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Old 10-15-2019, 12:51 AM #1
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Spring Installation for 2nd Gen (Hilux Surf)

Hey guys, i picked up an EMU 2" lift kit for my 91 Hilux Surf, and i am having some difficulties installing the new springs.

I've lowered the rear axle as far as my jackstands can go, and I have lifted the hitch as far up as i can. I made sure to disconnect the rear sway bar (I think that's what it's called) and there is a rear horizontal stabalizer bar i have also disconnected.

Even with using spring compressors i am having troubles.

A question i have, those upside down rubber triangle things that sit above the spring that has 2 little rubber balls on it. Does that entire thing come off? I have looked and i don't see any sort of nut/bolt holding it on, however with a decent amount of pressure i am unable to pry them out.
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When I looked before I couldn't find any sort of cover that would be covering up the bolts. When I'm back home I'll take another look and get back to you! Thanks for the help bud
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Generally I have to stick a bottle jack in between the axle and the frame to push the axle down enough to get the spring out. The various bushings seem to resist axle droop enough that you can't push it down adequately by hand.

Just really watch the brake lines to make sure you don't over extend them.

Also, it usually helps to raise the opposite side of the axle while you're pushing down on the side you're working on.
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