And so to the front.
Again there has been much written about lowering the front but not much about replacing the shocks. One thread includes an exploded diagram which proved useful.
first thing I wound down the front using the suggested ratio 10mm of thread equals 25mm of lower.
here you can see the left wound down and the right still in it's original postion.
I then jacked up the front on to axle stands and removed the wheels. I placed a bottle jack under the wishbone to take the weight once the shock was removed.
Using two sockets I released the nut and bolt retaining the bottom of the shock
then used a drift to knock the bolt through the shock
To remove the top of the shock, the mount plate need to be removed first.
undo this bolt
and this one
and you get this.
into the garage for that third hand, having removed the old shock offer the new one up like this
I used a pair of adjustables and a spanner to tighten the mount.
Replace in the reverse order.
and it should look something like this
The Plan now is to get the tracking and camber sorted by GuppaP in Plymouth tomorrow and run it for the week before parking it somewhere flat to finally adjust the front. I think it's still slightly nose up and I'd rather have it nose down slightly.
Again I think it's worth mentioning that Dennis weighs over 2000kg so bear this in mind when considering which kit to go for.