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Guys I have a question. So I have just replaced my CAC boots with some new RiffRaff boots. (They look pretty sweet) On one of them the boot, because they are so much bigger than the stock boots, is rubbing slightly on one of the engine lift hooks.

So my question is, can I just remove that hook? Is it just a hook for lifting? Making sure that there is not something under the bolts that I do not know about. I will put the bolts back in with washers so I don't loose them in the event the hook goes back on.

Thanks for the help
 

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what about just tapping on the hook to bend it just enough so it don't touch? i have the RR boots and no clearance problem
 

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Yan7gin, thanks for the idea! I can't believe I did not think of that. That is exactly what I will do. It will only have to go about a half an inch. And there is room. Thanks again.
 

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Yan7gin, thanks for the idea! I can't believe I did not think of that. That is exactly what I will do. It will only have to go about a half an inch. And there is room. Thanks again.
A half an inch?

That is quite a bit. Maybe you could loosen the two bolts holding the lift hook and then slide it over as far as the mounting holes allow...tighten the bolts back up and THEN persuade it further by the hammer.

A half inch seems like quite a bit...the RR boots are not that much thicker?
 

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I don't think they are that much thicker, but the ones that come off the spider flare out in the middle a bit and that is where it hit. This morning I took the hook off, put it in the vice, bent about a quarter of an inch, and put it back on. Problem solved. Wish I had thought of just bending it but I guess that is what this site is all about. Thanks guys.
 

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I don't think they are that much thicker, but the ones that come off the spider flare out in the middle a bit and that is where it hit. This morning I took the hook off, put it in the vice, bent about a quarter of an inch, and put it back on. Problem solved. Wish I had thought of just bending it but I guess that is what this site is all about. Thanks guys.
Ahh...now I know where you mean.

Thanks
 
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