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Instructions on how to change out shocks and strutts.

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First you will need to jack up the car to relieve the tension on shock, then remove the two bolts one located at bottom of strutt and the other will be at the top. Replace the new strutt by lowering the car down till the strutt slides on to the original locations.

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