View Full Version : Looking for 80 Series Shock replacement tips

08-14-2006, 01:29 PM
Any tips to replacing shocks on an 80? I'm expecting its a matter of bolt-off, bolt-on, :bowdown: but any tips :blah: are appreciated. (I'm replacing my old OME's with new OME's ordered today from Ben)

Hope you are all well! :cheers:


08-14-2006, 01:54 PM
Squirt those bolts generously, especially the back ones on the bottom, they tend to be the ones that everyone breaks. The DS front is the worst unless you have a fancy air rachet, because you're working under the brake stuff.

Also on the back, don't try to remove the top bolt- instead remove the two bolts that hold the mounting plate to the floor of the truck. Then when the plate & shock are in your hand, do the top bolt. then put it back.