Originally Posted by WowMike2001
Not a problem at all.. again, whenever I get time, I'll go ahead and snap soem pictures of teh front's and how they shoudl be "properly" lifted to make the job go alot quicker... work has me in the ruts.. very very busy!
as stated, the rears are fairly easy, you have plenty of room on a stock truck to move around, and yes, a prying tool is handy...also, have the shock bolt ready to slide in!
On the front, I found it was easier to put the entire front end up on jackstands(do both at once, I also did brakes at the same time), and use my small "el cheapo" hydraulic jack to compress the lower end of the shock up to the lower control arm.
frankly, tho I'm a big strong guy, the shocks were just too powerful to get leverage against to push them up, AND get the nuts started on the lower bolts, so I put a small dished spacer block on the jack tip, and pushed it up.
to get the shocks compressed the easy way, and get the nuts started I would have needed Motorcraft part # 234-1767 : Hand, third, unobtainium
also agreed on the sticky!