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Old 10-14-2009, 12:14 PM   #1
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Need help with OME install

I am in the process of installing my new lift. I am having trouble removing the rear shock at the moment. The nut is just spinning with the shock. Any tips to get it off?
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:20 PM   #2
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the top of the shock has side on it so you can put a small wrench on it... you might end up running out of room to put the wrench on. if thats the case put a pair of vise grips at the top of the shock to hold it still
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If you are trashing the shocks after the install, then you can grab the shaft (that's what she said) with a pair of pliers or vice grips to keep it from spinning. If you are keeping them, there should be a flat section above the nut at the end of the shaft you can use a wrench on.
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I used a pair of vise grips on the top and a wrench to spin the nut off. Worked very good and a it didn't wreck the shock or anything.
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On the new shocks use an Allen wrench (5mm) or a open wronch. Depending on the shaft design.
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Ok thanks guys. Got one side off, but the other side has been slightly rounded so I am putting some deep creep on it and then try again.
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Got them off! Installed the AAL and rear shock. Question: How bad is it if things are torqued more than the 75lbs? My torque wrench sucks and the 75lbs doesn't feel like its tight enough.
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Got them off! Installed the AAL and rear shock. Question: How bad is it if things are torqued more than the 75lbs? My torque wrench sucks and the 75lbs doesn't feel like its tight enough.
Just dont break the bolts.
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Just dont break the bolts.
OK.

And when I tightened the u-bolts back up I wasn't able to get the bolt up far enough to have the threads come out the other side. Is this going to be an issue?
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How much thread were you able to get in the nut?
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More than 3/4 of the way through.
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Only a few threads shy of being flush. Or should I take out the washer to make more room?
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Here is a pic of the bolts.


Now I have my front end partially taken apart and I am having trouble disconecting the UCA. I can't seem to get it to move, tried hammering it. Any other tips?

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Here is a pic of the bolts.


Now I have my front end partially taken apart and I am having trouble disconecting the UCA. I can't seem to get it to move, tried hammering it. Any other tips?

Using a puller is the proper way to go about things when removing the UCA from the spindle although you can get by with giving it a good hit with a hammer. Just be very careful not to damage the threads on the bolt. If you have a parts store that rents tools, a puller is well worth it if you are having a lot of trouble getting everything separated.

Did you get longer U bolts with the AAL? You shouldn't reuse the original U bolts, not to mention you will need extended U bolts. The ones you have in there dont quite look long enough from what I can see.
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Not sure what a puller is. Do you have a picture? I was told that I did not need to get new u-bolts with this kit.
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Yeah the u-bolts need to be longer. You can get the CO out in one piece. Here is the write up Chris did.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sus...g-removal.html
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Yeah I am using that write up. I just can't seem to get the UCA bolt out.
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Yeah I am using that write up. I just can't seem to get the UCA bolt out.
Place something on the bolt to protect it....hard platic, wood, etc....and wack it with the hammer.

And X3. Your U bolts are way to short.
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