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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-23-2015, 08:27 AM
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What happens when you jack up these rear axles is the wheels come down really far and swing IN. So for sake of conversation, let's say there's 4 feet between the two tires when the axle is straight. Then when you jack it up in the air, the bottom side of the tires is only maybe 3 feet apart. Then you drop the car back down, and the tires hit the pavement, and the rubber doesn't slide out as the tires force outward pressure on the pavement. The friction holds the rear end up in the air. You need to roll the car forward or backward to allow the sideways friction to be eliminated.

I learned this when I ruined some freshly laid blacktop on a hot day at my mechanics lot. The car ultimately slid down by pushing a large chunk of black top outward on one side, creating a huge divot in my mechanic's lot. My mechanic LOVES me! (Sarcasm.)

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-23-2015, 03:59 PM
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The kit is 1105860501

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anyone know what the pn is just for the spring?
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