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Old 06-02-2008, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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Question How do I replace the shocks?

Hey guys,

I dont know if theres a how to install shocks but I was hoping that someone who has can enlighten me. My wheel bounces over bumps and would like to replace it with something better than stock. Few questions: 1. what shocks would you recommend for a more stiff ride? 2.How do go about replacing them. If you can give a detail directions to removing I would appreciate it .

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Removing the shock is very easy. There's a bolt at the top and a bolt at the bottom of the shock. Just unscrew them and it comes off. No need to jack up the vehicle neither.
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Thank CrzCajun! Do you have a recommendation on replacements?
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Bilstien makes nice replacement struts for the front and has several choices of shocks for the back (5100s or 7100s) look for suspension tweak thread

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i really like my bilstiens. i have the 5150's out back. much better then the stockers.
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HemiGRN - In my post above, I failed to mention that those instructions were for the rear shocks only. The front ones (struts) are a different story.
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When I go over a good sized dip I get a lot of bounce from the rear of the Commander. I've already had the rears replaced once under warranty about 12k ago (will be out of warranty by the weekend). Do you think the 5150s would help to eliminate that? Also, would they work with both a stock height, or lifted XK (I know your's is lifted so know it works there)
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how hard

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HemiGRN - In my post above, I failed to mention that those instructions were for the rear shocks only. The front ones (struts) are a different story.
How hard would it be to change the fronts?
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Fronts you're going to need a coil spring compressor.
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yes. they are amazing. you need to get the ones with the 255/70 valving.

when i jumped my commander, the back didn't even bounce after i landed.

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When I go over a good sized dip I get a lot of bounce from the rear of the Commander. I've already had the rears replaced once under warranty about 12k ago (will be out of warranty by the weekend). Do you think the 5150s would help to eliminate that? Also, would they work with both a stock height, or lifted XK (I know your's is lifted so know it works there)
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