Originally posted by otterbob
@Dec 7 2003, 12:07 PM
i just put mine back together without compressing the suspension or anything.* what a bitch.* i put the front ones in then had a friend on the floor, hold the bumper and put his feet against the suspension and push until the holes lined up.* what a pain.
Yeah, it's a fight alright... If you unload the rear springs, it's a piece of cake.
One thing to look out for when you unload the rear springs is make sure the lower shock mount on the rear shock is up & away from the track by approx. 3-5". The distance may vary between different sleds.
If you notice the bottom of the rear shock mount is within an inch or so of the track, spin the mount back up before re-installing the skid or re-mounting the spring.
This can only happen when the rear spring is unloaded. Once the spring pressure is on, it can never come back down into the wrong position.