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Old 08-06-2013, 02:20 PM
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Doing a series of mods to my '13 Longhorn CC 6'4". After installing AMP Research floor boards, a Tonno Pro hard cover, de-badging, 3M clear bra defender, Michelin LTX AT LT275/65R20's and leveling Bilstein 5100's in the front I can't believe I'm stumped on the removal of the rear's. It looks to me the only way to remove the nut on the top of the rear shock mounts is to cut a open end or box wrench down by 2/3rd's due to the frame being to close to the nut to use a socket and the bed being to close to the nut to fit in a uncut wrench? Am I missing something? Hate to kill a perfectly good set matching wrench.

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Old 08-06-2013, 03:53 PM
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Haven't gone there yet, my truck still hasn't arrived (gonna be The Last '13...).

But would a cheap stubby from HF work? Or a crows foot? Or, one of the Craftsman through socket dealios?

Guess I'll see what it takes for myself eventually. Have the same truck ordered and the Bilsteins just sitting here.

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Sorry you're still in wait for your truck, been following the ordeal.
Yeah, I was thinking a trip to the local auto parts was going to be my best option as cutting a quality wrench in half doesn't seem prudent. I just believe there is something I'm missing here and one of the forum members will be able to point out a better and easier way.
Good luck on your upcoming delivery.
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I got the job done with a crescent wrench...works in a pinch but wouldn't recommend it. The passenger side isn't bad, but the driver's side sucks with the gas tank in the way. I got lucky and somehow got the wrench wedged between the nut and the frame. After i got the shock installed i couldn't get the wrench back out and considered just leaving it there, but got it back out eventually after an hour of prying. If i had to do it again i would just go buy a wrench and cut it.
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I got the job done with a crescent wrench...works in a pinch but wouldn't recommend it. The passenger side isn't bad, but the driver's side sucks with the gas tank in the way. I got lucky and somehow got the wrench wedged between the nut and the frame. After i got the shock installed i couldn't get the wrench back out and considered just leaving it there, but got it back out eventually after an hour of prying. If i had to do it again i would just go buy a wrench and cut it.
glad you got it figured out. I wish I could have given advice but I've never been around the rear end of the 4th gen rams with the coil springs. My 3rd gen has leaf springs. Plus I've only installed front bilsteins.
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Still don't have mine, won't get it until next Thur (another week and a half). So will be installing my Bilsteins (and other things...) the following Saturday. Interested to see what this shock mount tightness looks like.

Besides the Bilsteins, I'm also going to be installing TCG 3/4" spacers and AirLift 1000 air bags in the rear.

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you have to post pics am am looking a bilsteins for the front and spacer in rear and I also have the Airlift 1000
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So I didn't get my truck until three days ago... Put the fronts on that night, just got to the rears today.

They did make the nuts on the top shock mount bolts a beech. Installed them at the factory before the bed went on, no doubt.

But I was able to get a regular deep impact socket on them with an extension. Could actually hold the ratchet on the passenger side. But on the driver, I just had to hold the socket on the nut and let the ratchet handle bind on against the bed taking it off and bind against the gas tank putting back on. Not too bad, but still, took a good 20 minutes per side just to unbolt the factory shocks and bolt the Bilsteins back in.

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