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snatchfzj80
06-01-2010, 02:26 PM
hey guys, i need a deep 1/2 17mm swivel impact socket for installing my new lift kit, i'll be down at the meeting tomorrow in my tan lc, just need it for the day will ship it back to you, thanks much

MDH33
06-02-2010, 01:16 PM
I don't own swivel sockets, but it looks like you can pick up sets relatively cheap online:

http://www.amazon.com/Genius-Tools-TG-411MD-Metric-Swivel/dp/B000H6K606

wesintl
06-02-2010, 01:24 PM
what lift? I don't remember needing anything like a swivel socket :confused:

nakman
06-02-2010, 01:36 PM
what lift? I don't remember needing anything like a swivel socket :confused:


I'm taking a wild guess here and thinking you're trying to get the top nylon nut off on the front shock on the driver's side? And you're running into the brake dookickey? :D

wesintl
06-02-2010, 02:14 PM
if that's the case... put a box wrench on it and let it hit something stable so it won't move and then turn the top of the actual shock housing :hill:

I used pliers and a hammer to put my lift on:D..

well, not really but there is nothing you should need out of the ordinary (like swivel impacts) to get this done.

snatchfzj80
06-02-2010, 04:47 PM
i tried the box wrench and can't get a good enough grip on the shock housing to get it off, i think i have it figured out, we'll see

nuclearlemon
06-02-2010, 05:01 PM
Pipe wrench

wesintl
06-02-2010, 05:05 PM
exactly.. as long as you don't want to use that shock again :D

nakman
06-02-2010, 05:05 PM
Pipe wrench

Exactly... use a pipe wrench on the big diameter of the shock below, while your box wrench up top is pressed against something. If you have a helper, they can hold the wrench up top, but your leverage is going to be with the big pipe wrench down below.

edit: Yes you will put marks on the shock but you can do this without denting or damaging them, they can totally be reused. How do you think I went from stock to 850's to 850's plus spacers to 850j's to Slee 4" Wes? in fact I think I sold you those shocks.. :eek: :bolt:

Beater
06-02-2010, 05:46 PM
I used a plasma cutter.

wesintl
06-02-2010, 11:37 PM
you can do this without denting or damaging them, they can totally be reused. How do you think I went from stock to 850's to 850's plus spacers to 850j's to Slee 4" Wes? in fact I think I sold you those shocks.. :eek: :bolt:

oh.. don't worry. I couldn't get one loose because I was tightening it :rolleyes: when I went back to put the spacers on the front.

do you want to see what a square upper ome shock looks like :o:p::D