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Old 05-28-2020, 12:25 AM #1
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Rear Shock Removal Woes

Hey guys

I thought I was prepared for this but I'm having a hell of a time removing the top nut of the rear passenger side shock.

Unless I'm turning the wrong way LOL it won't budge.
I've waisted half a day. I've heard some people just cut them?

Is it a good idea and where is the best place to cut?

Thanks in advance....
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Top of the shock stem has I believe a 6mm allen insert, then the nut is easier to get with an offset box wrench, which is 17mm I believe. It's a pain in the ass and a stupid design.
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i just cranked on mine until they broke off. mine had 230k miles on them though.



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I got mine off by cursing, partially cutting and twisting the rest of the way off!
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For factory shocks big vice grips on the metal guard bell to hold thing from turning, then a box end wrench up top and hating life.
If that donít work then a saw-z-all to the shock stem right below the shock mount works.
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For factory shocks big vice grips on the metal guard bell to hold thing from turning, then a box end wrench up top and hating life.
If that donít work then a saw-z-all to the shock stem right below the shock mount works.

The sawzaw literally takes less than a minute to remove each rear shock. I donít even waste my time anymore with the nut. Just cut it off.....

Then clean out the cups and oil or rust prep them real good.


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Thanks for all the advice...
I'm off to Harbor Freight to get a saw.
My back is killing me this morning, don't want to spend extra time crawling around under Big Bertha...
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I used saw zall, cutting wheels and cutting torches. Now use plasma. Always faster to cut out then try to remove..

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