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I bought a Tuff Country lift kit w/extended radius arms, i was working on it today and i could not figure out how you take the old ones off/put the new ones on. I removed the top nut on the coil spring retainer and got to the second nut, the directons said it should be a bolt that goes all the way through the traction beam, but it is not, i removed a bolt from the bottem of the traction beam that was independant of th top one. I do not see how you are supposed to get the old arm off and put a new one on, it says it will just slide on, but there is about 2" of bolt sticking up that i have to get the arm off of, and then put the new one back on. Do you have to take the hub, rotor and spindle off and push that bolt down? or is there any easyer way. Sorry if this didnt make much sence, im not good at explaining this stuff. Thanks
 

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That bolt on the top of the housing must come out but you do not need to take the rotor and all that crap off. I can't remember exactly but I remember it being very tough to get loose. Take pics if you can to help us out a little more.
 

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take the coils out,lower coil mount should lift off, and back the bolt out
 

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I got the coil spring off, but now i dont know how to get the bolt out that the nut was on that holds the coil on? Im working on the second bolt that holds the Radius arm on, but i didnt have deep enough socket.
 

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I got the coil spring off, but now i dont know how to get the bolt out that the nut was on that holds the coil on? Im working on the second bolt that holds the Radius arm on, but i didnt have deep enough socket.
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its rusted to all hell, i tried my 1 1/8" wrench, nothing, but do you just beat that stud down? If so how do you get it back on?
 

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I got the coil spring off, but now i dont know how to get the bolt out that the nut was on that holds the coil on? Im working on the second bolt that holds the Radius arm on, but i didnt have deep enough socket.
You need a deep socket. The bolt is a nut/bolt combo so you the nut you see will unscrew the bolt when you get a socket on it. Like these guys try some heat and some penetrating oil and you should be able to get it off.
 

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Ok, i thought it was a differant type of setup, I soaked it in PB before i gave up for the day, i will hit it tomarrow with my wrench and a big pipe, i would heat it up but all i have is propane, so not to hot. Thanks for the help
 

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but do you just beat that stud down?
have you got the lower coil mount off yet.? you know, that thing the swaybar in connected to.
 

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When you say rusty, do you mean like this?




I had to take a grinder to them after a while as they were NOT coming out :confused:

The torch is going to be the best friend you will have in getting the rust to break free





I had to cut it off and then drill into it to get the remaining pieces of the stud out ... pain in the azz for sure






 
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