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Old 11-24-2017, 03:34 PM   #1
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Help with MorRyde shackle kit

I have a problem getting the new wet bolt installed. There is enough load in the spring that the bolt won't go through the hole on other side. The threads go through the hole on the other side (off center), but not the "shoulder" of the bolt. Any thoughts about how to get the bolt centered?

I have been fighting this for several hours...
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Old 11-24-2017, 03:46 PM   #2
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You are using jack stands, right, to insure staying un-smashed?

Use a jack to raise or lower the suspension a bit to get the hole lined up.
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Both shackles went smoothly, but the end mount is then under tension. Maybe I have to take the shackle back off to relieve the pressure. Did anyone else install the shackle end first?

[edit] I don't think it helped that I moved the suspension to the lower hole. I think that might have altered the geometry.
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I had a bit of difficulty getting a couple of the bolts through as well. I used a pry-bar to position the spring ends and get the bolts in place. I also had help from my neighbor, the extra pair of hands was a plus.
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I did it both ways. Kept springs in the original upper holes. Can't really say one way was better than the other. I worked on one axle at a time. Always had one axle with tires on the ground. Used jack stands under the frame for safety. Used 3 Unijacks and a floor jack to support and adjust various points as needed on the axle as needed to line things up. It was sometimes difficult to know if the bolt was aligned with the hole before sending it home. Be safe and be patient.
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To be clear (too many folks telling me to "be safe"), I have 2 jack stands on the frame, one in front of the wheels and one behind the wheels.

Using a bottle jack and a floor jack to move things around, both tires removed on the same side.
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Both shackles went smoothly, but the end mount is then under tension. Maybe I have to take the shackle back off to relieve the pressure. Did anyone else install the shackle end first?

[edit] I don't think it helped that I moved the suspension to the lower hole. I think that might have altered the geometry.
I don't think which end you install first is the issue. Moving the suspension to the lower hole has the effect of raising the trailer (which was probably your intention); now the trailer as it sits on the jack stands is to low to connect to the suspension. I think raising the frame is the answer.
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Put a bolt temporarily in the top hole. Then use a pry bar to pry the bottom bolt into position.
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Put a bolt temporarily in the top hole. Then use a pry bar to pry the bottom bolt into position.
^^^ That is a great idea.
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