Used PB blaster on the shock bolts. Did not have to remove any of the wheels to replace the shocks. Jacked up the front a-arm
and placed a safety stand underneath. Leaned in on top of the front tire and grabbed the top of the shock stem with a vise grip
and removed the nut with a ratchet box end. Bit of a pain as the bolt stud was rusted. Then removed the bottom two bolts and
the shock came out. Replaced with a New KYB shock
. Bolted the top
nuts and washers and then used a second floor jack to raise the shock up to bolt into the 2 bolts in the bottom of the a-arm.
Rear shocks were a little easier as no jack was required. One bolt on the bottom of the shock and two above.
Was hot, humid and miserable while changing the shocks.
The original rear shocks were completely gone and once pushed in by hand they did not even move back out at all.
Old Shocks and the KYB Monomax Box
Rear Shocks were completely shot and did not even move when pushed in
KYB monomax shocks installed in the rear. Shocks come with dirt shields