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Old 05-10-2014, 10:41 PM   #1
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Lift help needed ASAP.....

I started to install the Rubicon Express 2.5" coil lift on my '13 Wrangler and have it about 3/4 done. However I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how in the Sam Hell to install the passenger side shock. There is an allen wrench that needs to be used to tighten the nut on the top of the shock tower, but here is ZERO room to use the allen wrench and the normal wrench. It was a pain to do the driver's side, but the passenger side is next to impossible. Someone please tell me what I am missing!!
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either cut an allen wrench down or trim the plastic giving yourself more room. you can also pull the battery tray

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either cut an allen wrench down or trim the plastic giving yourself more room. you can also pull the battery tray
Basically this...all 3 have a various amount of cursing...some more that others...I chose option B, break pieces of plastic off until i had enough room. Wanted to stab someone.
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Old 05-10-2014, 11:19 PM   #4
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I was wondering if pulling the battery tray would work and that will be my first option. Cutting will be my last resort. This is a really bad design flaw from the engineers. Thank you for the help, I appreciate it.
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I was wondering if pulling the battery tray would work and that will be my first option. Cutting will be my last resort. This is a really bad design flaw from the engineers. Thank you for the help, I appreciate it.
you have to figure the shocks were probably installed before the body was put on and with most shocks it only takes an open end wrench not an allen head wrench so they are easier to install. I just installed new shocks on my 14 rubicon and it was not tough using an open end wrench. I just used a file to notch the opening an 1/8" and was good to go and no way to tell it has been notched as looks factory.
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So the part that you cut was the bottom of the battery tray? I was doing so well too, until I ran into this disaster. Had to call it a night because my girlfriend was sick of holding the flashlights up in the wheel well.
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So the part that you cut was the bottom of the battery tray? I was doing so well too, until I ran into this disaster. Had to call it a night because my girlfriend was sick of holding the flashlights up in the wheel well.
yes just trim the edge down a bit and it gives you enough room. I have not personally pulled the battery tray on a jk but it looks pertty easy if you do not want to cut the plastic altho that won't hurt anything. A dremmel tool or rat tail file makes quick work of it.

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