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Strut turning

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by 2.7taco, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Jun 11, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    2.7taco

    2.7taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Does a spring compressor need to be used to turn the struts 120 degrees for the fat bobs kit?

    I seem to vaguely remember that another 5 lugger owner here said he never used a spring compressor tool.
     
  2. Jun 11, 2011 at 6:48 PM
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    Joels98taco

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    i havent heard of anyone needing a compressor because the spacer goes on top of the strut not the spring and you slightly turn it to line up with the holes on the bucket
     
  3. Jun 12, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    2.7taco

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    I understand that the spacer goes on top of the spring, but what I don't understand how to rotate the strut so I can remount the lower part to the control arm. I'm guessing the brake line can remount without a problem.
    Has anyone run into any brake lines being too short after the lift.
     
  4. Jun 14, 2011 at 11:03 AM
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    disc0monkey

    disc0monkey All right. I believe ya. But my Tommy Gun don't!

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    I used a compressor.
     
  5. Jun 14, 2011 at 9:26 PM
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    Joels98taco

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    use the compressor put the lift on and lets see some pics :D
     
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