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Old 05-15-2011, 02:01 AM
VegasRanger02 VegasRanger02 is offline
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Default Lift spring install help!

Hey guys, its been a project weekend so far. Right now I am trying to get my Fabtech 2.5" lift coil springs in. I am pretty sure they are seated correctly in the upper coil bucket and same in the lower control arm. However, when I start to jack the LCA up, the truck starts to come off the jack stand on the one side before it is close enough to get the spindle back on...

What should I do??

Spring compressor? will I be able to seat the coil tho with the compressor on it?
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:06 AM
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Default Re: Lift spring install help!

Yes I would say you need to use a spring compressor. Be sure that you position it so that it can be removed once all components are in place.
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:08 AM
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Default Re: Lift spring install help!

That is what Im seeing as a problem, that the compressor is not gonna be useable because it will hit the LCA and/or coil bucket...
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:45 AM
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Default Re: Lift spring install help!

Bump.

Who has installed lift coil springs and how did you do it... I dont see any way to use the spring compressor I got.....
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:19 PM
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Default Re: Lift spring install help!

You can get the compressor in, its a bitch to do but thats what has to be done. Had to do it to mine when I put the leveling kit in.
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:22 PM
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Default Re: Lift spring install help!

Same here I fought and fought with it...good luck dude
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:22 PM
blkranger231 blkranger231 is offline
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Which compressor do you have? the internal one--> http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...ven=Aggregates or the externel that looks like this-> http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...sor-43753.html
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:25 PM
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Default Re: Lift spring install help!

try a ratchet strap
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:37 PM
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Default Re: Lift spring install help!

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try a ratchet strap
umm no dont do this.

use the external coil compressors they work fine for this.
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