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Old 12-05-2018, 11:56 PM   #41
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Question for Andersen Ultimate 5th Connection Users

Overload springs I did swap my jounce bumpers with a set of summos since the truck was sitting on the stockers-sagging in the rear after hitching the truck

Goose ball: tightening the top bolt made mine solid as a rock. Did u push the Andersen all the way forward before tightening?
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:02 AM   #42
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I had some chucking on mine. I talked to Andersen twice and they sent me a shorter tube because they thought it might be bottoming out in my case. That solved my problem.

I found that talking with Andersen was the right route to go. Excellent help.

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Old 12-06-2018, 11:29 AM   #43
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I had some chucking on mine. I talked to Andersen twice and they sent me a shorter tube because they thought it might be bottoming out in my case. That solved my problem.
I found that talking with Andersen was the right route to go. Excellent help.
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Just curious but do you happen to use a rubber bed mat such that the Andersen sits on top of the mat? I do and it was the mat that added just enough height that it kept the center column from being able to tighten against the bolt. What was happening is that as I tightened the top bolt and it pulled the column up and the lower pin/rod would tighten against the outer sleeve. This left just enough play as to get some slight buck.

As you may now know, when they send you a shorter sleeve they also send a modified "sheared" pin/rod. Now when I tighten the upper bolt, the inner sleeve pulls all the way into the outer sleeve. That sheared pin goes up into the sleeve and as a bonus you no longer need to mess with the safety clip since the pin/rod becomes restricted by the walls of the outer sleeve.

Man that was a lot harder to write than it is to see ;-). Bottom line is if you use a thick rubber bed mat, be sure to ask Andersen for the short inner column and sheared pin. It's free.
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No bed mat or rug for me. Just sitting on top of the spray in bedliner.
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Old 12-06-2018, 01:42 PM   #45
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I had some chucking on mine. I talked to Andersen twice and they sent me a shorter tube because they thought it might be bottoming out in my case. That solved my problem.

I found that talking with Andersen was the right route to go. Excellent help.

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I will give them a call. Were you able to tell either visually or by some other means that the tube was too long?
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Nothing that I could tell. I made sure to tighten and torque when the full pin weight was on the hitch. Make certain you do that first.

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