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Differential drop help

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by dspilot, Mar 4, 2020.

  1. Mar 4, 2020 at 4:12 PM
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    dspilot

    dspilot [OP] Professional Nomad

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    Any pointers on getting a wrench on the nuts above the crossmember? (Or even just getting the nut started.) It was the end of the day and I was just getting frustrated. Decided to call it a day and get at it first thing tomorrow.
     
  2. Mar 4, 2020 at 5:30 PM
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    Johnders2586

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    It's possible its just a huge b&tch.. Unless you have tiny kid hands. I was able to barley get my fingers up in enough to feel the bolt start to thread while holding in place. May need to try some wrenches with a different handle length or offset for example I got Snap On that are a few I inches longer then some Craftsman wrenches I also have . I had issues getting the new longer bolts to line up an go through. Was also at the end of a long day. Said screw it. Put the stock back in.. With the tiny amount of difference it will make it's not worth the hassle to me..Also didn't want to screw with adding spacers to the skid plate.. Best of luck to yeah I'm sure on a fresh start you will get it done..
     
  3. Mar 4, 2020 at 10:15 PM
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    mofferman

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    I had a hell of a time getting them in. I also left it for another day after messing with it for way too long. Just kept at it and eventually somehow the nut threaded onto the bolt. Hope I never have to do it again! Good luck!
     
  4. Mar 5, 2020 at 3:06 AM
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    ZPMAN

    ZPMAN 2nd place is the 1st looser

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    They are a pain but not impossible, good light helps and as I remember check to see if it would be bettor from the otherside of the crossmember.
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