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swanny 05-11-2010 09:27 AM

I'm starting to do my wet bolt install. Here's my question, Do I need to jack all four tires off the ground. OR can I do two on one side, OR can I do an axle at a time Each side.


ole dude 05-11-2010 09:30 AM

I did one side at a time, ie; two on one side. Good luck.

Pete Hanson 05-11-2010 09:48 AM

I did mine one side (both axles) at a time. Remember to be safe when supporting the trailer off the ground.

H. John Kohl 05-11-2010 09:50 AM

Here is suggestions from EXNAVYDIVER. He and I started doing mine and his.

Jolu 05-11-2010 10:50 AM

I did like the rest of the crew above with the exception of Exnavydiver. I jacked up one side at a time and secured the frame with supports (huge tree blocks fore and aft of the tires on the frame). Then I could use the jacks for the axles to lift and lower as needed.
Exnavydiver probably had the best solution. I didn't have enough supports to do both sides at once.
Did the same to install the MorRyde X-Factor on the new rig. The X-Factor comes with longer wet bolts for the spring eyes.

swanny 05-11-2010 12:55 PM

Thanks everybody for your quick replies. I only wanted to lift one side, chicken to raise the whole rig off the ground. I also called tech support at Mor/ryde. the tech said it can be done one side at a time but, It is harder to do that way. the side on the ground puts some pressure on the jacked up side. Also makes it harder to line things up. I did jack the other side up but left the wheels on. I finished on side 4 hrs I was working by myself. It really wasn't too hard. Keystone should be ashamed of themselves with that setup. I have about 5000 miles on the Monty and it was already showing some significant wear. I guess the money being made on the aftermarket parts is more important than safety.

Again thanks for your help, kevin

WorkerB 05-11-2010 05:54 PM

I have done two rigs. On both I had the trailer hitched to the truck. Lifted one side and placed on 4 jackstands. Nothing moved and everything was very stable. Hope this helped,

racerjoe 05-12-2010 03:00 AM

Good pics on installing kits. But the ad's that pop up on the photobucket picture sight make you want to SCREAM~!!!!!

DonPd 05-13-2010 05:50 AM

Here is a link to instructions with pictures that might be of help.

dieselguy 05-16-2010 02:26 PM

A little late, but here's photos of when I did mine along with a suspension upgrade.,bolt

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