Re: Car Thread!
Today was pretty exciting for me! Added coil spacers, so now the truck sits even. I will post before and after pics tommorrow. I have to align in still, the DIY alignment will do. It just pulls slightly to the right now. It was a full day project though! Fun stuff!
Seemed simple... jack it up by the frame, disconnect the front sway bar, remove coil spring, remove shocks, and put in the spacer. Then install a 2* offset bushing, and put it all back togethor and align. Well, the sway bar was easy, the shocks... One of the studs sheared right off... So we had to go to Menards and get a 4" grinder, and Napa to get a new lower shock mount. Then we fixed that. Next, we had to get the 1 1/8" nut holding the shock on... 13 years of rust held that one fairly well. Plus it took two extensions to get to the nut from the top of the coil spring, and a 4' cheater bar to get the damn thing to budge. Took 30 minutes on each side. And this is after soaking in liquid wrench for 2 hours. The thing took so much force and friction, the liquid wrench and socket were smoking a little by the time I got it off!!
From there on, we had to make a home made coil compressor thing, haha. I'll post pics of that tommorrow too. Finally we got the spacers on, and the camber bushings in, the shocks were barelly long enough too. Now it's all back togethor and we took it for a little test spin. Was a fun project.
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