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    Default Rear shocks - tools required???

    Hi all, need to change my rear shocks rear drivers side is shot. I have asked a friend about changing them and he seems to think i need spring clamps for the rear - is this correct???
    The car in question is the 2.2 sri dti 2003, i have had a quick look behind the wheel tonight & i cant even see the shock lol although light is fading as quick as my eye sight.
    I have had a look at the how 2 and there is no mention of spring clamps, are there different setups across the range on the vec c?

    Cheers all.

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    No spring clamps are needed, as the shock is on its own, bolt at the top and bottom.

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    Don't need springs clamps,just use your jack under the the arm and lower it down gently and remove the spring,hth..........

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    As said you won't need spring clamps but a set of torx sockets will make life alot easier

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    Ok thanx guys much appreciated.

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    A T18 & T20 iirc as i did mine the other week

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    Pretty sure i got both of them.

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    I'm about to do this too on my Signum (why are Vx shocks so crap?!)

    I don't have any Torx sockets so will need to get some.
    Do I need E18 & E20 to do this job?

    Cheers.

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    yes you need E18 and E20.

    Just changed mine this weekend. and peferable axel stands or 2 jacks..

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    Guys, what shocks have you bought?
    My Sri ones are shot on the back at 48,000miles!
    Ive been looking at bilstein b4 or monroe ones.
    I dont want to lower the car due to clearance issues on my drive so ging for standard ones again.

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