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Old May 12th, 2009, 09:43 PM
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what tool needed to remove shocks?

what tool do I need to hold shocks against rotation when unscrewing shocks?
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a pipe wrench...
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A strap wrench works well too.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 11:32 PM
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A giant set of channel locks works best.
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Old May 13th, 2009, 08:41 AM
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If their orginal in your area of the country, their probably rusted to the point that you'll need to cut them off. Impact wrench can take them off without need to grip them with a pipe wrench if they are not rusted and you need to preserve them.
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I was surprised to find that an impact wrench zipped the nut right off w/o the need to hold the shock with channel locks, etc. That was on the rear shocks but I imagine the fronts but be the same.
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impact will work on front upper - problem is front lower where impact won't fit. There you can grab low on shock where it is not as weak
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Channel locks X2, and PB blaster!
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MAPP gas followed by liberal application of PB Blaster while hot. Then more MAPP gas, and more PB blaster. Then gently grip the shock with a pipe wrench or channel locks so as not to deform the tube. undo the nut as normal, it should come off ok. strap wrench is a great idea whoever suggested that. I even have one and never thought to use it.






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Stand back 20 feet and shoot a hole through the shocks with a 5.56 then you can stick a screw driver through it... If they're gas shocks stand back an extra 20 feet and use a bigger screwdriver.

Or use some channel locks.
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