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Need help 5100 install

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by wksos, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Feb 19, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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    wksos

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    I'm having trouble getting my struts back in and I need some advice if anyone has some. I am installing 5100/Eibachs and I'm about an inch off. I disconnected the sway bar and tried to remove the ball joint but it wouldn't break loose. Anyone done this? have any suggestions?
     
  2. Feb 19, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    Post some pics if you can. It will help people visualize your problem. What coils you use? Are you also using any spacers?

    After you disconnect you gotta hit it with a hammer and it will pop out.
     
  3. Feb 19, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    Geo Taco

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    With my OME kit I just used the bottle jack on the uca. Place the jack upside down with the base against the wheel well and the top of the jack against the upper ball joint. Then start cranking the jack. It will move the uca, spindle, and lca. It made getting the lower bolt in very easy.
     
  4. Feb 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM
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    Post a pic. You can use a jack and a piece of wood to persuade the control arm to move a little.
     
  5. Feb 19, 2012 at 6:04 PM
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    Ok, I'll take a pic, one minute
     
  6. Feb 19, 2012 at 6:05 PM
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    You should be able to unscrew the 4 lower ball joint screws and drop the lower control arm enough to install the shock. It's best to not unscrew at least one screw on the lower ball joint so as to make it easier to put back together. If you do take them all out you can use a bottle jack under the control arm to lift it in place. Be careful you don't lift it off the frame stands.
     
  7. Feb 19, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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    Light bar and bumper guard, 3/16 steel skid plates for engine, tranny and transfer box, OME 881 springs with 5100 shocks at mid clip. AAL in rear. Positraction rear diff.
    Sorry I'm thinking of a 4x4 are you a 2 wheel drive?
     
  8. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:26 PM
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    I hope he's ok!
     
  9. Feb 20, 2012 at 2:29 PM
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    Sorry guys, I got it figured out.. Tight fit but I squeezed it in.
     
  10. Apr 14, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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    Do I need to use the rubbers from my old shocks with the 5100's
     
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