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Old 01-04-2020, 16:54   #1
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Rear shocker removal on driveway

Wanting to fit some lowering springs to the Bilsteins on my ix, planning on doing it on the drive. The fronts and rears both look an easy job but having watched the rear shockers being replaced by a mechanic a while ago with the car on a ramp it looked a bit awkward to get the strut back in the bottom arm as he really had to swing on a pry bar to get the arm low enough to get the strut bolt through.
Will this be a pain on a jack and axle stands or doable with a big bar and a bit of elbow grease ??
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Old 01-04-2020, 16:56   #2
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Nah it’s do able shouldn’t be too much hard work
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Old 01-04-2020, 17:02   #3
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Yeah what I thought, summat to do in the current climate !
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Old 01-04-2020, 18:11   #4
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You shouldn’t have to swing on the lower arm at all, undo the bottom arm at the hub and the strut, fit the strut at the top, fasten the lower arm at the hub, use a jack to lift the hub to insert the bolt in the strut bottom.
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Old 01-04-2020, 22:05   #5
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It's a 20 min job each side
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Old 02-04-2020, 07:05   #6
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But once you've changed the springs, strictly speaking, you should get the alignment redone.
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Old 02-04-2020, 07:07   #7
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Yeah will be doing once this lock down is over.....whenever that maybe ! Won’t be driving it until then.
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