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Old February 12th, 2013, 04:23 PM   #1
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installing suspension

Im gonna be diy my suspension pretty soon was wondering if theres anything i should look out for or any tips? I will have access to a shop with air tools and lifts so i hope it should go smoothly
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Old February 12th, 2013, 05:08 PM   #3
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Whatever threads are exposed, clean them off with a wire brush before you try to remove them. This will dislodge any corrosion that will make it hard to take out when it gets stuck in the threads. When you're putting everything together, coat everything with a heavy coat of anti-seize.
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You don't need anything special.

I would recommend anti-seize though if your components get rusty. I haven't had any issues here in California though. Never used any type of lubricant or anti-seize.



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cool ill keep that in mind thanks guys
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Old February 16th, 2013, 09:36 PM   #6
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Never used any type of lubricant
hmm..
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hmm..
He gets them so wet they don't need it.
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For the rears you may need to borrow an extra set of hands.
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Or a long 2 x 4 to lower the hubs enough to take out the stock suspension.
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I used a pry bar to lower the hub and extra jack to raise it back up when finished
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When I used that 2 x 4, I just sat on it that way I had my hands free to work. Of course, that was maybe 4 years ago when I still had stock suspension.
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Get some spring compressors.
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If you live in Canada, good luck getting some of the bolts in LCA out
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Still haven't installed them yet, the springs and shocks I have are already preassembled so that will save me some time. I just bought a cordless impact wrench so it will be a lot easier than by hand. Hoping to install it next week
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