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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-14-03, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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installing new shockies!?

the front shockies in the zl fairlane are stuffed! just wondering how hard it is to replace them to save a few bob on installation?
ive already replaced the lower control arm and ball joint on the car so i half no what im doing, just wondering if it's hard or not, any thing special needed.


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-14-03, 07:37 PM
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Re: installing new shockies!?

Nothing hard, just unbolt them and pull them out, then drop the new ones in, just a matter of how they come out, cant help you on that one.
Now if it is was springs you wanted to replace then its a whole different baal game, spring compressor is needed.

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Re: installing new shockies!?

any one got a guide for tha car? got a bit stuck and got time restraints

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Re: installing new shockies!?

umm spring compressor is really required to do front shocks as i guarantee you will have trouble trying to fit the shock with a fully extended spring...will need a fair bit of force to get it done without compressors.

basically, to do an eseries you do this (xe should be the same though not sure) undo three bolts in strut tower in engine bay. leave the middle one as this is for the shock. undo upper ball joint, undo lower strut mount, and loosen radius rod. take out strut and spring in one piece. Now here you can use the spring comp. to relieve tension on the spring or risk it and watch the top mount fly off and hit someone. remove old strut replace with new strut. Put tension back in the spring with compressors and then do up in the reverse manner of above.

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Re: installing new shockies!?

lowered aswell, but i dindnt need the compressor

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