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How to Replace Leaf Springs and Lift your Truck

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Learn how to replace rusty leaf springs, shackles, and leaf spring mounting brackets in your truck or suv. I also show how to replace leaf spring bushings and remove the rust and undercoat the frame of your vehicle. We lift the truck in the process by using Chevy/Dodge lowering shackles which fit the Ford Ranger/Mazda B-Series trucks. Torque Wrench: https://amzn.to/2NzkkKi Rounded Bolt/Nut Sockets: https://amzn.to/2NFpyUL Extendable Ratchet: https://amzn.to/2xAdD0E 12 Ton Jack Stands: https://amzn.to/2OQExHY Rust Reformer: https://amzn.to/2Ie8i2S Undercoating: https://amzn.to/2IdoXE1 Leaf Springs: https://amzn.to/2N07AHA Shackles (for lifting the Ranger/B-series): https://amzn.to/2NAACm1 Leaf Spring Brackets: https://amzn.to/2NB2zue → Become a ChrisFix Subscriber: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=paintballoo7 → Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisfixit → Website: http://www.ChrisFixed.com → My Channel Home Page: https://www.youtube.com/ChrisFix **If the video was helpful, remember to give it a "thumbs up" and consider subscribing. New videos every Week** Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, I cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working on vehicles and or with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ChrisFix.
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ChrisFix (3 months ago)
I hope you guys are ready for what I have been working on... It's going to be an epic next few months. That's all I gotta say about that. Also daily updates here: Instagram.com/ChrisFixit And what did you think of my new shirt/design I was wearing at the end? Want one? Make sure you hit that notification bell so you can get updates when I post the next YouTube videos!!!
Nate Pearson (4 days ago)
ChrisFix The Lord loves and forgives. Just trying to spread Jesus
alicegwillett (17 days ago)
I have your merchandise lovefromjack
Matthew Buckley (1 month ago)
Chrisfix will flex seal do the same as the undercoating?
Luis El_menor (2 months ago)
Will the shackles you used work on a 2000 explorer?
James Kanipe (2 months ago)
when is your next video going to be up?
Can you use flex seal? It is rubber in a can
Murphy Davis (21 hours ago)
Thanks for the video, checked mine all good. We live in Alabama, no rusty vehicles here!!
Murphy Davis (21 hours ago)
ChrisFix You do an exceptional job with your repairs. Additionally that was a very cool gift you gave your mom, the blue T-Bird.
ChrisFix (21 hours ago)
Lucky duck!
Chris, thank you for making this video it was so helpful to do this.
Robert Rosenberger (1 day ago)
when you treat your car with that rubber coating right after buying new you would theoretically never have rust problems underneath your car right
Rob (1 day ago)
1:02 - well, there's yer problem right there *spits*
AJ Nelson (1 day ago)
I would like to add a PSA, Chris was lucky here. A close friend of mine had his truck totaled when his mount shattered and punched a hole clear through his bed.
alexis casanova (2 days ago)
Cool bro
Kazim Khan (3 days ago)
Hey chris what video should i watch if my car AC kinda smells like something is burning!
Patick Hallenbeck (3 days ago)
are you suppose to use new u-bolts
Justin Lynch (3 days ago)
Not sure how Eric O from South Main Auto would feel about the rubberized undercoating! Incredible video as always Chris!
Justin Lynch (3 days ago)
What about painting with bedliner?
Nate Pearson (4 days ago)
Jesus died on the cross for our sins that’s why I serve him daily.
Obg11111 (4 days ago)
Bet your neighbors just love you.
Meme Rememe (4 days ago)
How do you tell foot pounds?
Todd LeBlanc (4 days ago)
Hey Chris, thanks for this. Really helped me with replacing the rear shackles and brackets on my Ford Ranger. Quick question: Are the bushings for the front part of the leaf spring the same size as the rear? I'm going to replace my front brackets next and I'm anticipating needing new bushings and bolts. Your video doesn't show as much detail for the front as it does for the rear. Hoping you can help me out! Thanks in advance.
Alexandre Lara (4 days ago)
Putz, o famoso jumelo caído..
Lower a 1g ram... I'd love to see you struggle on 1 of those.. al the cursing
Leo Cadena (2 days ago)
Hey Chris what's the leaf spring bushing's model number please? I'm having trouble finding it like that one you've pressed in, Thanks!
Izac Anthony (5 days ago)
What toolcart do you use?
PoodleScone (5 days ago)
Another Chris Fix tip: Don't buy a truck with structural rust.
Alexander Otero (5 days ago)
Chris broke my nuts off :(
blueovalfan23 (5 days ago)
Why am i here? Been there, done that. If anyone wants to haul some extra weight, you can add a leaf or two while doing this with some longer ubolts and making a longer i bolt for it. It'll make it ride like a brick, sit high in the back but it'll pack a load better. Also, I've broke more ubolts than I've saved, good idea to have them on hand if it's your only transportation.
CafeNightster (5 days ago)
I feel sorry for you guys up north or people who have to deal with salted roads. I have a 98' with a pristine frame.
Jonny DIY (5 days ago)
1:48 haha love the Rust Flakeage! Nice Fix Chris 👍
Miguel Jaenz (5 days ago)
Why do people put grease between every single leaf spring ??
Project Garage (5 days ago)
Looked at my truck to see if my springs were good. No leaf springs, but coilovers.......
DeathGoneBlue_ YT (5 days ago)
"hey chrisfix, guys here"
alan koza (6 days ago)
You didn't use soapy wooder
Aleksas LTU (6 days ago)
Do not operate the angle grinder without a face shield and safety glasses... Especially for cutting, he was grinding here luckily, but still, the attachment he used lets metal springs fly out and it can be a dangerous projectile.
triple pelotudo (7 days ago)
*I hate to have a car in places where the government drops salt on the snow! they destroy the cars!*
David Handley (7 days ago)
Now I know why you have 4.5m subs. Awesome!
anand chavan (7 days ago)
Nice video bro
‍1marcelfilms (7 days ago)
spray some oil on that frame
The Mechanic (8 days ago)
Perfect work
coen waechter (8 days ago)
Under coat is new flex seal
abelthesaint (8 days ago)
You are the man Chris. Very nice job. I would hope that all shops would do all the extra stuff that you did like the rust and undercoat repair.
ChrisFix (8 days ago)
TennesseeRifleman (8 days ago)
can you relink the parts they arent taking me to the right pages
TennesseeRifleman (7 days ago)
+ChrisFix just the leaf springsare popping up do you have the part number?
ChrisFix (8 days ago)
They are all working perfectly fine for me... I checked each one.
Ciarra Edwards (9 days ago)
I love it when he says "good"
Don (9 days ago)
The editing, sound and lighting are perfect. excellent content. That's a lot of worn tires. Looks like drifting gets expensive.
Brett Davis (10 days ago)
All that rust makes me thankful the roads never need to be salted where I live.
ChrisFix (10 days ago)
speterbilt (10 days ago)
Dude quit rubbing them curbs. Lol
I love your videos Chris.
Tim G (11 days ago)
I love u. I love ur energy. i love your knowledge. But please get some newer cars. Those old interiors are just, incredibly, awful. Awful. Am i wrong, Chris?
John Morris (11 days ago)
3:14 Low truckers in a nutshell be like
ICareFreeLiving (12 days ago)
9:40 - That's what I told her.. hahaha
Tomanec (12 days ago)
Where do you get the replacement hardware for everything? Youre the man lol
Simon Knapp (12 days ago)
Please youtube don't translate the video title or bio just leave it in english
Tyler Brown (12 days ago)
How long will that undercoating last
Edgars Lacis-S (12 days ago)
how to lift your truck - spar under coat on the wheels!
Edgars Lacis-S (12 days ago)
that satisfying sound at 3:58!
Stephen Maurer (12 days ago)
That Mazda/Ranger should be the official "ChrisFix Shop Truck"! Winter road salt is really tough on vehicles here in NJ, PA and NY. How about some videos on Fluid Film or winter care for your car and truck?? Enjoying your vids.
ChrisFix (12 days ago)
That would be a cool video
Joe Taylor (13 days ago)
Stop spraying me with paint plz it’s getting all over the place in my room
Why justWhy (13 days ago)
As soon as he snapped at the end for the before and after my phone vibrated
ChrisFix (13 days ago)
Salvador D'Armata (13 days ago)
Hi Chris! I accidentally peel off the undercoat on my truck with my powerwasher. I am going to undercoat it the same way you did here BUT I don’t have any rust there. Do i still need the rust performer you used before the undercoat spray?
Salvador D'Armata (13 days ago)
ChrisFix thank you sir!!
ChrisFix (13 days ago)
Still spray it with some type of metal etch primer. Just using undercoat will trap water against bare metal.
Brian Kiehnau (13 days ago)
I allways use high strength thread locker on a repair I am only do once. LOL
JoceyVDV (14 days ago)
Great job and great video as always Chris! Thanks
ChrisFix (14 days ago)
Thanks a lot
_R_U_stung_yet ツ (14 days ago)
Im 11 years old and i don’t even own a car, i don’t know why I’m watching you but you are very entertaining. Why don’t you just build you own car?? Keep it going with you channel don’t let toxic people bring u down
ChrisFix (14 days ago)
I’m glad you’re learning new stuff.
Vincent Sluga (14 days ago)
Chris mentioned that the rubberized coating was for protecting from chips. I can see where it would help, but would it not trap water and fluids?
ChrisFix (14 days ago)
That’s why you paint it first.
Araya Araya (14 days ago)
Wtf man buy a new car...this is crap/garbage.
ChrisFix (14 days ago)
Thanks for sharing
Hey Chris what type of truck is that... I have never seen one of those
Sefa Gürsoy (14 days ago)
You're the BEST !! Thank's man !:)
Adam Hosein (15 days ago)
Is that vehicle inspected and fit for the road?
Eddie Rodriguz (15 days ago)
What dont you know damn it lol
Joe M (15 days ago)
Anyone else see the curb wear on the right side tires? At the end of the video he only has it on the front. I guess he swapped the rear tires.
william davidson (16 days ago)
Interesting how badly the back of that frame is rusted when the springs and u-bolts are not rusted.
Elijah Hatelt (16 days ago)
You abuse you cameras
Drake Bunker (16 days ago)
How many lens did you go through
Lu (16 days ago)
I don't even have a car :0
Noah Borain (16 days ago)
Hey Chris, I just wanted to ask why don't you show your face in any of your videos? I find that really weird and creepy as I'm sure most viewers would..
Tal K (17 days ago)
the truck thanks you
Abiel Rodriguez (17 days ago)
14:33 Please explain or clarify on the For/aft label in the shackle bracket
Alastair Lyon (17 days ago)
What happened to the side of your truck
Roland Holczer (17 days ago)
Chrisfix: * goes under the truck showing the damage * Me: don't say it...don't say it.... THAT'S A LOTTA DAMAGE
LilNerfRabbit (17 days ago)
ChrisFix: we gently insert the rubber bushing into the leaf spring * Starts hitting the bushing with the hammer*
TexanTube (17 days ago)
So people just ignore when you destroy cameras by spraying rust spray on them? XD
WolfX (17 days ago)
6:56 Satisfying 😍
Wayne Pickhardt (17 days ago)
Excellent video Chris, but rubberized undercoat tends to get brittle and lift off in time actually capturing water under it. If one has fabrication skills a backing plate for the inside of the rear spring mount might be a good idea. The job did come out really nice though.
Bdawg Sawers (18 days ago)
That bracket looks like my rocker panels...
Flat Strap (18 days ago)
Hey thanks Chris ....i watched your uni joint replacement vid .......thanks you mate ~~ !!
caboseBvR (18 days ago)
it be really nice if you added into your videos how long it took you to do the projects
Maximilian Dvorak (18 days ago)
Do a drum to disk swap on the back breaks
Aaron Collins (18 days ago)
I replaced my shackles in my 4x4 bronze ranger with aftermarket ones and instead of lifting my vehicle the full 3in it was supposed to it lifted the rear about a half in and just compressed my leaf springs to the point that they invert when parking on inclines or off roaring. Are my leafs bad? Replace them or add a leaf? Or is this just something that can happen with aftermarket parts?
Aaron Collins (18 days ago)
Also gonna add it’s an 05 that’s primarily used as a camping/off-road vehicle so it’s been beaten on for the last 30k miles of its life maybe that’s why they’re flat?
midhun GL (18 days ago)
Waw. I am mechanic from India 👍
Stone Gallimore (18 days ago)
Anyone else’s see the the blue nitrous can beside his toolbox
Hacks509 (19 days ago)
You should do a Video on how to add a coat of anti rust and the thick black rubbery coat... I totally didn't buy a rust bucket for 700$...
Tony Bucca (19 days ago)
That "Mazda" is actually a Ford. I'm a Ford guy, but those mounts are NOTORIOUS for rusting away...ESPECIALLY in the great Northeast!
Tripp (19 days ago)
Apparently you have scraped quite a few curbs..
michael mixon (19 days ago)
Did you consider polyurethane bushings?
Jeffrey Morgan (19 days ago)
Hey Chris, just got some extra leafs in the rear to help lift my explorer a little along with shocks, will this method help with that?
Jeremy McClanahan (19 days ago)
hey Chris, what caused the white circles on your tire?...preventable?
elvis burton (19 days ago)
chris, all the videos that i've seen of your car repairs, there is always pretty weather. what state you in because, i'm moving to your state.
Experiment 101 (20 days ago)
Oof do a video on that fender of yours chris
Daniel Weinstein (20 days ago)
What tool box does Chris use
Stephen Willis (21 days ago)
Your videos are always helpful.👍👍
Jamison cagle (21 days ago)
Did anyone else see the nos bottle by the toolbox
Mike Hernández (21 days ago)
How to remove the a water pump
ChrisFix (21 days ago)
Watch “how to replace a radiator”... I cover it in that video
Gerald McClellan (22 days ago)
any Mechanic could show you this, but not like Chris Fix, i wish i had a guy like Chris Fix around when i was coming up to learn from, i did it the hard way, you all dont know how lucky y'all are.i came up in the eighties did it all the hard way😕
The Mill3r (22 days ago)
Rust? A naturally occurring element on a ChrisFix vehicle? The shame
Xxuanbinh1991 Gamer (23 days ago)
Who see the NOS bottle at 0:00
ZimerX (4 days ago)
Maybe it's for his driftstang? I think he mentioned getting NOS for it
Steven Klingler (23 days ago)
Hey Chris, would you make a video showing how to replace and adjust headlights? Possibly on your pickup since I have the same truck?

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