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Unread 12-18-2012, 01:19 PM   #1
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Bb progress

I just got the front half done lastnight. PITA! Grinding bolts off, grinding a bump stop off (replaced Of course.) had to unbolt both sway links AND the trackbar AND have someone stand on the axle AND had to use the bottle jack between the body and axle...... PITA!!!! What am I in for on the rear lol it's gettin cold so I'm eager to get it done and I'm down to just 2 hours of daylight after work a day.

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Unread 12-18-2012, 01:27 PM   #2
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The rear is very easy man, it shouldnt take long at all

All i did was unbolt the shocks and sway bar links and you'll be fine.i tjink i did stand on the axle but it was fine Its so much easier than the fronts
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Unread 12-18-2012, 01:31 PM   #3
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Thank god dude, all in all I put maybe 6 hours into the front ): i was ready to shoot myself lol. and on top I prolly did it wrong lol. Is it okay to put the spacer directly on the spring because I couldnt get the stock coil spring spacer off for crap. It was like it was melted directly to the body lol. So it went body, then stock coil spacer, then bb, then spring. Hopefully everything won't fall apart lol.

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Unread 12-18-2012, 02:11 PM   #4
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Yeah thats fine lol
The front took me about the same i think

The rear should take maybe 1-2 hours. Its so much easier.

And of course... post pics lol
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Unread 12-18-2012, 04:50 PM   #5
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This is EXACTLY why I drink and wrench It numbs the pain of removing bolt heads with a grinder.

They always come apart hardest the first time, so never feel bad when your own time exceeds estimates.

There really is no good answer, other than to diversify your grinder portfolio and keep that beer covered.

Good luck with the project!
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Unread 12-18-2012, 06:47 PM   #6
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thanks guys. got it done in just around 2 hours, would have been less but i had to run to lowes to get 2 18mm sockets (one 1/2 in drive for the breaker and one 1/4 for the normal wratchet.) its dark out and ill get pics up tomorrow for you guys lol. took it on the highway and got it up to 70 (no DW.. THANK GOD!!!) and went over some horrid tracks near my house at 25 mph, smooth as can be. thanks for the help guys lol ill post back in the AM
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Unread 12-19-2012, 06:41 AM   #7
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Here's why I got so far, it's 7 in the morning and I just got to work. I'll get more when the sun comes up.

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Unread 12-19-2012, 09:19 AM   #8
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how much of a boost are you installing?
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Unread 12-19-2012, 10:18 AM   #9
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2inch bb my good sir

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Unread 12-19-2012, 10:40 AM   #10
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This is EXACTLY why I drink and wrench It numbs the pain of removing bolt heads with a grinder.

They always come apart hardest the first time, so never feel bad when your own time exceeds estimates.

There really is no good answer, other than to diversify your grinder portfolio and keep that beer covered.

Good luck with the project!
this should be stickied lol
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Unread 12-19-2012, 10:50 AM   #11
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this should be stickied lol
Agreed, gave me a good chuckle lol

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Unread 12-19-2012, 10:52 AM   #12
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Looks good man
You happy with it?
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Unread 12-19-2012, 11:00 AM   #13
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Sure am. Didn't expect it to look near as good. I can Stan up to one of our nurses fords now lol. Those were just some crappy photos from about 50 yards out a window lol. I go on break here in about half an hour.

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Unread 12-19-2012, 11:50 AM   #14
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looks good! i just ordered my fatbobs 2" bb yesterday gonna be at 5.5" soon
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Unread 12-19-2012, 11:50 AM   #15
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There you guys go lol. Some decent quality shots

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