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Sweet! Let us know how it goes. I am ordering mine soon!
 

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Greg,

If you need any help let me know and I will give you a hand.
 

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Hummmmm that would be like 1 week past what she promised me.
Are you doing both? Or all?
If mine don't come before noon Thursday my goose is cooked. It's going down into the teens around here, I'll freeze putting it on even with the heat on, I'll have to go to work again, And I'll miss the front end appointment I made. It should be here soon though.

If it gets here before noon, Cough cough, Hack! I'm sick!
"I don't know what's wrong, sir, I opened this package and I am not feeling too much like going to work today." ..... "There must be something it it!" Snicker..... 2 shocks and a lift kit!

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so did you get yours today MC.?? i did. i will post up a pic here in a sec.
 
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question for you guys re: the AC lift or AALs in general...

does an AAL always require a longer U bolt. and if so, then why doesnt AC include the U bolts? disregard the second question if you've ever dealt with AC first hand, it goes without saying. but c'mon! ! at least include some instructions with the dang lift so i can go out and buy the rest of the (incomplete) kit
 

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Re: question for you guys re: the AC lift or AALs in general

dynamix said:
does an AAL always require a longer U bolt. and if so, then why doesnt AC include the U bolts? disregard the second question if you've ever dealt with AC first hand, it goes without saying. but c'mon! ! at least include some instructions with the dang lift so i can go out and buy the rest of the (incomplete) kit
Well, they could have told you that? Need I say more. I looked up AC, it means ALMOST COMPLETE. As was my order as you know. :cheers:

You crack me up!
Nope, Mine are not there yet, but give the UPS guy a break, I don't leave him cookies and he shows up at my house late. I'm in CT anyways. But I have big plans for Sat!

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Re: question for you guys re: the AC lift or AALs in general

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does an AAL always require a longer U bolt. and if so, then why doesnt AC include the U bolts? disregard the second question if you've ever dealt with AC first hand, it goes without saying. but c'mon! ! at least include some instructions with the dang lift so i can go out and buy the rest of the (incomplete) kit
Just go here to my site. It has all the directions that you need to do including the AAL.

http://www.2005xtremex.com/acsliftkit.htm
 

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After re-reading the steps, the piston lock nut, is it just a normal nylon insert lock nut? If so, you happen to know the threading? I was thinking of doing the install tonight when I get home.
 

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Re: question for you guys re: the AC lift or AALs in general

Hey Dan, With only a daystar, am I going to have to do surgery like that in front or is it going to be a sneak and peek, glide and slide?
MC

Just go here to my site. It has all the directions that you need to do including the AAL.

http://www.2005xtremex.com/acsliftkit.htm[/quote]
 

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Oh this is Funny UPS man left my Lift back in some transfer station (I think that's what they called it. ) SO, I have all this Help here and no lift! I do however have the shocks. Big Deal, what can I do with them?

And.... Winch Depot lost my order or something, I been calling them for 4 days because the charge never showed up on my account. I e mailed, and called several times. No answer. If they are not going to send one, no Biggie, I can go down the street and get thhe same thing for $100 more. I just have to know. Something.

Do you get the tone that I am about done with Mail - Internet order?

I try to get a little service, and that's just what I get Damm Little!

I think people sell crap that they don't have and try to find it with your money after you pay them.

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Well, I got the front coils on. It took me about 4.5 hours but that included about 2 hours of fighting with the first coil. I did the other side in under an hour (including taking off the shock and putting it back on). Hopfully it will stop raining so I can install the AAL.

Dan, there are a few steps in your instructions that are not needed or are incorrect if you do try and replace the coils yourself. I'll do a little write up later tonight.
 

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Well, I got the front coils on. It took me about 4.5 hours but that included about 2 hours of fighting with the first coil. I did the other side in under an hour (including taking off the shock and putting it back on). Hopfully it will stop raining so I can install the AAL.

Dan, there are a few steps in your instructions that are not needed or are incorrect if you do try and replace the coils yourself. I'll do a little write up later tonight.
It's going to stop raining and start snowing! Like 4 to 8 " tonight! I only live 50 Miles from Pittsburgh. If you get into a Jam, I have fully eqipped 6 Car garage. Welders, Air, Torch, tools.

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Well, I got the front coils on. It took me about 4.5 hours but that included about 2 hours of fighting with the first coil. I did the other side in under an hour (including taking off the shock and putting it back on). Hopfully it will stop raining so I can install the AAL.

Dan, there are a few steps in your instructions that are not needed or are incorrect if you do try and replace the coils yourself. I'll do a little write up later tonight.
The directions that I put up for changing the coils are not incorrect as they were taking word for word out of the service manual. If you have found that Nissan was incorrect that would be a great error. I am looking forward to reading your review and finding the errors that are listed between your write up and the service manual directions.
 
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Well, I got the front coils on. It took me about 4.5 hours but that included about 2 hours of fighting with the first coil. I did the other side in under an hour (including taking off the shock and putting it back on). Hopfully it will stop raining so I can install the AAL.

Dan, there are a few steps in your instructions that are not needed or are incorrect if you do try and replace the coils yourself. I'll do a little write up later tonight.
your install took about as long as the shop who did mine, but they installed 2 lifts, the daystar and the AC. then took off the daystar and reinstalled just the AC lift. they installed the AAL for me but i did the daystar shackle last night at home.

those springs from AC are something else... the spring rate is fricking incredible on them, and yes, one of the spring compressors popped off on the last install of the final spring, no one was hurt, but it was nerve racking none the less. Mike said hes installed literally hundreds of coils and none have even come close to the spring rate on these. he had a few choice words for the folks at AC who deisgned this kit. ;)

I am so glad i took mine to a shop though, i can only imagine doing all that with hand tools it would be near impossible to get those springs packed enough to put the shock back together. let alone do it safely.
 

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Well, I am totally done. The rain had stopped so I went out and put the front wheels back on and then put on the AAL. It sits nice now.

I have installed many many springs over the years and yes, these AC coils are heavy. The diameter of the stock is nuts. I had no problems with the compressors, not even a close call. You just have to respect the things. After learning a few tricks I think I could install the complete lift in about 2.5 hours. So if anyone needs a hand and lives close by, let me know. :)

I'll do a quick write up about what I found that was different from Dan's instructions.
 
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I agree it sits real nice on 2.5 in of lift. i am hot rodding now with 2.5 F and 4.5 R, but in the morning i will take the rear shackle down so im just running the AAL for 2.5

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dan galusha said:
Muzikman said:
Well, I got the front coils on. It took me about 4.5 hours but that included about 2 hours of fighting with the first coil. I did the other side in under an hour (including taking off the shock and putting it back on). Hopfully it will stop raining so I can install the AAL.

Dan, there are a few steps in your instructions that are not needed or are incorrect if you do try and replace the coils yourself. I'll do a little write up later tonight.
The directions that I put up for changing the coils are not incorrect as they were taking word for word out of the service manual. If you have found that Nissan was incorrect that would be a great error. I am looking forward to reading your review and finding the errors that are listed between your write up and the service manual directions.
Dan, it was just a few things. One to get the nut off, use an 8mm wrench on the end of the shock. Since they are not struts, but top plate is not attached to the shock shaft, there for jamming it with a bar will not work, the nut will just keep turning. I also just reused the nuts, I have no idea why they tell you to replace them. It's a standard nut, nothing special. I am also not sure what the jack is for under the LCA, I just un bolted the bottom nut and pulled the bolt out. Installing was the same. There is also enough room to just drop the shock down and pull it out, you don't need to turn the wheel at all.
 

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I was able to do the same thing without turning the wheel. As far the bar don't know why they mention it but it's what it said so I put it in there as it's part of their directions. Thanks for the metric measurement of the bolts on top. I couldn't figure out what they were since I only had a set of standard wrenches with me at the time. The jack was to be able to get to lower bolt out without any issues according to the esm as well.
 
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