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Old 08-23-2007, 02:40 PM   #1
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Spring won't come out. What am I forgetting??? "PIC"

Trying to get the spring out but the axle won't drop anymore to do so. I disconnected the swaybar on nthis side. Does it need to be disconnected on the other side too for this side to drop down further??
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Disconnect sway bar completely and jack up on opposite side.

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Disconnect sway bar completely and jack up on opposite side.
While i was waiting on a reply I went back out and did that and it still wouldn't drop far enough. Decided to disconnect the top of the shock and wala. It fell another few inches. Just enough to slide that spring out and get the new one in. Appreciate it sandjunkie. Now if I only had a ride to the part store i would go ahead and put some new shocks on. Damn, gotta wait another hour til the wife gets home from work. Oh well, atleast I'll have new shocks and springs by the end of the day. Thanks again!!
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Glad it worked.
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future reference - removing the shocks helps too
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I was just going to say, your shocks should be removed first.
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Now puttong them back the has only begun......LoL
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Looking at the picture, I thought the bottom of the shock was disconnected. Why would disconnecting the top help?
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Sand His bottom is hooked up, Mine was easyier to unhook at the bottom.
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Looking at the picture, I thought the bottom of the shock was disconnected. Why would disconnecting the top help?
Top or bottom, it doesn't matter, disconnecting it on one end would yield the same results.
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Top or bottom, it doesn't matter, disconnecting it on one end would yield the same results.

Correct, I guess I just misjudged the picture and thought that the bottom was already disconnected and then he decided to disconnect the top and then it came out. Oh well, got it done one way or another.
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Once I unscrewed the bolt on top of the shock the axle dropped a few more inches. Basically, to answer my own question, I was forgetting to disconnect the shock which made life very easy. This is the forst time I have done this and once the shock was disco'd it was cake from there on out. Putting the new springs in and putting everything back together took around 15min. Thanks again for ya'lls feedback. Hell, if I didn't have ya'll to come to for questions I would probably still be standing out there using a BFH and talkin dirty to it.

Oh yea, the bottom of the shock was still attached. The one bolt up top was so much easier.
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Another reason for my lift thread to be required reading
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Another reason for my lift thread to be required reading
The technical part or all the detours along the way?
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There was technical parts???
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Yeah. To qualify as parts that means at least two.

I think there was two.
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Another reason for my lift thread to be required reading
Now we have tiny bringing up her lift thread, And she gets us for bringing it up. By the way it really did help me out alot when i did my BB lift Thanks Tiny.
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Another reason for my lift thread to be required reading
Yur right tiny, I was in the middle of the job though and was trying to get a quick answer to my simple, yet not so simple problem. Like dare said, there would have been alot of reading in that novel sized thread to find my answer. I'm definitely gonna check out out though.
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Now if I only had a ride to the part store i would go ahead and put some new shocks on. Damn, gotta wait another hour til the wife gets home from work. Oh well, atleast I'll have new shocks and springs by the end of the day. Thanks again!!

So i decided to wait and order some SkyJacker Hydros instead of getting what the part store has. I gotta question though, what if I get the SJ shocks for 1'-3' of lift but all i have is a BL. I'll most likely be lifting it 2" or 3" more inches eventually but not for a little while since my wife which is pregnant, doesn't wanna have anymore height on the jeep til she has the baby. I think it's the whole climbing in and out thing!! Anyways, what are cons if any, on getting these shocks for 1"-3" of lift even though I have no suspension lift yet. Will it work??
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Old 08-24-2007, 07:02 AM   #21
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There's no issue with getting those shocks now. They will fit fine.

I'm just not sure how Skyjacker hydros will go over with your wife... might not be the most comfortable ride when you're pregnant. But then again, if you truly want comfort buy a Lincoln or a Cadillac right? It can be challenging (in the best of times) to appeal to a pregnant woman's requirements...Those damn hormones get you all the time.

Good luck with your build and good luck with the baby.
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There's no issue with getting those shocks now. They will fit fine.

I'm just not sure how Skyjacker hydros will go over with your wife... might not be the most comfortable ride when you're pregnant. But then again, if you truly want comfort buy a Lincoln or a Cadillac right? It can be challenging (in the best of times) to appeal to a pregnant woman's requirements...Those damn hormones get you all the time.

Good luck with your build and good luck with the baby.
Thanks MOz

She's pretty much used to it since we've had it for goin on 10yrs now. I think anything will be better than what we have now conscidering I still have on the originals shocks.
I've been reading lately that the Hydros from SkyJacker were one of the shocks that were rated to be as soft as OME. Can anyone confirm this??
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Old 08-24-2007, 03:58 PM   #23
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She'll have that baby real easy with the Skyjackers.

I can't imagine climbing in my jeep pregnant, I could barely see where my feet were. Have fun
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She'll have that baby real easy with the Skyjackers.

I can't imagine climbing in my jeep pregnant, I could barely see where my feet were. Have fun
Guess I need to invest in some grab handles for the roll bar huh??

So am I wrong about the SJ Hydros?? I had read in another thread that they were about the same as OEM, is this not true?

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I have them. They're rough as a cob. Soon as I can, they're gone.

And yeah, I'd get some grab handles for her.
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I have them. They're rough as a cob. Soon as I can, they're gone.

And yeah, I'd get some grab handles for her.
OK, guess I'm back to quare one on the shocks dang it. I know OME is good but i'm not ready to fork out that much $$ right now, any ideas on some decent shocks for a not so bad price??
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too bad its all locked so it keeps fading and fading since we cant bump it up Gotta get another mood tiny so it can be unlocked again


BTW didnt it say in the instructions to disconnect the shocks first and then drop the "jacks" that support the axle?

anywho post pics man

also how about getting 2 OME shocks now and then 2 more later?
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too bad its all locked so it keeps fading and fading since we cant bump it up Gotta get another mood tiny so it can be unlocked again


BTW didnt it say in the instructions to disconnect the shocks first and then drop the "jacks" that support the axle?

anywho post pics man

also how about getting 2 OME shocks now and then 2 more later?
No instructions, I didn't install springs for a lift. I got 4 new oem springs for a low price of $40 so I just replaced the orginals that had over 130,000 miles on them and were saggin like crazy. I can tell a difference since now it sits level again. They're rated 129AB which is what I had or one rating stiffer, not sure.

I was gonna get the REBB a couple weeks back but my wife wanted me to hold off til she has the baby, which is understandable. So basically I'm just lookin for some shocks that would accomodate a 0"-3" lift so I can keep them when I do lift it a little more. Not a bad idea on getting the OME 2 at a time, I might end up doing that. I guess I'll get what I pay for as far as shocks are concerned huh??
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I have them. They're rough as a cob. Soon as I can, they're gone.

And yeah, I'd get some grab handles for her.
Tiny, are you runnin the Hydros or Nitros?? I've read that the Hydros were rated to be as soft as OME, which ones do you have?? Any I wonder if what I have read is accurate?!?!

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Hmmm........ I don't know. I'll have to dig up the paperwork.... um.... they are....... hydros.

Hell man, I don't know. I thought it was the stiff rubi coils I stuffed in there but I was informed several times that I was mistaken. So who knows.

And Trip, I asked for the thread to be locked, it was getting silly. When I replace my lift sometime next year I'll ask for it to be unlocked.

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