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Old 03-08-2008, 12:24 AM   #21
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That'* interesting as most people would feel a firmer ride just by replacing the worn out shocks. We agree in that we both like them.
Yeah, I know what you mean. I think that I caught mine quickly after failure, so I never got used to the bad shocks. They also seemed to fail quickly, not gradually. One day my ride was fine, the next day it was squirrelly.

I was concerned when I replaced them because my experience with other cars was that the replacement shocks were always different than OEM. If they are different, well, they are different in a way that I really like.
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Crap, just realized that we don't have alldata access anymore. Anyone have the info on replacement?
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They are really quite easy to do. If the mounts are staying in, just remove the nut from the shaft on top, after pulling back the trunk lining and popping off the rubber cover. Remove the air line, and the two bolts on the bottom, compress the shock and pull it out. That'* all there is to it. If you're replacing the mount, remove the two nuts holding the mount on the top of the wheel well. The spring isn't as much of an issue on the 2000+, but for safety'* sake, and to make putting the new one in easier to put back in, place a jack under the control arm.
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That'* pretty much the procedure that I thought it was. Sounds like a 30 minute job.

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