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Any tips on installing new shocks?

Well my shocks should be here tomorrow afternoon. I hope to get the fronts in before work tomorrow night and then do the rears and a T-bar crank on Thursday and get a much needed alignment on Friday.

Any tips for installing them? Its just unbolt the old and put the new ones in right?
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Are you getting nitrogen gas charged ones? If so then leave the strap on it until you have the shock in place. Why? They can be a pain to compress them by hand.
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Are you getting nitrogen gas charged ones? If so then leave the strap on it until you have the shock in place. Why? They can be a pain to compress them by hand.
x2. do the bottom first then let it release itself up to the top on its own. i took the strap off before hand on my and damn was it hard to get those bastards compressed
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Are you getting nitrogen gas charged ones? If so then leave the strap on it until you have the shock in place. Why? They can be a pain to compress them by hand.
Naw I got hydrolic filled ones. Procomp ES3000's to be exact. The guy at the local 4x4 shop talked me out of a gas filled shock.
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For the rears should I take the tires off or leave them on?
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when doing the rears to get it off the top stud you kinda have to move the shock in a circular motion to get it off. also leave the strap lol

leave the tires on no need to jack the rear up at all
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Yeah. No need to take anything extra off. I bolted on my shocks while the truck was sitting in my driveway.
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Yeah. No need to take anything extra off. I bolted on my shocks while the truck was sitting in my driveway.
^ What he said
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Naw I got hydrolic filled ones. Procomp ES3000's to be exact. The guy at the local 4x4 shop talked me out of a gas filled shock.
es3000's are good for the $$$, i recommend pb blaster ftw
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