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I changed out my front shocks awhile back, Want to remove my rear shocks, (1) can I leave the front tires on ground and use some jack stands rearward? (2)or can I put the front tires on ramps and use a few jack stands midway and to the rear? Or the whole car needs jack stands? thanks
 

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rear shocks..

It will work better if you raise the car front and rear.....ramps in the front are fine. The rear must be supported at the rear frame rails and the rear tires removed...you will also need to use the floor jack to take a little of the weight off the rear end housing to get the shock off ( an extra jack stand for safety is a good idea)....next you need to have the correct tools for removing the rear shocks....3/8" ratchet with a long extension....1/2" socket...this will be for the 2 top bolts. I forget the size for the bottom...but it's around 3/4"...if the shocks have been on there along time soak them with PB Blaster first....you have to be especially careful with the top ones, they can snap.

Do them one side at a time...take your time and do it safely.

wilma
 

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A tip for the front shocks, just break the nut and stud off if they're rusted. Place a 1/2" impact socket with a 6" extension on the top of the nut on the front shock, while pushing slightly downward rock it back and forth until it snaps off. It's actually pretty easy to do and quicker if they rusted on.
 

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thankyou:chev:
 

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I think i left the rear tires on and just lifted the rear diff
 
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