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Old August 31st, 2005, 10:41 AM
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Loctite???

I have my new OME suspension to install. I have got great information from a lot of guys on the install, but have one guestion.

Should I use loctite on the bolts when I put everything back together on the suspension?

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Old August 31st, 2005, 12:03 PM
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sure why not, but even then I think you should re tourque everything after a few miles. I thin kthe blue loctite would be the best
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Old August 31st, 2005, 03:57 PM
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I just put mine on last weekend. To me, it made a world of difference in the handling of the truck. It was good before, but now it is awesome. Me and a bud put on four springs and shocks, first defender we have done, and it took about 2.5 hours. And yeah I used blue loctite on mine.

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Old August 31st, 2005, 04:00 PM
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Bil,

Very cool. Did you use a spring tool, or did the springs pretty much just drop out?

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On the back, we just supported the frame on a jack and jack stands and let the rear suspension drop, careful of the brakelines. Those springs came out easily after we removed the cheapo stock retainers.

On the front, we did the same procedure supporting the car on the frame with jack stands. The suspension drops a quite a bit, but just not enough to pull the springs out. We put the stock little parabolic jack in between the axle and frame and jacked it apart the rest of the way and pulled everything out and put the new ones in without a spring compressor. Again, just be careful of the brake lines. I read that jack trick somewhere (probably on this site) and thanks to whomever out there! Its a snap.

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