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Rear Break Shock install


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Hello everyone, I have been looking for a rear shock install wright up, but have not been able to find one, I get allot of hits for the front install but no luck on the rear, I am planning on skipping the shop and installing new bilstein shock for the rear, any leads or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Using the good old SEARCH function, I found this.

Hope it helps.

-Bob

-Bob
(current: 1972 Malaga 2002, VIN 2584644, build date July 26, 1972)

 

Previous: 1973 Sahara 2002 #2585896 (RIP), 1969 1600, 1971 2002, 1964 Triumph Herald convertible, 1965 Triumph Herald convertible, 1961 Triumph TR3A, 1967 Triumph TR4A-irs, 1959 Austin Healey 100/6, and about 10 other cars (most of which were quite boring)...

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The fact that there isn't much coverage is because it's pretty self-explanatory.  

 

Jack up rear end -> undo old trailing stud nut -> undo jam-nut in trunk -> push out shock -> take out old rubber strut mounts -> install new rubber mounts -> slide in the new shock (with metal sleeve) -> reconnect bottom to trailing arm stud -> lower the car back down -> bob's your uncle. 

 

I go into it a bit here (with some pics!).....

 

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-Bob
(current: 1972 Malaga 2002, VIN 2584644, build date July 26, 1972)

 

Previous: 1973 Sahara 2002 #2585896 (RIP), 1969 1600, 1971 2002, 1964 Triumph Herald convertible, 1965 Triumph Herald convertible, 1961 Triumph TR3A, 1967 Triumph TR4A-irs, 1959 Austin Healey 100/6, and about 10 other cars (most of which were quite boring)...

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Some shocks have a fitting for an allen wrench at the top of the shock shaft which prevents the shaft from spinning when you loosen and tighten the lock nuts.  It took me a few minutes to figure this out while trying to remove the nuts holding the top of the shock to the shock tower in the trunk.

 

Mark92131

1970 BMW 1600 (Nevada)

 

 

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