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4. With the vehicle secured properly on a lift, the technicians took care of all the regular stuff like disassembling the stock leaf springs and associated bracketry. While they were in there, they found out that our donor truck had failing ball joints and unit bearings. We only mention this because you may want to consider replacing these items as well, once your truck is all apart. In this photo you can see how the passenger-side rearmost axle bracket is cut off to make room for Full-Traction's new U-bolt cradle brackets.