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getting the centering pin to line up on the spring perch of an sua YJ.
it was hard enough the first time with 2 buddies...
now it's just me and we're throwing a 3* shim into the mix.

any ideas
or do i just have to spend hours jacking up and down and up and down....

would it be easier if i undid all the u-bolts on the other side as well?

I've given up for tonight

thanks
RJ
 

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this might not be the easiest way, but take off the wheels and u-bolts, then move the axle around until the bolt falls into the hole on the perch. Try pushing the springs in and out also.

[ 09-19-2001: Message edited by: Codeman ]
 

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Yes loosen the u-bolts on the other side. Also, you didn't say how the shims are installed but the shim should ideally be part of the spring pack (remove center bolt and reassemble with shim added to the pack) but not all shims are made for this. Either way, make sure the center pin sticks out above the shim a good bit. If your shims have a hole too big to allow incorporation into the spring pack then you might need to shim the bolt with washers so the head sticks out far enough.


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Do you still have the trac-bar on that YJ? If so, that might be the source of your grief. Yank that thing off and toss it in the trashcan if you haven't already.

[ 09-19-2001: Message edited by: Eric Ruhl ]
 

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Eric is right about loosening theU-bolts ont he other side. That trick worked great for me! Made it MUCHO easier.

Good thinkin Erik about he trac bar too. I forget those things even come on jeeps.

So what's up with host-all.com? Ya Jackass! You really must master ICQ for crying out loud. <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">
 

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no trac bar
the shims are shaped like a 'U'
the hole is not a hole at all...it's an opening.
the shims go on top of the pack under the perch (sua remember)...

doesn't seem like the best set up, seems like it could work it's way out, but we'll see...i might have to get someone to lay a weld in there and make it part of the pack as was mentioned. Meanwhile i'll be sure to tighten the u-bolts as hard as i can.

thanks for the tips
I'll try it out tomorrow

RJ
 

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Originally posted by RYJAY:
<STRONG>the shims go on top of the pack under the perch (sua remember)...</STRONG>
Doesn't matter if it's SOA or SUA, the shim still goes between the pack and the perch and it's still best to integrate it into the pack with the center pin. Your shims sound mucho dangerous though. Keep an eye on em!


Masseyrama, host-all.com totally fawked me and everyone else that uses colorado4x4.org. They were the host for CO4x4 and one day poof, they lost EVERYTHING. No backups, no refunds, no nada. After 4 days (!!) of being kept in the dark and hearing assurances that "everything is fine, we'll have you back online soon" they all of a sudden said "oops, we lost your entire website. Sorry about that" <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> No fun starting from scratch. Then after I canceled they decided I wasn't allowed to use the DNS servers at thedomainnamegroup.com which is their sister site and where I had registered CO4x4. So, I said fawk you to them too and transfered to a different registrar. Unbelievable how pathetic their service it, it still pisses me off <IMG SRC="smilies/pissed.gif" border="0"> So yes, Fawk host-all.com!!!! Bunch of jackasses! <IMG SRC="smilies/pissed.gif" border="0">
 

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Or if it's off just a little, go grab your highlift, and either squeeze the springs a bit, or spread them a bit...
 

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Originally posted by Eric Ruhl:
<STRONG>Masseyrama, host-all.com totally fawked me and everyone else that uses colorado4x4.org. They were the host for CO4x4 and one day poof, they lost EVERYTHING. No backups, no refunds, no nada. After 4 days (!!) of being kept in the dark and hearing assurances that "everything is fine, we'll have you back online soon" they all of a sudden said "oops, we lost your entire website. Sorry about that" <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> No fun starting from scratch. Then after I canceled they decided I wasn't allowed to use the DNS servers at thedomainnamegroup.com which is their sister site and where I had registered CO4x4. So, I said fawk you to them too and transfered to a different registrar. Unbelievable how pathetic their service it, it still pisses me off <IMG SRC="smilies/pissed.gif" border="0"> So yes, Fawk host-all.com!!!! Bunch of jackasses! <IMG SRC="smilies/pissed.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
I can't FREAKIN believe that! Holy SHIZIT! I would be FUMIN and It sounds like you are too. All that work...Poof. Sorry. Did you get any dinero back? Son of a beeyatch! <IMG SRC="smilies/pissed.gif" border="0">
Now I'm pissed too.
Thanks for the heads up.
 

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Originally posted by massey2kill Osama bin Ladin:
<STRONG>Did you get any dinero back? Son of a beeyatch! <IMG SRC="smilies/pissed.gif" border="0">
Now I'm pissed too.
Thanks for the heads up.</STRONG>
Nope, not a penny back from the jackasses. Didn't even warn me about the DNS thing either, so CO4x4 was down yet again until Bill Plein and Lance stepped in and setup a temporary DNS server for me <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> CO4x4 is also residing on the POR server now too <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> You should stop by sometime <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> It isn't totally rebuilt yet, but we're getting there.

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That was rather nice of Lance and Bill. I will check it out...Consider it a "Favorite"...or as you might say.."Bookmarked". <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
 

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jack it up and get the tires off it then it should be easy. I've done 3 complete spring installs by myself, and had my suspension apart severel times. Always been able to get things to line up with a little pushing and pulling, even on a toyoat with a pretty badly bent front crossmember (with fron spring mounted in the spring hanger the spring angled back to a couple inches inside the frame at the shackle mount <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> )
 

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Loose those shims!!! I used em and they walked out sideways!!! THERE JUNK!!! Find someone who sells the ones that bolt onto leaf through center pin or have someone fab up some steel shims. <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
Remember the front end has some serious side pressures when the wheel gets turned in either direction!
 

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I'm only shimming the rear.
no worries about the front.
I realize that these aluminum pieces of crap prolly aren't the best solution but my main focus now is to get my jeep back on the road.
I don't know how i'm gonna get to work tomorrow night...I've pissed the whole day today away already.
Besides, i live in a small town and these were the only one i could find...and i've already paid for them. I'm sure they will squeeze out sooner or later.
anyone know if the RE ones might be more suitable or perhaps can anyone reccomend anyplace?

thanks for the help
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You will wear through the aluminum ones like butter. buy the brass or steel. spend the exta $$ and do it right the first time <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
 
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