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JeepCoop 12-11-2010 04:45 PM

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??

Thx!
Coop

Scottina06 12-11-2010 04:48 PM

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....

JeepCoop 12-11-2010 04:50 PM

Re: Installing New Shocks Questions
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 315866)
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! :thumbsup:

Scottina06 12-11-2010 06:00 PM

Re: Installing New Shocks Questions
 
good deal Greg!

08pretaco 05-19-2011 07:45 PM

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

jlewissystem 05-19-2011 08:37 PM

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 :lol:

Scottina06 05-19-2011 09:21 PM

Re: Installing New Shocks Questions
 
http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php...814#post417814

SvenskaJeepGuy 05-20-2011 02:00 AM

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

DJ BoNiOmArIo 05-20-2011 02:32 AM

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 ...

dmlong47 05-20-2011 11:50 AM

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

08pretaco 05-21-2011 10:38 PM

Re: Installing New Shocks Questions
 
Add washers?

bumpin_jeep 05-21-2011 10:40 PM

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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