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Installing rear shocks

Would i be able to install rear shocks and take off the existing ones easily without jacking my truck up- in other words just park it and loosen the bolts and compress the new shock and put it on. o i have a 02 ranger edge
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Yes you can do it without jacking the truck up, I did it this weekend on my dads truck.
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Yeap..Don't need a jack..Pretty easy install...
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no need to use a jack for the rears. Just park it on a flat surface, have the parking break on, and goto town
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no need to use a jack for any shock installation.
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k thanks guys, im done, took me like 15 min. hey if a shock doesnt retract when you push it down, is it blown?
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k thanks guys, im done, took me like 15 min. hey if a shock doesnt retract when you push it down, is it blown?
sure is
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Ok since this thread is on stock installation i thought this might be appropriate, ok Im getting new shocks soon, and a leveling kit, which at 2" to the front of the truck. So my question is should i get shocks that are designed to work with 2" of lift in the front or just get shocks that opperate under stock conditions? Maybe kind of a dumb question but I just want to be sure. Thanks.
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Ok since this thread is on stock installation i thought this might be appropriate, ok Im getting new shocks soon, and a leveling kit, which at 2" to the front of the truck. So my question is should i get shocks that are designed to work with 2" of lift in the front or just get shocks that opperate under stock conditions? Maybe kind of a dumb question but I just want to be sure. Thanks.
If your not putting any kind of lift on where the shocks are going, then there is no need for bigger. If you are putting a lift on, then go bigger....right?

I donno, just a quess.
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Ok, Ill go with that, the front is getting the 2" of lift so I guess I will get the shocks that are made to opperate with the extra 2" of lift........right lol.
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Do 97 4x4's have coils?
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Do 97 4x4's have coils?
Yup.
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Ok, Ill go with that, the front is getting the 2" of lift so I guess I will get the shocks that are made to opperate with the extra 2" of lift........right lol.
It sounds right to me, but that seriously was just a guess.
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It sounds right to me, but that seriously was just a guess.
Lol thats ok, i still appriciate the imput.
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no need to use a jack for any shock installation.

You can get front shocks on without jacking up the truck? seems like a PITA to me

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