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Billy install question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by qckslvr2234, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Apr 21, 2012 at 3:39 AM
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    qckslvr2234

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    Sorry for a repost if it is but I am installing the lift in two hours. I am putting billy's at 2.5 with stock coils on the front with a spacer for the lean.

    Question is for the spacer do I build the coil assembly, decompress it and then put the spacer on top of coil assembly prior to install back on the truck?
     
  2. Apr 21, 2012 at 4:15 AM
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    Yes.....to my knowledge but haven't done it before. It will go between the coil mount and the shock itself. The alternative would be a spacer inside the coil assembly pre-loading it but that's not the case!

    Good luck man and have fun!
     
  3. Apr 21, 2012 at 4:22 AM
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    Correct. Good luck.
     
  4. Apr 21, 2012 at 6:49 AM
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    Pretty sure the spacer goes on top of the assembled strut , over the tower studs & then shove the whole mess up into the shock/strut tower.

    is your spacer the kind that just slips over the existing studs or does it bolt to the strut first & then shove it up the shock tower to put nuts on extended studs or ??? :notsure:
     
  5. Apr 21, 2012 at 7:27 AM
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    Sorry for another question but I put the spacer on top of the assembled strut and shoved it back in. Now when I tightened everything up it looks like the coils is hitting the UCA. Any help please I am litterally doing this right now. Still on jack stands no tires on.
     
  6. Apr 21, 2012 at 7:44 AM
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    How big is the spacer? 1/4 or 1/2 inch or more?

    It it just barely touches you can try to rotate the coil and find a place it wont touch.
     
  7. Apr 21, 2012 at 7:49 AM
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    The spacer is just for the taco lean. I think once i put it at ride heigth it should be ok. Just barely hitting while the suspension is at full droop on stands.
     
  8. Apr 21, 2012 at 11:11 AM
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    Is there a way to compress the front strut to rotate the coil without taking the whole thing apart again?
     
  9. Apr 21, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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    I would use this method if it were me. But many think it is dangerous.
     
  10. Apr 21, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    This way is a lot safer than the coil compressors they sell.
     
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