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Old 09-05-2009, 06:08 AM   #1
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how to rotate top strut /ready lift kit

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I'm installing ready lift kit 5510 on my 5lug , how do I rotate the
the strut 120 degrees so it reinstalls correctly ?
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:29 AM   #3
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Thanks ,how do I do that?
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:02 AM   #4
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You can use a long (6" or longer) 3/8" socket extension, and by inserting it into the lower shock bolt hole, you can rotate the shock to the propper orientation.
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Thank you janster,Will the bottom of the shock just twist if I try and turn it ? mine seems to not want to twist the 120 degrees I need to turn it.
By the way ,I'm a cabinet maker by trade so pardon my lack of knowledge
on this stuff . Do I need coil spring clamps to releive pressure before this
thing will twist?
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:22 AM   #7
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.
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Thank you janster,Will the bottom of the shock just twist if I try and turn it ? mine seems to not want to twist the 120 degrees I need to turn it.
By the way ,I'm a cabinet maker by trade so pardon my lack of knowledge
on this stuff . Do I need coil spring clamps to releive pressure before this
thing will twist?
It will twist. See my post above.
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:45 AM   #8
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Chris,
Hate to sound like a whimp but I tried your Idea and the bottom
of the shock will not budge. should I spray some lube at some points?
Will I break the shock by trying to force it to twist ?
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:57 AM   #9
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.
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Chris,
Hate to sound like a whimp but I tried your Idea and the bottom
of the shock will not budge. should I spray some lube at some points?
Will I break the shock by trying to force it to twist ?
Hmm.....Dont force anything. Do it the way Janster mentioned.
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Thank you all , Finally got it to twist using a longer bar and a little lube down at the bottom of the coil spring , I did not have coil compressor tool,
which would have made life much easier. I sure wish "Ready lift kit"
instructions and there video would have reviewed this step , they skiped
right over it completly!
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Old 09-05-2009, 10:12 AM   #11
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.
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Good to hear!
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