to install the new shock !
can have any shock, but in this instance, the new shock is a Bilstein
BE5-2478-H3 (Ford Lightning) performance unit. If you notice
in the picture of the shock, I have put the new LOWER washer
and bushing on the shock stud in preparation for installment.
next step is to slip the shock absorber up through the control-arms
and spring, from the bottom. You may have to use the floor jack
again on the lower control arm to give you enough clearance.
the shock is in, use the TOP new washer and nut to hold the
shock in place. At this stage, the shock is hanging free by itself.
You don't have to install the upper bushing at this time, or tighten
up the upper nut, we are just using the washer and nut to hold
the shock so your hands are free to install the bottom of the shock.
Snug is good enough.
to the next step.