- Fully fabricated for the best steering geometry and clearances
- Allows for straight tie rod - no bends - and clears even deep fabricated differential covers
- Included Knuckle Bolts and tapered spacers for tight fit and increased strength
- Welds directly to factory knuckles (1999 to 2004 SuperDuty)
- 3/4" bolt holes for uncompromising steering strength
- Precision Laser Cut from 1/4" steel and CNC Bent for accurate fitment
- Minimal modification to OEM knuckle needed*
Warning: Installing this product requires Welding and Fabrication skills, If youare not confident in your abilities to complete this task please have thisinstalled at an qualified off-road shop .
Required Tools : Safetyglasses, Socket Set, Wrench Set, Cutting tools ( Example : sawzall, grinder,plasma cutter, cutting torch, ), ball joint press Welder, Jack, Jack stands, Wheel Chocks.
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Remove the steering from the knuckles then remove theknuckles from the axle .
Drill out the knuckle bolt hole to accept a 3/4" bolt. Now remove your ball joints from the knuckle
Clean and prep knuckle surface of all dirt, Grease, Paintand other debris to ensure the surface is ready for welding
Heat the knuckle to 400 degrees once knuckle is up to temperature Lay the knuckle flat on hub side down rest the Hs6152-3 flat against the knucklewith the round cutout at the bottom around the steering stop stanchion post .
Slip the Hs6152-1 onto the knuckle (Thereis a laser etch mark at the top of the Hs6152-1 & -4 This may need to be trimmed due to castingvariations throughout the production years ) .The lower groove on the HS6152-3 should slipinto the bottom of the HS6152-1. NowSlip the HS6152-2 into the center of theHS6152-1 and it should key into the groove on the hs6152-3 . Nowtake your knuckle bolt kit and run it through the large round holes and boltinto place you should have some of the sleve sticking out of the top of theHs6152 bracket .
Take your heim joints and misalignment spacers and bolt theminto position to set your joint spacingand tack weld the HS6152 parts together and remove the heim joints.
Once the heim joints are removed you can fully weld all ofthe parts together. Post heat and peenthe welds to ensure they do not crack and wrap the parts in a welding blanket to cool slowly overnight.
Prime paint or powder coat the knuckles to finish thesurfaces .
Press in new ball joints and install onto the axle.
Repeat this process for the other side .