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Old 10-03-2009, 07:17 AM   #1
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Lift install - Any tips for getting the shock back in the lower mount?

Lift install - Any tips for getting the shock back in the lower mount?

I have my wife pressing down on the LCA, but I need just a little more room, doesn't quite go into the lower mounting position. Are there any tips or tricks for this?

thanks fellas...
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:30 AM   #2
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Lift install - Any tips for getting the shock back in the lower mount?

I have my wife pressing down on the LCA, but I need just a little more room, doesn't quite go into the lower mounting position. Are there any tips or tricks for this?

thanks fellas...
take the jack that came with the truck and flip it upside down, and use it against the top of the wheel well and turn it until it pusshes down far enough to get the shock back in.....old trick.
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:34 AM   #3
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What do I push it down on ? the LCA??
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:39 AM   #4
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yea.. or if you have a long bar you can stick it through the LCA and pry down on it.. the added leverage should allow you to push it down a bit more...
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Old 10-03-2009, 08:48 AM   #5
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Got the shock assembly in, but now the sway bar won't go back - any tricks for that?

I can't get it bolted to the frame up front, and then line up the bolt that goes in over by the wheel....


help please
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is the truck back sitting on the ground?? if so make sure its sitting perfectly level.. that makes a big difference...
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:02 AM   #7
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Thanks for your help guys - I'm lifted!
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Right on glad you got it figured out. Pics or else!
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