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Hard time using spanner wrench

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by trdDANIEL, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Sep 15, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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    trdDANIEL

    trdDANIEL [OP] Rather be wheeling

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    Do you need to take off tires inorder to lift front coil shocks with a spanner wrench?
     
  2. Sep 15, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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    did you take out the set screw???? i also sprayed WD40 on the collar and threads so it would loosen it up and make it easier. try that
     
  3. Sep 15, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    Set screws? yea my brother put on the suspension so I dont if he did can you tell me where I would find those! thanks
     
  4. Sep 15, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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    take them off the truck its much simpler that way.... trust me I just got done doing mine about 30 min ago could barely get them to move on the truck even with all the weight off of them.
     
  5. Sep 15, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    Wheels on or off didn't really matter for me.

    You need an allen wrench to take out the set screw, though! It should be somewhere on the collar.

    Once that is out, I just jacked the truck up and put it on stands, left the wheel on, and went to turning it. In some spots it stuck a little, I just ended up tapping the spanner with a hammer to get it moving, and then turning it once I got it started.

    WD-40 helps, x2 on that

    Oh and i would NOT take them off the truck, my 2 cents. Taking the whole coilover out is a bitch and a half imo, I wouldn't want to have to do it. :D
     
  6. Sep 15, 2010 at 11:05 AM
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    Thank you helped a lot ill do it soon
     
  7. Sep 15, 2010 at 11:06 AM
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    Also, one thing I noticed - if you do not jack the truck up, but just do it on the ground, it worked OK. However, my settings didn't "set in" until I rolled the truck backwards and forwards a couple of feet.

    On one side I'd hit the UCA trying to adjust it though, and I needed to jack it up so the suspension drooped to get the UCA out of the way.
     
  8. Sep 15, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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    you guys must have different coilovers then mine. The ones that come with the ultimate kit wouldn't adjust on the ground even with a cheater pipe on the wrench I was affraid it was going to break the wrench. taking them off isnt that bad but if you have never done it I wouldn't try either.. good luck
     
  9. Sep 15, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    Hm, who knows. I have leepers, they adjusted just fine on the truck, and actually that was the way chris4x4 recommended I do it.

    Actually, I think they would have been hard to adjust before installing, because there was nothing to hold the coilover still while trying to turn the collar.

    If OP still has a tough time he can always take them off.
     
  10. Sep 15, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    Yea I have Donahoe Racing Coil Covers, Im trying to get it higher cuz when me and my bro put them on we got it to 2 in lift
     
  11. Sep 15, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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    You can leave the tires on. Just jack the front up to take the weight off the tires, spray some WD-40 on the threads, and adjust. Dont foget to loosen the allen key. I think its a 4mm...
     
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