Great post by Reg...I just did my struts, rear shocks, and quads this winter myself...I asked a Ford shop how much would it be to do it, manager told me 500 bucks...I said that I have already bought all the shocks and struts and wanted to know just the labor cost...he looked at me and said 500 bucks...anyhow....for my advice......make sure you have a break bar with a swivel head to get to the tough bolts...to do the struts, off with the brake calipers....pay attention to how the rubber insulators came out so u can put them incorrectly...use the same strut covers(unless new covers came with it which I doubt)..I repacked the bearings too....the quad shocks are on the outside of the shocks(toward the wheel)...you will get two thick metal sleeves with each quad....each of these "washers" will go on the inside part of the quad shock(toward the rear end...in other words they go in first) so that you can maintain distance from the regular shock. Without these, your quads will rub the shocks. Took me about two hours to do...the next time I need to do them...45 minutes....saved myself a lot of beer!!! and knew they were done right.. You will see its not as scary to do as you may think.
1988 GT Vert 70K
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