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new shocks advice
#51
Since this conversation was going on, I checked my bushings in the front and they look like the cracked bushing in the picture.

Since I've never done this, is this the basic procedure?

To replace the bushings on the front shocks, is it just a matter of removing nut on top of the shock, then nuts holding the plate... remove and replace old bushings with new?

To do the same with rear shocks is there anything special with them? Remove nut and bushing thru opening in trunk, raise car, remove nut and bushing on the bottom... pull shock out, replace bushings and reinstall?

Will the shock expand once its pulled out? How hard is it to compress it to get it back in?
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#52
(07-11-2018, 08:11 AM)SteveO_71 Wrote: Since this conversation was going on, I checked my bushings in the front and they look like the cracked bushing in the picture.

Since I've never done this, is this the basic procedure?

To replace the bushings on the front shocks, is it just a matter of removing nut on top of the shock, then nuts holding the plate... remove and replace old bushings with new?

To do the same with rear shocks is there anything special with them? Remove nut and bushing thru opening in trunk, raise car, remove nut and bushing on the bottom... pull shock out, replace bushings and reinstall?

Will the shock expand once its pulled out? How hard is it to compress it to get it back in?

I only did the front bushings at the top of the shock tower (so 4 bushing alltogether). The procedure for this is indeed like you described. I don't know what kind of shocks I have installed (gas (adjust) or oil) but they didn't expand, I guess it's the same for rear shocks, you can easily push and pull the shock by hand.
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#53
Original style shocks do not expand, only gas pressurised do and come collapsed, held in by straps.



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