Author Topic: Swapping Rear Shocks  (Read 163 times)

Offline bobby_fodge

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Swapping Rear Shocks
« on: May 10, 2020, 12:15:47 AM »
Hi, I have some new shocks to fit. Will I be able to undo the nut on top of the rear shocks without an impact gun?

I imagine if I just use a socket the shock will spin, I could just use pipe grips to hold the shock still.

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Re: Swapping Rear Shocks
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2020, 08:17:48 AM »
obviously much easier with a gun but very possible. Top few threads are flat so easier to use vice grips and an O ring spanner. Didnt need penetrating fluid
 

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Re: Swapping Rear Shocks
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2020, 01:01:48 PM »
I don't recall having any trouble undoing mine with hand tools, I don't think they're that tight.

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Re: Swapping Rear Shocks
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 08:33:29 PM »
Yeah a normal hand job will be fine on the rear shocks.  It's the fronts that need impacting, or the right deep throat spanners and Popeye arms.


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