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    Default Bilstein 5100 shocks, 4 inch lift

    When I stack the 2 bushings and the washers, there isn't room to get the nut started on the threads. Did I get the wrong parts or is there a trick to compressing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiff View Post
    When I stack the 2 bushings and the washers, there isn't room to get the nut started on the threads. Did I get the wrong parts or is there a trick to compressing?

    Not sure why your having a problem but just in case this it-

    on top of the shock but under the shocktower should be a washer and bushing (with the ridge facing up) then push the shock upward through the hole and put on a bushing then a washer. You should have enough room for a nut then.
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    Nope. See the way your pix shows, I can't even get the nut on then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiff View Post
    Nope. See the way your pix shows, I can't even get the nut on then.
    Post some pics if you can.... It will help us, help you....

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    Can't find the camera. Looking.

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    probably have to jack the axle up and the spring will compress enough so the shock post will go up in the hole?
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    You have to push the bottom of the shock up and tighten. Had the se problem, tried doing it myself and ult had to go to my friends house and both of us pushed from the bottom to get the nut started. Those things are SUPER stiff bit amazing
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    Got it. Still don't understand why there was such a difference in the clearance. I was short about 1/4 inch. I shaved off the top bushing and was able to get is started and then tightened down. I took it into a parts guys I know and he installed a pair last week and he said it did look like there was a difference in the bushing width to him. Oh well, is fine now.

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