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Ome spring self install

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Swampmonkey, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Swampmonkey

    Swampmonkey [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Guess I'll rent a spring compressor and put my own ome stuff together. All the tire shops around me are dicks. Anyone else feel my pain.
     
  2. Seabass

    Seabass I need to go return some videotapes...

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    Don't go to a tire shop to have a lift installed. Problem solved.
     
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    I just installed mine using this method...I know there are people on here that say it is unsafe, but spring compressors really scare me, so I gave it a go. It was REALLY easy.
    http://youtu.be/vkVLBOnAifc
     
  4. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Tire shops do a lot of suspension work ?
     
  5. Swampmonkey

    Swampmonkey [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Not getting tire shop to install lift. Doing that myself. Just trying to save some coin assembling coilovers and struts.
     
  6. Swampmonkey

    Swampmonkey [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Video looks easy enough. Any trouble with the alignment afterwards on this method?
     
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    I rented one of those cheap spring compressors form auto zone. Scared the shit out of me torquing it down/ scratched one of the coilovers up a little but it turned out well.
     
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    No problems...just mark the alignment cams with a sharpie, so you can get it semi-aligned to be able to drive to the alignment shop.
     
  9. Swampmonkey

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    Anyone got torque specs on lca and steering knuckle?
     
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    Thanks boss.
     
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    Thanks buddy. Think I can handle it. Just like to make sure I got my ducks in a row.
     
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    RV7Garage R.O.U.S.

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    I like it. Looked easy and safe. How did you convince Stephen Hawking to narrate your video? :D
     
  15. Swampmonkey

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    Do you just mark the alignment tabs where ever they r pointing at. mine already have some sort of paint mark from the factory.
     
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    Mine had some marks from what I assume is the factory or a previous alignment. I just took a sharpie and put a small dot on the tabs so I could get them put back.
     
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    ^Exactly. Mark them any way you want, so you can get it back to where it was before you loosened the bolts. Just make sure you mark both cams since they can adjust independently.
     
  18. Swampmonkey

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    Thanks guys!
     
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    Installed 885s and shocks last night using the video method and it went pretty good. Just took a little time getting truck up high enough and had a little trouble compressing passenger side coil to get top bolt on. Ended up having to drive it up on some 6x6s to use the weight of the truck to get enough threads to start bolt but got it done. Looks awesome and glad I didn't get top spacers. Setting a little high right now but I'm stoked. Now just got to get an alignment. Thanks for the knowledge gentlemen.
     
  20. Bama_TACO

    Bama_TACO ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!

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    Installed my 885s yesterday too and finally got rid of my 2" spacer lift that was on the truck when I got it. I didn't loosen the alignment bolts and didn't have any trouble getting the lower control arm low enough to remove the old or install the new spring. Just used my pry bar to push the Lower Control Arm down when I needed more droop.
     
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