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Does the top shock bracket on the front of my 1999 dodge pickup have to be removed to stall new shocks

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No it does not, just remove the top and bottm bolts and shock should come out. you may need a jack under the front axle on the side you are removing to hold axle from dropping to low or you can just jack it back up to line up the shock,HERES A PICTURE TO SHOW YOU WHERE TO REMOVE THE TOP NUT AND BOTTM BOLT.Does the top shock bracket on the front of my 1999 - 51fa116.jpg

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