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Long travel install guide?

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by joey34mx, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Oct 25, 2010 at 11:19 PM
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    joey34mx

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    Is there anything you guys have seen that explains how to install an engage front LT kit with the spindle?

    im gonna take it on soon and some good directions would certainly help.
     
  2. Oct 26, 2010 at 6:26 AM
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    Its pretty much unbolt stock and reinstall Im sure. Here are directions for my Total Chaos kit to give you an idea. The instructions in the bottom left hand corner of the page in a PDF.

    http://www.chaosfab.com/86000.php

    Call Engage and Im sure they will help you out.
     
  3. Oct 26, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    thanks for the info. is it much harder to install because of the new spindle?
     
  4. Oct 26, 2010 at 7:53 PM
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    shouldn't be, should be easy since everything is uniball.
     
  5. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    yeah the uniball upper and lower appears to be an easy pretty bolt on
    how difficult is it to remove stock spindle from hub and install the engage one?
     
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    Just unbolt it. Dont forget to buy a new seal for your hub into the spindle. Thats the way my 4x4 hub/spindle is. Maybe a 2wd is different?
     
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    Its easy, unbolt, reinstall everything in place of the stock stuff.

    There is no seal between the hub and spindle. At least I don't remember there being one and we certainly didn't replace it
     
  8. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    ok cool. any special tools to do the install? things you would not find in your average truck owners home garage?
     
  9. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    Actually Im not positive but I think you would need a balljoint puller for removing the tierod.
     
  10. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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    Or a pickle fork
     
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    Or a big fuckin hammer, no special tools that I remember. I did not install my kit but watched engage install the spindle and it toll about 45 min to switch them out.
     
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    A big hammer will work but you have to be careful not to mushroom the stud and mess up the threads.

    I think it took me about half an hour (not including brake lines) to do the spindles and I think I used the hammer method, I just backed off the nut and beat on that till the ball joint popped out
     
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    I tried the BFH method over the weekend and I couldnt get it.
     
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    ive heard you have to bleed the brakes when you do the install? true?
     
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    if you remove the brakelines and get air in them you do. But not just bolting on stuff. Where are you located?
     
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    Down in so cal. Near ventura, simi valley and t.o.....i live in the city of moorpark.
     
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    did you ever consider having a shop do the front and gusset it up while they are at it?
     
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    You will when you install the extending brake lines
     
  19. Oct 26, 2010 at 9:11 PM
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    yeah but im just looking to do it on my own. i am interested in doing the bolt on part of the install
     
  20. Oct 26, 2010 at 9:17 PM
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    Like said above you will have to bleed brakes but that will be the easiest part. Hit up nelsonmatt and see if he can give you a hand, he is up in your neck of the woods.
     
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