this weekend i tried to do my TRE's the job itself isn't hard, just when things get stuck and you don;t have the proper tools, then it can be a huge PITA.
i started with the bottom one that is in the TRE sleeve. screwing it out was super hard. it took all my strength just to turn it 1/4 of the way. i hat to brace the sleeve under the spring perch.
finally i went to HD and bought a torch for $20...
...which helped a lot, but it was still tuff. used lots of pb blaster, let it sit, then heated it up for a minute, then turn the tre a few turns and repeat. eventually got it out, towards the end it got a lot easier.
moog vs factory
new one installed
before i bought the torch i decided to change my front diff fluid since i was under there.
after putting the cover back on i couldn't get the plug loose. that's when i decided to go buy that propane torch. and and 20 sec. with some heat the plug came out no problem.
now the TRE on the pitman arm i couldn't get the nut off, heat/pb..nothing helped. so just left that one on for now. hopefully someone can help with that one or i can get it done by a shop
i defiantly need to do an alignment now...feels even looser, but don't want to until i get that other TRE done.
i also bought new taillights, but have a problem with the turn signals coming on. this week i'll have to check the connections on them and someone recommend i use some solder on the connections. it's raining now, but i'll have to do that this week.