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Old 08-13-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
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Trailing Arms

How in the world did you guys get some of the trailing arm bolts off? I'm trying to get two bolts loose and they just won't budge at all
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:10 PM   #2
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I used a 1/2" breaker bar. That worked for me.
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Sadly I don't have that
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if you don't have a long enough ratchet, find a deep socket that fits over the end of the ratchet handle, and put an extension on the socket, thus making the ratchet a lot longer for more leverage

caution, this can damage the ratchet if it is an 'economy tool'
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:50 PM   #6
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http://www.dewalt.com/tools/cordless...s-dcf889b.aspx

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300 ft-lbs of maximum torque to perform a wide range of heavy-duty fastening applications

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...-20?s=merchant

You will use this more than you know. It is a great investment for your toolbox.

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http://www.dewalt.com/tools/cordless...s-dcf889b.aspx

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300 ft-lbs of maximum torque to perform a wide range of heavy-duty fastening applications

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...-20?s=merchant

You will use this more than you know. It is a great investment for your toolbox.

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Just don't buy it from Home Depot or Craftmans from Sears. Get the good stuff, will cost ya but will be well worth it.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:42 PM   #8
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if you don't have a long enough ratchet, find a deep socket that fits over the end of the ratchet handle, and put an extension on the socket, thus making the ratchet a lot longer for more leverage

caution, this can damage the ratchet if it is an 'economy tool'
Yea, I've done that before. Will be attempting that tomorrow. It was getting late today so I stopped. But will try that tomorrow and hopefully it'll work
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Old 08-14-2013, 01:22 AM   #10
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you can also use the boxed side of a combination wrench to make your ratchet handle longer or a piece of 1 inch black pipe as a cheater
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Just don't buy it from Home Depot or Craftmans from Sears. Get the good stuff, will cost ya but will be well worth it.
As long as you buy that Dewalt it does not matter where you buy it from. I guess I do not understand your comment.

I have that exact item, older model without the light, and use it ALL the time. I even take it to the track since it is so versatile and rugged. I have two batteries, a charger and a case so it makes taking it wherever I want super easy.

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Old 08-14-2013, 12:29 PM   #12
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So did some of you guys do it with only hand tools?
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I am sure it can be done with hand tools man. Buy a breaker bar or put a pipe over the ratchet handle. Breaker bars are $10-20 at an auto part store
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:48 PM   #14
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So did some of you guys do it with only hand tools?
Mine came off with a normal 1/2" drive ratchet and wrench.
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I installed both my upgraded Trailing Arms and Toe Rods with only hand tools. I had no issues and the install was str8 forward.
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Yea the install is straight forward but I just couldn't get the bolts loose
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Got the bolts loose. What method did u guys use for the outer bushing? It's stuck in there
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:15 PM   #18
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I struggled with a cheap puller. I think there is a bushing removal tool that is for sale somewhere. Maybe bmr or slp sells it. Its like $40 but worth every penny
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Got the bolts loose. What method did u guys use for the outer bushing? It's stuck in there
Try this!http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ushing+removal
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I already did, didnt work :(
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Take a prybar with an angle at the end, use the head of the bolt on the control arm, and put a socket between the bushing and the pry bar, and push the bushing right out.

It will take longer to get the tools in your hand than it will to push the bushing out.
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:48 AM   #22
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I did my hole pedders upgrade with hand tools. That was my old ride. Need some bushings for this ride. The rest is pretty good.
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I'm doing the pfadt trailing arms and they don't seem to reach, anyone have that problem?
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They reach. You probably need to move the suspension around to get it to line back up.
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put a jack under the arm and raise it up a bit,
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