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I can't get my rear suspension back on!!! Help Please!!

I took my rear suspension off to replace some bearings and the track. But now the 4 holes don't line up when I go to put it back in the tunnel!
The holes in the tunnel are 21-1/2" apart. The holes on the suspension are 22-1/2" apart. I'm off by an inch! Is there something I need to take apart so it fits?
Any help would be great!
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Did you loosen the track adjusters? Then hit the drive axel forword! And then unload the springs.
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Install the front bolts first. Use a ratchet strap to compress the rear suspension, that will let you align the holes in the back. Or do as KC said and remove the tension from the suspension by unloading the rear springs.

Once you do it a few times, it will get easier, honest!

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Line up front holes first, remove springs from the blocks (we swapped out the bolt for threaded rod so you can put a nut on each side for easy removal of the springs being held on by the plastic), and then the easy way to do it is to remove the rod that goes in front of the rear scissor. Once you remove that rod the suspension will colapse easily and you can line up holes very easily. Just lower it slowly when lining up the back holes so you don't break the brass bushings.

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hmmm.... this needs to go there, and it pivots here........ got me stumped?
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Thanks for the great input guys. I tried the ratchet strap trick but I couldn't get it to depress.
Could someone explain to me what or where this is: "the rod that goes in front of the rear scissor." from Blaine1's post above....
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Well what sled is this? Perhaps the problem could be in why it wont compress?
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when the kid is out,i stand on the rear,and front susp. to crush it,and then strap it,plus remember to rotate the rear shock in the proper spot,that will move the rear boggie/bolt hole closer the front,or rear to line them up.....i did the same thing on my tcat,lol...

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Oh yeah did the lower shock moumt flip down?
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