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Rear Suspension Link Drop Brackets

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17. The rear suspension lift installation begins by removing a number of parts including the sway-bar end links, shock absorbers, gas-tank skidplate, and coil springs and insulators. The first parts to install are the link drop brackets. Rancho recommends only removing the forward ends of the upper and lower links on one side of the axle at a time. The driver side is done first. Here you can see the new driver-side link drop bracket in place before the links are reattached. The bracket attaches using four bolts, one of which has to be drilled. After this, new bumpstop spacers are installed on each side of the vehicle.