FITMENT INSTRUCTIONS
 


 
 
STEP 1. Jack the vehicle up on the chassis allowing the axle to hang freely. Some vehicles (Mazda, Ford, Mitsubishi, Hyundai, Toyota 4x4, and Kia.) have rubber bump stops on top of the spring or axle. Using a hacksaw cut the bump stop level with the top of the bolts. Bend open or un-bolt any spring retainers that will inhibit free movement of the spring. If the handbrake cable touches against the front shackle, remove the bolt holding the cable to the chassis, the cable can be attached to the shackle with a cable tie if necessary.
 

STEP 2 Remove the shackles from the LHX springs and grease the outside of the top shackle spacer and the lower bolt. Replace the shackles leaving off the bottom bolt and bracket. Do not fully tighten any of the bolts until the spring is completely installed.

 

 
STEP 3 Mount one of the springs parallel to and on top of the existing spring with the clip on the spring towards the rear of the vehicle. Position the spring so that it is centered on the axle or as far forward on the existing spring as possible if the axle is off center. If the spring does not lie flat on top of the axle, tap the axle u-bolts out slightly until the spring fits between them. Some kits have a rubber spacer that must be fitted between the axle and the LHX blade.
 
STEP 4 On the shackle closest to the front of the vehicle, replace the bottom bracket and bolt so that the u-shaped bottom bracket engages around a flat area of the existing leaf spring. (On some vehicles the tab for the Teflon pads may need to be trimmed with a knife or scraper.) The shackle has two settings; we recommend the loosest setting that will give a pre-load on the spring with the axle hanging. A tighter setting can be used for heavily loaded vehicles or if you wish to lift the vehicle. It is possible to have an intermediate setting by fitting one shackle on the first hole and one on the second hole.
 
STEP 5 Pull the rear end of the spring downwards (you may require a G-Clamp) and fit the second shackle. Repeat the process on the other side of the vehicle. Ensure that the brake pipes, hand brake cables, exhaust and chassis will be unobstructed by the LHX spring.  
 
STEP 6. Lower the vehicle and re-check position of the u-brackets. The brackets on the patented Gripper Shackles will hold the spring in place during use so as far as possible ensure they are sitting straight and seated on a flat area of spring (you may need to tap the bracket into position using a small hammer).  
 

STEP 7. On each shackle, tighten the top and bottom bolts. Then slack the bottom bolt off so that it is loose enough to turn. This is critical to allow the shackle to flex

 

     
STEP 8
. Load up and youre ready to go!
 
 
   
 

REFER TO THE APPLICATION LIST FOR ANY ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
ON SPECIFIC VEHICLES.

LHX SPRINGS SHOULD TAKE APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES TO FIT BASIC
TOOL REQUIREMENTS ARE A JACK, TWO 19MM SPANNERS AND A CLAMP.

Maximum Gross Vehicle Mass is set by the manufacturer in accordance
with tyre, axle, differential and brake specifications and should never be exceeded.
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