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#186222 - 07/06/03 10:08 AM Re: Shock Install Price
KISS102FM Offline
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Registered: 03/02/03
Posts: 86
I own a 99 CV and did the rears myself with a cutting touch took me a half an hour to cut them down and replace them with Monroe Air Shocks. Just make sure your away from the gas Tank and lines and have a garden hose handy when the rubber bushings on the shocks start to burn. Most people won't do it this way because of the gas tank but if your handy with a touch and very carefull you'll have no problem. My biggest problem was running the air lines, I ended up running the lines through the chasis. I do all my own work on all three of my vehicles I don't let anyone touch my vehicles this way I no it's done and done right. GOOD LUCK

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#186223 - 07/06/03 11:04 AM Re: Shock Install Price
Ronman® Offline
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Registered: 01/23/01
Posts: 30473
Loc: MCO
Dave, you can install the IASs yourself, no special tools or anything like that needed.
I've done them in a parking lot on a '01, which is much more difficult than on any '79-97...
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#186224 - 07/06/03 12:20 PM Re: Shock Install Price
daveinsa Offline
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Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1498
Thanks Ron. I've done it before, but not on anything newer than an 85 Caprice. With the new stuff on vehicles now, I don't want to get surprised. I'll probably do the fron pair myself and see if I can get a deal for someone to help with the rears.

Dave
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#186225 - 07/06/03 03:09 PM Re: Shock Install Price
daveinsa Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1498
That's more like it. Everyone has posting about Pep Boys, so I stopped by while I was out getting an ice cream with the kids. $13.99 installation fee per shock.

I'll be at their doorstep as soon as I get the IAS's.

I don't know what that Goodyear guy was talking about. He said the rears where a strut type shock (shock inside a spring). I looked under there and all I saw was the shock. Not inside a spring.

Dave
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Wedgewood Blue 2002 Crown Vic - P74 - LX Sport
54,500 miles, 255/50 Bridegestone Potenza RE750, PCM Reflashed, Lightning 80mm MAF, Auburn Pro Series Posi, 180 T-stat, Motorcraft AFWSFA22C Plugs, Gatorback Belt, Steeda Underdrive Pulleys, 2-1/4 exhaust from cats back,Edelbrock IAS Performer Shocks, MagnaFlows, ENS Poly Front & Rear Swaybar Bushings, ADTR Modified SVO Shorties, ADTR Hi-Flo Cat+X-Pipe System, Front lowering springs (1 1/2"), ADTR Ported Upper Intake
Best 1/4 - 15.039 @ 91.89 mph

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#186226 - 07/07/03 01:34 AM Re: Shock Install Price
SmokinDave Offline
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Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 1024
Quote:

Dave, you can install the IASs yourself, no special tools or anything like that needed.
I've done them in a parking lot on a '01, which is much more difficult than on any '79-97...




Thanks, Ron. I guess I was just being lazy. As soon as they come in, I'll put them on myself. That is, if I don't need new springs. Been hearing a lot of creaking noises lately when making turns, and the front-end guy says my springs and bushings are good. If they're bad, I'll have them install the shocks at the same time.

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#186227 - 07/07/03 03:06 AM Re: Shock Install Price
Colin Offline
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Registered: 07/14/01
Posts: 8981
Quote:

I don't know what that Goodyear guy was talking about. He said the rears where a strut type shock (shock inside a spring). I looked under there and all I saw was the shock. Not inside a spring.




The Goodyear guy is clueless.

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#186228 - 07/07/03 03:19 AM Re: Shock Install Price
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^^^ what he said^^^^^^^

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