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Old 03-18-2008, 05:57 PM   #1
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What am I doing wrong?

I am in the process of putting in rustys 1.75" spring spacers. I am starting with the rear and I just barely was able to get the spring out. Now I can't seem to get the spacer to slide up over the bump stop. Am I doing something wrong? And even if I do get it to go on over the bump stop i don't think I will be able to get the spring to go back in.

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Old 03-18-2008, 05:59 PM   #2
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did you disconnect your shocks? Did you disconnect your sway bar?

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Old 03-18-2008, 06:04 PM   #3
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Yes and yes
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:04 PM   #4
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Nicko Look at this thread T's Gonna Kill me but it helped me Alot when I did My BB 2".

http://www.wranglerforum.com/general...lift-6915.html

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Old 03-18-2008, 06:04 PM   #5
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did you disconnect your shocks? Did you disconnect your sway bar?
did you jack up the rear and and put a little lube on them ???............... sorry had to ask
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:04 PM   #6
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And I used my jack to lift up one side of the axle.
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:05 PM   #7
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Maybe you should take some pictures cause the rear is usually 10x easier than the front. Most of them just fall right out. Ask big bob.
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:10 PM   #8
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Who is Big Bob? and I got the spring out. I just don't think it will go back in with the spacer. And do I have to take the bumpstop off to get the spacer to go on?
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:12 PM   #9
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you have to pull out the rubber bumpstop. then unmount the metal thing that looks like a small dish. then install the spacer together wit the BS extension.

after that it should look like this: http://runicon.de/viewer.php?albid=4...e=3&imgid=3569
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Big bob is a reference to Fatbob309 on this board. He sometimes has issues with his rear springs staying in at all.

Just asking, but did you take your tires off when you were trying to get the springs out? I always find it's easier to work that way and lets the axle droop more on the jack to have extra space for the springs and then subsequently spacers to go back in.
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:23 PM   #11
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I took the bumpstops off and got the spacers put in. I'm gonna try and get the spring in now.
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:29 PM   #12
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disconnect rear trac bar and drive shaft. If that dont work than just drop the whole axle to the floor and install spacers and build back up.
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:35 PM   #13
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i could install 2.5" OME springs with 2" spacers on top with only disconnecting the shocks.
donīt think that itīs necessary to diconnect the track bar and driveshaft.
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:41 PM   #14
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Off topic sorry Nicolas You put 2.5" Springs and 2" spacers om your Jeep? I thought about something like that and decided it was too much. Does it handle OK?
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:57 PM   #15
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Off topic sorry Nicolas You put 2.5" Springs and 2" spacers om your Jeep? I thought about something like that and decided it was too much. Does it handle OK?
it handles a bit rougher than without the spacer. but itīs more comfortable than the stiff stock suspension.
i think it would become a bit better with the 4-5" OME shocks. i still have the 2" OME shocks.
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disconnect rear trac bar and drive shaft. If that dont work than just drop the whole axle to the floor and install spacers and build back up.
wrong advice.
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:20 PM   #17
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I got the back all done. I had to basically stand on the drum on the drivers side to get the spring to go back in. Then I went to do the passenger side and the spring almost fell right out by itself. And it went right back it without a problem.
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:30 PM   #18
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Nicolas, by the way that picture link you gave helped me a lot. Thank you!
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:12 AM   #19
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Nicolas, by the way that picture link you gave helped me a lot. Thank you!
my pleasure !

btw i'm not heavy enough. i used the stock lifter to drop the axle.

pic (i did the same in the rear): http://runicon.de/viewer.php?albid=5...e=3&imgid=3780

do you have pics of your TJ with the spacers installed?
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:49 AM   #20
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No, I can try and get some once I do the front on my next day off of work.
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:03 PM   #21
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If you want to make it real easy, just go to your local parts store and rent a spring compressor. Around here all you do is give them a deposit and when you return the tool you get your money back so the net cost is "0"! I know you can do it without the compressor, but for $0, do it the easy way.
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:14 PM   #22
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Hey 03rubi, take a look at my profile. I'm a manager at an auto parts store lol. I brought the spring compressor home with me the day before I installed them. It didn't help to much though.
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Old 03-21-2008, 02:39 PM   #23
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So I'm starting on putting the front spacers in. Right away I snapped off the nut on the top of the sway bar link! Does anybody have a link that shows how to replace the links. The link doesnt want to come out of the swaybar.
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Old 03-21-2008, 02:43 PM   #24
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Nevermind I finally found the answer buy searching.
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Old 03-21-2008, 07:40 PM   #25
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It's all finished. I'll try and get some pictures asap.
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Wow nico look at that brake line stretch.
http://runicon.de/get_thumbs_on_fly....&nw=640&nh=480


With my 4" lift and a nice spring compressor it went in nice and easy, i didnt even need to remove my bump stops.

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