Strut Spacers & Balljoint Spacers Posted on 26 May 10:17
The installation of this Strut and Ball joint Spacers requires mechanical knowledge and tools. It is important to follow these instructions.
N.B: When lifting any vehicle with a jack off the ground please make sure to support the car with axle stands or wheel under the chassis in case of the event of a jack malfunction. Also you will require to get a wheel alignment asap after fitting these parts.
- Sockets Set
- Axle stands (recommended)
- Pry Bar (in case of re-alignment struggles)
- Car Jack (preferably trolley jack for better support)
- Park the vehicle on level ground and chock the wheels with handbrake
- Jack the front of the vehicle up, for safety, use axle stands or at least a spare tire under the vehicle in case the jack fails. NEVER LAY UNDER A LIFTED VEHICLE WHEN JACKED OFF THE GROUND!!
- You will have to asses the components you are undoing and remove any cables & hoses that may/will be effected
- You will have to remove the wheel to allow access to the strut. I recommend only one side at a time for safety.
- To remove the strut you will have to undo the top bolts and the lower bolt.
- Fit the spacer and using the nuts supplied, tighten them up firmly.
- At this it will be easier to undo the upper ball-joint to install the ball-joint spacer (recommended)
- The Ball-joint Spacer fits between the upper control arm and the ball-joint itself.
- Now tighten the ball-joint/spacer/control arm bolts firmly
- To re-install the strut with the spacer you will find the strut has to be turned to line up the studs at top.
- Once it all lines up again, tighten up all the components.
- Make sure to connect up any hoses and cables that where undone
- Fit and secure the wheel.
- Lower the vehicle back to the ground once you have checked all components are secured.
- Now the vehicle is at its new ride height, loosen the upper control arm bolts to relax the stress on the rubber bushes and re-tighten.
- Now that is all finished it is important to get a wheel alignment ASAP
Please remember, Safety first!!
Any issues please contact me and I am more than happy to assist.
*Please ensure all torque settings are per factory service manual specifications
All the best with your 4wheeling. Stay safe.