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Old January 22nd, 2018, 04:05 PM
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Defender 110 front shock removal

Replacing front shocks, any tips on getting the bottom nut loose? I've tried a chain clamp etc, no much luck


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Old January 22nd, 2018, 04:13 PM
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if you plan on throwing out the old shock, i personally would just take a sawzall right through the bushing and pin of the shock body at the top of the bottom spring perch (bottom of the shock body).

I wouldn't even waste the time in trying to remove a rusted nut from a rusted shock that you're planning to throw in the garbage.
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Old January 22nd, 2018, 04:22 PM
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If tossing shocks, big ass slip joint pliers on the shock body. Wrench from underneath
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Old January 22nd, 2018, 04:49 PM
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QUOTE=Naplm00;1919527849]If tossing shocks, big ass slip joint pliers on the shock body. Wrench from underneath[/QUOTE] Tried a chain vise grip on that shock and wrench on the nut. Won't budge. Might have to go with the sawsall
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Old January 22nd, 2018, 05:19 PM
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Impact gun + chain

Sawz-All works too. Been there done that.
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Old January 22nd, 2018, 05:48 PM
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Frankly putting them on is more challenging. Most aftermarket shocks come with full height nuts, this with brand new rubber bushings can be quite the wrestling match for the uninitiated.

I use a bike flat wrench and a jack underneath the swivel ball to keep the shock in place enough to start the bottom nut.
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Old January 22nd, 2018, 11:04 PM
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Going to borrow a sawsall tomorrow...and right angle grinder.
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if you plan on throwing out the old shock, i personally would just take a sawzall right through the bushing and pin of the shock body at the top of the bottom spring perch (bottom of the shock body).

I wouldn't even waste the time in trying to remove a rusted nut from a rusted shock that you're planning to throw in the garbage.
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Old January 22nd, 2018, 11:10 PM
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Defender 110 front shock removal

Pipe wrench on shock body. More than enough torque to snap the shaft if it won’t come undone. Of course oxy is always less trouble.
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Heat and kroil. I use a large pair of corved jaw vice grips locked onto the body of the shock as low as possible and a long 19mm box wrench. A lot of the time if you melt the nylon in the nyloc nut it will come right off.
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