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Updated with Coach Shackles review

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Tracker, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. Mar 28, 2016 at 5:07 PM
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    So this job has sucked. They didnt give any directions so I have just been using common sense. I do have mechanical skills and am by far from a novice. However I cant get the alignment knob on the springs to fall into place. I have jacked the truck every which way and it just wont allign. Any help would be great. I have 2 hours into this one stupid step alone.
     
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  2. Mar 28, 2016 at 5:09 PM
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    Have you checked Youtube? I know he had a few videos out there.
     
  3. Mar 28, 2016 at 5:33 PM
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    Nice find, I should have searched it earlier. I finally got the springs to align. I have to kick the crap out of the tire to push the axle forward. 7 hour job and I got one shackle done :( tomorrow should go smoother since now I know the best jack spots and what to avoid. Plus I dont have to get up 400 times for to grab another tool.
     
  5. Mar 28, 2016 at 7:29 PM
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    When I read before someone said you can leave the rear tires on. It appears that was the root of ALL of my problems.
     
  6. Mar 28, 2016 at 7:38 PM
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    Yea def take the tires off. Won't pull the axle down so much. Lift by axle, remove tires, add jack stand to frame and remove jack from axle. Let axle droop.
     
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  7. Mar 28, 2016 at 7:38 PM
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    Did you replace the factory bushings with CB poly bushings?
     
  8. Mar 28, 2016 at 7:40 PM
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    Thanks. Hope the other side is a cakewalk.
     
  10. Mar 28, 2016 at 10:55 PM
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    That's strange... I must have had it in just the right place, because I didn't have this trouble. Let me ask, did you loosen the rear shocks?
     
  11. Mar 29, 2016 at 10:22 AM
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    Anyone know what these are for?

    coachbuilders.jpg
     
  12. Mar 29, 2016 at 2:44 PM
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    They are to drop your carrier bearing. It keeps you from getting drive line vibrations. Definitely install them.
     
  13. Mar 29, 2016 at 2:45 PM
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    Oh one or two.
    Looks like a carrier bearing spacer to me.
     
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    Did you get the shackles installed?
     
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    Its all installed, took about an hour for the second shackle and that included starting fresh with the truck outside.
     
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    So where's the pics?
     
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    Its pouring rain :(
     
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    Not to mention lightening too. My big brave husky is hiding behind the couch.
     
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    Snow is upon us!
     
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    It's only snow . Get out your creeper, mag lite and take some pics. while I'm watching NCIS. heh heh
     
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    It'll be short lived. 80* next week lol
     
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    LOL, you know thats tempting
     
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    These spacers really helped straighten the driveline out. Im glad they were included.
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    the old shackles
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    nice... now is the bed bounce gone???
     
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    I tried to drive it but the highway was bogged down when I went out. I will get an update when I come home tonight.
     
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    If your suspension flattens out, the nut on the bottom of your shackle could come in contact with your truck metal. I'm pretty sure I put the nut end to the inside because of that.
     
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    Wow thanks for the input, I will monitor it, hopefully since its a 2+ it won't be an issue.
     
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    Did you check how much actual lift you got out of the +2 kit? Measure before and after?
     
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    I had a procomp 1" spacer already in . the 2+ added .25 after the swap, not noticeable which is what I wanted. So 1.25" of lift.
     
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