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I did a fair amount of research before ordering my leveling kit for my 07 ram. I decide to install and figured in a few hours it would be done! I pulled apart drivers side and disassembled everything and was going great, then i hit the wall known as the lower strut mounting bolt! It is frozen in place and after an hour of frustration i reassembled and am rethinking install. So i decided to google this issue and there are post everywhere this is a common problem on all rams even newer ones. So i am sure with some work the bolts can be removed but just be ready for a fight more than likely if you are installing yourself! The nieghbor has a hoist and am hoping once up in the air a sledge hammer and some new bolts will do the trick??
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I used a big ass hammer then had to sawzall the bushings out. then replaced both bushings and bolts. http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread....ght=strut+bolt
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UPDATE, I GOT THE NEIGHBOR TO HIT THE BOLTS WITH THE AIR HAMMER FROM BOTH SIDES A FEW TIMES AND IT PUSHED THE BOLTS RIGHT OUT. CLEANED THE BOLTS UP AND COVERED IN NEVER SIEZE AND REASSEMBLED. MY TRUCK IS GOING ON 6 YEARS OLD OF MINNESOTA WINTERS SO THIS SHOULD DO THE TRICK FOR MOST THAT ARE TRYING TO GET THEM OUT?? GOOD LUCK!
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glad you got it out without having to replace the whole bushing. Good job!
I dont even live in a harsh winter state and mine were SO BAD.
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