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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-15-2004, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Special tools?

Will I need any special tools for new front and rear shocks and springs? What all will I need, (sizes)???

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Tools needed for rear spring/shock replacement

Trolley jack
Jack Stand
Lug wrench
Locking lug nut key
Penetrating fluid
White lithium grease
9mm socket bit
13mm deep socket bit
18mm socket bit (1/2” drive)
18mm comb. wrench
21mm socket bit (1/2” drive)
21mm comb. wrench
½” lug breaker bar.


Haven't done the fronts, but maybe someone else can post that.

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Tools needed for rear spring/shock replacement

Trolley jack
Jack Stand
Lug wrench
Locking lug nut key
Penetrating fluid
White lithium grease
9mm socket bit
13mm deep socket bit
18mm socket bit (1/2?drive)
18mm comb. wrench
21mm socket bit (1/2?drive)
21mm comb. wrench
½” lug breaker bar.
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Haven't done the fronts, but maybe someone else can post that.

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My Bird is the nicest looking in Midland, Michigan

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Anyone looking for EBC Greenstuff front pads for non-sport front brakes?
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-16-2004, 12:03 AM
 
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That's a required tool for almost any job. I don't think I could do a job without it!
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-16-2004, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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I can't get the DAMN bolt out of the bottom shock... it connects the LCA and the shock.. i got the nut off, but the BOLT won't come out!!!!!!!!

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-16-2004, 12:58 AM
 
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i usually stick screwdriver between the mounting points (space above lca where shock mounts too) and give it a twist. sometimes theres tension on it that'll keep bolt in there tight
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