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Old 12-11-2010, 04:45 PM
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Installing New Shocks Questions

Hey now! I'm considering ordering some Bilstein HD replacement WK shocks and was wondering how hard and time consuming it would be to install myself??

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Re: Installing New Shocks Questions

the rears can be done with simple hand tools. The front are a little more involved and I suggest a lift and air tools. theres a how to in the how to forum by the way....
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the rears can be done with simple hand tools. The front are a little more involved and I suggest a lift and air tools. theres a how to in the how to forum by the way....
Yea just saw and saved it! Thx scottina, your write def up helped secure my decision!
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Re: Installing New Shocks Questions

link please... cant find it unless its not in this section of the forum
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Re: Installing New Shocks Questions

Unfortunately, this came from another forum, but great info! - http://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...ead.php?t=5715

It should only take a few hours...........it took me WAY more....it was my first time.....and yes, they were gentle
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Re: Installing New Shocks Questions

the rears are cake, for the fronts i paid my mechanic. wasnt worth the hassle to do it myself.
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Re: Installing New Shocks Questions

I did the at my friends shop, you definitely need air tools and lift to save time, plus they need to be compressed so it helps to have a spring compressor around ...
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Re: Installing New Shocks Questions

DONT FORGET TO AD THE WASHERS IN THE FRONT IF YOU DO IT YOUR SELF!!!!!... I had to do it twice
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Re: Installing New Shocks Questions

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Re: Installing New Shocks Questions

I did it a few months ago in my garage, wasn't that bad but I would have rather paid my mechanic buddy $150 to do the fronts instead of doing them myself. But all in all, not that bad and the HD Bilsteins are a nice upgrade.
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