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Old August 9th, 2014, 10:55 AM
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Need to change front shock bushings

Hats the best way and tool to grip the shock to get the bottom nut off?

Clearly gripping the bottom isn't ...
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Soapy water / KY jelly, etc. is is basically a must. Yes, good idea to remove trim panels - only takes 5 more minutes to do so.
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Old August 9th, 2014, 11:06 AM
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if you are keeping the shock, maybe a strap wrench on the shock tube. Whatever you use you'll need copious heat and releasing fluid on the nut. I have had to dremel through the nuts before where I wanted to save the shocks and they were firmly seized. Dremel makes a tungsten carbide cutting bit that will surgically cut through any fastener and enable you to save the threads underneath.

http://www.dremel.com/en-us/Accessor....aspx?pid=9901
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Old August 9th, 2014, 11:27 AM
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Thanks. Tool shopping time!
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pipe wrench or channel locks, not sure if you are replacing the shocks
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I just ordered a box full of stuff from the UK but didn't get shocks. Probably should have done! Dammit.

Might try and source some genuine puma shocks and go for the plush ride ...
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x2. Those have many great uses including pulling out main bearing caps. I don't actually have a set, but I borrow my coworker's all the time.
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I just ordered a box full of stuff from the UK but didn't get shocks. Probably should have done! Dammit. Might try and source some genuine puma shocks and go for the plush ride ...
Go to Toms he'll use his jaw.
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