rear coil spring removal

Discussion in 'Lift Kit Discussion' started by mx3_ryder, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Well excuse me..............:icon_lol:
    But only time a "bottle jack" maybe needed is when I do 4 "plus inch" lifts
    normal 3-4 just pry down on one side, compress the spring as I'm shoving it up in with my hands
    Like I said very easy :shrug:
     
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    Some of these guys hit the bottle any chance they get. :icon_lol:
     
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    You don't know jack....:gr_grin:
     
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    2 1/2 inch bolts are not long enough for two pucks not even without washers. You need 3 inch bolts when adding 2 bumpstops on an 02, not sure if other years will accept a shorter bolt or not.
     
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    ?? Installed on 02s-03s-04s etc they all worked for me
     
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    I believe ya since you've done so many. I took your word and never measured the pucks I got from my local Ace hardware so they must be bigger than inch thick.
     
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    Maybe you've got Metric hockey pucks. Need a special bolt for them. :icon_lol:
     
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    They sell hockey pucks at Ace Hardware ??
    Wow we have to go to a place that sells sporting goods etc and then sometimes they do not have them. May have to check Ace out then and see if they do
     
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    You could drill the puck and countersink the bolt head a little.
     
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    would using apoxy to attach them be a bad idea ?
     
  11. tommudd

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    Yes they need to be bolted down, people have tried various epoxys etc over the years, all they did was lose their " pucks"
     
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    Ya on the bolts!
    I used stainless bolts, drilled 1/4" hole though the used played pucks.
    Left enough bolt room to go through the center drilled spring perch ..easy.
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    Years later they are still there ! :gr_grin:
     
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    Measured my pucks and are exactly 1 inch. Not sure why 2.5 inch bolts wouldn't work for me with not even the littlest thread showing under perch.
     
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    Must have very short bolts in your part of the world :icon_lol:
     
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    Figured I would just post this here. My cv's are clicking now after installing lift but were fine before. What now?
     
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    Now your at a different angle......replace them, they were getting bad before the lift.

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    Only noticeable in 4x4. Just rebuilt the transfer case end of intermidate shaft could it possible be the opposite end or still the cv's.
     
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    Rebuilt the front drive shaft ?
    Intermediate shaft or what 99% of us call it is in the front diff on the right side
    and CVs are bad more than likely plus possibly the intermediate shaft in the front diff
    Also check your rear ujoints
     
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    Yes, I meant front drive shaft not intermediate shaft. Front drivers side cv axle is badly shot, slinging grease and making a ton of noise as discovered on lift yesterday. Just picked up a new Napa lifetime warranty replacement.
     
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    Just curious..I kinda like the idea of having pucks in my suspension, but will they benefit me at all if I'm just replacing my old stock springs with basic Moogs?