December 13, 2007Hey guys, i ordered a 7" lift for my truck and we recieved the shocks, 3.5" spindles, 3.5" coils and 4" blocks for the rear. We ran into a multitude of problems. First after installing the front and setting the truck down the tires sat bowed in and we had to adjust the tie rods almost all the way out which is dangerous to drive so now its just sittin in the shop, i was told i need idler and pitman arm drops but they were not included in the kit and we tried to put the blocks in but i am told i need brake line extensions also and when i emailed the company this is what they told me, is there any truth to this os is this guy just trying to throw me around? i have a 97 f-150 2wd. i would like someone with experience give me suggestions or tips. the place im getting to help me do it is a very established tire and alignment place in my town and have installed lifts before but i am hoping that there is something i can do besides ordering this stuff.
The letter from the company reads:
"The parts you have recieved are the parts advertised you purchased. We have installed this kit in California and have not required the parts your installer says are needed. Perhaps he is thinking of a drop down kit.
You may need to take your truck to an alignment shop for final adjustments.
I spoke to Wayne the installer and he told me the tie rod ends could not be adjusted safely. Re the brake lines they may have to be rerouted to be able to be connected.
If your installer cannot solve the front end I am willing to send you a set of 2 inch lift coils instead of the 3 inch coils you have recieved.