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As some of you may know, mechanical abilities is not my strong suit...my neighbor wants me to help him install some new shocks on his JK, and asked if the wheels need to come off for the install...I didn't have an answer...do they?

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On the rear they don't. Just crawl under. The fronts will be easier and go quicker if you take the wheels off.
 

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As some of you may know, mechanical abilities is not my strong suit...my neighbor wants me to help him install some new shocks on his JK, and asked if the wheels need to come off for the install...I didn't have an answer...do they?
No. You simply unbolt the old shocks and put the new ones in. Depending on the type of shocks, eating some wheaties first may be in order, as some of the high pressure shocks require a little muscle power to get them compressed, but it is a simple job.
 

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Thanks Big O...thanks Phil.....the rears do look straight forward, but I wasn't sure about the fronts...now, if the JK is on a lift, would it matter?
 

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I don't know if a lift would make a difference. Obviously the axles would be sagging down, but I'm not sure if that would be a problem. Never worked on my Jeep on a lift before. Maybe someone else will chime in...
 

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I don't know if a lift would make a difference. Obviously the axles would be sagging down, but I'm not sure if that would be a problem. Never worked on my Jeep on a lift before. Maybe someone else will chime in...
Shouldn't make much difference, although the axle may drop a little when the shocks are disconnected if the wheels are not supported, although I doubt it.
 

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Thanks guys...you have all been very helpfull....:beer::beer:
 

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Thanks Big O...thanks Phil.....the rears do look straight forward, but I wasn't sure about the fronts...now, if the JK is on a lift, would it matter?
I did my shocks (and lift kit) on a lift, no problems at all.
 
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