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Offline Jims1dodge

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Shocks-
« on: December 11, 2012, 04:19:50 pm »
Somebody direct me to the right post please...
If I remember right, the front shocks can be replaced by removing the inner fender liner, top shock nut, shock tower bottom bolt and lift the shock out from the top.
Am I right or do I have to remove the batteries?

Somebody argued this awhile ago and I can't find the post.
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Re: Shocks-
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012, 06:17:33 pm »
You're right.
You don't have to take the inner fenders out. You can use a long extension to get at the towers and top shock nut from the top. The tower nuts are studs welded to a ring. They won't spin on you.

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Re: Shocks-
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 06:25:32 pm »
 :up:
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Re: Shocks-
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012, 07:44:55 pm »
One side is a little tighter to get the shock out than the other and may not -look- like there's going to be room, but there is.  You shouldn't have any issues.

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Re: Shocks-
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2012, 02:55:40 pm »
What brand are you installing? Since I'm rolling close to 91k on the stockers I'm thinking its probably time to replace them. I'm gonna wait until it gets a little colder though.  :banging:


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Re: Shocks-
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012, 04:16:26 pm »
Bilsein 5100's all around.
also putting airbags on the back.
I have 120000 miles on it. It was kinda weird what happened.  I drive the same roads everyday to the shop, about a month ago the ride changed.  Started feeling every bump and hole.  1 day decent ride, the next it was like riding a bike on washboard roads.
Its either my worn out self or the truck needs some new parts and pieces.
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Re: Shocks-
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2012, 10:40:10 pm »
Done and Done

One of my front shock was toast, vavle in it must have cracked because you could move it like an accordian.  :doh:

Anyhow, the front shock were a hell of alot easier than the back.  Both bottom mounts at the back were  :quote: tight  :quote:.  Ended up with a little heat, big hammer and a 4' pipe on the ratchet. 

Air bags are in as well, plumbed it back to the license plate mounts  :up:
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Re: Shocks-
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2012, 11:26:31 pm »
Yeah, the back ones can be a pain once in a while.....especially if, when you install a set of ladder bars, you don't notice that the bolt comes out toward the bracket. And it's positioned in just such a way that you can't get anything in there to cut it. Yeah, that's joy.

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Re: Shocks-
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2012, 11:52:01 pm »
Yeah, the back ones can be a pain once in a while.....especially if, when you install a set of ladder bars, you don't notice that the bolt comes out toward the bracket. And it's positioned in just such a way that you can't get anything in there to cut it. Yeah, that's joy.

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Re: Shocks-
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2012, 01:51:35 am »

Thats what plasma is for   :innocent:

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