the roadie said:
Congrats! Any chance you can write down a few of the tips and tricks, and what sort of challenges you overcame? Mark might be able to improve his install instructions if he knew what sorts of issues people were struggling with. Assuming they were ones others might have and not like a broken tool or something.
He deffinitly needs to impreove his directions. My Suggestion to him is to make the directions closer to BDS Directions. Like droping the Sway Bar instead of messing with the end links. We never had to use a pitman puller, we cheated and followed this youtube [video=youtube;DIWZYGu-3a8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIWZYGu-3a8[/video] But safer
A tip for the STUPID Allan Key Strut bolts espessially if they are rusted bad like mine were. Take some Locking Pliers and clamp onto the Strut Rod, get em as tight as you can. Next take a propane torch and heat the center strut nut. I mean HEAT that sucker up. Next have one person with a pair of Robo Grip Pliers clamp onto the shaft. You should be able to let the Locking Pliers rest on the Spring Compressor as we did. The locking pliers and robo grib pliers held that shaft so well that it didn't turn that much allowing us to take the bolt off with out using an allan key!!!
When we got the spacer installed on the new Strut we left the spring compressed and installed everything slowly undoing the Spring Comressor. If you use this method MAKE SURE that the compressor is aligned up with the outside spacer bolts.
Black is Spring compressor. Has to be like that or it will not fit.
We fliped the UCAs as well. Never had to cut the sheel metal just took some Pliers Big Azz Pliers and bent the sheel metal enough to get the bolt out and back in. Never had to do this to the other side. We just had to pull the sheet metal back a bit.
If I think of other things I'll let ya'lls know! On another note Never used a Impact Gun!!!