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Lift install - Any tips for getting the shock back in the lower mount?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 2009Silver, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Oct 3, 2009 at 6:17 AM
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    2009Silver

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    Lift install - Any tips for getting the shock back in the lower mount?

    I have my wife pressing down on the LCA, but I need just a little more room, doesn't quite go into the lower mounting position. Are there any tips or tricks for this?

    thanks fellas...
     
  2. Oct 3, 2009 at 6:30 AM
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    take the jack that came with the truck and flip it upside down, and use it against the top of the wheel well and turn it until it pusshes down far enough to get the shock back in.....old trick.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2009 at 6:34 AM
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    What do I push it down on ? the LCA??
     
  4. Oct 3, 2009 at 6:39 AM
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    yea.. or if you have a long bar you can stick it through the LCA and pry down on it.. the added leverage should allow you to push it down a bit more...
     
  5. Oct 3, 2009 at 7:48 AM
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    Got the shock assembly in, but now the sway bar won't go back - any tricks for that?

    I can't get it bolted to the frame up front, and then line up the bolt that goes in over by the wheel....


    help please
     
  6. Oct 3, 2009 at 8:14 AM
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    is the truck back sitting on the ground?? if so make sure its sitting perfectly level.. that makes a big difference...
     
  7. Oct 4, 2009 at 7:02 AM
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    Thanks for your help guys - I'm lifted!
     
  8. Oct 4, 2009 at 9:58 AM
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    Right on glad you got it figured out. Pics or else!
     
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