Join Date: May 2005
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I'm with Dave on the Bilsteins....I will install the top mount loosely first, then snip the plastic ring around the top, and with a screwdriver handy, will guide the bottom into the mount, and use the screwdriver on the backside hole to hold the shock. Then I can install the bottom bolt.
I've also dealt with shocks without tie straps, and have installed the top bolt first, then used a jack to compress the shock until I could install the bottom bolt.