anybody have any ideas on how to get these freakin bolts off? i have pb blasted them with no luck. i can't put the new shackles on w/ removing the shocks, correct???
I thought you have to remove the bottom bolt in order to lower the axle...i am not very mechanically inclined.SeXterraPA said:In addition to PB Blaster, if a bolt is stuck you need to use a breaker bar to break the rust and seal that has the nut stuck. You can also use a cheater bar or pipe to break the nut free.
As for removing the stock shocks, if you are not replacing them with new ones then you do not need to remove them to install new shackles.
that's a good idea. a buddy brought over an impact gun and the nut came right off. after that, the rest was a piece of cake. Lift looks great!d-rap said:A bottle jack can also be used under the shock mount in the rear to take some of the pressure off the bolt from the shock piston. Greg at PRG used that technique on my rear shocks when he saw the bolt was tough to break.
nice thing is, i had to replace the bolt w/ the new shackles anyway so it wasnt that big of a deal. The only part that sucks is that we had to take the whole rear quarter panel off to get to the nut. It is the upper shackle on the drivers side. damn black box was in the way.shinallb said:impact wrench is the way to go...but now that you've stripped the bolt head, you may as well grind the top of the bolt off and replace it.
Bringing one back from the dead here but i figured its close enough to my post so why start a new one?
I am trying to replace the rear shackles and i got the bottom nuts loose on both sides, however the top two stripped while using a breaker bar and ratchet. I have a good techinique to get the nuts off the bolts, my fear is that the bolts are stuck pretty good in the bushings and I dont see a way to get any good leverage/ force on the outside of the bolts.
anyone got any ideas? other than removing the rear plastic?
also how often are the bolts seized in the bushings? should a hammer get them out? or are they like the front lca's where they are just stuck?
my truck is being a real pita with this lift install...