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Old 04-21-2012, 03:39 AM   #1
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Billy install question

Sorry for a repost if it is but I am installing the lift in two hours. I am putting billy's at 2.5 with stock coils on the front with a spacer for the lean.

Question is for the spacer do I build the coil assembly, decompress it and then put the spacer on top of coil assembly prior to install back on the truck?
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:15 AM   #2
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Yes.....to my knowledge but haven't done it before. It will go between the coil mount and the shock itself. The alternative would be a spacer inside the coil assembly pre-loading it but that's not the case!

Good luck man and have fun!
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Pretty sure the spacer goes on top of the assembled strut , over the tower studs & then shove the whole mess up into the shock/strut tower.

is your spacer the kind that just slips over the existing studs or does it bolt to the strut first & then shove it up the shock tower to put nuts on extended studs or ???
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Sorry for another question but I put the spacer on top of the assembled strut and shoved it back in. Now when I tightened everything up it looks like the coils is hitting the UCA. Any help please I am litterally doing this right now. Still on jack stands no tires on.
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How big is the spacer? 1/4 or 1/2 inch or more?

It it just barely touches you can try to rotate the coil and find a place it wont touch.
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The spacer is just for the taco lean. I think once i put it at ride heigth it should be ok. Just barely hitting while the suspension is at full droop on stands.
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Is there a way to compress the front strut to rotate the coil without taking the whole thing apart again?
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Is there a way to compress the front strut to rotate the coil without taking the whole thing apart again?
I would use this method if it were me. But many think it is dangerous.
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I would use this method if it were me. But many think it is dangerous.
This way is a lot safer than the coil compressors they sell.
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