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    Hey y'all, I'm gonna put in some longer shocks to fit up with the springs, havn't put in shocks in before. Got any sage advice out there on the job? Thanks! Ed
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    remove 2 nuts (use liquid wrench or pb blaster if necessary)...remove shock...put on new shock...put on 2 nuts...repeat three more times
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    Don't cut the bands on the new ones that keep them compressed till you're ready to put them in. Something simple I should have thought of the first time I changed shocks.
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    if the fronts are stubborn and the top bolt won't come loose, just bend it back and forth and it will break off nicely.

    Worked great when I got pissed at mine.
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    I like to use BFH on the front. I have never had any luck with the front wanting to loosen up.

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    Thanks y'all, all your points were true, it was my first shock switch out and other than the front ones being a bit of a PIA, no issues. The good news is that the upgrade worked as to solving my death-bounce. The new shocks are keeping the axels where they need to be, not bouncing all over the place...gotta love it when something you do actually fixes a problem...
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    Congratulations brother!
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    No kiddin. It's not too often that the first solution fixes a problem.

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    Nice to hear ther problem is solved on the first try i dont know how many times i have chased a gremlin around trying to nail down the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitechredneck View Post
    Nice to hear ther problem is solved on the first try i dont know how many times i have chased a gremlin around trying to nail down the problem.
    Yeah, that was my fear too, I'm thinking if this doesn't work, shit, adjustable track arm...lower arms, SYE, WTF?? what could it be?
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