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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-22-2014, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Front Shock Replacement Question

I am replacing just the shocks with some KYBs. I'm not replacing any of the other suspension components just yet. Should I be replacing any sort of bushings or other wear items? I see there is whole bunch of stuff to replace with the strut rod but nothing really for just the shock. From the pictures I've found on the site it looks like its just bolted on the bottom end of the shock.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-22-2014, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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I found MOOG and MEVOTECH on rock auto. Looks like thats the only thing on the bottom end I may need to worry about.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-22-2014, 11:11 PM
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Forget Mevotech, it's that cheap Chinee crap.

There's the upper shock mount - which is miscalled a "strut mount" at RockAuto, plus the spring insulators you mention.

I'd do both.

Which, alas, requires pulling the springs completely out.

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-23-2014, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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yup. i had those parts already. i ordered the moog replacements. thanks for the verification.
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Forget Mevotech, it's that cheap Chinee crap.
Actually, it's Canadian, and from my experience, the quality is significantly better than Moog as of late.

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Well the moogs were on some type of warehouse clearance at a quarter the normal price so I went with those. It just needs to hold up for a year until I get a chance/cash to rebuild the suspension parts.
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i didn't want to make a new thread so i'll post it here. these are the pieces I have to make my own "quickstrut". Should I need anything else when I get the parts to the suspension shop to put it all together for me? Obviously I also have the front shock as well.

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Springs are waiting for me at home. I'm still curious if there's something else I should get to make sure I have all the things needed before starting the front suspension.
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Springs are waiting for me at home. I'm still curious if there's something else I should get to make sure I have all the things needed before starting the front suspension.
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There's also a large OEM washer that needs to go between the upper mount and the nut. I pulled mine from a junkyard.

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There's also a large OEM washer that needs to go between the upper mount and the nut. I pulled mine from a junkyard.
thats good to know. all that the shocks came with were the new nut and something i thought only people with weird fetishes used.




That rubber insulator goes between the spring and the top mount correct?
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thats good to know. all that the shocks came with were the new nut and something i thought only people with weird fetishes used.

That's a bumpstop for the shock. It goes on the shaft under the dust cover.

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There's a dust cover? I saw the billows but I didn't think they were needed.
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There's a dust cover? I saw the billows but I didn't think they were needed.
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I'd use the original shock nut if it's in good shape with the original washer.

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Yep.
The KYBs i got didn't come with those.

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I'd use the original shock nut if it's in good shape with the original washer.
I was trying to not have to take the suspension apart prior to having the new stuff put together. I wanted to basically have a shop put together my own quickstrut type thing.
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