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Old 07-23-2010, 10:51 AM   #1
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Wrangler suspention Mechanic help!

Hello Im looking for a good mechanic to replace shocks on my 2001 sahara, know anybody good in philadelphia or new york area?

thanks in advance

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Old 07-23-2010, 10:51 AM   #2
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You don't have to be "good" to replace shocks...(you could do it yourself rather simply)

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Old 07-23-2010, 11:00 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.Check around forum for good advise,procedures and DIY.Do yourself a favor,buy some penetrant and start soaking threads right now.
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It's 2 bolts man . . . don't waste your time and money having a shop do it. I'll do it for a six pack!!!
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It's 2 bolts man . . . don't waste your time and money having a shop do it. I'll do it for a six pack!!!
That's quite a drive for a 6 pack
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That's quite a drive for a 6 pack

Oh no . . . the Jeep and the beer come to me!!!

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Is it really that easy?
Yeah it's a pretty simple job, especially in non rust areas. Pretty much just removing the bolt on each end . . . pulling the old shock out . . . putting the new one in . . . and putting the two bolts back on. Might need a jack to get things lined up, but it's one of the easier things to do . . . probably right up there with an oil change or rotating the tires.
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2 bolts to change your shocks? TJs have at least 12 bolts. 3 for each shock in the stock configuration. 2 bottom(bar pin), 1 top(post) for the front, 2 top(bar pin), 1 bottom(eye) for the rears.

But yes, it is very easy with even just an ounce of mechanical ability.
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Just soak all of the bolts in Liquid wrench for a few days before doing it. While your at it throw some bigger springs in there too ; )
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It's 2 bolts man . . . don't waste your time and money having a shop do it. I'll do it for a six pack!!!
Sounds like somebody that hasn't changed their shocks.
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Is it really that easy?
Yes it is, you don't even need to remove the tires or jack the Jeep up. I've replaced a whole bunch of shocks and half of those were with the vehicle sitting on the ground on its tires. You only need to turn the steering wheel left or right for sufficient access to the front shocks. And no, the shocks don't support the Jeep which is why the Jeep doesn't need to be supported by jacks when swapping them.

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