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Old 04-20-2013, 11:39 PM   #1
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King 2.5 700lb Preload Adjust

I'm having trouble adding preload to this shock. I just want about 1/2" of thread showing. Based on others' reports with similar truck setups, that should get me in the 2.5" lift zone.

I have the shock lower secured via a bar thru the lower eyelet (this is what King docs say to do). I loosened the pinch bolt on the adjust collar. When I use the King tool to tighten the upper collar, the whole shock upper turns rather than the collar screwing down onto the threads.

Has anyone experienced this? I can get just the collar to turn on the threads a small bit if I struggle to hold the upper shock body still while turning the collar. But I can only get a fraction of a turn before everything starts spinning. I would need a second vice. Does this sound about right or is something off?
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I'd love to hear your experience of adding preload to this shock, whether you had problems or not. Thanks!
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:34 AM   #3
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Hold the top with a bar in between the mounting bolts. yes put the bolts in a few threads to achieve this.
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