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Old 01-24-2013, 01:33 PM   #1
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I need to take off one of the front shackles...

to get to a bumper bolt on the bottom of the frame.

When jacking up the front, how can I tell when I've taken enough weight off the leaf springs to get the shackle bolt out? I'm probably over thinking this.

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If you can best way i can think of.. Put the frame on stands and the jack under the axle on the side you need to remove... Take the nut off and start jacking up the axle and checking the pressure ob the bolt... If you still have a trackbar be careful... It will pull the axle to the side... Swaybar might make it tougher but you will see how it looks as you do it

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Until the bolt gets loose.
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If you can best way i can think of.. Put the frame on stands and the jack under the axle on the side you need to remove... Take the nut off and start jacking up the axle and checking the pressure ob the bolt... If you still have a trackbar be careful... It will pull the axle to the side... Swaybar might make it tougher but you will see how it looks as you do it
This is the way I plan to take my rear shackles off to weld in the A to Z rear cross member re-enforcements I just got and remove the D35 so I can swap in an 8.8.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:55 PM   #5
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If you can best way i can think of.. Put the frame on stands and the jack under the axle on the side you need to remove... Take the nut off and start jacking up the axle and checking the pressure ob the bolt... If you still have a trackbar be careful... It will pull the axle to the side... Swaybar might make it tougher but you will see how it looks as you do it
I can do that, Thanks SM. And yup, I was over thinking it. Oh, no track or sway bars to contend with.



Da Skunk, I was waiting for that one.
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