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Old 01-12-2012, 07:09 PM
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So I just finished installing a set of Bilsteins on my 1500. If you haven't had the occasion to install rear shocks on your 4th Gen, the top rear bolt is fairly difficult to access... but can be done with hand tools if you modify an open ended wrench.

What I did was cut a 13/16" open end of a combo wrench down to 4". (21mm works too and is a whisker looser) Then it can be set down on the hidden nut and you can loosen (and tighten) at your leisure with one hand.

In the spirit of giving, I'll send the tool to the next person who's installing shocks with the stipulation that you post it for the next guy once you're done.

No sense in killing zillions of craftsman wrenches, after all.


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Old 01-13-2012, 01:59 AM
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Props for helping others out by giving them the tool man!

I have a some stubby wrenches in my box at work that are probably 3 inches long, would that be too short? If a stubby wrench would work it might help someone out who is a bit far away (like myself in Canada). I plan to do Bilsteins in the future, so this is handy knowledge.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:21 AM
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Yeah, a stubby 21mm or 13/16" would work.
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