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Hi batoutofhull.

Total job (two people) took 4 hours. Main problems:

The removal of the existing lower damper bolts, needed a pry bar. Did use plenty of PlusGas but a hell of a job.

Top front shock fixings were comparitively easy to remove, but rear real pigs. Allan key location rounderd! and would not move even with a windy gun.

Removal of front shocks, no problem. Rear needed the ARB have the fixing bolts removed so it could be pushed upward in order to wiggle the spring out.

Fitting, no problem except one person had to stand on the disks to enable new bolts to be located and also use a pry bar to position top of new shock cemtral in location mounting. Poly bushes fitted ok on front. Rear top poly bushes extremely difficult to compress in order to fit lock nut.

Yes, fitted new lock nuts and uprated lower damper bolts.

You will need garge quality tools, windy gun, pry bar etc. But having said that w well worth ugrade.

Robert
 

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Hi batoutofhull.

Total job (two people) took 4 hours. Main problems:

The removal of the existing lower damper bolts, needed a pry bar. Did use plenty of PlusGas but a hell of a job.

Top front shock fixings were comparitively easy to remove, but rear real pigs. Allan key location rounderd! and would not move even with a windy gun.

Removal of front shocks, no problem. Rear needed the ARB have the fixing bolts removed so it could be pushed upward in order to wiggle the spring out.

Fitting, no problem except one person had to stand on the disks to enable new bolts to be located and also use a pry bar to position top of new shock cemtral in location mounting. Poly bushes fitted ok on front. Rear top poly bushes extremely difficult to compress in order to fit lock nut.

Yes, fitted new lock nuts and uprated lower damper bolts.

You will need garge quality tools, windy gun, pry bar etc. But having said that w well worth ugrade.

Robert
Thanks for this. It is still on my to do list. Good tip about the poly bushes difficult to squash down.
I can see this been one of those things that will take a bit of time.
 
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