Changing Shocks

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  1. popsnbeer

    popsnbeer New Member

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    Okay so I took my (2001 Chevy Tracker) into brakes plus today to get a bunch of stuff done, all was cheap until he quoted my shocks for $450 on my POS car. So I am now gonna do them myself. I got the monroe LT shocks from Checker/shucks for $15 and am ready to go. Anybody know how hard this will be ??
     
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    generally two bolts. Dont cut the little strap on the shock until it is in place and be quick with the second bolt. You dont want to compress that damn shock with your hands to line it up.
     
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    Okay actually the front uses struts so are those any different?? Any harder ? THX
     
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    With struts you need a spring compressor most of the time.
     
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    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    If its a coil over strut, yeah.

    Struts can be a pain because they're a combination shock/control arm... still very doable with basic hand tools though.

    can anyone confirm if the tracker uses a coil over?
     
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    Pretty sure it's coil over if my general definition is correct :rofl: the strut is within the coil in the front. I already did the rear and was easy as pie. 4 bolts ftw.
     
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    Okay, I actually looke @ it today, the strut is not part of the coil at all...I can see the top bolt through the engine bay. Is it still easy enough to do ??
     
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    yeah, might want to get an extra set of hands and a chilton's manual for assistance though.
     

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