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Old 11-01-2009, 09:21 PM   #11
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My car was doing the same thing because one was leaking. Don't think the best NASCAR pit crew member could do it under 5. The more I think about it could an entire pit crew do it in under five????
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Anyone around NC want to lend a hand....
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I put two new monroes on this weekend. It took almost two hours, and that was without removing the tires!
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.1 Pulling carpet back and removing top nut, undo air lines
.1 remove 1 LR lower shock bolt (with a mile of threads for some reason)
.2 attempt to remove the other LR lower bolt until threads are 1/4 out, then break seized bolt
.2 repeat for RR side, 1 bolt out, 1 bolt breaks at 1/4 travel
.7 Drive to Lowes to get (4) 5/16s shoulder bolts, and 4 spring nuts that arent 2.5 inches long or metric
.5 Slide new shocks into place with spring nuts, torque bolts, install top nuts, fold carpet back in place

This will confuse the next guy that attempts to use a 10MM socket on the shock bolts, but it will probably be me.
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How does it ride with the new shocks?
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The ride is very composed at the rear, kinda like new car feel. I should mention my old shocks (180K miles) were leaking and could be compressed by a 2 yr old kid. The new ones take manly force to move, like they should be. Now for the front....trying to decide between quick struts, struts, some FE2 springs all the way around, you know the deal....
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