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Long Travel BS Thread

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by amaes, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. santabarbarataco

    santabarbarataco Well-Known Member

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    Random question: what size u bolts should I buy when replacing the ones I have. 5/8x3 1/4 x10"?
     
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    I called engage and they were really easy to deal wit and got me the replacement leaf I need
     
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    has anyone on here done a u bolt elimination? i know the guy with the built black 1st gen double cab did because his bumps were hitting his u bolts (and i'm in a similar situation), anyone have thoughts on that? looks like a viable option to me
     
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    Why not just put the strike pad over the top?
     
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    If you don't already have spring perches on it probably wouldn't be too bad to modify them to run without u-bolts, but since you already have spring perches, I think it will be simpler to just add a strike pad like Jason said vvv this is what I am doing when I install my bumps.
     
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    Im looking to pick up a used 3.5 TC kit if any one sees one let me know please. 2nd gen
     
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    Do they make one that is wide enough cover both the u bolts but doesn't sit super high up? I just saw it be done and thought it was pretty clean and maybe even a little safer/stronger than u bolts. apparently it can net you almost an inch of up travel too

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    I posted in the MT thread but no luck there yet, I'm looking to get some more ride height out of my coilovers, I have about 2 inches of preload with 13" 600# coils when I'm adjusting the preload collar it's directly behind the uca at full droop I've tried a punch and hammer but it's messing up the collar, Any help on getting a couple more turns would be appreciated thanks
     
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    Get longer coils...?
     
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    Use a spring compressor to take load off the collars. I've personally used ratchet straps but I dont recommend it.
     
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    Longer and/or stiffer coils?
     
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    use a combo of a pin and spanner, perhaps someone close to you has either or so you can get into the hard reach hole.

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    jesus christ, get longer coils, and get a spanner wrench ! make sure you measure collapsed coil height vs. compressed shock. dont want to bind your coils and break them. you might have to pop the upper ball joint off the spindle to get that uca to swing up and out of the way when you crank on it with a spanner wrench.
     
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    He's saying he's trying to get MORE preload(already 2 inches down) and can't get the collar to turn anymore because of all the preload.


    Honestly, what might help just a hair more would be to lift the front of your truck with a jack and get some of the weight off those coils. Fully droop out the front suspension and you can probably compress those coils a bit more...not that I advocate that much preload...but hey, to each their own.
     
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    Yeah I just edited my post because I realized what he meant. When he has it at full droop to take as much tension off the springs the UCA is in the way of him turning the collar.

    I'm going to go with Blackhawk and say he needs to throw some spring compressors on there to get the tension completely off the coil and try to move the collar. Might even have to pull the shock out to do it since the UCA is in the way.
     
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    It's not that the collar won't spin anymore there's just no room to get tools to line up with the holes on the collar because the uca is in the way (not that it's hitting it just at the same level) 600# coils should be enough for a first gen 4x4 with no extra skids and stuff right?
     
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    OHHHHH. Ok then just pop your UCA off the spindle and get it out of the way. bammo.

    Also, do yourself a favor and don't take any tools other than a spanner wrench to that collar, all you're doing is F***ing yourself down the line...or the next person that gets those shocks...sigh.
     
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    They are, use an allen wrench that fits snug. I have used an allen wrench from day one and its much easier than a spanner wrench because you can use both ends of the allen wrench to get different angles
     
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