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Old 08-03-2010, 05:57 PM   #1
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2nd gen rear shock replacement help

I searched for the DIY on this but couldn't find anything. My question is do we have to compress the shock to get it out and in? Or does the new shock just plop right in like a loose whore? We have the truck jacked at the rear axel housing with both tires off. The new shock appears to be fully extended and much longer than the oem shock. Thanks
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:29 PM   #4
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No need to jack the rear or take the tires off. Simply loosen the hardware on the old shocks and remove. Mount the top of the new shock first (obviously) and then compress it into place (by hand) and install the bottom hardware. It can be done in less than 20 mins just lying in your driveway.

Easy as pie...
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No need to jack the rear or take the tires off. Simply loosen the hardware on the old shocks and remove. Mount the top of the new shock first (obviously) and then compress it into place (by hand) and install the bottom hardware. It can be done in less than 20 mins just lying in your driveway.

Easy as pie...
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I just did mine (5100's) a few eeks ago.

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Old 08-03-2010, 08:13 PM   #6
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Yup... shouldn't have to jack anything... just remove old shock.. compress new one to fit...
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:24 PM   #7
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yea for some reason the first couple times of trying to compress the shock by hand I couldnt do it. after setting the shock upright on the pavement I got it to compress and from there I could do it by hand. I did take the tires off and jack the damn thing up though, already had that part done before the posts. Anyways thanks for your input guys always helpful.
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:27 PM   #8
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is there a trick to tightening the nut on the upper shock mount without the shaft spinning?
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:52 PM   #9
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is there a trick to tightening the nut on the upper shock mount without the shaft spinning?
What kinda shocks are you installing?
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:55 PM   #10
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:59 PM   #11
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IIRC, It uses a 5mm hex wrench in the top of the shaft:



Insert the wrench, and use an open wrench to tighten it:



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Old 08-29-2010, 06:00 PM   #12
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FWIW, Some shocks have the very top of the shaft fit for a small wrench to hold it from turning:



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You rock Chris. That was the very same thing that got me too when I contacted you (I still feel bad about my timing). Always there!

Good luck Jason.
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:07 PM   #14
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amazing! thanks! i never would have noticed that hex on top without you telling me
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:08 PM   #15
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