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Old October 9th, 2009, 11:03 PM
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Removing A Arm...Dangerous?

Hi everyone,

I am knee deep in my frame swap, getting ready for the new galvanized frame Stephen got coming for me in a few weeks. Well I have gotten to the rear axles and just about ready to remove the A arm. My 110 has the load leveler/Boge unit on it. Now I understand the general principle behind the unit but my question is: is it under pressure? Are there any precaution I should take when I unbolt the unit from the frame? Should I raise the frame to take the pressure off? Would hate to have the thing pop off under pressure and break a finger or something. Anyone with prior experience please help. Thanks in advance.
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Old October 9th, 2009, 11:10 PM
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No issues, no pressure, just unbolt it and pull it off.
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When I removed the Boge on my RRC I did jack up the rear of the truck to remove it. There is a nut on the top and the bottom of the unit, I think I used a 1-1/4 wrench to loosen them.
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30mm open end wrench is needed to remove the castle nut on the axle side
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Old October 10th, 2009, 11:16 AM
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No issues, no pressure, just unbolt it and pull it off.
???

Of course it is under pressure. You should jack the truck up to extend the Boge unit fully before unbolting.
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Actually I did this like 2-3 years ago to change the A arm bushings and I forgot to secure one of the arms and it whacked me in the head pretty good. Mabye thats why I'm so dysfunctional now. becareful unbolting things while laying underneath.
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Ok, now I'm really confused. Guess I'll go slow and see what happens.
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If there is no weight on it, you can just unbolt it, or at least I have done that three times without injury.
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Old October 11th, 2009, 11:51 PM
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It didn't occur to me that you might be trying to remove it with the weight of the vehicle on the axle. I've never pulled one out from under a chassis, I've only taken off two, and both those chassis were disembodied.
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