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ih8pepl73

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PostSubject: Anyone wanna help?   Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:21 pm

I"m planning on getting new shocks when I get my tax money back. (I'm now told that the Govn't won't start letting the money go til mid Feburary! Evil or Very Mad )
Anyway... when I do get them, anyone want to lend me a garage/help to put them on? I've never done shocks before and someone with the know-how would be cool. Let me know... please. Figure by the end of Feburary, beginning of March.

Thanks in advance! bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone wanna help?   Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:03 pm

I am happy to offer my garage and some assistance...although I would not claim any particular know-how. any mechanically inclined members available?
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone wanna help?   Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:25 pm

Hey Jim here,

You should have no problem with the shocks Very Happy

Front one's have a nut on top and two nuts and bolts hold the bottom on
Rear one's two bolts on top and one bolt on bottom.

Wish we lived closer would lend a helping hand Very Happy

Tammy & Jim

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone wanna help?   Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:51 pm

Not a hard Job at all. soak the top bolts on the upper rear though with PB Blaster first though... If they break they can be a real pain. We had to drill Pattey's out
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone wanna help?   Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:05 pm

Thanks guys i think we can do this with no problem. then again there is always that unforseen issue, but i think we will be fine. so when ever your ready rob. affraid geek
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone wanna help?   Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:43 pm

It is a very easy job . . . unless . . . Yes, yes they are a real pain if they break!! I had a rear top break – very hard to get to.

And another suggestion – REPLACE ALL OF THEM: front, rear, top, and bottom. I replaced them with something stupid, like grade 8 or such, so they’ll never break. I also drowned them in never seize, so they “shouldn’t” rust, and then used washers and split washers so they wouldn’t back out from all the never seize (plus I’m old school anal, and just think they should have washers anyway). It added about $15 or $20 to the job, but what’s that with the cost of shocks, and I figure I’m forced to buy car insurance; for the extra few bucks I now have knuckle insurance for next time.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone wanna help?   Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:01 pm

My shop will be open for you, just let me know when. It's not that bad of a job.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone wanna help?   Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:19 pm

Thanks everyone. This is why I love A/O!!! I am just waiting for my taxes to be released (supposedly mid-February). Then I will order them. I found a place in Arizona called Kolak Performance that has them for $289 - no tax, free shipping in the U.S.!! Much cheaper that 4WD or Quadretec!

I will definitely let y'all know!!! Thanks again!!!! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone wanna help?   Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:39 pm

Ya know if they are in AZ... you could always come out and pick them up, stop by my place and install them and then... we go test them!!! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone wanna help?   Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:54 pm

Mike says he knows how to do it. Let us know a date and we can help! He just replaced the rear shocks in my Mazda.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone wanna help?   Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:12 pm

I just ordered my shocks today so I should be getting them by next week. Anyone doing anything next Saturday? I love you
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone wanna help?   Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:23 pm

We are available until 3 p.m. next Saturday.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone wanna help?   Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:31 pm

Mike and I can come. He has a vice he said he can bring if need be.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone wanna help?   Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:43 pm

Im working til 2 sat(16th) but can give you a hand. what shocks did you end up getting?
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone wanna help?   Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:39 pm

I got Bilstein 5100's. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone wanna help?   Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:51 pm

looks like we got our group....T-case...is your shop still available? I am also happy to offer my house/garage if needed (we are available until 3 pm). What time do you all want to get together?
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone wanna help?   Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:02 pm

As of now. Monday I am pulling the WJ in my shop to replace a cracked 4.0 head. I have been wondering were all the antifreeze was going. groan Pulled the dipstick and that answered my question. Mudslinger can he come over your house, I can still meet you all there. If you need tools please let me know...
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone wanna help?   Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:43 pm

ok guys we can do it in my garage. t-case you may want to bring any tools you think we might need just in case we forget. just a reminder we have to leave the house by 3 pm so we may want to start some time in the am. just let me know what time is good.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone wanna help?   Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:46 pm

Early Saturday morning sounds good. Say 07:30 / 08:00? Just waiting for them to arrive....

Thanks again for all your help!! group hug
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone wanna help?   Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:12 pm

How about 8:30? Does that work for everyone?

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone wanna help?   Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:04 am

I'll double check with Mike, but 8:30 should be fine. We, too, have to head out for some Valentines Day weekend plans so wrapping it up before or around 3 works for us too. See you then!
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PostSubject: UPDATE   Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:36 pm

I'm hoping that the shocks arrive tomorrow... other wise, Saturday isn't happening! Will keep ya updated!!
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone wanna help?   Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:12 pm

Just got an e-mail from the company that I bought the shocks from. Apparently there was a glitch in their system and I won't be receiving them til the middle of next week. So if anyone is available next weekend....

Thanks again for all the volunteers!!! sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone wanna help?   Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:14 pm

next weekend may not work for us. However, March 2nd is the club meeting, we could always use the garage at my parents' house and work on it after the meeting or we could go up in the morning before the meeting.

Let me know if that works!

Since we have no wrenching party anybody interested in joining us for breakfast?
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone wanna help?   Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:35 pm

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