41) TIRES / WHEELS…
Tighten the lug nuts (115) in the sequence shown in illustration 9.
WARNING: When the tires / wheels are installed, always check for and remove any corrosion, dirt, or foreign material on the wheel mounting surface, or anything that contacts the wheel mounting surface (hub, rotor, etc.). Installing wheels without the proper metal-to-metal contact at the wheel mounting surfaces can cause the lug nuts to loosen and the wheel to come off while the vehicle is in motion.
WARNING: Retighten lug nuts at 500 miles after any wheel change, or anytime the lug nuts are loosened. Failure to do so could cause wheels to come off while vehicle is in motion.
42) INITIAL CLEARANCE CHECK, REAR…
With the vehicle still on jack stands, and the suspension “hanging” at full extension travel, check all components for proper operation and clearances. Pay special attention to clearance between the tires / wheels and brake hoses, driveshaft, etc.
43) HARDWARE TIGHTENING SEQUENCE…
Remove jack stands and lower vehicle to the floor. The suspension is now supporting vehicle weight.
Rear track bar, both ends (125).
All rear control arms-to-frame and axle (125).
Front / lower control arms-to-frame and axle (125). NOTE: Be sure that eccentric cam bolts are positioned as per installation step.
Front / upper control arms-to-frame and axle (75).
All shock absorber eyes (56).
44) FRONT TRACK BAR ADJUSTMENT…
Verify that the tires (not the steering wheel) are pointed straight ahead. Position a plumb bob, or similar tool, against the inside edge of the frame. Measure the distance between the line of the plumb bob and the inside edge of the wheel. Record this measurement, then repeat the procedure on the other side.
Compare the two measurements; the goal is to make them equal. If the driver side measurement is greater than the passenger side, the track bar needs to be lengthened. If the passenger side measurement is greater than the driver side, the track bar needs to be shortened.
Disconnect the lower (adjustable) end of the track bar from the axle and make the appropriate adjustments.
Tighten the jam nut firmly then reattach the bar-to-axle (130). Tighten the bar-to-frame bolt (130). WARNING! No more than 3/8” of Heim end threads can be exposed once the jam nut is tightened.
45) CENTER THE STEERING WHEEL…
IMPORTANT: The steering wheel must be centered prior to moving the vehicle, or an Electronic Stability Program sensor may be activated resulting in a dash light and a warning chime that requires 20 plus ignition key cycles to clear.
Start engine and steer wheels straight ahead. Loosen the nuts on the drag link adjustment sleeve then rotate adjuster until steering wheel center is achieved.
IMPORTANT - In order to achieve proper adjustment sleeve clamping force, clamp / bolt assemblies (found on the drag link and tie rod assemblies), the open side of each clamp must align with the slot in the threaded adjustment sleeve. Improper positioning and bolt torque will promote linkage deflection, which may contribute to tire shimmy. Tighten clamp bolts (26).
46) FINAL CLEARANCE and TORQUE CHECK...
Cycle steering lock-to-lock and inspect the tires / wheels, and the steering, suspension, and brake systems for proper operation, tightness and adequate clearance.
Readjust headlights to proper setting.
Realign vehicle to factory specifications. A precise alignment, including the centering of the steering wheel, is required in order for the vehicle’s Electronic Stability Program to function properly. A laser alignment is recommended.
49) SUPERLIFT WARNING DECAL…
The WARNING TO DRIVER decal installs on the inside of the vehicle within the driver’s view. Prior to installation, pre-clean the surface with the supplied alcohol cleaning pad.
50) SUPERLIFT BADGES...
This kit is packaged with a Superlift badge. Prior to installation, use the supplied alcohol pad to eliminate all soap and or other non-adhering residues that may impair adhesion, thoroughly clean the entire area of placement.
Remove the adhesive back and place small badge in the desired location. The adhesive on our badges is pressure sensitive and must be applied using pressure on all areas of the graphic. Like any PSA (pressure sensitive adhesive), it can take up to 72 hours for the adhesive to fully cure. Once the badge is in place do not peel it up, this will diminish the adhesive properties and could result in damaging the badge itself
To keep your Superlift badge in “like new” appearance keep the badge free/clear of solvents and chemicals that could cause the adhesive to dry or dissolve. This includes gasoline, diesel fuel, paint thinner, and alcohol. Soap and water is all that is needed for cleaning. Degreasers can be used sparingly and hand wiped/applied if needed, although not suggested.