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Old 05-16-2010, 07:57 AM
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rear spring install help needed

Hi, I'm in a bit of a pickle... I'm doing the v and b spring swap and have 3 corners done. The passenger rear is being a royal pain in the butt, though. We cannot get the stud on the bottom of the spring to drop into the hole in the spacer block. On the driver's side, we were able to just jack up the axle until it popped into place. On the pass side, though, we have taken it up as high as the jack will go and it still won't drop in. It is aligned properly side-to-side, but the stud is about 1/2 inch forward of the hole in the spacer block.

Does anyone have any tricks for getting these guys to line up? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:01 AM
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dumb ? but do you have the spring facing the correct way? I know when i lifted my truck the leaf springs had a front and rear. not sure if this is what you are doing or talking about.
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:55 AM
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I got it, finally. We were doing it with only one the one corner in the air. We put the tire back on and rolled the truck forward about 6 inches and the spring popped into place. Probably not the most ideal way to get it done, but it worked. It's a totally different truck with the V's, modified B's and new shocks.
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sweet glad you got it all done. now post up some pix!!
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i use a cum-a-long to pull it.
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I got it, finally. We were doing it with only one the one corner in the air. We put the tire back on and rolled the truck forward about 6 inches and the spring popped into place. Probably not the most ideal way to get it done, but it worked. It's a totally different truck with the V's, modified B's and new shocks.
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Yea, Caryt was supremely helpful through the upgrade process. Big thumps up to you! For some reason, verizon didn't choose to deliver your voicemail to me until this morning, though.
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