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2012 Ford F-450 4’’ Budget System Removal and Installation

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Download INSTRUCTIONS FRONT SUSPENSION 1. Disconnect the negative terminal on the battery. Jack up the front end of the truck and support the frame rails with jack stands. NEVER WORK UNDER AN UNSUPPORTED VEHICLE! Remove the front tires. 2. Remove the brake line and ABS lines from the front side and the rear side of the lower spring perch on the axle and save the hardware. SEE FIGURE 1 3. Supporting the front axle with two fl oor jacks, remove the front shocks and discard. 4. Lower the front axle allowing the coil springs to come free of tension and remove the coil springs. EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN WORKING WITH COIL SPRINGS UNDER LOAD! SEE FIGURE 2 5. Remove the factory steering stabilizer from the frame mount and save the hardware. Remove the steering stabilizer frame bracket and save the hardware. Discard the frame bracket. Leave the steering stabilizer connected to the drag link. SEE FIGURE 3 6. Disconnect the sway bar links at the end of the sway bar and save the hardware. SEE FIGURE 4 7. Remove the trac bar from the frame bracket and save the original hardware. Remove the trac bar bracket from the frame, save the original hardware and discard the factory trac bar bracket. SEE FIGURES 5-6 8. Locate FT30463BK Track Bar Frame Bracket for 2008-11 models or FT30497BK for 2005-07 models. Attach to the frame using the original hardware in the same position. Torque bolts to 110 ft-lbs.