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How to swap coilover eyelets?

I have all the parts to do a coil over swap for my truck. The coil overs came with standard eyelets for the base, but I need to put the extended ones on. I was told by my mechanic that the whole shock has to be taken apart, resealed and filled again with nitrogen. I have heard of guys on the forums doing it themselves without taking them apart.

Can anyone tell me, show me how to do the eyelet swap if you did it on your own? I am at the point where I have the whole setup, now I have to take the shocks all apart (paying a few hundred more dollars) just to get this done.

Any and all help is appreciated

Here are some pics of what I have. I'm at the point where if it costs more money, plus my frame is a bit "iffy" due to it taking a hit years ago, that if it costs more, then I am going to just sell the whole setup.





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Hope you get it installed soon!

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Why didn't you order the extended eyelets to begin with?
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I was told by my mechanic that the whole shock has to be taken apart, resealed and filled again with nitrogen.
Nah - He's wrong.

The lower eyelet is mounted on the 'dumb end' & you don't have to take the entire thing apart. You only have to do that if you want to revalve the entire setup.

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Can anyone tell me, show me how to do the eyelet swap if you did it on your own?
Here is a video that should clear it all up:


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Why didn't you order the extended eyelets to begin with?
I bought the setup from a member who sold his truck, he never installed it

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Nah - He's wrong.

The lower eyelet is mounted on the 'dumb end' & you don't have to take the entire thing apart. You only have to do that if you want to revalve the entire setup.



Here is a video that should clear it all up:

You are awesome man, thank you!
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I gotcha, I guess that guy didn't do his research before he bought them
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I gotcha, I guess that guy didn't do his research before he bought them
Neither did I lol...I'm still debating the swap though
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Neither did I lol...I'm still debating the swap though
Well worth the work, you'll like the ride so much better
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You are awesome man, thank you!
No problem - Just let me know if you have any other questions!
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