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Old 03-18-2012, 06:45 PM   #1
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questions about my spacer + new front bilstein shock lift

Today i started my lift "pita for me" no power tools and im not mechanicly inclined... so i only got the front left on in a couple hours... Anyways the questions. After getting my new front shock with spacer and original coil on there was NO ROOM WHAT SO EVER for me to put the sway bar link back on. Is that normal or did i do something wrong? the video i watched made it look easy. Also i tried to use my jack to compress the suspension enough to connect the sway bar not happenin. Next, the UCA was a mm' if not touching the bottom of the coil. Is this normal ? i knew it was going to be tight but not this tight. Im afraid to take it to get alighned and have them be like lol wtf? im going to begin hunting for larger uca's but i thought it would be better off then this most of yall havnt had bad problems so maybe i did something wrong? Good note. That one wheel on looks sick and the height difference is awesome with my 265's ill add pictures later!
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:03 PM   #2
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disconnect both sides of the sway bar links, put the spacers on and button everything back up. Then put the sway bar links back on. Yes the a arm will contact the strut when its at full droop. When you set the truck down it will move away from the strut
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If you still cant get the sway bar link on with the suspension at full droop set the truck down after everything else is bolted up then connect the links
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:32 PM   #4
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Alright thanks man, ill check it out tomorrow when I get off work
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:37 PM   #5
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Post some pics dude, ive been waiting to see those tires atleast half way mounted
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:39 PM   #6
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I'm looking at it sitting under the truck now, the sway bar sits super close to the uca and still looks like a big distance from being able to connect but will try tomorrow
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:44 PM   #7
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If its too far just drop it and then connect it
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Its dropped, I'm going to grab the connector and see if it fits
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:08 PM   #9
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No go :/ hmm. I was also looking at my coil and think if I spin it a little it will give me more play against my uca. Idk but thanks for helping with my q and a thread
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:18 PM   #10
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Need pics to help further, I need to see what you see
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Alright tomorrow ill shoot some pictures if I can't resolve it!
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teaser shot of whats to come, didnt get to work on her today, but im about to go buy a impact wrench at wallyworld and finish tomorrow haha
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try finishing up the other side before you try to connect the links if not then drop the sway bar with those relocation brackets
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I'm going to do the other side and see what happens. The sway bar things seem simple maybe home depot sells something similar? Haha
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if im not mistaken second gen sway bar links have a ball joint on them correct?
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Yes they do! And p.s. they fit now that both sides are done haha. Tomorrow ill do the rear I haven't had time to do it at one sitting. What's the best way to Jack the rear end up? My jacks awful small and I need the rear axel hanging freely
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Two jack stands on the frame closest to the front spring hangers
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