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I'm in the bay area, ca. Can anyone reccomend a shop for shock installation?
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I'm in the bay area, ca. Can anyone reccomend a shop for shock installation?
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:secret2:Your driveway with a couple wrenches?
 

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Shocks are definately a good introduction to working on your own truck.
 

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I thought I needed a spring compressor, etc. I'm not scared of busting knuckles, but catching a spring to the dome....lil bit.....
 

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I really want to, I've just never installed shocks before. So I assume no special tools are required, just remove old replace with the new....anything I should look out for?
 

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I really want to, I've just never installed shocks before. So I assume no special tools are required, just remove old replace with the new....anything I should look out for?
Look out for asking too many questions. Go crawl under the truck with your tool box. You'll be done in less than an hour!
 

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Very self explanatory, take a shock off, install a shock. One at a time.
 

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One thing you will need is an allen wrench to stick in the top of the piston for the front shock. The lock nut will just spin if you do not stop the piston from turning.
 

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Thanks alot, I had looked in the Haynes and I saw spring compressor and closed the book, I'll crawl under there today after work. Less than an hour sounds s a w e e t
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I did it myself and if I can do it anybody can, LOL.
 

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You may not even have to remove the wheels. The shocks I've changed were with the wheels on the ground. Probably be easier if you do take the wheels off, but yes -- this is car maintenance 102.
 

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I thought I needed a spring compressor, etc. I'm not scared of busting knuckles, but catching a spring to the dome....lil bit.....
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I'm getting nervous now, sounds too easy, like a get rich scheme, no jack required, regular tools, can leave the wheels on, 1 hour.... I did my own spark plugs, so I guess this should be a breeze. thanks again, JB
 

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I'm getting nervous now, sounds too easy, like a get rich scheme, no jack required, regular tools, can leave the wheels on, 1 hour.... I did my own spark plugs, so I guess this should be a breeze. thanks again, JB
Shocks are definately easier than Hemi plug swap.
 

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I changed my shocks out in less than an hour without removing the wheels. Just a good jack and a few simple tools. I used a pair of vise grips on the fronts to hold it while loosening them so they wouldnt spin...
 

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I changed my shocks out in less than an hour without removing the wheels. Just a good jack and a few simple tools. I used a pair of vise grips on the fronts to hold it while loosening them so they wouldnt spin...
I have used vise grips on other vehicles to keep the shaft from spinning. I would recommend using a towel or old leather glove in between the shaft and vice grips to keep from marring the shock shaft.





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I've never been a fan of vice grips, but if all else fails the grips and a rag will be on stand-by.
 
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