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Need help Installing 5100s

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by footaco, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. footaco

    footaco [OP] Member

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    I was just wondering what is the easiest way to change my front shocks. I have a set of 5100s to put in. |Do I have to seperate the ball joints?
     
  2. sethr21785

    sethr21785 Well-Known Member

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  3. kws129

    kws129 Well-Known Member

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    I just changed mine, I didn't separate the ball joints or take the two bolts out at the lower ball joint. I was able to get mine in and out by taking off the sway bar and taking the tie rod ends out. But I will caution you that you'll need a big friggin pry bar to pry down the control arms to get them back in. Mine were set at 0.85 if you set them taller you may need to separate, or get a second pair of hands.
     
  4. 08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    where do you live OP, someone from here should live pretty close to help you out
     
  5. krimson

    krimson Nothin

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    You will need to get a coil compressor, they will shoot out like a bat out of hell if you don't use one.
     
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