leveling kit installation instructions 2007-2016

leveling kit   installation instructions   2007-2016
WARNING
CHEVY
GMC
This kit should only be installed on a vehicle that is in
good working condition. Before you install the kit, thoroughly inspect the vehicle for corrosion or deformation
of the sheet metal. If the vehicle is suspected to have
been in a collision or misused, do not install this kit.
Off-road use of your vehicle with this kit installed may
increase the stress applied to the factory components.
Failure to observe this warning may result in serious
personal injury and/or severe damage to your vehicle.
SILVERADO/TAHOE
SIERRA/YUKON
WARNING
Many states and municipalities have laws restricting
bumper heights and vehicle lifts. Consult state and
local laws to determine if the changes you intend to
make to the vehicle comply with the law.
1500 SERIES
2” - 2.25”
LEVELING KIT
WARNING
The installation of larger wheels/tires may reduce the
effectiveness of the braking system.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
2007-2016
KIT# PACL230PA
WARNING
Always wear eye protection when operating power
tools.
WARNING
WARNING
Before you install this kit, block the vehicle tires to
prevent the vehicle from rolling.
Installation of a Performance Accessories suspension lift kit will change the vehicle’s center of
gravity and handling characteristics both on- and offroad. You must drive the vehicle safely! Extreme
care must be taken to prevent vehicle rollover or
loss of control, which could result in serious injury or
death. Avoid sud-den sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers
and always make sure all vehicle occupants have
their seat belts fas-tened.
NOTE
Performance Accessories recommends using the
Loctite® supplied in the kit on the threads of all kit nuts
and bolts unless specified otherwise in thes e
instructions.
NOTE
WARNING
Installation of a suspension lift will change the driveline angles which may cause a noticeable vibration in
the vehicle. See the troubleshooting section at the end
of these instructions if this occurs.
Before you install this kit, read and understand all
instructions, warnings, cautions, and notes in this
instruction sheet and in the vehicle owner’s manual.
CAUTION
Proper installation of this kit requires knowledge of the
factory recommended procedures for removal and
installation of original equipment components. We recommend that the factory shop manual and any special
tools needed to service your vehicle be on hand during
the installation. Installation of this kit without proper
knowledge of the factory recommended procedures
may affect the performance of these components and
the safety of the vehicle. We strongly recommend that
a certified mechanic familiar with the installation of similar components install this kit.
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Before Starting Installation
Torque Specifications
See factory service manual for torque values when reusing OE fasteners.
NOTE
Kit parts are prefaced by the word kit and appear in
bold print.
Bolt Size
1/4”-20
1/4”-28
5/16”-18
5/16”-24
3/8”-16
3/8”-24
7/16”-14
7/16”-20
1/2”-13
1/2”-20
9/16”-12
9/16”-18
5/8”-11
5/8”-18
3/4”-16
1. Carefully read all warnings and instructions completely before beginning.
2. Verify all parts have been received in this kit by
checking the parts list at the end of this document.
3. Only install this kit on the vehicle for which it is
specified. If anytime during the installation you
encounter something different from what is outlined
in the instructions, call technical support at (928)
636-3175.
4. Park vehicle on a clean, dry, flat, level surface and
block tires so vehicle cannot roll in either direction.
Grade 5 (ft.-lbs.)
10
10
17
20
30
35
50
55
75
55
105
115
150
160
175
Grade 8 (ft.-lbs.)
10
12.5
22.5
25
40
45
65
70
100
70
135
150
195
210
225
Engine Compartment
NOTE
1. Disconnect both battery cables. Disconnect negative
cable first, then positive cable.
Adhere to recommendations when replacement fasteners, retainers and keepers are called out in the factory
service manual. When re-assembling the vehicle it is
recommended by the vehicle manufacturer that certain
fasteners are replaced in order to maintain proper
retention characteristics. This system may not include
all replacement hardware as recommended by the factory service manual. Additional replacement hardware
should be obtained prior to installation of this system to
meet the requirements of the factory service manual.
Negative
Cable
Battery
Positive
Cable
Prepare to Install Front
Leveling Kit
1. Loosen, but do not remove, lug nuts on each front
wheel.
2. Using a hydraulic floor jack, slowly lift front axle until
front tires are 3-5” off ground. Position jack stands
under frame. Lower vehicle onto jack stands while
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maintaining hydraulic jack pressure underneath front
axle.
c. Remove two lower coil-over bolts from lower
control arm.
Coil-Over
WARNING
Use extreme caution when lifting vehicle from ground.
To prevent serious personal injury, ensure the lifting
device is securely placed.
Lower
Control Arm
3. Remove lug nuts and front wheels from vehicle.
4. Remove two nuts, washers, bushings, two bolts,
and two end links from sway bar and two lower control arms.
Bolts
d. Loosen upper control arm nut from ball joint and
free ball joint from steering knuckle. Do not
completely remove upper ball joint or nut from
steering knuckle and ball joint.
Nut, Washer,
Bushings
& Sway Bar
End Link
Upper Control
Arm
Bolt, Washer,
Bushings
& Lower Arm
Upper Ball
Joint Nut
5. Driver side coil-over
a. Support lower control arm with hydraulic floor
jack.
Steering
Knuckle
b. Remove wiring harnesses, clips, three nuts and
coil-over from upper perch.
e. Remove coil-over from vehicle.
Wiring
Harnesses
& Clips
f.
Repeat above steps for passenger side coilover.
Nuts
Install Front Leveling Kit
1. Driver side coil-over
Upper
Perch
Coil-Over
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a. Install kit spacer (upper) onto upper plate.
d. Tighten upper control arm ball joint nut to
steering knuckle. TORQUE to OE specification
Upper
Plate
Upper Control
Arm
Upper Ball
Joint Nut
Kit Spacer
(Upper)
Steering
Knuckle
b. From CL230BAG: Install coil-over onto upper
perch with three kit washers (10mm) and three
kit nuts (10mm stover) and kit Loctite®.
TORQUE to OE specification.
Kit Nuts
(10mm
Stover),
Kit Washers
(10mm)
e. Repeat above steps for passenger side coilover.
2. Install sway bar onto two lower control arms with two
end links, bushings, two bolts, washers, and two
nuts.
Upper
Perch
Nut, Washer,
Bushings
& Sway Bar
Coil-Over
End Link
c. Install coil-over onto lower control arm with kit
spacer (Lower) in between coil-over and lower
control arm with two kit bolts (10mm) and kit
Loctite®. TORQUE to OE specification.
Bolt, Washer,
Bushings
& Lower Arm
Coil-Over
CAUTION
DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN nut or OVER-COMPRESS
sway bar end link bushings. Damage may occur to
bushings if over-compressed.
Kit Spacer
(Lower)
3. Install front wheels onto vehicle with lug nuts. Snug,
but DO NOT TORQUE lug nuts.
Lower
Control Arm
4. Using hydraulic floor jack, raise front of vehicle and
remove jack stands.
5. Lower front of vehicle onto ground.
6. TORQUE lug nuts to specification.
Kit Bolts
(10mm)
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After Completing Installation
CAUTION
Performance Accessories does not recommend any
particular wheel and tire combinations for use with its
suspension lifts and cannot assume responsibility for
the customer’s choice of wheels and tires. Refer t o
your owner's manual for recommended tire sizes and
warnings related to the use of oversized tires. Larger
wheel and tire combinations increase stress and wear
on steering and suspension components, which leads
to increased maintenance and higher risk for component failure. Larger wheel and tire combinations also
alter speedometer calibration, braking effectiveness,
center of gravity, and handling characteristics. Consult
an experienced local off road shop to find what wheel
and tire combinations work best with your vehicle.
Engine Compartment
1. Connect both battery cables. Connect positive cable
first, then negative cable.
Negative
Cable
Battery
NOTE
Positive
Cable
All warranty information, instruction sheets, and other
documents regarding the installation of this product
must be retained by the vehicle owner. Information
contained in the instructions and on the warranty card
will be required for any warranty claims. The vehicle
owner needs to understand the modifications made to
the vehicle and how they affect vehicle handling and
performance. Failure to provide the customer with this
information can result in damage to the vehicle and
severe personal injury.
Miscellaneous
1. Apply kit label (warning) onto dashboard in plain
sight of all vehicle occupants.
2. Adjust headlights.
Kit Parts List
3. Check all fasteners to ensure they are tight.
Qty. Description
4. Ensure all wires, hoses, cables, etc. are properly
connected and there is ample slack.
5. Align vehicle to OE specifications. Retain alignment
results.
1
1
1
1
2
2
Instruction sheet
Label (logo)
Label (warning)
Loctite® (6ml bottle)
Spacer (Upper)
Spacer (Lower)
1
4
6
10
CL230PABAG (Hardware Bag Kit)
Bolt (10mm x 70mm)
Nut (10mm)
Washer (10mm)
Dynamic Vehicle Check
1. Check steering and suspension in all positions to
ensure that there is no bind and adequate clearance
between all moving, fixed, and heated members.
Check operation of clutch, brake system, and parking brake. Check operation of transmission and
transfer case. Ensure there is full engagement in all
gears and 4WD ranges. Check battery connections
and electrical component operations. Test-drive
vehicle.
WARNING
Retorque all fasteners after 500 miles and after off road
use. All suspension lift components should be visually
inspected and fasteners retorqued during routine vehicle servicing.
Copyright 07/15
Performance Accessories
www.performanceaccessories.com
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