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Old 10-20-2012, 03:35 PM   #1
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What is easiest to lift? Front or Rear?

I just installed an OME lift in the rear of my truck and it kicked my ass. I was working alone and ran into a few hang ups.

I have the front struts pre-assembled. Are they going to be easier to install than the rear?

Oh, I'm wrenching on a 2003 DBL Cab.
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Is the front spring and shock is already assembled the hardest part is removing 3 top bolts and a bottom bolt and removing the old and putting in the new one.
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I had a way easier time installing the preassembled fronts than my aal. I thought for sure the front would kick my butt, but not so much.
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Rear is more time consuming especially if you have a seized main eye bolt due to rust.
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Is the front spring and shock is already assembled the hardest part is removing 3 top bolts and a bottom bolt and removing the old and putting in the new one.
That sounds too easy. I don't have to separate a ball joint?
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No you don't have too. Worst case is leverage to move the lower control arm bolt hole to match up to the shocks bolt hole.
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Hardest part on the front for me was getting the bottom bolt in the new shock assembly.
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Front was easiest, my springs came pre-assembled. Rear AAL kicked my butt, next time I'm going with a new leaf pack.
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Rear is more time consuming especially if you have a seized main eye bolt due to rust.
The left front leaf spring bushing sleeve seized to the bolt. I did everything I could not to cut the bolt. I wasted two hours on that and ended up having to cut the bolt anyway. It's my only vehicle and I was working alone. I'm a little frightened to strand myself.

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No you don't have too. Worst case is leverage to move the lower control arm bolt hole to match up to the shocks bolt hole.
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Hardest part on the front for me was getting the bottom bolt in the new shock assembly.
Thanks for the reply. I'm glad to hear it doesn't sound so bad. I have some line up tools that may help me.
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