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Icon5 SOMEONE HELP ME OUT, PleasE!

Ok im installing my new shocks on the front of my o3 xlt, a arm suspension.... and im having a really difficult time compressing the a arm, i already have the shocks put in but all i need to do now is compress and tightn but its kickin my ***......do i need to remove tire on side im compressing??
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Use a jack to lift the arm. Is the spindle disconnected from the control arm?
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im using a jack to lift the a arm but it doesnt seem to be compressing much....and no my spindle isnt disconnected from the control arm, shoukld i do that?
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No I'm just trying to figure out your problem. You have the tire on and everything connected I don't know what your problem is. Take a picture or something. Or a little better explanation.

Your shock shouldn't be holding your front suspension together.
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sorry man i cant upload my phone wont send pics....can i jack up the a arm without the truck being on another jack? or does it have to be jacked up with droop?.
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If the truck is on all fours what do you need to jack it up for? What are you trying to connect?
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If using a floor jack put the jack in the center of the A frame, jack up so tire is off ground, put jack stands in, put floor jack under A arm, jack up,
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thing was a pain......... anyone know if explorer coils fit on rangers???? im asking because my truck had explorer shocks, and im wondering if these coils were explorer too. Any feedback would be cool, Thanx.
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I've changed shocks on my old 94 Ranger twice and once on my 2008 FX4 and there's no need to compress the a-arms or do anything like that. If you had to do that, you either have the wrong shocks or there is something not standard on your Ranger front suspension.
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