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I dont have the spanner. Is it possible to adjust the preload by turning the can??? I can loosen the locknut but I cannot get the plate to move. I know...the right tools, but i want to do this asap!
 

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Ralston said:
I dont have the spanner. Is it possible to adjust the preload by turning the can??? I can loosen the locknut but I cannot get the plate to move. I know...the right tools, but i want to do this asap!
As far as I understand the design, you can spin the can until the cows come home and not change the pre-load. So ASAP is probably linked to a dealer visit. I assume you have a lift, don't ya?
Good luck
 

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Ralston said:
I dont have the spanner. Is it possible to adjust the preload by turning the can??? I can loosen the locknut but I cannot get the plate to move. I know...the right tools, but i want to do this asap!
If the locknut is loose you can spin the can. I use a strap wrench to hold
the shock in place while I loosen the locknut, then turn the can with the
strap. This is much easier and faster than the tool from HD.
 

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nvsteve said:
If the locknut is loose you can spin the can. I use a strap wrench to hold
the shock in place while I loosen the locknut, then turn the can with the
strap. This is much easier and faster than the tool from HD.
Great! Thanks ,NVSteve!
 

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Save yourself some time. Go to this site. It will tell you all about the inner workings of the shock.

Turning the can does nothing. If the can turns the nut - you are lucky.

Go to "preload shocks."

http://fatbillscustoms.com/
 

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Fatbill,

WHat is the factory preload setting?

Thanks,
 

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FatBill said:
Save yourself some time. Go to this site. It will tell you all about the inner workings of the shock.

Turning the can does nothing. If the can turns the nut - you are lucky.

Go to "preload shocks."

http://fatbillscustoms.com/
Well I guess I'm lucky. Any time I adjust the preload with the lock nut
loose by turning the can with a strap wrench it works. Yes I count the
threads.
I initiallly tried this because I was at near max preload and coudn't get
both wrenches on to hold the can and loosen the locknut. I held the can
with the strap wrench and loosend the the lock nut with the 1 1/16" wrench.
Maybe your right, I'm just lucky.
 
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