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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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.
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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