Sittin Sic HOW TO...

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  1. jaxchrisfla

    jaxchrisfla Active Member

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    small end goes down to sit in the spring retainer. flat part up.
     
  2. Shanes56

    Shanes56 New Member

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    correct pig tail down!
     
  3. BlackXrunner05

    BlackXrunner05 Active Member

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    can it be done with out having to take the suspension arm off?
     
  4. gregincali

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    My buddy's shop has a lift Ill flip him a couple bucks and Ill be sittin sic
     
  5. Michigan X-Runner

    Michigan X-Runner New Member

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    no, but their is no adjustment in the upper arm, so it is no big deal!
     
  6. BlackXrunner05

    BlackXrunner05 Active Member

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    I put mine in today . Now all that's left are my leaf springs . I notcied that when i put them in though that they werent tight in the housing they had a bit of give is this normal? They seem to drive fine and they are secure by the wieght of my truck
     
  7. jaxchrisfla

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    that is normal, as they are shorter than the factory springs. and your correct, once in the truck, they settle down onto the strut like they should
     
  8. BlackXrunner05

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    Glad to hear it wasnt just me ! My real issue that I'm having is that one side seems to be a fingers wigth higher than the other side . I didnt have a tape measure so i used the wight on my hand . On my drivers side i can get 3 fingers in and forth rubs my tires , but on my passenger side its all four with room to spare . This is really vexing me . I put the right springs to each side . I made sure of it .Just can't figure it out
     
  9. dak-rt-2a-XR

    dak-rt-2a-XR Banned

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    someone needs to do this and take pictures...ive lowered or helped lowered dozens of trucks, but never coil overs...they were simple spring in the front...this sounds scary reading it LOL
     
  10. jaxchrisfla

    jaxchrisfla Active Member

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  11. XDsm

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    Re-Posting the instructions with font colors that are visible with the new forum setup:top:
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    Due to the amount of discussion that has been going on about the time and people being unsure of weather or not they can do the installation themselves and save the cost of installation by a mechanic so here are the installatiojn direction. I will point out that I do not condone trying to install this kit without professional supervision or help!


    Sittin Sic Coil Installation


    IMPORATANT


    Before attempting to remove and install any automotive coils it is important that you have the proper tools and facilities. Sittin Sic does not take responsibility for any negative effects or injury that may occur while removing or installing or there after ofthe Sittin Sic coil springs.


    Sittin Sic strongly recommends that an ASE certified professional handles all removal and installation of the Sittin Sic coils.



    Removal of stock shock absorber and coils spring assembly

    • Disconnect negative battery terminal
    • take the proper steps necessary to remove front wheel
    • Separate skid control sensor
    • Separate front flexible hose
    • Remove front upper suspension arm
    • Remove front shock absorber and coil spring assembly
      • Unbolt and remove the lower shock absorber nut, bolt and washer
      • On the top of the assembly there are three nuts and washers that surround the front support sub-assembly retainer nut. Do not remove the retainer nut only the three surrounding nuts and washers
      • Remove the assembly

    Disassembly of shock and coil assembly


    Important


    Do not attempt unless you have spring compressor properly mounted onto the spring to avoid damage and injury.


    Note:


    Do not use an impact wrench in any of the following steps

    • Remove the front support from front shock absorber nut
      • Using the proper spring compressor compress the coil
      • While holding the shock absorber rod remove the nut
    • Remove front shock absorber cushion retainer
    • Remove front shock absorber cushion
    • Remove front suspension support sub-assembly
    • Remove front coil spring insulator upper
    • remove front shock absorber cushion retainer
    • remove front coil spring

    Reassembly of shock and coil assembly


    Important


    Do not attempt unless you have spring compressor properly mounted onto the spring to avoid damage and injury.


    Note:


    Do not use an impact wrench in any of the following steps


    Make sure that the front drivers side coil that is identified by the tag is installed on the drivers side.

    • Install Sittin Sic front coils
      • IF necessary compress the Sittin Sic coils (due to the reduction in height of the coils compression may not be necessary)
      • Install front coil spring onto the shock absorber. Fit the lower end of the front spring into the gap of the lower seat
    • Install shock absorber cushion retainer
    • Install coil spring insulator
    • Install suspension support sub-assembly
      • Be sure that the bolts line up with the upper mount holes
    • Install cushion
    • Install cushion retainer
    • Install support to shock absorber nut
      • Fit and tighten the lock nut (preferably new). Torque to 20ftlbs
      • Release coil spring while checking the position of the suspension support sub-assembly

    Installation

    • Temporarily tighten shock absorber with coil
      • Drivers side
    i. Install onto the body with the lower end of the spring facing the outer side of the truck
      • Passenger side
    i. Install onto the body with the lower end of the spring facing the inner side of the truck
      • Install three nuts and washers onto the upper side of the shock absorber with coil. Torque to 47ftlbs
      • Temporarily tighten the lower shock mount nut, bolt and washer
    i. Temporarily tighten supper suspension arm
    ii. Reinstall flexible hose
    iii. Reinstall skid control sensor wire
    iv. Put the wheel back on
    v. Lower and stabilize the suspension by bouncing the truck up and down several times
    vi. Raise vehicle and remove wheel
    vii. Fully tighten lower shock absorber mount nut, bolt, and washer. Torque to 61ftlbs
    viii. Fully tighten upper suspension arm
    ix. Reconnect negative battery cable


    Align vehicle ASAP to avoid improper tire wear
     
  12. KETCHUP

    KETCHUP Active Member

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    yeah, AZ has a nice hook up. matter of fact, I still have a loaned crank pulley that I forgot to take back. OOPS. :laugh:
     
  13. TitanRattler813

    TitanRattler813 Well-Known Member

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    and that, sir, is why their rental process is buy and return :laugh:
     
  14. KETCHUP

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    yup, I guess so.....:laugh:
     
  15. eltus

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    how much does it cost to rent a spring compressor?
     
  16. heylookatthatblackXRunner

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    If there's any questions you can't find an answer to in here, shoot me a PM and I'll try to get you taken care of :top:
     
  17. DC29

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    how do i fit this on my double cab? :D
     
  18. heylookatthatblackXRunner

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    Just like an X-Runner :top:

    But, how well it will fit and work on your Double Cab is beyond me...

    So I guess you're gonna have to test it out :D
     
  19. TitanRattler813

    TitanRattler813 Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't there a PDF version of these instructions (with pictures) at one point?
     
  20. gosaints420

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