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Old 01-04-2011, 03:52 PM
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:35 PM
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Default Re: How to: Change Out Rear Shocks

LOL. Well about the install of shocks, before installing them, is it possible to paint the shocks a different color say blue? And then install it
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:36 PM
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ya possibly, might chip away eventually say if the shock rubbed against the side of the outer tub but i think i should be fine
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:41 PM
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Cool, install looks really easy. Now do the front
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:54 PM
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Pat, i'm ready for a how to on rebuilding the 3.0. You've got alot of experience now since you've replaced your shocks and all.
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:21 AM
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Great write up! Is there a special grease you used for the bolts being that it would be in conatct with rubber bushings or would regular grease work?

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Old 01-07-2011, 12:05 PM
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lewks gud.

I wants me some ranchos with the red and white to match the truck
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:52 PM
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Great write up! Is there a special grease you used for the bolts being that it would be in conatct with rubber bushings or would regular grease work?

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well i dont think its to big a deal but i used what we had and that was brake/wheel bearing high tempature grease
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:14 PM
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^This.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:09 PM
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Hey OP I see you have the same Craftsman impact gun that I have. I haven't used it too much, mostly for lug nuts. Hows it holding out for ya?
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:50 PM
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what happens when i cant get the bottom bolts out?

ive soaked them in PB, whacked with a hammer, and they seem to be rusted or something
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:02 PM
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do you have a big breaker bar? not sure whatelse you can do other than cutting the bolt
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:14 PM
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i got the nuts off its just that the bolts seem to be seized in there, i was thinking maybe a torch and a BFH
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:13 AM
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i got the nuts off its just that the bolts seem to be seized in there, i was thinking maybe a torch and a BFH
you may have to lift the shock a little as you beat the bolt out, just be careful you don't mess up the threads otherwise your gonn need new bolts...my ranchos didn't have the plastic thing holding them down
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:55 AM
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getting a new bolt wouldnt be to hard, heating it up might help but im not positive cus doesnt heat expand things? try it and find out
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