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Old 03-16-2011, 07:41 PM
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ok so today is pissing me off, im in the garage typing this. i got the shocks finally off and now i cannot remove the bolt to get the springs off. i compressed the springs but the center rod just spins. i dont know how to get this stuff apart. its stressing me out. the strut rod has a head, but i can't hold both and put a impact on the bolt at the same time... help
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Im not sure but have you tried a C clamp or heavy set of vise grips on the rod?
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Im not sure but have you tried a C clamp or heavy set of vise grips on the rod?
No matter the power I use with vice grips the fukken rod just sits and barely spins inside the grips. I think some duct tape on it, several layers might get me some grip. I can't find a spare scrap of leather.
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Shops wont touch it, how do I go about this?

Could I cut the shock shaft inside? I dont really have access to a saw right now. But this is BS!
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You're gonna have to cut it or invest in a bigger, badder impact. This is what I have:
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Wouldn't you agree that a 1/2 drive Craftsmen impact gun should take off a bolt that is only supposed to be torqued down to 100lbs anyways? Im hitting it with 125psi. it wont budge I think mine has 340 ft/lbs, whats yours rated at.

Its the retards fault of who did it the last time. Im taking it to a local shop I found.
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Mine's rated at 1000 ft lbs of breaking torque and 750 ft lbs continuous.
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