arm. Unclip and disconnect ABS line connector at the frame

4 Loosen and remove outer tie rod nut. Separate ball joint from spindle. Disconnect both sway bar end links at the lower control arm Remove sway bar from dr./pass. frame mounts. (Not reused) Remove clips from top of upper strut mounting nuts Remove upper coil over mounting hardware. Loosen and remove lower coil over mounting hardware. Remove strut assembly from vehicle. (not reused)

5 Remove brake caliper and mount from spindle Remove retaining bolt from brake rotor Remove brake rotor from spindle Remove ABS line bolt from spindle and remove line Loosen but do not remove upper ball joint nut Strike spindle as shown to break loose ball joint, disconnect Support suspension with jack 4WD: Carefully remove axle dust cap

6 4WD: Loosen and remove center axle nut/washer from CV 4WD: Remove inner drive plate bolts (6) from differential. 4WD: Loosen upper ball joint nut and separate from spindle 4WD: Remove axle from vehicle. Loosen lower ball joint nut Strike with hammer to separate from spindle. Remove spindle from upper and lower control arms Remove plastic alignment cams from upper control arm

7 Loosen upper control arm mounting bolts and cams at frame. Remove upper control arm. This will be the material being removed to allow more travel With a saw-z-all or die grinder remove the droop limiter Now remove the upper portion of the coil bucket as shown Trim the opposite side as shown to allow full clearance. Sand /de-burr all areas cut and apply paint/undercoating Remove inner dust boot clamp from steering rack

8 Remove outer dust boot clamp from tie rod and slide down Loosen and remove inner tie rod at steering rack Note: Vehicles requiring rack adapters, use thread locker Clean rack threads and install & torque steering rack adapter Note: Use thread locking compound on clevis mounting bolt Tighten to spec with clevis positioned as shown, (vertical) 4WD: Unplug differential solenoid 4WD: Disconnect U-joint straps at differential yoke

9 4WD: Unbolt CV axles (6) bolts at the differential 4WD: Unbolt rear cross member (4) bolts and remove 4WD: Support differential w/ jack and un-bolt pass. side 4WD: Remove driver side mounting bolts & unplug vent line 4WD: Carefully lower differential from vehicle 4WD: Secure differential to perform modification 4WD: Mark differential, indicating material to be removed 4WD: Use a grinder to remove material marked previously

10 Use an air hammer to remove differential mounting studs or 4WD: Remove passenger side differential mounting bracket 4WD: Secure in vise, remove mounting studs w/ hammer 4WD: Reinstall bracket and attach billet spacer as shown 4WD: Attach pass/driver side with socket head hardware 4WD: Lift and position diff back into vehicle check clearance 4WD: Attach w/new hardware & reconnect diff. vent line 4WD: View of passenger side bolted in with new hardware 4WD: Reconnect differential solenoid

11 Disconnect brake line from hard line at frame Disconnect brake line from caliper Remove brake line retaining clip at frame/ remove brake line Install new brake line in reverse order of removal process. Using new copper washers, attach to caliper with OE bolt Reattach OE clip in the frame Brake bleed procedure: For safety and proper operations of your vehicles brakes and safety provisions, please consult your owners manual or have certified mechanic perform these steps. See owners manual for specific brake fluid requirements. Raise hood check brake reservoir level and add accordingly

12 Carefully loosen hardware for lower control arms Remove hardware and lower control arm from frame Install new lower control arm in frame Attach spindle to lower control arm 4WD: Slide new longer axle through spindle 4WD: Attach axle at differential with OE bolts by hand 4WD: Tighten axle flange bolts to spec 4WD: Reattach axle nut/washer to CV halfshaft by hand

13 Assemble upper control arm bushings and install in frame Reuse factory hardware and alignment cams Connect to spindle with tapered pin and misalign spacers Use provided hardware to tighten to spec. Attach and tighten lower control arm in the same fashion 4WD: Torque axle nut to spec Reinstall brake rotor/caliper with OE hardware and torque Attach brake lines with provided Adel clamps/bolts as shown

14 Install provided reservoir brackets at bumper support holes Tighten with provided hardware Carefully install coil-over into factory location Attach top with provided hardware Attach lower mount with provided hardware and spacers Attach reservoir to previously installed bracket w/hose clamps Insert reducer sleeve into sm. heim end and insert into clevis Install steering tie rod assembly into steering rack clevis

15 Install pin and misalignment spacers and attach to spindle Tighten inner steering kit hardware Install tapered pin misalign spacers and hardware at spindle Reconnect ABS line and zip tie to braided brake line 4WD: Skid plate install w/provided hardware Front view of completed mid travel kit ReadyLIFT Off-Road Series suggested accessories to complete installation: Cycle steering, check clearances, and brake lines, alignment Rear leaf spring pack Rear shackle kit /06 Rear bed cage kit Rear hydraulic bump kit /7 Rear lower shock mount /1 Front pre-runner bumper Rear pre-runner bumper