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    replacing rear shocks

    My baby is starting to fall apart a little bit so I'm trying to fix her up =)

    She's sagging real low in the back so I decided to go with the Arnott's. Compressor is also dead so got that from Arnott's as well. Air line has holes in it so got that from NAPA for around $8. Also had to order some random bushings, seals from the dealership.

    My question is, how long do you think it would take to switch out the back shocks and air compressor, then rerun the air lines to the new shocks? I think this might be a little too complicated for me, so I'm planning on taking it somewhere and don't want to be overcharged. I am thinking about 2 hours, hopefully less?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: replacing rear shocks

    For a good tech or accomplished DIY wrencher, up on a 4-point chassis lift, new shocks and all, 3 hours +/-.

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    Re: replacing rear shocks

    thanks for the input, dealership is saying 3-4 @ $89/hr, got another quote for $450, and another for $60/hr. Gonna do some more research tomorrow

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    Re: replacing rear shocks

    To do JUST a swap out of the rear shocks themselves on my 98, it took me 1.5 hours. Never done the other stuff. It was also my first time doing it.

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