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Old 04-15-2013, 06:18 PM   #1
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Lift install driving me nuts

I'm installing a pro comp 3 inch lift in my tacoma I got the driver side coil over in which was a pain. But now I'm stuck on the passenger side. The bottom of the shock is crooked about a half inch and won't line up. I've taken the spring off 4 times now to line it up but same thing every time. Any ideas please and thanks in advance
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:56 PM   #2
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do you mean bent or twisted? mine was a little turned but i just put a screwdriver through the slot and turned it where i needed (I was using billies). similar i guess to turning the screws on a christmas tree stand for lack of a better example.
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Stick a drift/socket extension/screwdriver/ect in the eye and twist it to where it lines up where ya need it. Do this with it top of the coilover mounted to truck to make it easier to get leverage and keep the entire assembly from twisting
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:02 PM   #4
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Ok just tried and broke my screw driver and bent my extension didn't budge lol I can try getting a longer pole and get more leverage I just don't want to break the top studs
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Take a bottle jack and wedge it between the top of your wheel well and your upper control arm. This will push the arm down and take the pressure off your shock bottom.

When I first installed mine I fought for hours, then CMACK told me this trick and I got them in a few minutes later.

They'll bolt in with ease.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:08 PM   #7
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Take a bottle jack and wedge it between the top of your wheel well and your upper control arm. This will push the arm down and take the pressure off your shock bottom.

When I first installed mine I fought for hours, then CMACK told me this trick and I got them in a few minutes later.

They'll bolt in with ease.
Ill give that a shot thanks man

Also they are pro comp e6000 shocks
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:09 PM   #8
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Take a bottle jack and wedge it between the top of your wheel well and your upper control arm. This will push the arm down and take the pressure off your shock bottom.

When I first installed mine I fought for hours, then CMACK told me this trick and I got them in a few minutes later.

They'll bolt in with ease.
This only makes vertical space to slip the now taller shock assembly in, does nothing if the eye is clocked wrong...

You can achieve the same effect by prying the lca down with big pry bar...neither will help the op.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:15 PM   #9
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:27 PM   #10
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Weird...mine were off about that much when I did mine, rotated just fine. Helped another member do his, same story. I run 5100's, he has the Iron Man shocks...both of these use a "floating" spring seat, not sure if that might make a difference?
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:38 PM   #11
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What did you use to twist it ?
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:46 PM   #12
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1/2" ratchet extension...like 8" long...I say 8 because I can't remember if it was a 6 or 10.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:45 PM   #13
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crap, without a floating (free to turn) spring seat, it will be difficult to turn that. short of removing the coil and trying again, I think it will take a lot of force.
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yes, I find that with re-iterating others' posts, and using vague words so as to lack accountability, I usually am.

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