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Question Changing front shocks.

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I have a 1989 RRC and would like to change my shocks. Do I have to remove the front springs or can I remove the turret that secures the top of the front shock. Also any suggestions on removing the bottom nut on the shock, it looks pretty tight in there.

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You can remove the shock without pulling the spring by unbolting the tower but be careful not to snap off the studs.

If the bottom bolt is frozen a saws all with a high speed metal blade works perfectly

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Yup, just remove the shock tower. You can get to the bottom nut w/ a 3/4" racheting wrench, but it's still a pita. You need to find a good way to hold the shock body through the spring and in most cases, the shock will be oily. Cutting it off is prolly easiest.

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Thanks guys, I will saturate the tower bolts and lower nut with PB blaster at least a week in advance.
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good choice and good luck

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