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Old 01-04-2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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Rear Shock Replacement

For those wanting to tackle this job here's a quick run down...took me an hour with hand tools..

tools needed...15mm wrench, 18mm wrench, 7mm wrench


no need to pull the back tires off...just jack up the back enough to get your arms under the shock easily.

use the 15mm, and 18mm to unbolt the bottom of the shock...then use the 7mm wrench on the top of the shock to hold it in place as you use the 15mm again to break loose the nut on the shocks. use a hammer to knock down the shocks from the top once they're unbolted. reverse the steps to put on the new shocks putting them in from under the car...it's a pretty easy swap no knuckle busting required unless you can't compress the new shocks by hand because you're weak ...but in all seriousness it's super easy to do.

here's a pick of my old vs new rear shocks...after 8+ years i think it was due time to replace them since they couldn't even support their own weight lol.

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Old 01-06-2013, 02:08 PM   #2
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Nice guide. Wish i would have had the money to buy some new shocks when I got my springs so I could have just done them all at once! Mine look about as bad as yours did lol
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Luckily it takes little effort to swap the rears . I definitely recommend it if you think yours are shot
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Not shot yet but I'd like to upgrade mine tho. When I hit bumps in the road it's terrible lol
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Then they are shot lol
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Mine were about 10 years old when I replaced them, I could compress it with one finger -_-
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lol yeah that's how mine were
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Well they won't compress with one finger but since I lowered it they will probably be there before long. Could compress mine with a little force in the palm of my hand when I was changing my springs.
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