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    Lift help. Taking off front springs

    I don't remember running into this issue before but I can't seem to lower my axle on the driver side far enough to remove the front coils. I've removed the shocks, sway bar, track bar, and loosened brake lines. Anything else I can do to loosen the axle to make it droop a little more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSJKU11 View Post
    I don't remember running into this issue before but I can't seem to lower my axle on the driver side far enough to remove the front coils. I've removed the shocks, sway bar, track bar, and loosened brake lines. Anything else I can do to loosen the axle to make it droop a little more?

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    Removing driveshaft at the diff has helped me before.
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    Also loosening all the front control arms.
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    I pretty much had to disconnect everything to get my springs out last time. Was super annoying

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    Sometimes jacking up the passenger side will make the driver's side go lower. As long as something else isn't binding.
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    It was the driveshaft. Hung up on the muffler. Thsnks guys

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    You guys have any tips on tightening a spinning drag link end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSJKU11 View Post
    You guys have any tips on tightening a spinning drag link end?

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    Box wrench or gear wrench and vice grips. (Provided that the drag link end doesn't have an internal hex bore in the end of the stud. )
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSJKU11 View Post
    You guys have any tips on tightening a spinning drag link end?
    Is it OE? Should have an allen head in the stud. 7mm if I remember correctly.

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    Box wrench or gear wrench and vice grips. (Provided that the drag link end doesn't have an internal hex bore in the end of the stud. )
    Yep ^




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    That got it. Allen and vice grips. Thsnks again. I owe yall some beer!

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