How to decide on which springs and shocks? So many options, it will make your head spin. Thanks to the guys over at www.tahoeyukonforum.com I was able to decide. There was overwhelmingly positive feedback about these Bilstein Shocks and Springs.
If your ride height has been changed, opt for the 5100s, but for my stock ride height, I went for the 4600’s. After getting the car up on jack stands, and the wheel and wheel well off, I started up front. This is a very easy mod that even someone with NO experience can do. The most important thing to keep in mind while doing this whole procedure is safety. Make sure to use adequate jack stands, place them in the right spots on the frame, and be very careful not to hurt or kill yourself, or others.
For the bottom, all you have to do is hold the nut on one side as you loosen the bolt on the other. The top is even easier. Make sure to secure the lower control arm with a jack or jack stands so it does not slam to the pavement. Putting the new one in is just as easy. You may have to compress the shock a little to allow it to fit in there.
For the rears, again I lifted the car, got the wheel and wheel wells off to get easier access to the nuts and bolts. I got both shocks off and then went to work on the springs. To my surprise the springs just slipped out. No spring compressor needed! What a relief as that is a very dangerous process.
I had an assistant lift the rear differential so the springs would not fall out and then proceeded to install the new shocks.
This was one of those rare occasions where I was completely shocked at how easy this was. I was able to save hundreds by not having a shop do it for me.
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