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how to rotate top strut /ready lift kit

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jlcnj, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. Sep 5, 2009 at 5:08 AM
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    jlcnj

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    Hi
    I'm installing ready lift kit 5510 on my 5lug , how do I rotate the
    the strut 120 degrees so it reinstalls correctly ?
     
  2. Sep 5, 2009 at 5:16 AM
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    I'm under the assumption you have a similar coilover design as the 6 lugs....

    So, with that in mind, I'm going to say - you have to compress the coil enough so you can rotate the top plate.
     
  3. Sep 5, 2009 at 5:29 AM
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    Thanks ,how do I do that?
     
  4. Sep 5, 2009 at 6:02 AM
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    You can use a long (6" or longer) 3/8" socket extension, and by inserting it into the lower shock bolt hole, you can rotate the shock to the propper orientation.
     
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  6. Sep 5, 2009 at 6:20 AM
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    Thank you janster,Will the bottom of the shock just twist if I try and turn it ? mine seems to not want to twist the 120 degrees I need to turn it.
    By the way ,I'm a cabinet maker by trade so pardon my lack of knowledge
    on this stuff . Do I need coil spring clamps to releive pressure before this
    thing will twist?
     
  7. Sep 5, 2009 at 6:22 AM
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    It will twist. See my post above.
     
  8. Sep 5, 2009 at 6:45 AM
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    Chris,
    Hate to sound like a whimp but I tried your Idea and the bottom
    of the shock will not budge. should I spray some lube at some points?
    Will I break the shock by trying to force it to twist ?
     
  9. Sep 5, 2009 at 6:57 AM
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    Hmm.....Dont force anything. Do it the way Janster mentioned.
     
  10. Sep 5, 2009 at 8:59 AM
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    Thank you all , Finally got it to twist using a longer bar and a little lube down at the bottom of the coil spring , I did not have coil compressor tool,
    which would have made life much easier. I sure wish "Ready lift kit"
    instructions and there video would have reviewed this step , they skiped
    right over it completly!
     
  11. Sep 5, 2009 at 9:12 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Good to hear! :)
     
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