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Old 02-23-2011, 04:28 PM
rlsbee rlsbee is offline
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I just wanted to add something. I bought Bilstein shocks. When installing the fronts, the shaft nut supplied is a 17 MM. To install the nut, you must hold the shaft. To do this, use an allen wrench to hold the shaft which has an allen wrench recess. There is not enough room to swing an open end wrench to tighten the nut. I took a 17 mm socket and ground four flat areas on the side of the socket at the top. Put the allen wrench through the socket and grip the flats on the socket with an adjustable wrench. The shaft can be held with the allen wrench and the nut can be turned with socket/adjustable combination. Just the way I did it.
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