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Strut turning

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

  1. 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. Joels98taco

    Joels98taco Well-Known Member

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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. 2.7taco

    2.7taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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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. disc0monkey

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

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    I used a compressor.
     
  5. Joels98taco

    Joels98taco Well-Known Member

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