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so how'd you end up doing it with one wrench? lol

i have a 3ft piece of 1" tubing i can use to persuade the one wrench i have
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when there is a will... theres a way! pics YO
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coils for the coil overs
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seriously? WTF is there to take pics of?
  • back off the coil adjuster nuts
  • take the coil over out as a unit
  • remove the spring using whatever force is needed
  • reverse procedure with new springs installed
  • set new ride height

there are some pics in my thread from when i swapped my coils. not many, cause there jus isnt much to look at, and some people are too busy workin on their trucks to stop and take pics
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seriously? WTF is there to take pics of?

there are some pics in my thread from when i swapped my coils. not many, cause there jus isnt much to look at, and some people are too busy workin on their trucks to stop and take pics
x2, but I did get pics. I just didn't get many. I did get a nice blister on my right palm from cranking away with the spanner though. Work should be fun tomorrow with it.
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I wish I had some coilovers to crank on and get blisters.
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  • back off the coil adjuster nuts
  • take the coil over out as a unit




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  • remove the spring using whatever force is needed




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  • reverse procedure with new springs installed. Lefty04LevelII note: install the new spring onto the coilover unit BEFORE attaching the strut spring compressor. Otherwise the shock will not fit into the coil with the spring compressor claws in place


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I have no pics of adjusting the height.

WD-40 the hell out of everything, ESPECIALLY the adjuster nuts on the coilover unit. You'll need:
13/16 socket and-or open/box ended wrench
7/8 socket and-or open/box ended wrench
3/4 socket for cranking stud on strut spring compressor
elbow grease
vocabulary containing 4 letter words when smacking knuckles on sharp suspension components

And yes, I know it's dirty. NM is a VERY dusty state and I work a fulltime, salaried job that keeps me from keeping everything shiney 24/7; among other things in my life.
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I wish I had some coilovers to crank on and get blisters.
Cruces is only about a 4 hour drive. I'll PM ya next time I work on the coilovers. BTW, you have any info on the hardware from your twin shifter install. I need to get a dealership shopping list together for when everything arrives.
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so did you take it for a drive????? you like it?



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And yes, I know it's dirty. NM is a VERY dusty state and I work a fulltime, salaried job that keeps me from keeping everything shiney 24/7; among other things in my life.

oh come on, mine is clean most of the time and i have full time school and work :)
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Cruces is only about a 4 hour drive. I'll PM ya next time I work on the coilovers.
Not exactly what I had in mind!


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BTW, you have any info on the hardware from your twin shifter install. I need to get a dealership shopping list together for when everything arrives.
Which hardware are you speaking of exactly? I didn't get any hardware from the dealer. All the hardware for the shift linkage came from Bob, he included it with the case and linkage. Other than that there ain't much hardware. I got the bolts that hold the shifter to the linkage from Home Depot.
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nice, that is the same compressor i (ab)used. except i utilized my impact to tear things up faster.
i also cheated and ran the adjuster nuts down before i released the compressors from the new coils

how do you like the new rate?
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so did you take it for a drive????? you like it?
I'm trying to decide if I'm experiencing the placebo effect or not, but some far it feels a helluva lot better, at least street/neighborhood speed bump/paved inclines wise. I'm going to try to sneak out Sunday morning before work to test out off-road.

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oh come on, mine is clean most of the time and i have full time school and work :)
When I clean it's like OCD! I cleaned my interior last tuesday. I started at 10:30am and finished around 6:30pm. But I also did an oil, oil filter, air filter change and grabbed the wrong oil filter, which set me back about 45 minutes. My gf was studying for an immunology exam so I had to rely on a friend to drive me around. But yeah, I have no CLUE how long it'd take me to clean my undercarriage and engine bay. Hell, I'm still finding mud from 8-21-05.......

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i also cheated and ran the adjuster nuts down before i released the compressors from the new coils

how do you like the new rate?
I SHOULD have done that. That "foresight" hide after I had the coils on. I said F it, I'm tired and I'll just do it this way. That also sucked!

I like the new rate so far.


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Hell, I'm still finding mud from 8-21-05.......
i was just giving you a hard time. but 8 hours to clean the inside??? wow. lol
i have the same problem with sand. so i know how you feel.

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damn pics arnt working for me. damn.
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mine are on the way, good find you saved me $25 it was going to be 155.xx from poly

and who was saying they would exchange them no questions asked? is that through Hyperco?
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