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03-05-2013, 06:10 AM #1
How difficult are front shocks/struts?
I hear a lot of horror stories about changing them out & it has me a little scared to try it. Anyone know of any write-ups? I searched & couldn't really find one. Thanks.
03-05-2013, 07:06 AM #2
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- Branchville, NJ
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- 02 Camaro SS, 04 GTO
They are not too bad to do. The fronts are harder than the rears. I you are not sure you can do the job then have a professional help you with the job or just do it for you. You can get hurt taking the springs off.My ride is a 2002 Camaro SS SLP #3296 with 30k, LTH, 3" Y, CME, Frost tune, K&N, ported TB, Blackwing lid, Bellows, MSD, Denso Iridium, and 85mm MAF, Bilsteins, Eibach springs, SLP strut brace, Adj. Panhard, TA Girdle, UMI, Pro 5.0, Nitto NT555
My wife has a 2004 GTO with the rare SAP, 18" wheels, K&N Cold Air System, MSD, Ported TB, Frost tune, Denso Iridium, Flowmaster cat-back, 3200 Yank, 75k
03-05-2013, 07:12 AM #3
I called the shop & they want $360 just to swap out the fronts & do an alignment. I think it is worth a try to do it myself for that much money. I will definitely get a spring compressor.
03-05-2013, 05:43 PM #4
You should replace the ball joints while you have it apart. ANd, you will have to have an alignment done when you are done.
03-08-2013, 02:20 PM #5
Good thread. I'd be interested in a write up too. I'll search a later when I get off work...if I find one, I'll throw up a link.
03-23-2013, 04:51 PM #6
There is a good write-up for front/rear shock swaps on LS1howto.com
03-24-2013, 11:43 AM #7
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- Mansfield, PA
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- '02 WS.6 / '07 Suburban
I have pulled mine out and reinstalled them while changing out the K-member -- not bad at all to do. Mine will be coming out again for installation of the Konis I purchased from Keith.
04-14-2013, 01:09 PM #8
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- Jacksonville, FL
- 2000 SS '89 IROC-Z
Fronts are a pain in the ass. You should get new strut mounts for the fronts, the old ones are usually so rusted out that you can't get them off. I recommend Moog.
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