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 Post subject: Changing Shocks
Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:24 pm 
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Hey guys,

Does anyone know how to change the front shocks on an e-series falcon?
I have managed to do the rears, but the fronts are proving difficult. I've looked in my manual, but to no avail.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a lot,

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 Post subject: Front shocks
Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:09 pm 
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if you have no idea you'll need some sort of a workshop manual and a spring compressor.
I did mine referring to a gregories workshop as crap as they are it managed to get me through fittin my king s'lows and monroe shocks on the front.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:47 pm 
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you need spring compressors to compress the springs, as the holder beneath the spring is welded to the shockie.

 

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 Post subject: Springs
Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:53 pm 
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I'm not too sure about up there, but a few spare parts shops down here will hire out the spring compressors for about $10 a day. Cheaper than buying a set if you're only going to use them once in a blue moon.
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Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 4:26 pm 
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thanks a lot guys.

I knew i needed to remove the springs somehow, i just wasn't quite sure how to get them off.
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Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:23 pm 
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i paid $20 for 2 spring removers.
they're not teh greatest, but i can use em as i please.
that was at autobarn, they had a better set - $30, but were all sold out.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 10:40 pm 
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have done them before without using spring compressers, you need to drop the upper control arm, and the lower caster rod, easy to do ..

just be careful when undoing the top spring nut at the front of the shock .. because the nut can fire out quite quick :)
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Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 11:49 pm 
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Without spring compressors?

Pretty easy way to hurt yourself!

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 2:35 am 
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old_mate wrote:
Without spring compressors?

Pretty easy way to hurt yourself!


Yeah without spring compressors, just fired the nut into a bucket ... lol ... nah, really, it worked! ...
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