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NEED HELP ASAP!!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BIGDAN112686, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. BIGDAN112686

    BIGDAN112686 1/2 ton status

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    alright, im doin the rear of my 4 inch lift. im havin a lot of trouble compressing the rear springs enough to fit them into the places they need to be. anyone with some ideas please post up as soon as you can. ill try almost anything.
     
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    First thing that comes to mind...

    Do you have the correct length springs?
    ->52" or 56" Blazers are 52"

    Is the shackle moved into the correct position to line up properly?

    To be honest, it's kinda a vague description of the problem. Elaborate and we'll see if we can help. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    John
     
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    yes, they are the correct size, 52". the shakles are lined up best possible, but it just wont compress to fit to where i can put a bolt through, does that make sense?
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Which end did you bolt-up first?

    I always do the forward mount first, then attach the shackle to the hanger.....the final assembly is the rear spring eye to the shackle and with a tall enough jack you can get it there.....
     
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    i have the 2.5 ton long frame jack. jacks like 33 inches or somethin. but i cant get either side to line up. am i making any sense?
     
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    Are you installing a flip at the same time or just 2.5" rear springs to the stock hanger/shackle?
     
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    im doin 4 inch springs only. i think that we might just drop the whole axle this weekend, might be a little easier.
     
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    What i did when i replaced my rear springs a while ago, was lower the axle about 6" or so, bolt up the front spring eye, then bolt the shackle to the rear spring eye, the bolt the shackle to the hanger. I used the axle by raising and lowering it to get the spring to line up /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    What MuddyTazz says. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    id use a pry bar, a center punch to line up the hole, and yes put in the front bolt first, because then you can screw with the rear shackle, i had to pry my shackle to the horizontal position before i got my bolt to go in my spring. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif.
     
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    thanks for all the info. it looks like im gonna have to drop the axle more than i was expecting, which i couldnt do today. one more week without it wont kill me. thakns again.
     
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    you didn't mention if the rear axle was bolted to the springs before you tried to bolt springs up??? if it is you would have the problem you describe having. you need to have the springs without any load or tension on them it is easier to get the axle pads onto the spring center bolts with springs bolted up than springs bolted to axle first!! hope this helps /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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