Thanks for that Kelli, but i've been at work all day...XR8chic said:Dude...
If you are prepared to wait a couple of hours... give mick a call and he can help you fit them.
He finishes work at Midas at midday.
*smacks self in the head*Aussie Pete said:Did you jack up both sides of the car? If not the sway bar will still be doing its job and forcing the lower arm up. This makes it real hard to get the lower arm out of the way!
You need to undo the bolt at the bottom of the shock unit. Then lever the lower arm and pull the entire shock unit out to the front or side (whichever proves easiest).
Thanks botch. Like i said i tried everything an anything to get them out except for raise the other side too. Any way it is finally done and i took your advice and used a vice. I'll post pics when they finnish downloading off camera.botch said:ausxh, you dont need to use the spring compressors until after you get the shock (with spring still attached) out of the car.
DONT undo the nut at the top of the shock UNTIL you have the spring compressed just enuff to undo the nut...you dont need to fully squash the spring cos this = danger! I find it easiest to sit the shock upright in a vice, compress the spring, undo nut with rattle gun. Lift off spring off shock with top retainer plate thing still attached. Make sure that the rubbers and everthing line up before reffitting.