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thrillbilly
04-08-2010, 09:12 AM
got my shackleflip done, bought new shocks, and the sleeve inside the old bushing for my old shocks is siezed on to the threads of upper shock mount.
got it hot and tried BFH and vice grips no luck. what are my options here:confused0006:

thrillbilly
04-08-2010, 09:13 AM
reuse that sleeve and slide the new bushing over top? lol thats all i can think of :(

4skin
04-08-2010, 09:21 AM
ore grind carefully till it splits id go with your idea

thrillbilly
04-08-2010, 10:13 AM
ya im gonna try that in an hour or so when i go back 2 the truck.

the lower sleeve is also too wide for my lower mount. do they make different size sleeves per application or am i gonna have to make it fit

4skin
04-08-2010, 10:50 AM
if its just slight amount wider bend lower mount ears
or cut the sleeve down

thrillbilly
04-08-2010, 11:33 AM
ya i bent the tabs on both side so sleeve will fit, gotta manhandle the bolt through and ill be all set.

thrillbilly
04-09-2010, 12:06 AM
done :)

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