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Old 08-02-2008, 02:36 AM   #1
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I am about to replace the rear shocks on my friend'* 1973 el camino. I was wondering if i should jack it up from the axle or the frame. The shocks go through the springs so im assuming that if i jack the axle up and remove the shocks and springs the back end would drop and possibly injuring me. If i jacked it up by the frame would the axle just me able to drop and hang there,oh by the way i am replacing the original air shocks with monroe air max shocks. Any advice is appreciated.
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Jack it up by the frame leaving the tires just off the ground. Put jackstands under both is the safest way. The shock bolts can be a chore to bust loose. I have bent a Craftsmen ratchet handle with a cheater getting one of the lower bolts loose on an older vehicle.
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