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Old 11-10-2012, 12:46 PM   #1
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Unhappy I cant get my struts assembly back on after adding lift

I just had my springs compressed and new struts put in and I cant get them to go back on the truck, there is just not enough room . I even took off the control arm and they still wont fit , I wanted to get my tires today please help SOS
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well I had to take it off on the top where there is a horizontal bolt about 8 inches long that allowed the control arm to move down freely
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I am not sure how far down I can push hub, its pulling the axxle out to where the boots are tight
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What lift are you installing?
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tuff country 3 inch susp. lift
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tuff country 3 inch susp. lift
Is that a top plate spacer? If so, they are tough to stuff in there. You can loosen the LCA to get some extra play.
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pry between the lca and the frame....or use a jack off the uca and the top of the fender
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Thanks I did , Ihave to where I can pull down on it until the boots on the axle are tight , how far can I pull down?
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I am going to try the spring compressor from Auto Z, and see if that will help, the directions didnt say how much of a pain in A#$ thisis . it will be worth it
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you may have to disconnect your sway bar.finish the lift and then re connect. you may still need a buddy and a really long pry bar
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OK, Ill try it, thanks for the feedback, I am going back out to my shop,

you yota is sure nice , I will post a pick when I get mine done,
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I am very careful not to pry to much , thats why I think if I can compress the the srtrut assembly , then put it in , and reconnect the lca,
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+1 on the sway bar being disconnected at the links. Loosen control arms bolts then tighten once you have all the nuts and bolts back in place.
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success!!! I had to disconnect the LCA and the sway bar then remove a clip for the brake line then it went in with minimum hammering and prying , I am new to this wab site and so far found it very useful , I really appreciate the feed back I will post some pics when I get done. Thanks everyone.
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