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I was looking to put some new struts all struts on the truck. What is the best way to install the rear ones. I know it should bee strait forwerd two bolts but how do you get to the top one in the rear. I felt up there and noticed that the frame of the truck looks to be in the way.

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The rears are not struts. Just shocks. The passenger side is pretty straight forward. I have the quad cab and on the driver side the gas hose is right next to the upper mount. It was a PITA. Took a lot more time than I had planned. It also depends on what shocks you are mounting. I installed the Fox 2.0 shocks. They are not compressible by hand. So, the truck has to be lifted until the lower mount is even with the shock. I expect the Bilstein 5100's are the same. If you are replacing the stock shocks with new twin tubes you can probably compress them by hand and get them into the lower mount without having to jack up the truck too much. It wasn't fun. Just stick with it and you can do it yourself.
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