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Originally Posted by Dubstep Shep Easiest way to do it is put weight on the wheel when you loosen and ...


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Old 01-04-2017, 10:57 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Shep View Post
Easiest way to do it is put weight on the wheel when you loosen and torque down the links. The weight of the truck on the joint keeps it from spinning if you use an impact.


That's actually exactly what it says on the Hellwig instruction sheet.....not that I follow instructions or anything


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Originally Posted by J3FF3RSON View Post
This is what I'm looking at on both sides. See how close the Tie Rod is as well.
I wouldn't think the tie rod and sway bar would hit? They both move at the same time when the suspension goes up and down.


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Originally Posted by jettajam1 View Post
That's actually exactly what it says on the Hellwig instruction sheet.....not that I follow instructions or anything


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Hahaha really? I never even read my instructions.


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Haha, me either. My 17 year old son was bugging me about bushing orientation.....so I had to shut him down by actually reading them


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Originally Posted by Dubstep Shep View Post
Easiest way to do it is put weight on the wheel when you loosen and torque down the links. The weight of the truck on the joint keeps it from spinning if you use an impact.
Instructions didn't have enough pictures for me, decided to just jump in. Oh well, got a few new tools and some newfound knowledge about the end links!
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Originally Posted by PassivAggressor View Post
I wouldn't think the tie rod and sway bar would hit? They both move at the same time when the suspension goes up and down.
I was concerned more with the way the tie rod hitting the swaybar as I turn left to right. I haven't heard anything yet going around turns, so maybe I'm good.

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