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    ok i think i f*cked up any tricks to fix it.

    ok so im putting on my 3 point sub frame connectors today, and i unbolted the rear LCA, both... now i cant get them to line back up again. any tricks to get them too. they are more towards the front of the car they the hole is. i should have just had the shop put these in, too much of a pain.
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    Is your car on it's wheels, or on jackstands in the back (and where are the stands placed)? You may be able to use a 2x4 or something to coax the axle back. Use it like a lever against the axle tube and the underbody -- just be careful of brakelines and such. If the car is on it's wheels, chock the front tires and then have a helper push on the rear wheel as if to roll the car backwards. If the holes are close, you can insert a large screwdriver or socket extension in the hole (from the nut side) and coax it back also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Is your car on it's wheels, or on jackstands in the back (and where are the stands placed)? You may be able to use a 2x4 or something to coax the axle back. Use it like a lever against the axle tube and the underbody -- just be careful of brakelines and such. If the car is on it's wheels, chock the front tires and then have a helper push on the rear wheel as if to roll the car backwards. If the holes are close, you can insert a large screwdriver or socket extension in the hole (from the nut side) and coax it back also.
    what jeff said that is what i did

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    What Jeff said is really all that needs to be done. Screwdriver or a small Ladyfoot to line it up. Or have a buddy help push on one side. Just find a way to gain leverage on the axle to pull towards to front of the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Is your car on it's wheels, or on jackstands in the back (and where are the stands placed)? You may be able to use a 2x4 or something to coax the axle back. Use it like a lever against the axle tube and the underbody -- just be careful of brakelines and such. If the car is on it's wheels, chock the front tires and then have a helper push on the rear wheel as if to roll the car backwards. If the holes are close, you can insert a large screwdriver or socket extension in the hole (from the nut side) and coax it back also.
    its on jack stands which are under the axle, I'm guessing to use the 2x4 against the axle tube, the jacks are going to have to be somewhere else taking the weight off the axle right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00camaro16 View Post
    its on jack stands which are under the axle, I'm guessing to use the 2x4 against the axle tube, the jacks are going to have to be somewhere else taking the weight off the axle right?
    Put it this way, I would not want to be under the car prying on the axle with it set on jackstands. You may want to just gently set it back on the ground, maybe with some long pieces of wood under the wheels to gain a few inches of clearance.

    The panhard, shocks and torque arm will hold the axle pretty much where it needs to be. Just make sure to leave everything loose and then tighten it to spec once the car is back in the air with the suspension loaded.

    If you do leave it in the air - get a floor jack or some extra stands under it for safety sake. How far are the holes off? It can't be very far out of alignment.

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    got my sub-frames on and they don't clunk (after 1 20 min drive) i love them probably the best mod i ever did, well except for the V8 swap.

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    DAMN YOU!!! get mine to stop clunking haha.. but seriosuly congrats on the sfcs

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    Congrats!

    Now... what's next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Congrats!

    Now... what's next?
    hopefully shocks, i need them badly.

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