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We put our Nisstec Ultimate lift kit (+OME HD leaf pack) today - it took over 6 hours despite using a car lift, air tools and 2-4 people working on it at times. The biggest problems?

1) couldn't find the lug nut key ([email protected]# you, Discount Tire for not putting it back)
2) couldn't get lower front shock bolt off on passenger side
3) couldn't get 2/4 shackle bolts off on the rear

On the front, we put a breaker bar to it and rounded the nut, and ended up having to drill it out. Found a spare bolt & nut, which I promptly broke trying to apply 155 ft. lbs. Luckily someone was able to get the right grade bolt & nut from a tractor supply store. The rear bolts required a heat gun, pipe wrench and breaker bar. And the lug nuts we took off by bashing a 3/4 socket onto them with a steel mallet and ratcheting off.

Lots of other minor difficulties, but those were the worst. So $&!# you too, Nissan for literally *coating* the bolts in some loctite like compound - and by coating, instead of one drop I mean 3-4 inches of the bolt was covered in this stuff.
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great, sounds like I should start hitting the bolts with some PB blaster now and I haven't even ordered the leaf pack yet
Definitely. I hit everything up with some Valvoline lubricant I had the night before, and it didn't seem to help a ton.
 

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Hit everything with Blaster everyday for about a week, especially as if your truck is older or in the salt belt.
Truck is only 2 years old. 12k miles.
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Gravedgr,

Probably not what you want to hear but so far my 2011 has disassembled very nicely. I've changed out both bumpers and front and rear springs. I'll make a recommendation based on reading about your rounding bolts and using pipe wrenches and cheater bars. If you don't have a 2 sets (1 deep & 1 reg. length) of 6-pt 1/2" dr. impact sockets you should pick them up. 6-pts rarely round heads and work well with breaker or cheater bars. Good luck on your future mods. I will be knocking on wood now :icon_smile:

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I have been putting acetone/atf mix on my bolts for about a month now, along with some PB blaster anticipating this head ache. I even wrench on things for a living and am worried about how bad these bolts could be seized up here in michigan,
 

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It took 2 hours to install pre assembled front coil overs, rear shackles, and shocks with Toro.

Well, let's be honest....this TORO fella....well, he's the stuff of legends...

I heard once he swapped coilovers on a friends rig WITHOUT TAKING THE WHEELS OFF....

Rumor has it he sleeps 2min a night.....and installs cargo racks blindfolded with just his left foot!!!
 
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