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post #1 of 7 Old 10-05-2013, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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Disconnecting ball joint from knuckle

I'm installing my RC 2" lift and im trying to get the strut out. The instructions it came with dont say to disconnect the upper ball joint from the knuckle but it looks like i have to in order to get the strut out. once i get to a certain point though the bolt starts spinning too and the nut wont come off to disconnect the two. any advice?

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-05-2013, 02:33 PM
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Yeah I got it right after I posted, go figure.
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Now I'm wondering, for anyone who has installed the RC kit. Is it necessary to grind down the stock bolts? I put the new spacer on there and its got clearance between the top of the bolt.
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Yeah, it seems like the purpose of that would be for getting a wrench in there.
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Yup, or for threading the nuts on after the spacer is fully seated.

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