|09-13-2013 04:53 PM|
Bringing back an old thread but here goes..
For those that have installed these on a 2012 or newer, are you cutting the plastic stock part near the front shock mount to have better access? Also, did you use the bushings supplied with the new Bilsteins or just re-use the stock ones?
|02-25-2012 07:00 AM|
"Stop having a boring tuna, stop having a boring life"
And my favorite line...
"Your gonna love my nuts"
How that passed through the FCCs fingers I'll never know.
|02-24-2012 06:20 PM|
|jkaufman_95||Remember when he said that shamwow cleans up anything? It was just product research.|
|02-24-2012 05:35 PM|
I thought the infomercials were bad to watch. Poor hooker, she had to listen to his sales pitch as pillow talk. Guess she just couldn't take it.
Don't move honey, I'll go get you a shamwow.
|02-24-2012 05:16 PM|
|Rubicon06Va||Nice, research! He should have used the CHOP and threw all his worries away.|
|02-24-2012 05:08 PM|
Here's a pic.
|02-24-2012 04:55 PM|
|02-24-2012 04:25 PM|
Beat you too it, see above! hahaha
|02-24-2012 04:17 PM|
|somis||ah man i was hoping to be the hero on this one. I had the same question while installing my own. If you open your hood (or atleast on my 97) there is a circle hole in the fender well where you can stick your allen or hex head through to hold while someone else tightens down the nut. This hole for the allen or hex did not exist on my rancho's i would always struggle with them|
|02-24-2012 04:13 PM|
|ipleadda2nd||Bilstein shocks have a hex hole in the end of the shock shaft. You insert an Allen wrench into the hole to prevent the shock shaft from spinning while you tighten the nut with a wrench.|
|02-24-2012 06:15 AM|
|02-24-2012 05:40 AM|
|02-24-2012 05:33 AM|
|Rubicon06Va||I got your answer! On the top of the piston shaft, there's a hex inside. Take your hex tool, insert/hold and while tighening your top nut. BINGO|
|02-24-2012 05:29 AM|
|02-24-2012 05:28 AM|
|02-24-2012 05:15 AM|
|02-24-2012 05:03 AM|
|rjpark36||How did you end up getting them tightened down?|
|02-23-2012 10:44 PM|
|orange05tj||Got all the shocks installed. Took it for a long ride, drove up and down a bumpy dirt road and all I can say us why didn't I put these shocks in years ago? What a great ride. By far the best upgrade I have done to the Jeep. I highly recommended the Bilstein HD shocks to anyone looking for quality and comfort.|
|02-23-2012 08:18 PM|
|ahmincha||Start the nut there should be a flat spot on the very top of the piston. Use a pair of vise grips on the flat spot wrench on the nut. Or if there is room you can use needle vise grips on the piston right under where the washer and bushing sit|
|02-23-2012 07:58 PM|
|mhopton||Impact is what you need. Hit it with an impact wrench and it will cinch right up.|
|02-23-2012 07:54 PM|
|HD Wrangler||I don't have the answer. Bump, hoping you get it soon.|
|02-23-2012 07:40 PM|
bilstein shock install
I can't install the front shocks. When I try to tighten the top lock nut the piston spins. There is no place to hold back on it. Any tricks I need to know of? I'm about to throw these out the garage right now.