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Here is the first stage.... I'm going ahead and prepping the truck before Pointer and redneck get here at 7am to help me finish up this beast.

Here is the first picture of many to come of my truck being jacked up!! I'll update periodically. I have my laptop in the garage if anyone has any helpful hints along the way, just PM me. POINTER, remember the Jack Stands and the Reciprocating Saw..... and also, the beer is in the fridge.

 

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Thats all you can do without them:disappoin

Good luck man! whatever your doing:clap:
 

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we will be there bright and early, not looking foward to waking up at 530 am but am looking foward to putting these lifts on. see you in the morning!
 

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Hope you guys finish it before Super Bowl Sunday! :lol:
 

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we'll be there man... bright and FREAKING early! HAHAHA... I am begining to wonder, what's in this for me! HAHAHAHAHA j/k- I am actually looking forward to a day under the trucks with the guys... crank your fridge down man, it's gonna need to be cold!
 

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You can get all the tools ready. Unwrap the parts and lay them out. Get some kind of light to aim on the work area. Metric wrenches, rags, lubricant for helping the bolts break loose. I spray the threads with PB Blaster and let it soak in for a few minutes.
 

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Pb said:
I spray the threads with PB Blaster and let it soak in for a few minutes.
PB blaster huh. :D :bukkake:
 

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Shock/Strut is out Left side

going to do the right side now.... an impact wrench helps a TON!!! took one hour as a first timer getting the thing out.....so far, so good.


 

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other side strut is OUT!!!

this one was a lot quicker.... 13 minutes!


 

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eyedoc said:
going to do the right side now.... an impact wrench helps a TON!!! took one hour as a first timer getting the thing out.....so far, so good.


it will go a lot quicker tomorrow when u know what ur doing
 

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Question?

can i remove the top shock plate and 17mm nut before I compress the spring? I think I should have rented the strut compressor instead of the spring compressor.....


 

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this one was a lot quicker.... 13 minutes!


Air tools rule. :thumbup: I use mine whenever possible. Plus they're pretty cheap compared to electric power tools. Most of mine are Ingersol Rand. Be sure to add a little air tool oil in the fitting after each hour of use.
 

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and btw, goodluck with the rest of the install eyedoc.
 

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eyedoc said:
this one was a lot quicker.... 13 minutes!


Don't forget to unscrew the Fetzer valve!

Edit: I think you should get the spring compressed before you remove the center nut. Good luck - with 4 extra hands you should be in great shape.
 
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