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Question regarding longer shocks on WK

This is probably a simple question but how do you get the longer shocks on the WK? I was attempting to get the longer 643 monoroe load levelers onto the rear this weekend but could not get the bottom bolt low enough to get them in. Is there something I am missing as I have heard others getting these on?
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Re: Question regarding longer shocks on WK

i think i read somewhere that you had to drisconnect the swaybar to allow the axle enough drop
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Re: Question regarding longer shocks on WK

You can compress the shock by hand to get it on, or use a small bottle jack under it, or as stated remove the sway bar and you can get the axle to drop further.
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Re: Question regarding longer shocks on WK

It is my understanding on the 2007 WK the driver's side gas tank does not allow the sway bar to drop far enough? The load levelers have a coil over shock so compressing those by hand is pretty much impossible. But all this information is very helpful. Thank you.
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Re: Question regarding longer shocks on WK

With the sway bar off the diff can pivot enough that the UCA will contact the fuel tank skid. Most have trimmed that down to give more flex with longer shocks. There 'should' be enough length to get in on, if not you will have to unbolt the diff end of the UCA over the tank to get the diff down low enough. You will need a big ratchet strap to put it back together probably (helps to line it up.).

You are right on the LL, a small bottle jack usually helps with those.
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Re: Question regarding longer shocks on WK

Go to auto zone or advanced auto and rent a spring compressor. Its free to rent. There a $50 security deposit that you get back. This will allow you to compress the shocks to get them in.
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Re: Question regarding longer shocks on WK

I have a coil compressor already. Do they have compressors for the smaller springs?
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Re: Question regarding longer shocks on WK

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Go to auto zone or advanced auto and rent a spring compressor. Its free to rent. There a $50 security deposit that you get back. This will allow you to compress the shocks to get them in.
I forget you guys can do that
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I have a coil compressor already. Do they have compressors for the smaller springs?
I think they only have one size.

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Re: Question regarding longer shocks on WK

why not take the stock jack and use that to press the shock up the the bottom location? that is if youre not using it to get the jeep in the air
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