I undid the nut til it was flush with the end of the bolt then smacked the S**T out of it with the hammer til it broke loose. You need a heavy hammer though, I bought mine at home depot for like $20.did you hit the bolt from the other side? i gave up. i didnt want to mess anything up, since its my daily driver.
If you're installing lowering springs an alternative is to leave that bolt alone and remove the upper control arm and then the strut will swing out and give you plenty of room to remove the spring.
Else: bend the tab, pb blaster, impact, hammer, pry bar will get it out.
This may help, Check this thread I made:
The bolts for the upper control arm should be visible from underneath and the nuts are inside the engine bay. That way takes a little longer but is easier if you don't have air tools.yeah, i read your method. i wasnt sure how to remove the upper control arm. the two nuts that i can see from underneath looked like they are welded on. i tried for a bit to mess with them but wasnt sure if they were supposed to come out.
Honestly bro you can do it that way with the upper control arms. Jordan and I had to do his suspension like that since he had 80k on his rig. If you have someone to help you it doesn't take more than 10 extra minutes to pull the control arms and then the strut just swings out. Easy money.hmmm, i will take one more shot at it before i pay someone to do it. thanks for your response
I completely feel your pain. With 2 of us working on Jordan's truck we almost bit the bullet and took it to a shop. The only thing that kept us going was that we had already done the rears and it was Saturday night and no one was open til Monday morning. It turned out to be easy since you don't need to compress the spring to take them off. It took us 7 hours.ok, you talked me into it. i will give it a shot tmrw. im done for today. 4 hours shot.....