2 FRONT END LEVELING KIT (COIL SPRING SPACERS) INSTALLATION

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3651 N. Hwy 89  Chino Valley, AZ 86323
           (928) 636-7080  www.p-a-g.net


1997-02 FORD F150 2WD
2" FRONT END LEVELING KIT
(COIL SPRING SPACERS)
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
KIT# FL220                                                           WARNING
                                                                   Many states now have laws restricting bumper heights
  WARNING                                                          and vehicle lifts. Local laws should be consulted to
                                                                   determine if the changes you intend to make to your
Read and understand all instructions, warnings, cau-               vehicle comply with state laws. Before combining a
tions, and notes in this sheet and in your owners man-             body lift with a suspension lift, consult an installation
ual before you begin the installation of this coil lift kit.       professional to see how this will affect your specific
                                                                   application.
  WARNING
Proper installation of a Performance Automotive                      WARNING
Group kit requires knowledge of the factory recom-
mended procedures for disassembly and assembly of                  This kit should only be installed on vehicles in good
original equipment components. We recommend that                   working condition. Before installation, the vehicle
the factory shop manual and any special tools neces-               should be thoroughly inspected for evidence of corro-
sary to your vehicle be on hand during the installation.           sion or deformation. This kit should not be installed on
Installation of this kit without proper knowledge of the           any vehicle that is suspected to have been in a colli-
factory recommended procedures may affect the per-                 sion or misused. Failure to observe this warning may
formance of these components and the safety of your                result in serious personal injury and/or severe damage
vehicle. We strongly recommend that a certified                    to your vehicle.
mechanic familiar with the installation of similar com-
ponents install this kit.                                            WARNING
                                                                   To ensure the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS,
  WARNING                                                          or air bag) is not accidentally deployed during kit instal-
Ensure that your vehicle tires are properly blocked and            lation, always ground yourself and the vehicle. Do not
secured before you begin installation of this kit.                 use power or pneumatic tools. Exercise extreme cau-
                                                                   tion while working near SRS sensors and wiring. Do
                                                                   not allow anyone near air bags during kit installation.
  CAUTION                                                          Accidental deployment can result in serious personal
It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that all             injury or death.
mounting hardware is correctly tightened before, dur-
ing, and after use of this kit. DO NOT EXCEED manu-                  WARNING
facturer's load specifications for your vehicle. Always
operate your vehicle in a safe manner. If your vehicle             Always wear eye protection when operating power
is equipped with any type of extra duty suspension or              tools.
special towing package, this kit may not fit properly. If
your vehicle is equipped with any type of aftermarket                NOTE
springs, lift kits, or bushings, this kit may not fit prop-        Performance Automotive Group recommends applying
erly.                                                              the Loctite supplied in the kit to the threads of all fas-
                                                                   teners unless specified otherwise in the instructions.
  NOTE
Special tools, such as coil spring compressors, may be
required for installation of this kit.

                                                               1
A. Before you start.

  NOTE
Keep track of hardware quantity and position. Kit parts
are prefaced by the word kit in italics.

1. Read all warnings and instructions completely and
   carefully before you begin.

2. Special tools, such as coil spring compressors, are
   required for installation of this coil lift kit.

3. Check to make sure the kit is complete (refer to the
   Parts List at the end of this document).

4. Only install this kit on the vehicle for which it is
   intended. If anytime during the installation you
   encounter something different from what is outlined
   in the instructions, call technical support at (928)
   636-3175.

5. Park the vehicle on a clean, dry, flat, level surface
   and block the tires so the vehicle cannot roll in either
   direction.

6. Disconnect both battery cables.

    a. Disconnect negative cable (1) first, then the pos-
       itive cable (2) from the battery (3).




B. Get ready to install coil spring leveling kit.

1. Lift front wheel assemblies.

    a. If so equipped, remove two caps (4) from front
       wheels (5).

    b. Loosen five lug nuts (6) each from two front
       wheels (5).

    c. Using a hydraulic jack, slowly lift front of vehicle
       so that two front tires (7) are three to five inches
       off of ground. Position jack stands under frame
       jack points (8). Lower frame onto jack stands.

    d. Remove five lug nuts (6) each and two front
       wheels (5) from spindle (9).




                                                              2   1997-02 Ford F150 2WD - Kit FL220
2. Remove front axle driver side hardware.

   a. Remove nut with captive bushing (10) and sway
      bar link (11) from lower a-arm (12).

   b. Remove two nuts (13), and shock (14) from
      lower a-arm (12).




   c. Remove nut with captive washer (15), bushing
      (16) and shock (14) from spring perch (17).




   d. Remove bolt (18), bracket (19), and brake hose
      (20) from lower a-arm (12).




   e. Lift lower a-arm (12) with hydraulic jack. Do not
      lift frame (8) off of jack stands.

   f.   Remove cotter key (21), castle nut (22), ball joint
        (23), and upper-a arm (24) from spindle assem-
        bly (25).




                                                              3   1997-02 Ford F150 2WD - Kit FL220
  NOTE
When lowering the lower a-arm pay special attention
to the brake lines so that they are not being stretched
by the spindle assembly.

    g. Lower lower a-arm (12).

    h. Remove coil spring (26) coil spring bushing (27)
       from spring perch (17) and lower a-arm (12).




C. Installing coil spring leveling kit.

1. Install coil spring spacer driver side.

    a. Position kit coil spring spacer (28) on coil spring
       (26).




    b. Install coil spring (26) and kit coil spring spacer
       (28) on spring perch (17) and lower a-arm (12).

    c. Raise lower a-arm (12) using hydraulic jack,
       position ball joint (23) and upper a-arm (24) in
       spindle assembly (25). Position sway bar link
       (11) on lower a-arm (12).

    d. Install castle nut (22) and cotter key (21) on ball
       joint (23) and upper a-arm (24).




                                                             4   1997-02 Ford F150 2WD - Kit FL220
e. Install sway bar link (11) on lower a-arm (12)
   with nut with captive bushing (10).




f.   Install bracket (19) and brake hose (20) on lower
     a-arm (12) with bolt (18).




g. Remove lower shock bushing (16) and washer
   (29) from shock (14)

h. Install kit shock bushing spacer (30), washer
   (29), and lower shock bushing (16) on shock
   (14).




i.   Install shock (14) on lower a-arm (12) with two
     nuts (13).




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