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Old 11-15-2012, 11:08 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by whynotthinkwhynot View Post
You're trying to get a good trailing arm off of a rear with smashed drums? Um... ok.

You should be very careful. You're going to have to jack or put something under that vehicle's body before you go removing the suspension. Even if you just slide stuff under there, you'll have the 1000+psi spring that is still sprung under there waiting to apply pressure to anything suspension that you're trying to remove. For example. If you were able to get the front bolt out (which you can't because its in a bind), it would probably be likely to slam the control arm up.

If you didn't know this sort of stuff before you started, you should stop now. Seek some other way to get your part before you seriously injure yourself. It wasn't too long ago that some guy killed his 3 yr old daughter removing a leaf spring. Suspension stuff looks all peaceful, but screw with it the wrong way and it will make mushy meat out of you. Furthermore, how freaking wise is it to even try to remove suspension parts on a car that is held off the ground by the suspension? The bolts are in a bind, the car is waiting to fall, and the spring is waiting to be unsprung.
First of all, the car is NOT held up by suspension, i think i mentioned that in my first post. It is already held high off the ground by supports the jy puts there. They weld two rims at perpendicular together and place a few underneath the unibody -- not on the suspension. So knowing that, how much of the spring energy has been released?
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