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Old 04-13-2011, 10:47 PM   #11
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You can run both the bags and shocks concurrently.

Sam, to defeat the electric leveling control you just remove the ride height rod and zip tie the switch in the up position. That tells the ELC the body is at max height and the OEM air pump won't come on.
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makes sense, thanks John
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ok i got you on that !! i went to start the install and as i go to remove the torque nut at the top mount and i see that the hole to insert the socket to remove the nut is smaller than the socket.... uh.. ok i feel two bolt studs sticking up with nuts on them on oppisite sides of that dumb small hole, figuring that these are the the upper studs.
question is are the stock struts required to be removed with strut or is there a special socket that fits that hole up there i just mentioned ?
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In just need to take the to 13 mm nuts off the mount
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i should jus go ahead and purchase new mounts, when the shock is removed the mount would still be attached by the torque nut right ?
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If the mounts aren't too worn you can re-use them. And yes, it'll still be attached.
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For an extra $30-$40 I'd replace them.
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yea i priced them, ill jus replace em. once the car is complete rims and paint ill post pics !! hopefully i can pick up the rims this saturday !!
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ok so i got a chance to start my install and ran into a problem..went to remove the lower bolts and one of the nuts broke off the end of the stud. I put a breaker bar on the bolt and tried to free, didnt budge, put heat to it (not for that long because of the strut heating at the bottom) tried to use a punch and its not budging.

so my question is does anyone no if this bolt is threaded all the way thru or is it slid in and jus the nut on the end threads ?? aw the other bolt isnt out either but the nut came off that one, but the bolts not comin out !!
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Air hammer! with a center punch type chisel on the end of the bolt where the nut goes
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