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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:41 am    Post subject: Fitting rear shocks. What else? Reply with quote

Now I've fit new shocks and top mounts on the front its highlighted the fact me rears are probably jiggered.

I'm going to fit new rears over the coming weeks but wondered if there is anything else whilst doing it. My plan was new top mounts, bump stops, drop links (aren't they a bitch to remove in situ?). Is this right and is there anything I've missed? No plan to change springs or any suspension arms.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you have it all covered. The drop links are easier to remove off the shock with the shock off the car - I installed new links on to the new shock, so i only had to undo them at the ARB.

I just gave my new shocks a coat of the clear Dynax, especially at the bottom where the drop link attaches and the water and crap collects. I also used the opportunity to remove the wheel arch liner, cleaned the whole area and Dynaxed it all.

Enjoy.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rear top mounts will probably be fine, they don't suffer like the fronts (they don't take side loads due to rear dogbone links).

Rears much easier than fronts to do.
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