Front shocks change

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Front shocks change

Post by AndyM » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:24 am

My shiny new front shocks have arrived today! For someone quite rusty with mechanics, how long would they take to change over? and is there anything else that's likely to give me grief whilst doing it! It looks like the original on there currently!

What are the chances of messing it up before Curbs!

At the moment its drivable albeit quite soft on corners but I don't want to put it out of action for Curbs this weekend!

Do I wait?



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Post by reliant-reviver » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:29 am

If the original battery tray is present it's ever so slightly more of a fiddle. But otherwise it really is a "5 minute job" each side.
Spanner size for the bolts and nuts is 9/16 AF although you may just be able to squeeze a 14mm on if needs be.

Or bring 'em to Curbs and we'll do them in a jiffy :D


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Post by AndyM » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:39 am

Thanks for the advice Phillip, I've still got those springs to put on also but I think there is more involved with that.

I may load it on the trailer then change them over, at least if I have issues I can still get it to Curbs!

Andy



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