Currently trying to install a 3" lift - from coilovers went on easy, but the rear has been one huge frustration after another. I'm currently stuck - I have the new leafs on (finally), but now that I'm trying to install the new shock absorbers (Bilstein 5125), I can't get them on... The rubber bushing will insert on to the shock mount, and I can get it into the shock ok, but when the bushing is inside of the shock, it will not slide onto the mount. I tried putting the busing on the mount, then pulling the shock over it - no joy. I also force one with the bolt and a large washer, and now it's completely stuck - I can't get it to progress and I can't get it to come off. I decided to leave it and go to the other side, but I can't get it on. This is driving me nuts - any help would be huge.
Stuck bushing/shock - lower mount post passenger side
Lower mount post driver's side
Upper mount post driver's side