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Old 03-23-2013, 08:36 PM   #1
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I'm trying to install my RCE T2's and can't get the shaft to stop spinning. I've tried many strap wrenches (broke them all), I've used vice grips on top of the strap wrench to try and get a even tighter hold, nothing will keep the shaft from spinning. It's driving me nuts. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:37 PM   #2
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Call RCE they are very helpful.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:43 PM   #3
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What tool are you using?

I dont recall, but they may have a 5mm hex in the top of the shaft which you can insert an Allen Key into to hold the shaft still. You then tighten the nut with a pass-thru socket (Or a standard socket and vise grips)

Or you can try hitting it with the impact. It should have enough speed to spin the nut without spinning the shaft. (This is my go-to method)
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:56 PM   #4
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What tool are you using?

I dont recall, but they may have a 5mm hex in the top of the shaft which you can insert an Allen Key into to hold the shaft still. You then tighten the nut with a pass-thru socket (Or a standard socket and vise grips)

Or you can try hitting it with the impact. It should have enough speed to spin the nut without spinning the shaft. (This is my go-to method)
No hex spot to lock it in place. I looked at all of RCE's posts on the matter and they say to use the strap wrench method. I finally got it to work but it was a huge PITA. I wrapped the rubber from the strap wrench (broken off) around the shaft and the top washer etc, then used nylon straps to wrap even more. I would get it turning a few times until it would bind up and create Herculean grip on its own at which point it would work. I'll post a pic when I get a chance.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:06 PM   #5
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yeah....that is a real pita

i usually instal them on the car and hit it with my cordless impact and call it good

if ya not gonna use an impact of some sort.....gfl

and ive never broken a strut using the cordless impact yet...and ive done a lot of strut installs
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:36 PM   #6
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Here's a pic of my method.

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Old 03-25-2013, 03:00 PM   #7
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Go to lowes I forget what there called like rubber adjustable tie down wrenches, the name escapes me. Like the photo above. It's a two person job. Worked like a champ. Then I rested the top hot bolt on a piece of wood helps it from spinning
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