01-16-2009, 08:59 PM
On our suspensions, there's a few places where there are these "spacer" sort of things that are pressed into the hub where the bolt goes through. Each time you disassemble the parts you will need to back these spacers out for ease of reinstallation and to prevent forcing anything. I've heard of people using a hammer or prybar to back them out, but i wouldn't feel comfortable putting a lot of stress on the skinny aluminum portion of the hub. So here's a quick and easy way to back them out with parts you probably have laying around in the garage. All you need is a big socket that has an inside diameter bigger than the "spacer", a few washers and a nut and bolt. Set it up like so, tighten up the bolt, and it backs out like butter. Once it was out, I tightened the bolt that goes there to factory 54 ft. lb. spec, and the spacer meets up to the pillowball like before.