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Lifting problem

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by NickH92, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. NickH92

    NickH92 [OP] Member

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    I'm in the process of installing a 2.5" spacer lift on my truck and when I bolt the top part of the shock the bottom part doesnt line up with my strut bolt hole. Is there any way to spin the yellow portion of the shock to line up?
     
  2. BradyT88

    BradyT88 Skinkwerks Rockware & Fabrication!!

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    I can't remember for sure but I thought it free spun already... Maybe you just need to give it a little more force to turn it.
     
  3. BamaToy1997

    BamaToy1997 ASE Master Tech Vendor

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    It has tension on it, but it can turn.
     
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    KalamaKid Well-Known Member

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    same shit as everyone else
    Pic of the whole assembly? Might need to be lined up a little.
     
  5. 92dlxman

    92dlxman drinking whats on sale

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    with an assembled strut it is hard to turn, especially after all the preloading from spacer. now that im thinking about it, if your lower collar is welded to the shock body, maybe not as both it and the top-plate are indexed to the coil. if that is the case it will indeed be very very hard to turn. . . . . .right?

    my only experience with this was on my 5100s, where the lower collar can spin on the shock body. it was difficult to turn, but not too hard with a spud in the lower eye and hand pressure on the coil
     
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