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Rear shock replacement on an '07

I am going to repalce the rear shocks on my sons FJ. Is it straight forward? or are there any tricks on this vehicle that I should know about in advance? Thanks for your help.
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Re: Rear shock replacement on an '07

Very straight forward. Unbolt the old ones and bolt the new ones back on for the most part. I think I needed my large pliers and a rag to keep the shock from turning while unbolting, but I might be thinking of a different vehicle. When I replaced my rear shocks, it took me about 20 minutes total for both sides, including the time to take the wheels off.


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Re: Rear shock replacement on an '07

We had to cut the OEM ones off. I just replaced a set of BDS rears with no issues.
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Re: Rear shock replacement on an '07

Err details? Why'd you have to cut them off?

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Re: Rear shock replacement on an '07

Easily changed, if fact the change is so easy he could do the change himself...

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Re: Rear shock replacement on an '07

Depends if the current shock has fused to the mounting bolt or not. If it hasn't it will be easy. If it has get ready for a headache...
One thing you might do is jack up one side of the suspension, which will take some of the pressure off the shock and allow it to come off easier.
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Re: Rear shock replacement on an '07

One side had fused. We cut right under the top nut. The ones I replaced last night were super easy. Hope that helps!
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Re: Rear shock replacement on an '07

Make sure to use anti-seize in case you ever have to remove these.
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Re: Rear shock replacement on an '07

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One side had fused. We cut right under the top nut. The ones I replaced last night were super easy. Hope that helps!
Wow never heard of that before. crazy.
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Re: Rear shock replacement on an '07

I had same problem on one of the shocks when I replaced the rear shocks this past weekend. I even cleaned and presoaked it with WD40 before trying to loosen the top nut. Fortunately I didn't have to cut the shock off, but there no threads left on the shaft.
Otherwise it was fairly easy job.

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