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    Ok so I need to replace my front shocks. I just do DD and I'm going with Monroe sensatrac shocks. I heard about KYB but not sure. My car is lowered in the front and I want to restore it to OEM height. I'm tired of the scraping and is kinda of tough to drive with bumps and holes on the roads of Orlando, FL. Since I don't know the condition of the strut mounts I'm ordering those too. My questions are:

    I'm ordering the parts from rockauto.com. they have different options for front springs. I'm thinking about buying the moog ones part# 60114. They are listed as constant springs. What does that mean and will these be the same as OEM ones? i can get the ac delco ones for a little bit of more money.

    The strut mounts are from moog as well. I noticed they have the strut mount part# K6516 and K6517(left and right). they sell another part called the insulator (sachs #82804)and it looks like the strut mount doesn't come with it. Is this correct? Do I need to order a couple of insulators as well? I don't think the shocks include them.

    I'm just looking at the easiest way to install the shocks. I know I can probably remove the strut mounts and reuse them but I don't know if the shock's nuts are froze. I guess i can order everything and if can get the mounts off and are in good shape reuse them and return the new ones.

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    What will be the easiest way to remove the nut from the shocks? Im thinking that the shaft will spin if i start cranking on it. I don't have air tools but my friend does.

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    I am responding to your second post, clamp the spring down, then sawzall the shaft. That's what I did. Too bad you didn't live closer, I'd borrow you my Macpherson tool.

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    Yes you need the rubber isolators,the stock metal mount can be re used many times.

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    Thanks anyway lol. I appreciate it. I have a mechanic friend that had a wall press for compressing springs. Is quite easy.

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    Thanks Tom. So the mount is completely metal? it doesn't have any rubber? I might try to use the old ones. that will save me some money big time. I will order the insulators.

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    ok so i received my bilsteins shocks today. I installed the rears. I waiting on additional parts for the fronts just in case they need replacement. Everything that I don't use will be returned.

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    just finished the fronts. The nut came out no issues with my impact air tool. I installed them with eibach springs for now to test drive them.

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