I am going to be replacing my rear shocks myself within a few days, and I do not have a socket/wrench big enough for the bottom shock bolt. Does anyone know what size of bolt/nut that is???
Do you have the tow package (Nivomat shocks), or standard shocks? If you have standard shocks, when you get the shocks out, you have to transfer the upper onto the new shock. You will need a special tool to do this, or fabricate your own. Other than that, there are 2 bolts on top (48 ft/lbs) and 1 bolt/nut on the bottom (173 ft/lbs). You will also need about 12-18 inches of extensions to reach the bolts on top. Good luck.Update.....The bottom shock bolt is in fact a 21mm.
I'll be replacing them early this week....Has anyone here replaced the rear shocks themselves? I don't expect it to be a very challenging job but does anyone have any hints, tips, or advice? You don't have to remove anything other than the bottom shock bolt, and the two bolts up top do you?