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Pep Boys suck Ass

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by GreatWhiteHype, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. Jun 5, 2009 at 10:41 AM
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    GreatWhiteHype

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    So I finally found someone with a spring compressor to swap my 5100's (I was skeched out by all the injuries you guys detailed with the diy compressors). Pep Boys swapped both out for $42. I get home, and eagerly install the drivers side strut and it goes on great. Then I get to the passenger side and find that the bottom shock is off just slightly. So me being the brainiac that I am force the shock into the lca only to find that it still won't line up and now is suck. :frusty: My question is there any way to spin the shock without removing it?

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  2. Jun 5, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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    98tacoma27

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  3. Jun 5, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    TacoNut

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    what he said....

    "If it don't fit, force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyways"
     
  4. Jun 5, 2009 at 10:52 AM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Staff Member

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    Brilliant! :D
     
  5. Jun 5, 2009 at 2:46 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Stick a 6" long (or longer) 3/8" socket extension in the lower shock mount "eye", and turn the shock until it lines up. It will be fine.
     
  6. Jun 5, 2009 at 4:53 PM
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    Janster

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    Oh my gawd, like I haven't seen that happen a gazillion times.

    You should be impressed they even got it lined up that CLOSE.

    I don't know how the 2nd gens are - but everytime I helped people with front lift installs on the 1st gens, I'd have to take a diagram to show them how to line everything up. More often than not, they STILL couldn't get it right even after I showed them the diagram!! 'Look dude, it still isn't right - FIX IT!
     
  7. Jun 5, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    cbcs1987

    cbcs1987 Redneck from the hills

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    This is like my install thread over again.....

    BRUTE FORCE AND IGNORANCE!!! Cuss a lot to.. Makes stuff work better
     
  8. Jun 5, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    sibanez

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    Easy fix. Get a 1/4" extension (6 inches or so) or a heavy duty screw driver and run it through the hole for the bolt and into the hole in the bushing. Then pry . . . you may also want to have somebody push down on the upper control arm.
     
  9. Jun 5, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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    01GREENTACO

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    BFH is the way to go. That screw driver idea would work too.
     
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