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#1 Hot Toddy

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 06:12 AM

I am planning on installing the shock absorber kit from OMW this weekend and was wondering if anyone knows the size of wrench/socket needed to remove the bolts between the axle and frame? I have a 2013 17' SD and want to have all of my tools lined up so the project goes smoothly. Thanks!

 

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#2 Joe Romas

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 06:19 AM

Don't know if this will help of not.

Some time back I removed my welded on axle and reinstalled it with a slight lift and Dexter mounting brackets that came with bolts.

The bolt heads are 15/16", I just went out in the rain and checked.

 

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PS, you'll need a hefty impact wrench :excl:


Edited by Joe Romas, 11 October 2017 - 06:21 AM.

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#3 Meadowlark

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:12 AM

Good on you for trying it yourself, Toddy. We had our trusty horse trailer dealer install ours...Both of us are getting too old to get underneath and do that heavy overhead work. I cannot help you with the installation details, but I can certainly attest to the efficacy of the shocks. The difference is amazing. Before we had the shocks, we'd find that Grus Egg would entertain herself on a long road trip by opening cupboards and  throwing everything that wasn't secured onto the floor. With the shocks, she can only grumble.


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#4 Jerrybob

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:50 AM

Good luck with your project.....I am sure the shocks are good products.  Honestly......I just don't think I need the shocks.......I have heard reasons for installation like Meadowlark above.....it makes sense if you are having that problem.  We just got back from a 3700 mile trip to Mt. Rushmore........I honestly don't recall finding an open cabinet or anything on the floor.  It just has never been a problem for us after thousands of miles....go figure.  I would not hesitate to add the shocks if I needed them.........safe travels.   



#5 Carol Christensen

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:46 AM

I've been checking out the OMW shock absorbing kit and it certainly looks like a great product.  In their "Install" section they say the kit includes replacement bolts so I'm surprised they don't mention the bolt size someplace (like a parts list).  But if those are the bolts you need to remove, couldn't you just measure the new bolt?

 

This is what they say: "The hardest part of the install is getting those big axle mount bolts to bust loose. You will need a long handled brake-over wrench for this. Once they are off you bolt on the axle mount plate with the new bolts supplied and torque them up."

 

I know nothing about installing this kit so I probably have this all wrong. 


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#6 clairemr1

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:34 PM

I've been checking out the OMW shock absorbing kit and it certainly looks like a great product.  In their "Install" section they say the kit includes replacement bolts so I'm surprised they don't mention the bolt size someplace (like a parts list).  But if those are the bolts you need to remove, couldn't you just measure the new bolt?

 

This is what they say: "The hardest part of the install is getting those big axle mount bolts to bust loose. You will need a long handled brake-over wrench for this. Once they are off you bolt on the axle mount plate with the new bolts supplied and torque them up."

 

I know nothing about installing this kit so I probably have this all wrong. 

thanks, carol. we were able to send todd instructions today from OMW and i'll be helping him install them saturday. hope the project goes well, we shall see.................


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#7 clairemr1

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 06:49 AM

update: todd was able to install the shocks successfully yesterday. worst problem was getting the bolts on the axle off, they were on pretty tightly. instructions are straight forward.such a huge sense of accomplishment and satisfaction for him when he was finished. good job, buddy!


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#8 Jerrybob

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 07:24 PM

Mission accomplished.....good job.  May there be many smooth rides in your future Todd!!!! 


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