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questions about my spacer + new front bilstein shock lift

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by Thorpedo26, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Mar 18, 2012 at 6:45 PM
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    Thorpedo26

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    Today i started my lift "pita for me" no power tools and im not mechanicly inclined... so i only got the front left on in a couple hours... Anyways the questions. After getting my new front shock with spacer and original coil on there was NO ROOM WHAT SO EVER for me to put the sway bar link back on. Is that normal or did i do something wrong? the video i watched made it look easy. Also i tried to use my jack to compress the suspension enough to connect the sway bar not happenin. Next, the UCA was a mm' if not touching the bottom of the coil. Is this normal ? i knew it was going to be tight but not this tight. Im afraid to take it to get alighned and have them be like lol wtf? im going to begin hunting for larger uca's but i thought it would be better off then this most of yall havnt had bad problems so maybe i did something wrong? Good note. That one wheel on looks sick and the height difference is awesome with my 265's ill add pictures later!
     
  2. Mar 18, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    5LUGTACO

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    disconnect both sides of the sway bar links, put the spacers on and button everything back up. Then put the sway bar links back on. Yes the a arm will contact the strut when its at full droop. When you set the truck down it will move away from the strut
     
  3. Mar 18, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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    If you still cant get the sway bar link on with the suspension at full droop set the truck down after everything else is bolted up then connect the links
     
  4. Mar 18, 2012 at 7:32 PM
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    Alright thanks man, ill check it out tomorrow when I get off work
     
  5. Mar 18, 2012 at 7:37 PM
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    Post some pics dude, ive been waiting to see those tires atleast half way mounted
     
  6. Mar 18, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    I'm looking at it sitting under the truck now, the sway bar sits super close to the uca and still looks like a big distance from being able to connect but will try tomorrow
     
  7. Mar 18, 2012 at 7:44 PM
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    If its too far just drop it and then connect it
     
  8. Mar 18, 2012 at 7:55 PM
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    Its dropped, I'm going to grab the connector and see if it fits
     
  9. Mar 18, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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    No go :/ hmm. I was also looking at my coil and think if I spin it a little it will give me more play against my uca. Idk but thanks for helping with my q and a thread
     
  10. Mar 18, 2012 at 8:18 PM
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    Need pics to help further, I need to see what you see
     
  11. Mar 18, 2012 at 9:07 PM
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    Alright tomorrow ill shoot some pictures if I can't resolve it!
     
  12. Mar 19, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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    teaser shot of whats to come, didnt get to work on her today, but im about to go buy a impact wrench at wallyworld and finish tomorrow haha
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Mar 19, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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    Maybe look into getting an Icon sway bar relocator??
     
  14. Mar 19, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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    elaborate haha, what is it and is it 5 lug compatible?
     
  15. Mar 19, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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  16. Mar 19, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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    try finishing up the other side before you try to connect the links if not then drop the sway bar with those relocation brackets
     
  17. Mar 19, 2012 at 9:57 PM
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    I'm going to do the other side and see what happens. The sway bar things seem simple maybe home depot sells something similar? Haha
     
  18. Mar 20, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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    if im not mistaken second gen sway bar links have a ball joint on them correct?
     
  19. Mar 20, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    Yes they do! And p.s. they fit now that both sides are done haha. Tomorrow ill do the rear I haven't had time to do it at one sitting. What's the best way to Jack the rear end up? My jacks awful small and I need the rear axel hanging freely
     
  20. Mar 20, 2012 at 9:09 PM
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    Two jack stands on the frame closest to the front spring hangers
     
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