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Old 12-15-2011, 06:48 PM   #3
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the scary part is it seems to be an actual shop i would expect that kind of stupidity out of a bunch of guys in a garage working on a Tacoma LOL
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:50 PM   #4
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:54 PM   #7
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I agree with all the above & yeah theres alot of guys here that want to do there own, which is fine but the urge to take a "short cut" is always there, i posted this to remind all that compressed coil over struts are no joke when done incorrectly
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:47 AM   #8
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How was he expecting to get it back to gether without a spring compressor? It is possible to get it apart (dangerous don't do it) but without a compressor it is impossible to put a spring on a strut. You need something to give you a mechanical advantage.
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:53 AM   #9
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From the looks of it and the response from the peanut gallery, i think they did it on purpose. Why? I have no idea, but on purpose or not, thats just plain STUPID!!!
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:07 AM   #10
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How was he expecting to get it back to gether without a spring compressor? It is possible to get it apart (dangerous don't do it) but without a compressor it is impossible to put a spring on a strut. You need something to give you a mechanical advantage.
Maybe he wasn't planning on surviving?
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:00 PM   #11
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This should be a sticky so we can direct the " I've never worked on my truck before , but how hard could a lift install be ?" guys to it .
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:02 PM   #12
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This should be a sticky so we can direct the " I've never worked on my truck before , but how hard could a lift install be ?" guys to it .
this^^
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:13 PM   #13
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From the looks of it and the response from the peanut gallery, i think they did it on purpose. Why? I have no idea, but on purpose or not, thats just plain STUPID!!!
who you callin' a peanut fool !!??










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This should be a sticky so we can direct the " I've never worked on my truck before , but how hard could a lift install be ?" guys to it .
yup prolly should...
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:24 PM   #15
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I hope he didn't plan on re using that strut since about 4 threads on the end of it are now gone.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:09 PM   #16
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How was he expecting to get it back to gether without a spring compressor? It is possible to get it apart (dangerous don't do it) but without a compressor it is impossible to put a spring on a strut. You need something to give you a mechanical advantage.
I got a funny feeling that someone who thinks this is a good idea probably didn't think that far ahead.
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:35 PM   #17
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I got a funny feeling that someone who thinks this is a good idea probably didn't think that far ahead.
True enough.
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:43 PM   #19
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where is that shop so:

1: I never take any of my vehicles there, and

2) I never park in that lot!

holly crap that guy's a moron.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:34 PM   #20
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where is that shop so:

1: I never take any of my vehicles there, and

2) I never park in that lot!

holly crap that guy's a moron.

haha, how ya been dude ??
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