FAQs

Q. What’s my ball joint number?

1963-2987

  • Upper Ball Joint – K6136
  • Lower Ball Joint – K6117

1988-1998

  • Upper Ball Joint – K6292
  • Lower Ball joint – K6445
  • Sway Bar link – K5342

1999-2007

  • Upper Ball joint – K6136
  • Lower Ball joint – K6541
  • Sway Bar link – K5252
  • Camber correction Adjustable UCA Ball joint (PRESSED IN) – K6540

2007-2016 CAST ARMS

  • Upper Ball joint – K6136
  • Lower Ball joint – K6541
  • Sway Bar link – K5342

2014-2018 ALUMINUM & STAMPED STEEL ARMS

  • Upper Ball joint – K6292
  • Lower Ball joint – K6541 + IHC Suspension Machined sleeve (SKU: IHC-0718-CON)
  • Sway Bar link – K5342
  • Camber correction Adjustable UCA Ball joint (PRESSED IN) – K6696

2019-2021

  • Upper Ball joint – K6292
  • Lower Ball joint – K6541 + IHC Suspension Machined sleeve (SKU: IHC-1921GM-CON)

2022-Present

  • Upper Ball joint – K6292
  • Lower Ball joint – K6541 + IHC Suspension Machined sleeve (SKU: IHC-1921GM-CON)

2015-2020

  • Upper Ball joint – K6292 + Gold washer

  • Lower Ball joint – K6541

2021-Present

  • Upper Ball joint – K6292 + Gold washer

  • Lower Ball joint – K6541 + IHC Suspension Machined sleeve (SKU: IHC-2021F-CON)

2009-2018

  • Upper Ball joint – K6292 + Gold washer

  • Lower Ball joint – K6541

2019-2021

  • Upper Ball joint – K6292 + Gold washer

  • Lower Ball joint – K6541

 Q. How often should I grease my suspension?

Applies to all IHC control arms, Ball joints and shackles.


IHC recommend to grease control arms and ball joints during initial installation. Failure to do so will cause premature wear and possible noises. Once suspension has been properly greased at initial installation, IHC recommends every 6 months or every 6K miles.


If you live in an area where there is a lot of snow and salt on the road IHC suspension recommends every 4 months or 4k miles.

Q. How often should I torque my suspension?

Applies to all IHC Suspension lowering kits.


IHC suspension recommends that all torque procedure be performed at initial installation as per instructions. Make sure you perform re-torque after 500 miles and periodically every 6 months or 6 miles.

Q. What are my alignment specs?

IHC recommends performing before and after measurement on all truck. If vehicle has height difference from side to side its recommended to perform alignment pre lowering kit. Repair any suspension issues before the installation. If this step is skipped alignment specs will not be correct.

1963-2987

 

• 4/6 & 5/7 Coil over kit

 

1988-1998

 

• 3/5

• 4/6 & 5/7

 

1999-2006

  • 4wd 3/5 & 4/6

  • 2wd 4/6 & 5/7

2007-2016

 

• 3/5

• 4/6 & 5/7

 

2014-2018

 

• 3/5

• 4/6 & 5/7

 

2019-2021

 

• 3/5

• 4/6

 

2022-Present

  • Crew Cab 3/5

  • Single Cab 3/5 & 4/6

2015-2020

  • 2WD 3/5 – Ride Quality kit

  • 2WD 3/5 – Performance kit

  • 2WD 4/6 – Performance kit

  • 4WD 3/5 – Ride quality kit

  • 4WD 3/5 – Performance kit

2021-Present

  • 2WD 3/5 – Ride Quality kit
  • 2WD 3/5 – Performance kit

  • 2WD 4/6 – Performance kit

  • 4WD 3/5 – Ride quality kit

  • 4WD 3/5 – Performance kit

2009-2018

  • 2WD – 3/5

  • 4WD – 3/5

  • 2WD – 4/6

  • 2WD – 5/7

2019-2021

  • 2WD – 3/5

  • 4WD – 3/5

Q. Will I have my stock turning radius?


IHC Suspension designs all its lowering kit based off stock wheels and tires to maintain stock turning radius. IHC keeps all stock turning radius. Aftermarket wheels and tires with different offsets may affect turning radius. IHC recommend inquiring with a professional suspension/tire shop.

Q. How much can I tow after lowering with NO helper bags?

IHC does not recommend towing/hauling after lowering a pickup truck. WHY? After lowering a pickup truck, you have 3 to 5 inches of clearance from the frame to axle. IF you add weight, it will reduce the suspension travel from frame to axle and cause bottoming out. IHC recommends installing Helper bag kit.

Q. How much can I tow after lowering with helper bags

IHC Suspension helper bags allow are rated for 3000LBS payload. Keep in mind that tongue weight id much less once towing. IHC recommend not to exceed 7K lbs.

Q. How much PSI can I add to my helper bags?

IHC Suspension uses Firestone 9000 lbs. Bags are rated for 115 PSI. Keep in mind that depending on load PSI will vary, but never to exceed 115 PSI.

Q. What are my bags rated for?

IHC Suspension uses Firestone 9000 lbs. Bags are rated for 115 PSI. Keep in mind that depending on load PSI will vary, but never to exceed 115 PSI.

Q. Where can I find my torque specs for installation?

IHC suspension torque specs can be found under the instructions tabs.

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