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Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:30 am 
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I just did my front shocks and came to the conclusion its one of those jobs I'd be happy to pay someone else to do. How does the rear compare in terms of time and general pain the a*** factor?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Front shocks job vs rear
Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:40 am 
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I just did my front shocks and came to the conclusion its one of those jobs I'd be happy to pay someone else to do. How does the rear compare in terms of time and general pain the a*** factor?


Rears are easier than the fronts although, I had little trouble doing the fronts, easier when you remove the upper control arms :D
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Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:04 pm 
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Yeah they do make it awkward, getting the upper ball joint out was fun too..

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:23 pm 
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I just did my front shocks and came to the conclusion its one of those jobs I'd be happy to pay someone else to do. How does the rear compare in terms of time and general pain the a*** factor?


Rears are easier than the fronts although, I had little trouble doing the fronts, easier when you remove the upper control arms :D

Yeh dropping upper ball joint is the way to go ! do it work often enough to have it down pat !

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:24 pm 
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Rears are a piece of piss mate, the spring is seated on the diff not the shock. Top bolt, bottom bolt, out they come.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:38 pm 
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Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:17 pm 
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yeh rears are no more than a hour job.. if you done the front, you will be able to hold a beer with one hand while you do the rear with the other..
oh btw im referring to the shocks not other stuff...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Front shocks job vs rear
Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:58 pm 
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Yeah shocks is all. Good to hear as I had to put my beer down several times doing the fronts. :lol:

 

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