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I use a 15mm and a 14mm for the shock bolts? I belive? Just go to down with different sized sockets and wrenches man.
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they are an 18 and 15 on my truck
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Ya I agree a breaker bar would be the best route.
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yeah i can get **** apart that my impact cant get apart remember every foot of bar you can put 100 lbs of presure on so a 6 foot bar and 100 lb person would be 600 lbs. and im guessing you weight more like 180
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Just order new shackles from rock auto.com very cheap and they will work better than replacing just the bushings. I think I paid 15 a shackle.
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get an impact on there and just try working it back and forth.

Thats the bolt that fought me when i dropped my 98 the first time and then when i returned it back to stock it fought me again, good luck my friend lol.
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How much do you think bushings from the dealership would cost, If I ordered some just in case they are wreaked when I change them, Or should I just replace them anyways?
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Wait a min....are you putting on new shackles? Like Belltechs?? If so, they come with new bushings..

Why are you removing your shackles in thefirst place?
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he's talking about the bushing in the leaf springs (where the bolt is stuck).
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he's talking about the bushing in the leaf springs (where the bolt is stuck).
Yeah I know a mechanic at Ford, and he came over after work. We totally removed both leaf. That bolts a right off, with the bushing. He's gunna take both of them out tommorow at work with the cutting torch, And hopefully Friday I'll have new bushings and bolts. Hopefully Parts come on friday... got my fingers crossed!


And its the bottom bushing thanks to ft. Mcmurry Rust.
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I Got It Installed!!! The Rears still a litte high with the shackles on 2" and the T bars Maxxed out, I think im going to bolt it to 1" and un crank the T bars a little.


Pictures tommorow when its bright!
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well atleast you got it done!
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Yeah, very happy. Took all night but my trucks so nice and high!
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