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Instaling new shocks on a 2000 s-10 blazer vortec v-6

Iwant to put new shocks on my car and i was wandering if i needed a spring compressor for the springs or if they will just drop put when i take of the three bolts that i see

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The spring is not seated on the shock, so you don't need a spring compressor. I would recomend supporting the vehicle with jack stands by the frame, and using a jack under the lower control arm to support it from dropping once you remove the shock bolts.
Hope this helps!

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For struts on front you definately need quality spring compressor to disassemble and remmove strut cartridge from inside return spring...be Very careful!!!!

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