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Well... I went out this morning, in the awesome, cool Carolina air, and replaced the front spring insulators on the old R611. First, I removed the cross-tube, and removed the lower spring caps. Then I jacked up the front of the frame to take the load off the springs. Now, since lifting the front of the truck will allow the springs to come out of thier seats, but will also allow them to "curl" on you, I added a small jack toward the rear of each spring. This allows you to keep a little pressure on the springs, holding the rear down, and preventing the "curling". If they curl too much, you can't get the new insulators into the pockets very well. Then, I lubed up the new insulators with some dish detergent, and slid them in. It is important to note that AT NO TIME should you put your fingers/hands in the spring hanger. If the jacks let go, you would be minus some rather important apendages. Then I let the jacks down evenly, so the insulators eased into the pockets in the upper spring hanger. Next, the lower caps went on. And, finally, the cross tube went back in, and all with new hardware...a Weasel trademark! Not sure why the image, below is repeated! Sorry!