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Discussion in 'Suspension' started by c.morris89, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. Feb 25, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    c.morris89

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    I just ordered some 5100's from Downsouth. Ive been reading and i figured out that the back shocks are a breeze to change. My question regards the front shocks. Do I need to remove the stock coilover to replace the shock or can I simply slide the new shock in?
     
  2. Feb 25, 2010 at 2:21 PM
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    duckcmdr

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    You need to remove the coilover to change them out
     
  3. Feb 25, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    It all comes out together
     
  4. Feb 25, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    So I'm gonna need a compressor?
     
  5. Feb 25, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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  6. Feb 25, 2010 at 2:25 PM
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    I would just takem off and bring them to a garage to get compressed. I heard to many horror stories. Unless you buy a real good spring compressor.
     
  7. Feb 25, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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    Thanks....If only that link had pictures...lol I was looking at that one earlier. I guess I'll just bite the dust and take it to advance or Autozone and let them do it.
     
  8. Feb 25, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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    i rented a spring compressor from autozone when i did mine, 50 bucks but they give you your money back when you bring it back to them. it looked like a POS but it did the job fine. just make sure its on there good :)
     
  9. Feb 25, 2010 at 2:31 PM
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    Pics start on post # 157
     
  10. Feb 25, 2010 at 2:32 PM
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    Thanks for the replies. So I don't need the compressor to get the whole spring/shock deal out right. Just need it to get old shock out and new shock in...is this correct?
     
  11. Feb 25, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    the entire strut assembly comes out. but then you need a compressor so you can put the new shocks in.
     
  12. Feb 25, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    yep! its not that hard if you are mechanical
     

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