I was installing my new shocks from RC with my 2.5 inch lift (did not replace springs yet). Got through the front shocks fine but I could not get the rear shocks to slide into the upper mount. Tried PB blaster, hammering, everything. Any suggestions on what I should do? Also, does it matter that I didn't tighten lower bolts to 45 ft pounds? I just tightened until tight.
Pics will help solve these kinds if issues much faster! What you are describing could be crystal clear to you but not so much for the rest of us. For example, on the RE kit my shocks had to be installed upside down to clear interferences.
I know what you mean on the RE. There's not a clearance issue with the shock. And yes they sent the right ones the order and part numbers match up. I will try to get some pictures up but I guess my question is, is there anyway to temporarily expand the hole making it fit. Maybe heat it up? I'm sliding on the top first by the way. I've also tried bolting up the lower mount first and then sliding the top on
You shouldn't have to replace the mounts if they are indeed stock, something is amiss and you will find it, keep looking.Can you get in there to take a measurment, I know its tight.It might give some insight as to what is going on.