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I'm in the process of removing all my shocks starting at 5am this morning to send to m3dragon for rebuild. ...


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Old 04-14-2015, 08:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I'm in the process of removing all my shocks starting at 5am this morning to send to m3dragon for rebuild. The rears were super easy. Both were removed in 40 mins. But the front I am not sure...

1. I removed the UCA, tie rod, and sway bar nuts. On the driver's side, the sway bar nut will not come out. It loosened a little bit and now just spins. How can I fix this?

2. Also, holy hell I didn't know what I was expecting out of the lower shock bolt. I can't get that sucker off. I already broke one of my breaker bars. Any suggestions?

3. The upper shock bolt is just 1 nut in the center that I need to unscrew right? Or do I have to unscrew the 3 nuts on the upper spacer?




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Holy shit bro! I haven't done it either, but don't you need a spring compressor to relieve the pressure first before you do. Anything.
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Holy shit bro! I haven't done it either, but don't you need a spring compressor to relieve the pressure first before you do. Anything.
Not that I am aware of. I was folowing the SDHQ removal for perch mod

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I have an extra set of shocks that I purchased and they include the top collar with the 3 bolts and nuts, so I'm guessing take those off and. Not the single nut off of the shock.

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Where's the experts at? At TRR already?
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don't remove that center bolt or your day will go from bad to worse...there should be 3 bolts on top that need to be removed. that lower shock bolt is going to take some muscle to get off, i used an impact to get that thing out...


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Should look like this when out!


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For the sway bad take a crescent wrench on the nut and drive the bolt with a wrachet and socket should be 8 or 10mm.

Do not remove the center bolt you will have a very bad day.

For the lower bolt a 20" breaker bar should be more than enough or a high quality impact.
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You can rent a McPherson strut compressor for free at most automotive parts store. The lower shock bolt is torqued to 402 lb-ft .


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You don't need a strut compressor to remove the whole shock assembly.
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I got the upper shock mount nuts off. Thanks guys for confirming which ones needed to come off.

To disconnect the tie rod and UCA, should I just take a hammer to them? I removed the nuts already I just don't know how to break them loose and don't want to damage anything.
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