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Little worried about getting to the top bolts on the Rear shocks...any specific tools or advice anyone can provide for "getting in there" and properly torquing the top nut?

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re_guderian

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:lol: cut a hole in the floor. Seriously. Several threads on that here. I drilled my 2000 and it was awesome. I also changed out those rear shocks several times for various lift/shock combos over the years. If this is your last time you think you'll be doing the job, get a ratcheting wrench, crawl up underneath, and loosen that bolt 1/32nd of a turn at a time...
 

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It's not a big deal if you don't have much rust.

I've done changeouts on two different 100's and it was fine. Just need a strap wrench and I think a 22mm wrench. Definitely didn't need to break out the hole saw, haha.
 
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When I did mine I didn't find it particularly difficult or the need for any special tools. I could see how someone might want a strap wrench though, but I don't own one and didn't need. I just used ramps and dropped the spare tire to make more room down there. I would never use a hole saw because I'm lazy to reach my hand up there. Then again I have no idea what rust is like, living on the W Coast
 
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My '99 had the original shocks when I bought it last summer. That + I live in the midwest. No way those bolt were going to move. Tried lubricant, torch, etc... In the end, I went full ludited and used my super saws all to cut them off without incident.
 
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If you want to go through the effort of breaking out a saw, take it to the shock and not the body.
 

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I would suggest you double check the size of the top nut on the new shocks before you pull the old ones. I swapped out to Ironman Foam Cell Pro shocks and I think the nuts were different size than the ones I pulled off. It really isn't that tough, you just don't have a ton of room to move the wrench. A ratchet wrench is great. Even better if it's a flex head. Mine isn't and it was fine. Just slow.
 
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It's not a big deal if you don't have much rust.

I've done changeouts on two different 100's and it was fine. Just need a strap wrench and I think a 22mm wrench. Definitely didn't need to break out the hole saw, haha.
What happened to the write up you had on your website?
 

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