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Upper strut mount stud replacement question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by The Happy Idiot, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Jun 21, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    The Happy Idiot

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    I'm putting in a leveling spacer to correct a "bro lean". Do the old, shorter studs need to be pressed/drilled out or can I just bash them out with the spring still in place?
     
  2. Jun 22, 2011 at 1:06 AM
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    Depends the kind of leveing spacer. Sometimes yes and no. My old leveling spacer yes. It came with longer studs that can be pressed in.
     
  3. Jun 22, 2011 at 2:09 PM
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    I have the replacement studs. The spacer is the 10 mm Wheelers.com jobby. My biggest concern is, do I HAVE to compress the spring and take out the upper strut mount to get at the studs out and in, or can I remove the strut assembly, leave it intact and still get at the studs. I'm just not so comfy with the BS spring compressors AKA suicide sticks so I take 'em down to the local tire shop and they charge me $15 a pop. I wanna avoid both death and paying $15.
     
  4. Jun 22, 2011 at 2:17 PM
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    Yes, the assembly has to be taken apart. You will need a spring compressor.
     
  5. Jun 22, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    Bah! PITA...

    Thanks for the info.
     
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    I know this is an old tread, but I just bought a 1" spacer to get by with (new bigger tires) and need to get longer upper strut bolts too.

    Or do I?... I was thinking about getting a 1" treaded sleeve to screw onto the existing stud and then with the remaining tread above the existing stud bolt on the treaded sleeve, bolt down into it from above. The question is does anyone sell such a treaded sleeve in the right tread and how strong is it. I would like grade 8.

    Maybe I'm crazy, just and Idea to avoid breaking down my struts just to change my stud bolts to longer ones.

    Anyone done this? :D
     
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