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Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by Love 2B lost, Dec 1, 2023.

  1. Dec 1, 2023 at 8:02 PM
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    Love 2B lost

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    So I am new the the forum my question is probably repetitive,please don't h hate ,So a couple of hours ago I finished putting on half of the King shock lift on the rear.HOW DO YOU get nut tight on top of the rear shock.it appears the rod is just turning.Instructions be were not clear ..It to only says to have 1/8 inch of rod coming up thru nut .But how do you get it tight there is no where to hold on to shock.Any info or thread redirects would be appreciated.thx you
     
  2. Dec 1, 2023 at 8:10 PM
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    HuskyMike

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    If you hold the shock body, does that help keep the threaded post from turning?

    Does the threaded rod have a squared top that you could hold with a wrench?
     
  3. Dec 1, 2023 at 8:14 PM
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    There is nothing on the top of the shock to grasp.these are Kings 2.5 for for 4 runnet
     
  4. Dec 1, 2023 at 8:17 PM
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    I was barely able to get nut started on top of the rod coming out of the shock. 19 mm to tighten and rod is turning with nur
     
  5. Dec 1, 2023 at 8:37 PM
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    Try tightening with the rear tire on the ground if you havent already.
     
  6. Dec 1, 2023 at 8:39 PM
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    Thanks I'll try on that
     
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    Is there a place for an allen key on the top of the shaft?
     
  8. Dec 2, 2023 at 5:57 AM
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    Typically all you need to do is hold the shock body with your hand or a strap wrench. Not sure about Kings though.

    You can also bend the sheet metal back to get more access.

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  9. Dec 2, 2023 at 6:01 AM
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    From TW: Let the axle drop and pull on the nut, the weight usually stops them from spinning.

    If that isn't enough, try soft jaw pliers e.g. https://www.amazon.com/Tsunoda-WP-300SC-S-PLA-iers-spring-12-inch/dp/B0756KZ6WQ/
     
  10. Dec 2, 2023 at 7:10 AM
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    HuskyMike

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    What happened when you tried holding the shock body while trying to tighten the nut?

    See 4:52 of this video. Is this the same rear shock you have?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTtxQGhqq_c
     

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