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Old 05-21-2014, 08:59 PM
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CVs are constantly spinning so it won't matter if it's 2wd or 4wd. With as low as I am I grenaded a stock CV joint 5 min after putting the lowering kit on and while we were loading it onto the flatbed to take it home. I just removed the shaft and went my merry way until I got the Kore CVs in.
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ok so im going to install my kit tonight and just want to make sure i dont hurt myself on the front ... remove wheels, unplug abs, remove calipers, remove rotors, remove hub assembly, remove tie rod, loosen and unhook balljoints, reassemble with new spindle. do i need a spring compressor? i was thinking to jack under the lower control arm and after i loosen the lower ball joint slowly let the truck down on a jackstand untill the strut is fully extended. Is this a bad idea? or will i be fine?
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Since you have the deluxe kit with spindles you won't need a spring compressor. I would lift the frame up past the full droop and then set it down on jack stands, you want to have zero weight on the control arms on the front. I've always found it easier to remove the upper ball joints first so you can shift the axle out of the way, then knock the lower BJ out.
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ok great thats what i was hoping to hear ... got the back done last night took 2 hrs and a half hour of that was looking for the nut for my damn grinder... wish my lift could safely lift my truck it would have made it way easier
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Doing good so far, looking forward to seeing it done.
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well i ended up having to wait an extra week to finish it bc while tightening the tie rod on the driver side the spindle cracked... called the place i bought them from the put in a call to McG came back and said not to use an impact wrench on it ... i did use an impact but i didnt tighten it hard at all, i let off as soon as it started to impact and grabbed my torque wrench to tighten the rest of the way when i noticed it cracked so when i got the new i tightened it all the way with torque wrench to 45lbs and on one side i had 1 thread showing past the nylon on the lock nut the other side i had no threads showing so pulled them out put on some thread lock and i torqued em to 50lbs. this dont seem right to me i fell i should be able to wrench the tie rods down so hard that it would strip the threads before cracking the spindle ( not that i would). is this normal with these spindles or were mine drilled wrong i feel like McG forgot to taper the holes or something.
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hers the cracked boss on the spindle
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