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Old 02 Sep 2012, 10:39 am
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So yesterday i finally replaced my stupid wattslink :-) Took 2 hours and a LOT of picklefork usage to remove the boots. But i got it done.

Tomorrow is rear struts, and front monroe quick struts :-D YAY.

I have all the shocks/struts, i've got my spring compressors!

What i dont have is the correct 1/2 inch deep socket to remove the bolts!

My question to you all is..

What size are the rear strut bolts? I would hate to get the springs compressed and off the rear, just to have to put them back into go buy a socket that i dont have :-D

Any help would be awesome!
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Old 02 Sep 2012, 11:54 am
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What size are the rear strut bolts? I would hate to get the springs compressed and off the rear, just to have to put them back into go buy a socket that i dont have :-D

Any help would be awesome!
The rear is composed of SHOCKS and separate springs. The springs don't have to be compressed or even touched. There's just a matter of some upper and lower bolts on the shock. Comes off and goes back on pretty easy. Any decent socket set will have the correct sizes. Best to have a set of sockets and wrenches. Sockets for the bolt on one end, wrench to hold the nut on the other end.

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Old 02 Sep 2012, 01:04 pm
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The rear is composed of SHOCKS and separate springs. The springs don't have to be compressed or even touched. There's just a matter of some upper and lower bolts on the shock. Comes off and goes back on pretty easy. Any decent socket set will have the correct sizes. Best to have a set of sockets and wrenches. Sockets for the bolt on one end, wrench to hold the nut on the other end.
this i know. i just confused the word haha. what i need is to know what bolt head size the bolts that mount the shock are. I only have 1-2 1/2 inch sockets for my cheater bar. Thus i need to see if i have the correct socket, or if i need to pick up another :-)
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Old 02 Sep 2012, 01:56 pm
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If i remember right, the bolts are in the 17 - 18 - 19 mm range.
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If i remember right, the bolts are in the 17 - 18 - 19 mm range.
Just finished. Top bolt is a 15mm. Bottom is an 18mm :-)

Found an easy way to do it without spring compressors too! just need a small crank jack to support the rear axle , keeps the spring from moving :-) woot
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