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05-12-2013 12:15 AM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
You weren't around for my shock nightmare.

Rust totally sealed the nut too the shaft on my passenger shock. No room fore heat or a cutting tool.

We had to pretty much bend the shock up and get a saws-all at the lower shaft. Cut and then pull the remaining bolt/shaft through the top.
2 hours
Sounds like Something a Yankee would do.
05-11-2013 11:26 PM
kjeeper10 You weren't around for my shock nightmare.

Rust totally sealed the nut too the shaft on my passenger shock. No room fore heat or a cutting tool.

We had to pretty much bend the shock up and get a saws-all at the lower shaft. Cut and then pull the remaining bolt/shaft through the top.
2 hours
05-11-2013 09:56 PM
Barmanvarn Dremmel to the rescue. Don't know if you can tell much from the pic



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05-11-2013 07:36 PM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Phew.... You saved yourself lol
Passenger side is a biatch. Not sure if ill be able to pull this off.

Got the stock off and new on. Now I can get the dang nut on.
05-11-2013 07:19 PM
kjeeper10 Phew.... You saved yourself lol
05-11-2013 07:09 PM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by Barmanvarn View Post

Will try. Have to drivers side in, but can't tighten the top bolt as the shock is spinning. What's the trick?
Figured out the Allen head trick. DUR!

Now to the passenger side.
05-11-2013 06:57 PM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by SilverSport View Post
It'll buff right out.

Wait........That was meant for kjeeper's thread.

Trim the plastic or........loosen the battery tray/TIPM to get more room.
Will try. Have to drivers side in, but can't tighten the top bolt as the shock is spinning. What's the trick?
05-11-2013 06:23 PM
SilverSport It'll buff right out.



Wait........That was meant for kjeeper's thread.

Trim the plastic or........loosen the battery tray/TIPM to get more room.
05-11-2013 06:09 PM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
What problems are you having ?
Getting to the top nut on passenger side.
05-11-2013 04:54 PM
kjeeper10 What problems are you having ?
05-11-2013 04:07 PM
Barmanvarn So anyone got any advice on the front shocks? These do not seem easy to remove.
05-10-2013 07:34 PM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by GCDMD View Post
I'd go with 4 100 lb women instead if you have the choice....

What tire size are you running?
33s for a bit longer.

Got the rear done today. Ran out of time. Will do the front this weekend.
05-10-2013 07:15 PM
GCDMD
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Originally Posted by Barmanvarn View Post
I'm leaning more toward 3 150 lb females.
I'd go with 4 100 lb women instead if you have the choice....


What tire size are you running?
05-10-2013 02:21 PM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by Matador View Post
you don't need a spring compressor. like KJ said, the rear springs fall out and for the fronts instead of having someone step on the tie rod or anything just "Roll" the spring off the perch and do the same when putting it on. I found that if you just twist it counter-clockwise it will back out of the channel in the perch and roll off naturally with very little effort, the same goes when putting it back on.
Trust me, I'm all set.

My leveling kit on the other hand took 3 tries as I'd never dropped a suspension before. This will be a walk in the park. LOL
05-10-2013 02:16 PM
Matador you don't need a spring compressor. like KJ said, the rear springs fall out and for the fronts instead of having someone step on the tie rod or anything just "Roll" the spring off the perch and do the same when putting it on. I found that if you just twist it counter-clockwise it will back out of the channel in the perch and roll off naturally with very little effort, the same goes when putting it back on.
05-09-2013 11:10 PM
SilverSport
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Rofl

In all seriousness. The rear coils will fall out once everything is disco'd. Plus the fact he's going to have the CA's/TB bolts loose as well is going to make it a breeze. The front is a little harder because of the bumpstops, but i still find it easier than farking with darn spring compressors.
Oooooooh, I'm telling, you said the "F" word.
05-09-2013 10:33 PM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Have any 400 lb buddy's ?
Free pizza and those springs will have no issue conning out or going in
I'm leaning more toward 3 150 lb females.
05-09-2013 10:32 PM
kjeeper10 Have any 400 lb buddy's ?
Free pizza and those springs will have no issue conning out or going in
05-09-2013 10:24 PM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post

Rofl

In all seriousness. The rear coils will fall out once everything is disco'd. Plus the fact he's going to have the CA's/TB bolts loose as well is going to make it a breeze. The front is a little harder because of the bumpstops, but i still find it easier than farking with darn spring compressors.
Remember, I installed the leveling kit so this ain't my first install rodeo.
05-09-2013 10:20 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by ESP View Post
fancy smancy spring compressors...

when I was a kid we had to use our teeth!
Rofl

In all seriousness. The rear coils will fall out once everything is disco'd. Plus the fact he's going to have the CA's/TB bolts loose as well is going to make it a breeze. The front is a little harder because of the bumpstops, but i still find it easier than farking with darn spring compressors.
05-09-2013 10:16 PM
ESP fancy smancy spring compressors...

when I was a kid we had to use our teeth!
05-09-2013 10:04 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by silversport View Post
throw the spring compressors in the corner and forget about them. Have a buddy push down on one side of the axle and remove and install springs.
x2
05-09-2013 09:47 PM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by SilverSport View Post

Absolutely! But in my middle age I have forced myself to wait until all parts are on hand. LOL

But its hard when I every time I walk into the garage and see a box or boxes with new stuff waiting to be installed.
I'm no youngster. (I'm 40)

UPS guy just smiles and says "more jeep stuff huh?" LOL
05-09-2013 09:32 PM
SilverSport
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Originally Posted by Barmanvarn View Post
Duh! Wouldn't you be?
Absolutely! But in my middle age I have forced myself to wait until all parts are on hand. LOL

But its hard when I every time I walk into the garage and see a box or boxes with new stuff waiting to be installed.
05-09-2013 09:29 PM
roxbury29 You will love the ride. I just recently installed the bilstein 5100's and they are MUCH better than the stock shocks !!!
05-09-2013 09:25 PM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by SilverSport View Post
Just itching to put the shocks on aren't you? LOL
Duh! Wouldn't you be?
05-09-2013 09:22 PM
SilverSport Just itching to put the shocks on aren't you? LOL
05-09-2013 08:51 PM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by Matador View Post
I say go for it. I can't stand having uninstalled parts I the garage
Glad I'm not the only one!

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Originally Posted by SilverSport View Post
Throw the spring compressors in the corner and forget about them. Have a buddy push down on one side of the axle and remove and install springs.
Agreed, that's how I got the springs back in after installing the spacers. I don't mind using a compressor, but not unless I have to.
05-09-2013 08:41 PM
SilverSport Throw the spring compressors in the corner and forget about them. Have a buddy push down on one side of the axle and remove and install springs.
05-09-2013 08:38 PM
Matador I say go for it. I can't stand having uninstalled parts I the garage
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