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HELP! Lower shock not aligned with Top bolts

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by NicksRig, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:20 PM
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    NicksRig

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    I pick my coilovers up from the shop and one of them is off a small amount. I read somewhere how to turn it, but can't find the thread. It looks like it needs to be turned a small amount to slide into place. How do I do this?
     
  2. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:22 PM
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    jdkeller

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    Try wrapping a big screwdriver in a rag, stick it in the lower mount hole, grab the top, and twist. Dont do it really hard though.
     
  3. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:26 PM
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    No dice, doesnt feel like it wants to budge.
     
  4. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    needs to be compressed to turn the strut on the spring for it to line up
     
  5. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    I had to go back to the shop 2 times when I did my second lift.
     
  6. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:33 PM
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  7. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:37 PM
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  8. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:42 PM
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  9. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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    Despite my track record, it is possible to force suspension stuff on these trucks without snapping things in 2 pieces. If the shocks give way under that kind of pressure then something's wrong and they were gonna break on you anyway. ;)
     
  10. Oct 15, 2009 at 3:16 PM
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    NicksRig

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    Thanks everyone for your comments. Got everything installed, will post pics later.
     
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